A World of National Parks
As the Blue Mountains are to Sydney, so Tamborine Mountain is to Brisbane and the Gold Coast, for escapees, holiday makers and day visitors from the “big smoke”.
Actually three small settlements comprising North Tamborine, Eagle Heights and Mount Tamborine, many residents cater to visitors with cottages, guesthouse inns and B&B style lodgings.
The quaint villages are famous for arts, crafts and antiques, with markets held on almost every weekend, making the area a very popular weekend and midweek getaway destination.
A flourishing boutique winery industry taking advantage of the soils and climate, is also a favourite attraction for visitors, while plentiful vantage points and picnic spots provide magnificent views to the Gold Coast to the east and the national parks of the Scenic Rim to the west.
Other attractions include Tamborine Mountain National Park, which is made up of nine national parks, including Queensland’s first declared national park, Witches Falls.
A world of subtropical, eucalypt and cycad rainforests, three of the four largest parks have picnic facilities and walking tracks to lookouts or waterfalls.
Or you can take a walk through the rainforest canopy at Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk.
Set in 30 acres of privately owned rainforest the complex includes an interpretive Centre, gift shop, and cafe.
For a more cosy experience, the annual “Springtime on the Mountain” garden festival held each September, throws open private home gardens to the public, with a trail pass to view 8 inspiring gardens.
If you’re holidaying on the Gold Coast, you can opt for a day tour to the plateau, or use a “hop on – hop off” tour operator, to enjoy your own pace and interests.
Check out the Big Volcano Visitor Guide – Tamborine Mountain, for more information, accommodation options, local tours & attractions, and how to get there.