Highfields is a booming community, growing in both population and in tourism activity - just a short drive north of Toowoomba along the New England Highway. The Highfields Pioneer Historical Village is an attraction with rare and unusual collections of vintage machinery. Most of the machinery has been restored to working order and can be seen in action particularly at the Easter Vintage Festival or for group bookings.
The Historical Village also features a fully operational Blacksmith Shop, a Heritage Chapel, an original Toowoomba 1928 Dennis Fire Engine, a two cell lock up short term prison from 1903, Model 'T' Fords, and a collection of restored antique radios and appliances. View 40,000 Sea Shells and Coral Pieces in one of the largest collections in Queensland.
The Danish Flower Art Centre is always worth a visit. The cottage shop and flower barn have an almost magical atmosphere, displaying both the materials required for flower art and the beautiful creations which are possible. Take a break at the coffee shop before exploring the expansive garden, flower fields and animal nursery. Scroll Magic is also onsite at the Flower Art Centre. Here you can see an operating blacksmith workshop.
On the picturesque drive along the New England Highway lies many other enticing spots to stop, including a lookout, nurseries and the Chocolate Cottage. The Chocolate Cottage is located at the Village Green, where you will also find antiques, art and other specialty stores.
Just across the road from the Village Green is Jacaranda Manor. Jacaranda Manor features a coffee shop, fudge factory, bead store and a number of other interesting specialty stores well worth exploring. Highfields boasts a large Cultural Centre suitable for large conferences. Also located at the Centre is an outdoor public swimming complex with a volleyball court and basketball court.
Temperatures for Highfields
Highfields has moderate summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Highfields is approximately 27 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 16 °c.
Highfields has mild winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Highfields is approximately 17 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 6 °c.
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