Mountains, lakes, waterfalls, rainforest and scenic country drives are some of the natural attractions in Toowoomba and surrounds.
- Picnic Point lookout has a stunning view East over the Lockyer Valley to Brisbane on a clear day. After exploring the park and walking tracks, relax at the cafe
- Feel the burn by walking Table Top Mountain with an 11.5 km return hike from Picnic Point Park or take the 1.9km return hike direct from the base of the hill.
- Explore some of the many bushland parks in Toowoomba such as Jubiliee Park and Redwood Park both with graded walks
- Ravensbourne National Park is where you can discover towering trees, palm groves, trickling streams and amazing birdlife in the best remaining example of the rainforest that originally covered the area. Picnic then explore the park’s five short tracks. The Gus Beutel lookout gives panoramic. 32 km north of Toowoomba
- Lake Cooby is a 35 kilometre drive from Toowoomba and has sailing or canoeing, fishing, walking tracks, picnics and BBQs
- Lake Cressbrook has fishing, boating, beach volleyball and an excellent barbecue and picnic area, and is a 50km drive north of Toowoomba
- Crows Nest Falls – Explore Crows Nest Creek and the falls following walking tracks that start at the picnic ground
- Lake Perseverance – The park around the lake extends for 900 hectares and there are picnic and BBQ areas.
- Take a scenic country drive south of Toowoomba through Nobby, Clifton and Allora to see the farming patchwork of farmed crops and you might be lucky to spot sunflowers in full bloom.