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APS National Meet up - Toowoomba 2022

toowoomba city

Details

Start Date 11 September, 2022
End Date 14 September, 2022
Registration Start Date 9 February, 2022
Cut off date 28 August 2022
Individual Price $50 Members - $70 Non Members
Location Toowoomba QLD

As Queensland’s largest inland City, Toowoomba retains country charm with a growing urban coffee culture and street art scene.

Also known as the Garden City, Toowoomba is home to hundreds of parks and gardens as well as the iconic Carnival of Flowers spring event. No matter when you visit, you’ll discover rolling plains, vibrant country towns, bright sunflower farms and quaint hamlets. Head to the Garden City during the month of September and join the festivities as the city blooms to life to celebrate the beginning of Spring with the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

Just 90 minutes drive west from Brisbane, sitting 700 metres above sea level make your way up the Great Dividing Range. You’ll find a town with a big city feeling but a small-town heart. Welcome to Queensland’s largest inland city.

Discover why they call Toowoomba the Garden City with a visit to Australia’s second most populous inland city. Getting there is easy, whether you come by road, rail or air – look for the Great Dividing Range and rise 700m above it.

Once you arrive, you’ll soon see how the town earnt its moniker, with 150 plus parks and gardens around its city-surrounds. Time your visit for spring to soak up the atmosphere of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, a ten day festival of food and florals that takes over the region.

Regardless of what season you visit, you’ll find a bustling CBD filled with a cafe and street art scene and see why Toowoomba is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities.

covid safe

NOTE:  The current health mandate in QLD is that you must be doubled vaccinated to enter the venues in our program. This will more than likely change by September however we ask that you exercise your own judgement. More updates will be placed here as mandates and health regulations change.

Program - Toowoomba 2022

Provisional Program

Sunday 11th September


6.00pm - 7.30pm Meet and Greet Burke and Wills Hotel - Zacks Foyer with grazing platters.
Purchase own drinks.
Incl.

 

Monday 12th September


5.30am - 8.00am Sunrise shoot followed by Nature Walk Picnic Point - 164 Tourist Rd Toowoomba City  Incl.
  Breakfast break (own arrangements)    
9.00am - 10.30am Lane Way walk including Street Art - Session 1 Meet at Ground up Cafe  Incl.
9.00am - 10.30am Tour of Empire State Theatre  - Session 1
Including Morning Tea
The Empire Theatre, 54-56 Neil St, Toowoomba City  Incl.
10.30am - 12.00pm Lane Way walk including Street Art - Session 2 The Empire Theatre, 54-56 Neil St, Toowoomba City  Incl.
10.30am - 12.00pm Tour of Empire State Theatre  - Session 2
Including Morning Tea
The Empire Theatre - 54-56 Neil St, Toowoomba City  Incl.
  Lunch Break (own arrangements) and travel time    
3.30pm - 9.30pm Photography of old barn, historic garage and motor musuem with retro cafe. Dinner included. The Barn and Scotty's Garage - 1709 Flagstone Creek Road Upper Flagstone  $45

 

Tuesday 13th September


7.00am - 8.30am Flower walk in Queens Park Queens Park, end of Godsell Street, Toowoomba Incl.
9.00am - 12.00pm Photography EXPO and Studio sessions Camera House, 169 James St, Toowoomba City Incl.
  Lunch Break (own arrangements)    
12.45pm - 1.15pm Chat Time Lennon's Room Burke and Wills Hotel - 554 Ruthven St Toowoomba City  
1.15pm - 2.15pm Lensbaby presentation with Wendy Roche Lennon's Room Burke and Wills Hotel - 554 Ruthven St Toowoomba City  $10
2.15pm - 3.15pm Deep Space presentation with Toowoomba Astronomy Club Lennon's Room Burke and Wills Hotel - 554 Ruthven St Toowoomba City  $10
3.13pm - 3.45pm Afternoon Tea Lennon's Room Burke and Wills Hotel - 554 Ruthven St Toowoomba City  Incl.
3.45pm - 4.45pm Photo Stacking presentation with Brian Russell Lennon's Room Burke and Wills Hotel - 554 Ruthven St Toowoomba City  $10
  Dinner Break (own arrangements)    
8.00pm Astronomy Shoot with Toowoomba Astronomy Club Spring Bluff (To be confirmed)  n/a

 

Wednesday 14th September


7.00am - 8.00am Lensbaby workshop with Wendy Roche - Session 1 Laurel Bank Park - 50 Hill St Toowoomba  n/a
7.00am - 8.00am Macro/Stacking Workshop with Brian Russell - Session 1 Laurel Bank Park - 50 Hill St Toowoomba  n/a
8.00am - 9.00am Lensbaby workshop with Wendy Roche - Session 2 Laurel Bank Park - 50 Hill St Toowoomba  n/a
8.00am - 9.00am Macro/Stacking Workshop with Brian Russell - Session 2 Laurel Bank Park - 50 Hill St Toowoomba  n/a
  Lunch Break (own arrangements) and travel time    
11.00am - 4.00pm Highfields Pioneer Village including lunch, tea and damper Highfields Pioneer Village - 73 Wirraglen Rd Highfields  $48
6.00pm - Late Farewell Dinner with Surprise Guest Rudd's Pub - 45 Tooth St Nobby  $42