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The Best Accommodation in Toowoomba for the Perfect Escape

On the hunt for the best accommodation in Toowoomba? These options cover every base.

1890s Cottage (Image Credit: Airbnb)

Toowoomba is located in the Darling Downs region of Queensland and has plenty to offer visitors and locals year-round. Just an hour-and-a-half drive from Brisbane, this charming city in southern Queensland embraces a slower pace of life. While you won’t find a slew of luxury hotels here, what you will discover are adorable Airbnbs with award-winning gardens, tiny homes with jaw-dropping views, and historic buildings with old-world charm.

So if you're planning your next trip here, save yourself some precious time and check out our curated edit to the best accommodation in Toowoomba instead.

Whether visiting wineries is at the top of your list, or you dream of wandering through national parks, you’ll find it all a short stroll away from your Toowoomba accommodation.

The Best Accommodation in Toowoomba

Norwood Roses

Norwood Roses

If you’re searching for the cutest accommodation in Toowoomba, Norwood Roses is it! This adorable shop-turned-home boasts an award-winning garden and has been featured in magazines such as Home Beautiful and Country Style. The perfect escape for a couple or just you and your bestie, this sweet little cottage has it all  — a comfortable bed with a cosy quilt, plenty of natural light, vintage furniture and kitchen essentials like tea, coffee and condiments.

Pour a glass of bubbles and sink into the clawfoot bathtub, or sip tea on the balcony and take in the sights of the gorgeous garden surrounding you. There’s high-speed internet and Netflix for quiet nights in, or you can easily get to the nearby cafes, pubs, cocktail bars and restaurants on foot for a fun night out.

From $290 per night

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba

Vacy Hall (Photo credit: Domain)

Vacy Hall

If you’re looking for the best accommodation in Toowoomba that has history, Vacy Hall is the place! Designed and built in 1899 by legendary architect James Mark, this impressive home makes for an unforgettable place to stay on your next trip to Toowoomba. There are twelve rooms or units available in this boutique hotel, equipped with cosy beds as well as tea and coffee facilities. This accommodation is certainly one for romantic vintage lovers, with chintzy furniture and dramatic bay windows.

There’s a bar and lounge to recline in after a busy day exploring and you’ll only be a five-minute walk from the Grand Central Shopping Centre and a twenty-minute walk from the Empire Theatre and Queens Park.

Contact venue for pricing

135 Russell Street, Toowoomba City

Tiny Norah

Tiny Norah

Escape into the wild with this tiny home accommodation in Toowoomba. Named after Norah in Mary Grant Bruce’s Billabong series, Tiny Norah sleeps up to four people with a queen bed in the window as well as a double bed in the loft. To keep you cosy and comfortable year-round, she also boasts reverse cycle air conditioning, plus you can even bring your pet! With a stove and barbecue grill, you can cook up a feast to enjoy outdoors as you drink in the serenity.

Located in Coalbank, a two-hour drive from Brisbane within the Toowoomba region, this tiny sleepy town takes you away from the noise and rush of the big city so that you can unwind and get to work on your reading list or stretch your legs in the great unknown (aka the paddock your little cabin sits upon).

Sitchu Tip: Before heading to Tiny Norah, explore the nearby towns on your drive to stock up on some local produce to enjoy during your stay.

From $269 per night

Coalbank, Toowoomba Region

Tiny Charlie

Tiny Charlie

Enjoy magical mornings at this gorgeous little location, which feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of busy Brisbane. Watch the fog roll through the valley as you rise with the sun, and appreciate the calmness and simplicity of the nature that surrounds you. Named after the inquisitive Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this tiny home is equipped with everything you need for a relaxing escape.

Snuggle up by the campfire, scan the night sky for shooting stars and discover what flora and fauna you may espy in the panoramic valley views. As a bonus, Tiny Charlie is pet friendly, so you can bring your four-legged best friend along to enjoy the magic.

Haden, Toowoomba Region

From $269 per night

Ivory Townhouse

Ivory Townhouse

Filled with natural light and stocked with all of the essential amenities, Ivory Townhouse makes for exceptional accommodation in Toowoomba on your next visit to the region. Housing up to five guests, there are two bathrooms (one with a full-size bath and a separate shower). If you have any work to do while you're away, you can use the study nook that overlooks leafy Toowoomba streets and has fast 5G internet to keep you up to speed.

Pets are allowed by application only, so be sure to reach out to your host Naomi to request an accommodation for your furry friend.

From $158 per night

North Toowoomba, Toowoomba

1890s Cottage

1890s Cottage

Tucked within the historic Mort Estate, this accommodation in Toowoomba embodies 1890’s style. Having been recently renovated from top to toe, each part of the cottage feels fresh, new, and homely all in one. Pop your feet up by the fireplace after exploring the city, as you’re only a short stroll away from popular cafes and the Grand Central Shopping Centre and dining precinct.

With an entertaining area and spacious garden, you’ll have plenty of room to spread out and make yourself at home. The cottage sleeps up to four, so it makes for excellent accommodation for a trip with friends for the Carnival of Flowers, or just a scenic getaway at any time of year. You’ll find us soaking in the tub with a glass of bubbles and the book we’ve been meaning to read all year.

From $220 per night

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba

So there you have it - the best of Toowoomba’s accommodation and the cutest places to stay. If you’re still scoping out locations to escape to, there might be something for you in our Winter getaway guide to the cosiest escapes Queensland has to offer. If you’re not sure what to pack, we’ve scoped what’s hot this season and made you a shopping shortlist.

As always, tag us @sitchu.brisbane in your adventures around Brisbane and beyond - we can’t wait to see your #sositchu wanderlust moments.

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