The Best Lookout Spots in the Toowoomba Region
Toowoomba has no shortage of breathtaking lookouts, how many have you visited?
Located 691 metres above sea level there is no surprise that Toowoomba and surrounds has an abundance of spectacular lookout spots. Check out some of our most popular spots that don’t require you to climb a mountain to enjoy the remarkable scenery!
Picnic Point Lookout
Don’t miss the panoramic views from Toowoomba’s heritage-listed Picnic Point Lookout and Parkland – 160-acres perched high on the crest of the Great Dividing Range, overlooking Main Range and the Lockyer Valley- a definite must visit. You can see Tabletop Mountain from this lookout which is a popular mountain for climbers, which has even more expansive views for the adventurous!
Commodore Peak Lookout, Millmerran
Here you will find views of the Millmerran Township, the power station and coal mine. If you are into bush walking and climbing over rocks then you should also check out Mount Basalt Reserve while you are in the area, it just requires a little more effort to see the view from the top!
Gus Beutel’s Lookout
Ravensbourne National Park
Make sure you stop at the Gus Beutel lookout for panoramic views over the Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim. For thousands of years the Jawowair and Jagera Aboriginal people passed through this area on their way to bunya nut festivals in the Bunya Mountains. Stop for a picnic or wander through one of the trails found at Ravensbourne National Park while you are here.
Top of Jubilee Park
End of Harvey Street, East Toowoomba
At the end of Harvey Street you will find beautiful escarpment views of the rolling hills plus if you are a keen bushwalker this spot is also one of many access points to Jubilee Park. Spread across 313ha of bushland, Jubilee Park is one of Toowoomba’s largest parks and is very popular with bush walkers, runners and mountain bikers.
Panoramic Drive Park
44 Panoramic Drive, Preston
This Park has a covered children’s playground and picnic shelter with the most spectacular views to the east. You can also go for a bush walk along Panoramic Walk, the walk is quite steep but offers magnificent views of the southern part of Toowoomba.
Reinke Rd, Haden
If you want to experience a different perspective than your usual escarpment lookout views, then Haden Lookout should be on your list. Pick up some goodies from Haden Store before heading out to the lookout and take advantage of the shaded picnic tables. Enjoy a bite to eat while taking in the beautiful view showcasing extensive views of the Great- Dividing Range.
Dudley St, East Toowoomba
Positioned on the Toowoomba Range escarpment, east of the city centre is Webb Park – a well-loved park by residents and visitors alike, you will see why when you visit. With its beautiful panoramic views, Webb Park also features a picnic shelter, barbeques and toilets and provides the perfect spot for barbeques, picnics and get- togethers. The kids will particularly love this spot with enough playground equipment to keep them occupied while you take in the view.
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While Toowoomba is home to some amazing lookouts, it’s also has fantastic museums, rainforest strolls, wineries and heritage pubs. If that’s more your speed, check out our Farmers Country Drive!
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