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Published September 28th 2014
A lookout, a cafe, and a Magical Witches Playground
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The idyllic view from Picnic Point Cafe


Sitting on an East facing ridge of The Great Dividing Range, the lookouts, gardens and cafe at Picnic Point are famous for their views across to the horizon. Located 125 kms west of Brisbane, this is the ideal spot to stop on the outskirts of Toowoomba - just head towards the gigantic Australian flag flying on top of the hill as you drive up the range.

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Picnic Point Lookout


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Picnic Point Cafe


After a quick stop at the lookout, our hungry family headed straight for the Picnic Point Cafe. The views from the cafe verandah are worth a visit for an ice cream or a coffee alone. We enjoyed our sandwiches there, however you could easily bring your own picnic lunch and pull up at a gas barbecue overlooking The Lockyer Valley. There are also many gentle bush walks leaving from Picnic Point, which we will hopefully explore on our next visit.

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Picnic Point Witch's Playground


After lunch, we wandered through the landscaped gardens (overflowing with spring flowers) around Picnic Point, and the children tried the swings and slides at all three of the playgrounds. The highlight of the first playground was the giant rocket ship, then when you've had enough there you can walk up the hill, towards the rotunda to playground number two, before continuing on to the highlight for us - a hand carved Magical Witch's Forest.

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The magical witch's forest playground


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Overlooking the witch's wagon


The theme of the Magical Witch's Forest playground is imaginative and fun, with seemingly rickety windows, turrets and zany cats sculptures all around the cubby house structures. There was a huge flying fox off to the side of the Witch's cubby houses, as well as miniature climbing walls, hammock swings and sand. We were definitely enchanted and Picnic Point was a family favorite place from our time in Toowoomba.

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Flowers near the Rotunda gardens
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Why? Have a coffee then some fun in the magical witch's lair
Phone: 07 4631 5100
Where: 164 Tourist Rd, Rangeville
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The playground looks wonderful.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|11765) 1298 days ago
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