by Original Saigon Team

December 16, 2019

When in Toowoomba, book a tour to the Highlands Pioneer Village and experience the magnificently protected heritage of the area. Experience a piece of Australian history with treasures from the past which have been preserved for many years.

The Highfields Pioneer Village is a tourist attraction that spans 20 acres of scenic grounds including over 50 buildings housing historic interests. It is located at 73 Wirraglen Rd Highfields, which is about 15 kilometres north of Toowoomba in Queensland, Australia.

The Highfields Pioneer Village includes genuine Australian history relics from houses to shops and buildings. All these have been preserved by dedicated volunteers and relocated from the Darling Downs region.

There is so much to explore and do at the Highfields Pioneer Village.

Ambulance Museum

Hear the story of how the ambulance services in Queensland was like for over 100 years. The museum includes a vast collection of First Aid memorabilia and equipment dating back from World War 1 and World War 2.

Toowoomba Fire Brigade Museum

Here you will find the photographs, historical records, 6 iconic fire engine vehicles, equipment, uniforms, patches, badges and some collectibles showing how people worked since 1877 to keep the residents safe from fires.

Queensland Energy Museum

In the 1980s, some employees of the electricity industry formed a Historical Committee to preserve interesting items that showed the development and progress of the industry in Queensland. Archival materials in this museum can serve as a great research resource for the present and future generations.

Southern Cross Museum

This museum showcases the Southern Cross Windmills and other products of the Toowoomba Foundry.

Heritage Chapel

This chapel was built in 1909 and is open for christenings and weddings regardless of the appellation.

Slap Cottage

Built-in 1900, stepping inside this diligently restored slab cottage will give you a glimpse of the Pioneers’ life.


Marvel at the kinetic wooden toys handmade by the Pioneers.

Village Silversmith

Be charmed by jewellery made from a blend of modern and old school techniques.

Australian Damper and Tea

Satisfy your palate with genuine Billy Tea and Damper Bread.

Original Saigon Restaurant

If you are up to dine in authentic Asian cuisine, there is no other place than Original Saigon. We offer the best in fresh Vietnamese food in Toowoomba, plus an authentic, delicious and very reasonable price.

Learn more about our menu including healthy option, available diets takeaway and delivery service

Original Saigon Restaurant
286 Ruthven St,
Toowoomba City QLD 4350
(07) 45891580

Book a tour now! Call 07 4696 6309. Open Fridays to Wednesdays, 10 am- 4 pm. Prices are at $6 Children or $30 Family with 2 adults and 4 children, $12 for Adults and $10 Concession. To see more interesting places in Toowoomba, check out Cobb+Co Museum.

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