When you’re on Tamborine Mountain it feels like you are on top of the world, and you may as well be.
This volcanic peak, with its rich red alluvial soil, sits on a level plateau about 550 metres above sea level and enjoys 360 degree views. To the east you’ll see the distant Surfers Paradise high-rise skyline, the vast ocean, and the dense mass of the Gold Coast, a city which seems a world away, but is just a 20 minute drive.
To the west are those incredible mountain ranges, the Scenic Rim, and the valleys that are home to the region’s villages and towns. Tamborine Mountain is a beautiful compilation of communities which have grown over time.
Narrow country lanes creep across the mountain, delivering visitors to little pockets of life. Boutique wineries, cosy B&Bs, historic pubs, eclectic gift shops, beautiful art galleries, and of course there’s also the mountain’s incredible natural attractions. The Tamborine Mountain National Park, with its waterfalls, rainforest walking tracks and priceless views of the Coast can keep visitors busy for days.
Keep meandering and you’ll arrive at Gallery Walk in Eagle Heights, a run of intriguing shops, restaurants, cafes, wineries and art galleries. The mountain’s many boutique wineries, breweries and distilleries produce drops to appeal to most palates. Visit the cheese factory. Try the triple cream brie. Yum! Enough said. Did we mention there’s a Belgian chocolate shop? Stay a day, a week, a month, you will not be disappointed.