Sure, autumn might be the time we start wearing our warmer gear as temps start to fall. But it’s also without question that the best thing about autumn is the leaves of trees changing colour and falling to the ground.
There’s nothing like taking a stroll and snapping photos of the reds, yellows, and more. On a road trip to Toowoomba, which is just under two hours away, there are a few spots that really put on a show when it comes to the season change, making it one of the best places to catch the autumn colours near Brisbane.
Toowoomba is home to plenty of parks, gardens and trails covered in colour, truly living up to its name of “The Garden City”.
Wander through Queens Park when the leaves are falling to spot rich autumn hues from the massive trees that line the area.
Another choice spot to catch the coloured leaves is Ju Raku En Japanese Gardens, which is home to 3km of paths, lush water features, plus plenty of Japanese and native plants.
A must-see in Toowoomba is Picnic Point, which sits on the edge of a plateau and boasts breathtaking views over the Lockyer Valley. Here, you’ll find an array of walking trails, a café and a restaurant, as well as plenty of space for a picnic (as the name of the location suggests).
If you have time, be sure to visit the Toowoomba Farmers Market to find some local food and craft to take home with you.
We hope you enjoy the autumn colours near Brisbane this year!