Start the day with a hearty breakfast at any of Toowoomba and the Darling Down’s beautiful cafe’s - we highly recommend The Firefly Cafe for delicious local produce. Open Saturday from 7am.
After breakfast take a drive out to Harrow Gardens to experience a historic garden and grand homestead. Harrow was once the centre of the small village with many outbuildings, workers cottages and a school. Harrow is still very much a working property today. The rambling picturesque gardens cover 10 acres featuring a 50 metre rose arbour, a lake with waterlilies, extensive garden beds, interesting trees and shrubs and a fish pond. The garden is open from 10am on Saturday 9 April.
To get there, go past the ‘Bull & Barley Inn’ in Cambooya. Continue under the railway bridge, turn right crossing low level bridge – go straight ahead on gravel road for 1km then left on the ‘Cambooya Felton Rd’ for approx 7km – Entrance to Harrow.
On the way back to Toowoomba, enjoy a good old fashioned pub lunch or a cold drink at The Bull & Barley Inn. This grand old pub has been restored to its former grandeur. Experience the authentic 1900’s old world atmosphere, with displays of interesting historic photographs.
Feeling energetic? Need to get the blood pumping? Then put your climbing shoes on and head to Table Top mountain. Getting to the top of the mountain is a combination of hiking, rock hopping, scrambling and climbing. It is tricky in sections, so you do need to have a reasonable level of fitness. Going up and back the hike takes about two and half hours. From Toowoomba follow South St south until it becomes Tabletop dr. Continue to follow Tabletop dr until it turns into a dirt track. At the end of the dirt track is the entrance to the walk and areas to park. There are other bushwalks available where you can get a good view of Tabletop - try the bushwalks around Picnic Point Park - just off Tourist Rd Toowoomba.
It’s been a big day, but if its tasty morsels you are what you are after to finish the day beautifully, we recommend you head to Sofra Turkish Cuisine. Tantalising dishes and one of our highly demanded stallholders who you will see on festival day. Utterly Delicious!! Bookings highly recommended. Opening hours 11.30am - 9.30pm
Take a day to slow down, breathe deeply and immerse yourself in the delights of the country. This is our lifestyle... and now you can experience a day in the life of Felton Farmers! We look forward to seeing you at The Felton Food Festival.
The Firefly Cafe
100 Russell St TOOWOOMBAQLD4350
Tel: 07 - 4564 9197