Visit Australia’s countryside with a car hire in Toowoomba
Situated 130 kilometres west of Brisbane in southeastern Queensland is the Garden City of Toowoomba. Known for its lush countryside home to more than 150 parks and gardens, the city radiates an artsy vibe complete with street festivals, cool cafes and eateries. Toowoomba is located in the Darling Downs region along the Great Dividing Range, offering plenty of scenic splendours to explore in a rental car.
Step into the driver’s seat and book your Toowoomba rental car quickly and easily. Head toAirport Rentalsandenter in your travel dates. In seconds, we will present you with options from highly-rated rental companies. Select from one of four brands located at Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport and narrow down your choices using our handy filters. Choose the best car that meets your needs and enjoy secure online confirmation, no booking fees and 24/7 customer service.
Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, located 17km west of Toowoomba, is the gateway to Garden City and Queensland’s countryside. Although small in size, the airport terminal contains two cafes including Altitude Bar & Cafe in the main terminal offering breakfast, lunch and drinks and the Express Cafe open for morning flights near the airport entrance. Car hire desks are located within the main entry of the terminal and offer shuttle services to the rental depots. Taxis and airport shuttles are also available outside the terminal. If you are driving to the airport, monitored short and long-term parking lots are available 24/7. The first 4 hours are free in the short-term lot or pull up to the 2-minute drop-off zone for a quick stop.
After picking up your car hire, drive approximately 30 minutes east to Toowoomba’s CBD. The garden city is laid out in grid form, making it easy to get around.
Parking in the city centre
● Metered parking lots near the city centre charge $1.70 per hour.
● There are free parking zones for on-street parking for up to three hours.
● Make sure to abide by parking signs to avoid fines.
When driving in Toowoomba, be cautious of pedestrians and follow all road signs. Take advantage of the surrounding countryside by touring enchanted gardens and driving up to Picnic Point for a view over Lockyer Valley. Australia’s wildlife tend to hang near highways at dawn and dusk, so always keep your eyes on the road and remember cell phone use is prohibited.
Unfortunately there are no hotels within walking distance of the airport, but there are plenty of options 20 minutes away. For the closest lodging to Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, check out Bronco Motor Inn or Altitude Motel. Find a mix of budget motels and 4-star hotels in the city centre including Toowoomba Central Plaza Apartment Hotel or Athena Motel Apartments. Place 2 Stay International Hostel is a favourite among backpackers. Enjoy a saltwater pool at Applegum Inn just a few blocks from the downtown area.
Dining in Toowoomba
This hip city is teeming with funky cafes and modern restaurants. Grab a coffee and brekky at Firefly or Ortem, both showcasing local art. Lunch at Artisan for pizza and sammies or dive into big, juicy burgers at Phatburgers offering both meat and vegetarian options. Junk Asian is a trendy-must for dinner.