Spring Bluff , Toowoomba, Queensland
Spring Bluff is a beautiful valley tucked in the ranges of the Toowoomba Region and is best known for its picturesque railway station.
Spring Bluff Railway Station is a heritage listed site located on the main railway line between Ipswich and Toowoomba. The Spring Bluff Railway Station was built in the 1860s to allow trains a place to stop during the steep climb from Brisbane to Toowoomba. It was named Spring Bluff after the spring water and the sandstone bluff in the area.
Its significance stems from 150 years of railway history and the attraction of its beautiful landscaped gardens. The importance of the station was recognised with the formation of the Spring Bluff Railway Station Trust to preserve and maintain the grounds and station.
Spring Bluff Cafe is located in the original Station Master’s Cottage. Its beautiful and tranquil setting provides a unique cafe experience for visitors. Guests can sit inside or outside on the cafe’s verandah where they’ll be serenaded by local birdlife.
The station and its gardens are heritage listed. The flower display is absolutely stunning with thousands of visitors during the Carnival of Flowers in September each year.