For a small country town, Toogoolawah has a lot going for it from the newly opened Toogoolawah Condensery Art Gallery and the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church built entirely of wood in 1912, to the Skydiving Drop Zone that hosts thousands of national and international skydivers and features the biennial Equinox skydive and music festival each alternate October.
Toogoolawah has plenty of accommodation for Rail Trailers including B&B at the three pubs, a motel, camping in the showgrounds (showers and toilets, facilities for horses), and free camping directly on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail in Polly Crandall Park south of the town and in the centre of town just opposite the old Toogoolawah Station (vehicle access from Gardner St).
Useful services for Rail Trailers also include an IGA supermarket, two cafes, three pubs, pharmacy, post office, newsagent, GP practice, a vet service, and servo.
The new Toogoolawah Condensery Art Gallery in the former packing building of the old Nestles Condensed Milk Factory in Factory Lane is a great reason to visit Toogoolawah all by itself.
Toogoolawah Railway Markets are held on the second Saturday of every month near Toogoolawah Station on the Rail Trail.
For over a hundred years, Saturday night has been movie night in the old Alexandra Hall and the tradition still continues on most Saturday nights – watching a movie in the old community hall is a memorable experience.
The first official settlement in the Brisbane Valley was in 1841 when the McConnel family established Cressbrook Station. A portion of their land was later divided to create the town of Toogoolawah as a service town supporting the dairy industry and Nestle canning factory (more info).