Highfields is a booming community, growing in both population and in tourism activity - just a short drive north of Toowoomba along the New England Highway.
The Highfields Pioneer Historical Village is an attraction with rare and unusual collections of vintage machinery. Most of the machinery has been restored to working order and can be seen in action particularly at the Easter Vintage Festival. The Historical Village also features a fully operational Blacksmith Shop, a Heritage Chapel, and an original Toowoomba 1928 Dennis Fire Engine. View 40,000 Sea Shells and Coral Pieces in one of the largest collections in Queensland.
On the picturesque drive along the New England Highway lie many other enticing spots, including a lookout, nurseries and the Chocolate Cottage. The Chocolate Cottage is located at the Village Green, where you will also find antiques, art and other specialty stores.
Pay a visit to Abbie Lane Arts and Crafts Village located at 10522 New England Highway. Set amidst cottage style gardens the old church building has been lovingly transformed into a country craft shop. The village also offers an array of gifts, jewellery, crafts, coffee shop and confectionary.
Highfields boasts a large Cultural Centre suitable for large conferences. Also located at the Centre is an outdoor public swimming complex with a volleyball court and basketball court.