We have discovered some interesting things for residents to see and do around the Toowoomba area and on the Darling Downs. We hope you enjoy getting out and about to experience them. If you have discovered something special in the area around The Ninth Middle Ridge, please share it with us at email@example.com 1. Garden City Photo credit: Kath Rose & Associates Toowoomba is known as the Garden City and hosts the annual Carnival of Flowers. The most popular gardens include the 26ha Queen\u2019s Park in the centre of the city but for something different head to the Ju Raku En Japanese garden at the University of Southern Queensland. 2. Salty surprise Photo credit: Toowoomba Salt Cave A unique, natural therapy experience on James Street is the Toowoomba Salt Cave. Salt therapy is reputed to improve general wellbeing, promote better sleep and help with respiratory issues, hay fever and skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis. 3. Talk to the animals Photo credit: Darling Downs Zoo The Darling Downs Zoo, midway between Toowoomba and Warwick, specialises in the breeding of many critically endangered and vulnerable species from around the world. You can also visit at night for a barbecue and tour. 4. Market magic Toowoomba residents love a market! There are Farmers Markets every Saturday at Cobb&Co; Sunday markets at Mills Precinct and the PCYC Markets at James Street; monthly street food markets at St Luke\u2019s Church; craft markets on third Sunday of month at Queens Park. 5. Empire Theatre Photo credit: Queensland Symphony Orchestra Find the largest performing arts precinct in regional Australia at the Empire Theatre in Neil Street, Toowoomba Renowned for its art deco architecture with so much history and beautifully restored, it\u2019s home to performances and functions.