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by Julie Purdon
As Queensland's largest inland city Toowoomba offers all the benefits of urban living without the big-city ‘hustle and bustle'.
Nestled in the heights of the Great Dividing Range the city boasts a relaxed lifestyle with easy access to Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast. As the hub of the Darling Downs region Toowoomba provides a wide variety of services including professional, manufacturing, health and education.
Entering the Toowoomba workforce in any profession is a pleasant experience as locals are very welcoming. In addition to the all-inclusive inner-city career prospects the agricultural industry offers diverse opportunities.
Toowoomba is a “family friendly” city and this is strongly reflected in primary and secondary educational environments. Home to the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba is the ideal location to educate your children through to tertiary level away from the ‘big-city' influence.
With tree-lined streets, Toowoomba holds a safe-haven appeal. Public parks and children's playgrounds are abundant and provide the perfect setting for family picnics. Also known as the ‘Garden City', Toowoomba celebrates its exquisite gardens annually with The Carnival of Flowers, the Australian Gospel Music Festival and the Royal Toowoomba Show are major events appealing to the whole family. The Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery and The Cobb and Co Museum are interesting and offer an insightful education on the history of the city.
With ample attractions in and around Toowoomba including countless heritage wineries, country-garden cafés such as The Chocolate Cottage and many historical sites, your weekends will be filled with adventures. The nearby Bunya Mountains are a magnificent spot for a family braai and birthday parties or a hike through the rainforest. Within the city, a superb array of ethnic restaurants and traditional steak houses will satisfy your taste buds and the many shops will exceed your expectations. There are numerous cinemas and bowling alleys as well as rock climbing and go-cart racing to keep the children occupied during school holidays.
There is a large Southern African community already living in Toowoomba and you may already know someone who has settled in the city. Even if you are not considering settling in Toowoomba, it is very worth while taking a day trip to explore the area and what it has to offer for yourself.
Posted in social | Toowoomba City Council
Posted by Julie Purdon
01 Apr 2007

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I agree. Toowoomba is very pretty with great schools and the housing prices are very reasonable.
Rating: 3 / 5
by Shannon on 20 Dec 2012

My wife and I might be moving to Tawoobma due to my work etc. I have read a couple of reviews on Tawoomba that have not be great re crime and lack of water? Is there much to do (I suppose it all depends what your interested in) We are from South Africa, are there a lot of other South Africans living in Tawoomba? Cheers
Rating: 5 / 5
by JP on 31 Oct 2011

I have been buying boerewors and biltong from temba meats. they do good biltong and sell a fair few groceries from home. they are at charlton on the way to dalby.
Rating: 4 / 5
by Jaque Debeer on 18 Feb 2010

Do you have a shop selling SA goodies and foods in Toowoomba Please contact me if you have at 0410132987
Rating: 4 / 5
by liza joubert on 15 Jul 2008

We're from South Africa and decided to move to Toowoomba. Still busy (visa,looking for work,ec), but feel much more relaxed after this article, knowing I'm taking my family to such a nice place. If i could i would rate it a 6!!
Rating: 5 / 5
by Alet Viljoen on 11 Jun 2008

The place reminds me of bloemfontein.I good place for a family,but not if you are single...looking for action
Rating: 4 / 5
by john on 14 Sep 2007

Good article
Rating: 4 / 5
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