Toowoomba’s Japanese Gardens

The Toowoomba Japanese Garden is the largest, most complex and traditionally designed Japanese Garden in Australia.

Special Photographic Features or Notes

Toowoomba is about 2 hours drive from Brisbane (obviously depends on where you start). The location of the gardens and Directions from Margaret Street are in the google maps link below.

The planning and layout of the garden is very detailed – see the link at the end of this know, however, the combination of plants, flowers and water make this a delightful place to visit let alone photograph. Wander around and enjoy the peace and tranquility.


Flora and Fauna
The cooler climate of Toowoomba allows the growing of a lot more traditional style trees and the changing colours of Autumn/Winter are delightful!

The gardens are also home to a large flying fox colony!

Special Equipment

For the camera buffs, filters are obviously going to be handy – depending on the time of day and a tripod for longer/multiple exposure. The paths are clearly defined and easy walking. There are no restaurants/cafes in the gardens, so make sure you take water/snacks, or alternatively, a picnic!!

Best Time of The Day

The Gardens are open from 7 am until dusk. Early morning or late afternoon light is obviously going to be the kindest (and also less traffic of the human variety)!

Additional Information

Plenty of information is available from:
Twba Japanese Gardens Reference
Google Maps
Toowoomba Regional Council

Images for sale:
stock images available to licence
Prints available at Redbubble

Author Bio

Ross and Cher

A married couple enjoying a new frontier….what started as a hobby became a passion and now… Landscapes natural and man made are a first love, but enjoy the challenges of candid, machinery and lifestyle images. The images that we create are an extension of ourselves. It allows us to show others life as we see it and we enjoy showing things in simple but unique ways.


  1. Garry Schlatter March 27, 2011

    Wonderful — Thanks Ross and Cheryl for your wonderful contribution. I did not even know about this garden. Very nice work and lets hope Toowoomba gets some rain to fill the dams

    • Alex Law March 27, 2011

      During USQ Semesters there are a number of eateries on campus just a short stroll through the south side gate open weekdays until about 3:00pm.

      Weekends there’s Uni Plaza shops on West St about 1km southeast of the Gardens, just south of the University main entrance.

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