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Travel advice for Tamborine Mountain and surrounds

07 Feb 2024
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A man and two women look at red coffee beans growing at a the Tamborine Mountain Coffee Plantation

Travel advice - Tamborine Mountain and surrounds - February 2024

Tamborine Mountain and the surrounding areas faced some wild weather over Christmas and the new year. The storms brought down trees and powerlines and flooded roads and properties. A big cleanup has been underway.

We are thankful for the support and patience our visitors have shown for the local residents and businesses at our beloved Tamborine Mountain and the surrounding areas, as we work to restore what makes this part of the world so very special.

The following iconic visitor attractions at Tamborine Mountain and surrounds have re-opened and look forward to your visits: 

ℹ️ For the latest in local knowledge, drop into the Tamborine Mountain Visitor Information Centre, on Main Western Road, Doughty Park in North Tamborine.

⭐️ Give the kids a fun day out at Thunderbird Park, with DIG IT, Mini Golf, Thunderegg Crystal Mine and the Adventure Park and Juniors Park at the TreeTop Challenge

🌿 Take a Crop-to-Cup Plantation Tour of Tamborine Mountain’s very own Coffee Plantation 

🐛 See thousands of  glow worms at the magical, Ecotourism–Certified  Glow Worm Caves Tamborine Mountain 

🌴 Get a birds-eye view of the rainforest from the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

☕️ Grab coffees, toasties and other delicious delights at Picnic Real Food Bar led by famed chef Brenda Fawdon

🍺 Stop off for a cold one at our favourite pub in a paddock, the Bearded Dragon Hotel

🛍️ Stroll the famous Gallery Walk’s artisan shops, galleries and friendly cafes

🐶 Relish the views and friendly service at St Bernards Hotel

🍷 Taste brilliant wines and cheese platters at Witches Falls Winery

🍸 Chill out and sip the famed Five-to-Five hand-crafted gins at Cauldron Distillery or sign up with friends for a class in Gin Making or Gin Blending

🍹 Taste internationally award winning liqueurs at Tamborine Mountain Distillery or learn the secrets behind crafting premium spirits from their Head Distiller in a Spirit Making Class

🍻  Quench your thirst with local craft beers at Fortitude Brewing

🛏️ Stay for the night at Cedar Creek LodgesCamelot Boutique Accommodation, Verandah House Country Estate, or other fine accommodation properties on the mountain that have been able to reopen. Please check their websites and socials for updates.

🚶 Take a nature walk to Curtis Falls (1.1km return) where the Cedar Creek cascades into a serene pool below, or along the 3.6km return Witches Falls circuit to the lookout platform beside Witches Falls.

Please note: ALL other walking tracks are now open in Tamborine National Park except those in the Cedar Creek section which remainss closed due to storm damage.
For your own safety, please respect all park closure signs and information while the national parks team goes about the huge job of cleaning up after the storms. Before visiting, please check the relevant park alerts for the latest information on where you can and can’t go, along with local park conditions.

Tamborine Mountain Regional Botanic Gardens is also closed until further notice, due to storm damage.

 

Before venturing up the mountain, please check the socials and websites of the places you plan to visit.

And please, don’t be a sticky beak! It has been a tough start to the year for many locals with much loss, damage and heartbreak. To give them the space to recover and allow local communities and recovery services to work as efficiently as possible, we ask that visitors please drive carefully, keep roads clear, and park only in designated parking spaces.

How else can you show your support?  Please show your support for the small businesses on the mountain by buying from their online stores or booking accommodation or a winery and distillery tour for a visit in the next few months.

Stay up to date with the latest advice on weather and road closures within the Scenic Rim. For real-time updates on all matters relating to the weather events, including road closures visit: https://disasterdashboard.scenicrim.qld.gov.au/

The Scenic Rim is a BIG BEAUTIFUL REGION and the rest of the region is OPEN for visitors!

While Tamborine Mountain recovers, don’t forget the Scenic Rim is a BIG BEAUTIFUL REGION and tourism businesses across the rest of the region are waiting to welcome visitors with open arms and a wide Scenic Rim smile 🤗

PLEASE, make your plans to come and sit, sip, taste, hike, swim, picnic with an alpaca, kiss a camel and smell the flowers.

Here’s some of the many great ways to show your love for the Scenic Rim over summer:

🍻 Say cheers with a schooner and a feast at Scenic Rim Brewery or one of the other great pubs in the region

🐑 Get the freshest of fresh produce from Scenic Rim’s award-winning farmers and producers at the new Towri Growers Market, held on the first Saturday of every month from 9am-2pm, or check out these other unmissable Scenic Rim Country Markets

🐪 Ride a camel at Summer Land Camels

💐 Wander the colourful flower fields at Elderflower Farm

🌿 Immerse yourself if nature with a stay in a Tiny Wild House or Sky Lodge at Binna Burra

🛀 Soak in the outdoor tub at Wander

💚 Celebrate with family and friends at The Bowl Boonah

🍽️ Grab a big brekky @ Teaspoons & Aprons Beaudesert

🥂 Enjoy lunch with lake views at The Overflow Estate 1895

🦙 Picnic with an alpaca at Mountview Alpaca Farm

👙 Cool off in the creek while camping at Kerry Valley Secret or Ladybrook Farm Escape, or book your stay at one of these other perfect places to stay with river access

🏊‍♂️ Dive into one of Australia’s most spectacular infinity pools⁠ at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

⛰️ Unleash your inner adventurer at Mt Barney Lodge

🏕  Stretch out on a hammock at Ketchup’s Bank Glamping

☕️ Admire the views of Mount Maroon while you eat, drink and browse the stylish homewares at The Shed Cafe in Rathdowney, open Saturdays and Sundays.

🚙 Take your 4WDing to the next level with the next 4WD Awareness Course on Sunday 4 February at Scenic Rim Adventure Park

🥾 Walk to the waterfalls in Lamington National Park. The tracks from Binna Burra and O’Reilly’s (Green Section), are open and clear and the waterfalls are at FULL flow after the heavy rainfall. Please take care when hiking near creeks, stick to the track at all times, and always check for Park Alerts before heading out.

To plan your visit, please check the socials and websites of the places you plan to visit.

Stay up to date with the latest advice on weather and road closures within the Scenic Rim. For real-time updates on all matters relating to the weather events, including road closures visit: https://disasterdashboard.scenicrim.qld.gov.au/