Self Drive Itineraries

We’ve designed a selection of themed self-drive foodie itineraries so you can make the most of your visit to Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. Discover the foodie highlights of Toowoomba and surrounds with these local attractions. Explore nearby regions on the way to Toowoomba with three itineraries from Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Plan your trip and spend a few days in the region.

Choose your flavour:

Explore the beauty of Toowoomba, discover our spectacular public parks, colourful gardens and vibrant community events.

Keen to take a different drive to get to Carnival?

We have some suggested self-drives to help you to enjoy the journey before you reach your Carnival destination!

Brisbane to Toowoomba Scenic Drive

Road trip to Toowoomba via a scenic 155km drive through Rosewood, Laidley and Flagstone Creek!


•        Cobb & Co tourist route
•        Original Cobb & Co staging post
•        Grandchester Steam Sawmill
•        Laidley Valley views
•        Gatton’s rich farming fields – Australia’s Salad Bowl
•        Pohlman’s Nursery
•        Staging Post Cafe-Restaurant

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Gold Coast to Toowoomba Mountain Discovery Scenic Drive

Travel through the magic Tamborine Mountain region on your way to Toowoomba astride the Great Dividing Range!


•        Tamborine Mountain and it’s foodie delights
•        Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk
•        Maryvale’s pictureques farmlands
•        World Heritage listed Main Range National Park
•        Heritage listed Glengallan Homestead
•        Mary Poppins author’s home town Allora
•        Iconic and character filled Rudd’s Pub at Nobby

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Sunshine Coast to Toowoomba Scenic Drive

Head west and take in the rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges!


•       Yowie Park at Kilcoy
•       Old meets new in Toogoolawah
•       Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
•       Lake Wivenhoe and Lake Somerset
•       The serene Ravensbourne National Park
•       Hamlet of Hampton
•       Chocolate Cottage at Highfields

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