Tamborine Mountain

When you’re on Tamborine Mountain it feels like you are on top of the world. This volcanic peak 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 highrise skyline, the Pacific Ocean, and the dense mass of the Gold Coast, a city that seems a world away, but is only a 20-minute drive. To the west is that incredible mountain range – the Scenic Rim.

Narrow country roads meander across the mountain, delivering visitors to villages and boutique wineries, cosy B&Bs, historic pubs, eclectic gift shops, beautiful art galleries and the mountain’s incredible natural attractions.

While you’re on the mountain buy some locally-grown organic veggies, a bunch of native flowers, coffee and cake or some local art.

Tamborine Mountain Region

Things to do

  • The Tamborine Mountain National Park, with its waterfalls, rainforest, walking tracks and spectacular views, can keep visitors busy for days. The Witches Falls section was Queensland’s first declared National Park. Most of the walking tracks in the six sections of the park are short and can be finished within a few hours.
  • The spectacular elevated Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk puts you up in the canopy with the wildlife. It’s one of the best and easiest ways to immerse yourself in the lush surrounds. The walk gradually descends to the lower canopy and follows rock pools, a butterfly lookout and sheltered rest areas until it reaches the amazing cantilever. This 40m-long structure soars 30m above the valley and provides spectacular views.
  • Visit the popular Gallery Walk at Eagle Heights. The mountain’s tourist hub is a strip of intriguing shops, restaurants, cafés, wineries and art galleries.
  • Wander through the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, where tropical meets temperate. Covering 11ha, the gardens consist of exotic species, rainforest, flowering cherries, rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias and maples. Themed areas include the Japanese garden, rose garden, bromeliad garden, wisteria-covered pergolas, perennial cottage garden and a lake.
  • Call into the Tamborine Mountain Distillery for liqueurs and laughs; or take a crop to cup tour at Green Lane Coffee Plantation.