Japanese Garden, Toowoomba

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In a city of over 150 public parks and gardens, Japanese Garden is often cited as one of its most beautiful and peaceful sites. Situated on the grounds of the University of Southern Queensland, the property covers an area of 4.5 hectares (11 acres), which makes it Australia’s largest traditional Japanese garden. Featuring mountain streams, waterfalls, manicured lawns, and over 230 species of Japanese and Australian native trees and plants, the garden offers visitors a chance to relax and stroll through an area designed to encourage quiet contemplation. Local artists often search for inspiration in these calm landscapes, and young couples frequently choose this site as their wedding venue. Plan your Japanese Garden visit and explore what else you can see and do in Toowoomba using our Toowoomba trip itinerary planner .
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  • The gardens were just gorgeous and so peaceful. We enjoyed walking through them and looking at the variety of plants and flowers.  more »
  • A lovely spot to wander, sit, or have a picnic. As my dad was very taken by Japan and it’s architecture, I took this time to connect with him and appreciate what he saw in their country’s beauty and s...  more »
  • Toowoomba's Japanese Gardens are always a delight to visit. We live 2 hours away and find this a great stop for a break on our way into Toowoomba. It is such a tranquil venue. A recommended place to v...  more »
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  • My girlfriend and daughter went there and enjoyed a lovely nice and quiet walk. Seen turtles and ducks. Even carved out initials into a bamboo .
  • Very well maintained gardens make the place look spectacular and neat. One of my favourite gardens in Toowoomba.
  • Relaxing gardens. Lots of ducks and a couple of turtles. Bamboo forest is nice to wander through.
  • Meh. Don't know why it was touted as the "best Japanese garden in Australia" or even "the most beautiful places by Expedia". It was small and doesn't look impressive. Preferred the Queens Park over this any day.
  • This is a nice park. Everything is really short and round. Apparently they only had red paint. There is grass of sittin' and benches for restin'. Lots of brown water. And plenty of ducks and turtles. Don't feed them bread it is bad for them. Really nice in spring when the flowers will be out.
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