Start the day with a lazy long 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.
As you arrive back in Toowoomba make sure you visit Ju Raku En - the Japanese Gardens - these gardens, partly owned by USQ and Toowoomba City Council, are quite simply magnificent and a must see. The Garden is open daily from 6:00am (AEST) to Dusk and admission is free. You can enter the gardens via the university or Regent Street.
Feel like some retail therapy? The Sauce Kitchen is a kitchen shop as well as a cafe, cooking school and caterer. They stock a large range of famous brand kitchen and homewares - well worth a look. There are some beautiful antique shops to explore. We highly recommend a potter about in Lancasters on Railway Street - an ever changing treasure trove of antiques and collectables. Opening hours 9am - 4pm
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 the 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 Sauce Kitchen
1 Station Street Toowoomba QLD 4350
Tel: 07 4638 2665
Lancaster's Antique Centre
3 Railway Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Tel: (07) 4632 1830
Sofra Turkish Cuisine
164 Margaret Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350
Tel: 07 4638 0044
The Firefly Cafe
100 Russell St TOOWOOMBAQLD4350
Tel: 07 - 4564 9197
Ju Raku En - The Japanese Gardens
There are two entrances:
USQ Entrance - West Street
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350
20 Regent Street, Darling Heights
Toowoomba QLD 4350