Just a short drive north of Toowoomba along the New England Highway is Highfields, a flourishing community with much to offer visitors.
The Highfields Pioneer Historical Village is an attraction with rare and unusual collections of vintage machinery. Much of it has been restored to working order and can be seen in action particularly at the Easter Vintage Festival. The Historical Village also features a fully operational blacksmith shop, a heritage chapel, and an original Toowoomba 1928 Dennis Fire Engine. View 40000 sea shells and coral pieces in one of the largest collections in Queensland.
There are many enticing spots to stop including a lookout, nurseries and the Chocolate Cottage cafe at the Village Green, where you will also find antiques, art and other specialty stores.
Pay a visit to Abbie Lane Arts and Crafts Village. Set amidst cottage style gardens the old church building has been lovingly transformed into a country craft shop. The village also offers an array of gifts, jewellery, crafts, coffee shop and confectionary.
Highfields is also home to a large cultural centre often used by conference groups. An outdoor public swimming complex, a volleyball and basketball court are also located at the centre.