Located at the junction of the Warrego and New England Highways, on the edge of the Great Dividing Range escarpment, is the Queensland city of Toowoomba. It is also known as ‘The Garden City’ due to the large number of parks and gardens.
Tourists are drawn to the region for many reasons, the main one being the fair weather that the city experiences year round. It is also a stopover for people travelling to Brisbane from South Australia and parts of Western Australia.
Many people, in particular green thumbs, choose motel accommodation in Toowoomba because they are interested in the beautiful parks and gardens in the area. The Japanese Gardens, Laurel Bank Park, Lake Annand Park, Queens Park, Picnic Point Lookout, Newtown Park Rose Garden, and Spring Bluff Garden are some of the more popular (and striking) locations around the city.
There is also a large number of events and festivals held in the city, including: Easterfest, the Hampton Festival, Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Christmas Wonderland, Ergon Energy Flower Food & Wine Festival, Millmerran (or the Australian Camp Over Festival) and the Ag Show. Book cheap accommodation in Toowoomba early during these times to avoid disappointment!
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a hotel in Toowoomba, as there is a wide variety on offer (and each offering a range of amenities that are sure to make your stay in the city as enjoyable as possible).
ARRA Hotels is committed to providing budget motels in Toowoomba that are as comfortable and provide similar amenities to more expensive accommodation options. We don’t believe that a bed should cost you an arm and a leg.
No matter what kind of traveler you are – a family with a carload of children, a young couple celebrating an anniversary or a businessman attending a conference – we can help you to choose an appropriate hotel in Toowoomba.
Many international and interstate tourists arrive in the city via plane – it is only one and a half hours drive from Brisbane. Flights arrive at the airport daily from the other capital cities, as well as from overseas.
A number of coach and train services operate between hotels in Toowoomba and major cities, either in Queensland or interstate. It should be noted that it can take you a few days to arrive at your destination if travelling by bus or rail.
Upon your arrival at motel accommodation in Toowoomba, it is possible to get around the area via the local train and bus network. Taxis are also available, however, they can be quite busy during peak times and you may have to wait.
When you have chosen hotels in Toowoomba, you can rest assured that visitors of all ages will find something to entertain themselves for the duration of their stay. Many of these attractions are within a short walking distance of your motel.
For those interested in the history and culture of the city (not to mention our great land in general), there are a number of museums in the area. These include the Cobb+Co Museum, Milne Bay Military Museum, Museum of Australian Army Flying, and the Pioneer Village (incorporating two smaller museums).
If you are interested in bringing a one-of-a-kind souvenir or artwork home with you, the Tosari or Regional Art Galleries are the places to go. Both exhibit a collection of local and national artists, particularly those of Aboriginal heritage.
Visitors who have chosen cheap accommodation in Toowoomba in search of family-friendly attractions will not be disappointed – the Woolshed at Jondaryan offers daily tours, an animal nursery and history talks; whilst the Chocolate Cottage is the perfect way to reward yourselves after a long day.
For the nature-lovers, a walk through the Ravensborne or Crows Nest National Parks is sure to provide you with plenty to talk about. Ravensborne is only 32km away, whereas Crows Nest is a little further at 56km.
Should your budget motel in Toowoomba only provide basic cooking facilities, you might like to try one of the restaurants or cafes in the area. There is plenty of variety in the local cuisine with eateries of all kinds to enjoy.