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Picnic Point, Toowoomba

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Picnic Point is a heritage-listed park at 168 Tourist Road, Rangeville, Queensland, Australia. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 13 November 2008.HistoryPicnic Point and its adjacent parkland is today a reserve of approximately situated on the crest of a prominent bluff along the top of the Great Dividing Range at Toowoomba. The site was selected by William Henry Groom, the first Lord Mayor of Toowoomba in consultation with WC Hume, the then Commissioner of Crown Lands on the Darling Downs as being "one of great beauty, easy of access, commanded splendid views of the deep gorges of the Main Range and the hills below it, and was the recreational resort of the people for a days outing."The word "picnic" has entered the English language via the French term picque-nique, a term which, by the early 1700s, had come to describe "an informal communal meal to which guests brought their own food, or paid for themselves at a restaurant, but which increasingly took place outdoors". Picnicking became a popular leisure activity in Britain by the 1800s and British immigrants to Australia found that the mild climate, seemingly "boundless" opportunities for the provision of public open space, particularly in attractive settings, offered many opportunities to continue with this tradition. Picnics at public parklands or reserves offered people the opportunity to enjoy the company of large gatherings of families and friends in congenial surroundings, or for particular interest groups to socialize. It is of note that from the time the first portion of 38 acres (15 hectares) of this reserve was set aside in 1886 that the name given to the area was Picnic Point.
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  • Loved the walking trails love the parklands and the views Lots of lovely things to see Learn the history 
  • There is parkland for picnics, parkland for bush walks of all levels, a cafe and restaurant for the foodies, imaginative playgrounds for the kids. A relaxing and beautiful spot to simply be - whether ...  more »
  • Yep, this is DEF'S a 'must see' location. GREAT views down the range, good playground and a very special "Dr. Suess" styled playground. Access to the Table Top Mountain walk (very physical, but well w...  more »
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  • Brilliant food (well priced & served relatively quickly considering how busy it was), wonderful customer service (was acknowledged by smiling staff several times when we first walked in) and of course amazing views!! What more could you want??! Well done guys. Will be back for sure =)
  • Place for Tourist attractions. Great look out with the view. Clean amenities. Expensive food.
  • Probably the best and most varied tourist location in town. Awesome views, a waterfall, bushwalking and play areas for the kids.
  • Wonderful staff and so friendly, quality food ,coffees ,we get treated so well and the views .and those scones with rhubarb and cream are the best ever.
  • If your in Toowoomba this is a must visit for your dining pleasure. The meals were excellent and the service was spot on. We had a very enjoyable evening.