Historic Gardens, Quaint Pubs, Beautiful Vista’s

Saturday

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

Sunday

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.


Sofra Turkish Cuisine
164 Margaret Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350
Tel: 07 4638 0044
Web: http://www.sofra.com.au

Felton Food Festival
64 Bryces Road
Felton East Queensland 4358
27°46'14.66"S 151°46'18.77"E
Web: www.feltonfoodfestival.org.au
Tel: 0427 961 271
Email: coordinator@feltonfoodfestival.org.au

The Firefly Cafe
100 Russell St TOOWOOMBAQLD4350
Tel: 07 - 4564 9197
Email   admin@thefireflycafe.com.au
Web: http://thefireflycafe.com.au

Harrow Homestead & Gardens
700 Cambooya Felton Rd
CambooyaQld4358
Tel: 0438 753 008
Email: harrowgardens@hotmail.com
Web: http://harrowgardens.com

The Bull & Barley Inn
61 Eton Street
CambooyaQld4358
Tel: 07 4696 1235
Email: info@bullandbarleyinn.com.au
Web: http://www.bullandbarleyinn.com.au

Cristy Houghton

Embarketing, 48 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.