Picnic Point Parklands in Toowoomba is an iconic reserve of approximately 65 hectares on the escarpment of the Great Dividing Range. It has been a popular park and scenic lookout destination throughout its history.

The Picnic Point parklands Master Plan provides a framework and implementation plan for the future development, upgrade and management of this heritage parkland. The upgrade will benefit the community, tourist and visitors and the wider Toowoomba region.

On the 19 March 2019, Council approved the draft concept master plan for the Picnic Point Parkland area.

Park Context

For the purpose of the Picnic Point parklands master plan. the park areas have been divided into a number of use areas:

  • Lions Park (area 4)
  • Tourist Road (area 5)
  • Waterfall Garden (area 6)
  • The Lookout Terrace (area 7)
  • Picnic Point Island (area 8)
  • Heller Street Park (area 9)
  • Tobruk Memorial drive Park (area 10)
  • Picnic Point Bushland Reserve (areas 2, 3, 11 & 12)

Due to the close proximity Murrumba Road Park area has been considered in this project

  • Murrumba Road Park (area 1 )

Vision and Objective


Picnic Point parklands is loved for its heritage significance, exceptional and expansive views and variety of public recreation opportunities. As Toowoomba’s iconic tourist destination, visitors are treated to an unique landscape escarpment settings, which offers a range of memorable occasions for all to enjoy.


Celebrate the heritage and significance of the Picnic Point parklands to the local Toowoomba community and as a tourist destination, through a series of improvement upgrades which respect, conserve and promote opportunity to attract users, integrates with the existing site features and attractions through sustainable practices, environmental values, create social experiences and engagement and encourages economic viability.

The Master Plan

Overall, the master plan concept is to provide a vision and focus for the parklands area including:

  • Increasing recreational opportunities throughout all areas,
  • Expanding the viewing opportunities overlooking the escarpment,
  • Enhancing quality of space to provide increased memorable experiences, and
  • Maintaining and conserving the existing 'sense of place' and key individual characters of all parkland areas.

For ease of understanding and interpretation, the concept master plan has been divided into the following park specific areas which provide more detail about the proposed concepts:

For more information on the Picnic Point parklands master plan, please call Council on 131 872 and quote Picnic Point Master Plan or email info@tr.qld.gov.au