Mount Tamborine Things to Do

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    BIRDLIFE @ TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN BOTANIC GARDENS

    by balhannah Updated May 27, 2014

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    yellow Robin in the Rainforest area
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    A quiet walk through the rainforest, and we saw this little Yellow Robin and a Grey Miner bird.
    Other Birds that your likely to see are Parrots, Rosellas, Lorikeets and Turkeys
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    At the BBQ area, there were 3 Kookaburras, quite friendly and ready to steal your food when you weren't watching, they love meat. .....Also Magpies, they love the scraps too.

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    THE KNOLL @ MT. TAMBORINE

    by balhannah Updated May 27, 2014

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    The "Knoll" is the plateau end of Tamborine Mountain that you see from many areas before heading up the winding road to the top.

    Follow the Knoll road to the end, and here is a bitumen car park. Park your car, make sure you lock it and take any valuables with you.

    Toilets are just nearby, BBQ's and picnic tables, plus a couple of Bush Turkeys, Magpies and Ravens looking to share a picnic lunch with you.
    The area is lawned, so if you think of it, bring a picnic rug or a couple of chairs like the couple we saw there.
    They were having their lunch overlooking the beautiful view from the lookout. From the lookout platform, we had views to Flinders Peak and Brisbane, we could see for miles and miles, very nice!

    Near the entrance there is a large shelter shed with a long table.

    BE WARNED.......
    We have spiteful green ants in Queensland, that pack a punch if they bite, they will hurt....... So if picnicking on a blanket on the ground, choose your site carefully so you are not near any nests.

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    MT. TAMBORINE LOOK-OUT

    by balhannah Updated May 27, 2014

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    Wonderful views!
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    The Look-out is on the main western road where the Hang - Gliders and Paragliders take off from.
    There are other look-outs on this ridge, all of them giving you extensive views over the Canungra Valley. You look down to the Canungra valley and to two big Race horse studs with their own Race-course.
    The views from here are fantastic, especially on a clear day [no smoke haze]
    On the other side of Tamborine Mountain, the views are just as good, only this time your overlooking the Gold Coast.

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    MT. TAMBORINE GALLERY WALK

    by balhannah Updated May 27, 2014

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    A nice area for an oversea's visitor, is "The Gallery walk" on Mount Tamborine.
    I took my New Zealand friend as she likes Arts and Crafts and there are plenty of these shops here!

    The street itself is called "GALLERY WALK." I was actually lucky to find a carpark in the street as quite often, when the Tourist Buses and the Brisbanites are here, car parks are hard to find.
    We just walked the whole length of the street, popping in and out of shops the whole way. There were many galleries and craft shops displaying all forms of artistic work such as paintings, glass, sculpture's, pottery, antiques, ceramics, porcelain, glass, jewellery, Fudge, nic - nacs and much more.

    Judy tried some of the wine, as wine tasting was free, and at another shop, we tried the home-made fudge.

    Mmmm, the smell of freshly brewed Coffee available at the many Cafes, made a Coffee stop a must!

    Toilets [free] are located in the street.

    We had a great time, even though we hardly bought a thing, we just enjoyed browsing the many interesting shops in this street.

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    BOTANIC GARDENS

    by balhannah Updated May 27, 2014

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    Wisteria
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    The Botanic gardens are not old like a lot of Botanic Gardens, so are still being developed. Even so, they are quite nice already. There is a good display of Camellias, Bromeliads, Magnolias, Rainforest etc. A nice little lake, with bridge and plenty of lawn for picnics, its good for a stroll and to return in later years as it develops. A lot of It has all been done by volunteers from the Tamborine Mountain Garden Club, a credit to them for the excellent job they have done.

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    THUNDERBIRD PARK

    by balhannah Updated May 27, 2014

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    Cut & Polished Thunderegg
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    THUNDER EGGS! ....Have you ever heard of or seen them?

    Well, If you haven't, then on Tamborine Mountain is your chance to see the
    largest deposit of Thundereggs in the world.
    They were discovered here in 1967, and since then, have been mined in an open cut mine.

    If you want to find your own Thunderegg, then you have to pay an
    ADMISSION PRICE 2014
    ADULTS........$24.00 per person
    CHILDREN 12 and under..............$15.00 per child (to 12 years of age**)
    ** A child must be accompanied by a paying adult over 18 years of age.

    FULLY ENCLOSED FOOTWEAR MUST BE WORN.

    ENTRY FEE INCLUDES.........

    Explantion leaflet on thundereggs, how to find them, a mine safety talk, as well as the use of a pick and bucket to collect the eggs. Everyone gets to take home all the thundereggs that fit inside the rim of their buckets and receive a souvenir miner’s permit as a souvenir. Additional eggs (above the rim) are charged at $3.00 per kilo. They will also cut the egg's open for a fee.

    PLEASE NOTE - THE MINE IS CLOSED DURING WET WEATHER.

    I didn't do any fossicking, but just went to the Mine shop where I had a look at the cut and polished Thundereggs. This was FREE. Souvenirs are for sale here to, and at the beginning of the walkway, is a Cafe.

    The formation of thundereggs is still much of a mystery

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    PARAGLIDING ON "THE MOUNT"

    by balhannah Written May 27, 2014

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    GO PARAGLIDING!

    This isn't for everyone, including me, but I do often go to Tamborine Mountain first to the markets, then afterwards to watch the Paragliding club. What a great day it is when the Club is there, and one after another is taking off! Soon the sky is full, some were so high they were specks!
    Only one tandem took off. I have listed the website for tandem flights.

    It is a pleasant afternoon just sitting and watching them! There is parking alongside the road. Be careful that your parked correctly as Police are issuing parking tickets. Toilets on site. You can sit on the railing or bring a rug or some chairs and sit on the mowed grass and watch them.

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  • Lunch @ Mt Tambourine

    by Brisbanites Written May 27, 2013

    We have just visited Mt Tambourine for the first time,had coffee at the Polish cafe followed by lunch at the St Bernard's hotel.
    We can highly recommend both, hospitality was great, food was excellent and the view is out of this world.

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    Scarecrow Festival

    by stevemt Updated Oct 21, 2012

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    Since 2008, Mount Tambourine have held an annual scarecrow festival in the spring.

    Went this year and my god it was worth the trip

    There are over 200 scarecrows in the area to see, many are topical, all very inventive, and it shows a huge community spirit. Nearly all the local businesses participate along with the local service orginisations, including police.

    I would recomend this weekend to EVERYONE

    Have a look at the web site for more details

    More photos in my travelogue

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    Picnic/BBQ at the Knoll section

    by stevemt Written Sep 16, 2012

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    The Knoll section is a great place to have a picnic/BBQ and do sopme bush walking.

    The views are fantastic, and walking pathes provided.

    There are picnic tables provided along with free gas fired BBQ's

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    Curtis Falls history

    by iandsmith Written Aug 4, 2012

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    Curtis Falls

    From an ABC radio interview:
    But while today the only construction you'll find at the tranquil site is a walking track and viewing platform, back in the 1800s there was a water wheel at the falls, powering the local saw mill.
    Raymond Curtis (now 84 years old) spent his childhood living near the falls.
    Raymond says he never saw the water wheel but his father did.
    "He remembered the sound of it - the clacking - because the cogs around the circumference were wooden.
    "The water wheel that drove the mill was in a recess in the rock on the side that had been blasted out, it was 24 feet, it was a big wheel."
    The falls are named after Sidney Curtis (the brother of Raymond's grandfather) who once owned the land.
    Raymond says in about 1870 both brothers purchased parcels of land on the mountain.
    "He came here because he loved it, he and his brother... when they were young men they walked up to the mountain, there was nobody here, and they loved the place."
    The falls and the area around them were saved for posterity by a local newspaper editor who got enough subscriptions to buy the area and save it for posterity.

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    Visit The Historic St Bernards Hotel

    by wise23girl Updated Sep 23, 2011

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    We were welcomed by mine hosts John and Michelle (2010) then it was a tour of inspection followed by a glass of beer in the cosy lounge; then came every VTers main interest...the food.

    In 2011 new mine hosts.

    Lunch was really very tasty. You will enjoy. I am not a salad person but the crab and avocado was fresh and lovely. Gluten free and vegetarian choices are available. Did not like the Sunday Roast in 2011.

    And you can meet Leo the St Bernards Dog Mascot at the Hotel. He was born at Snomark Kennels on the 1st August 2006 and took up residence at the Hotel in early November 2006.

    If you plan to propose to your darling ...well they host weddings as well.

    Have a look at the website there is heaps more...Friday night entertainment, a bottle shop, a few poker machines, the history of the hotel, and an idea of future plans for the hotel.

    Accommodation available in the adjacent motel (see tip)

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  • FLIGHTS OF FANCY - NOT JUST *ANY* FAIRY SHOP!

    by MAGICLOVER Written Aug 31, 2011

    Thank you for the best magical delivery into fantasy about everything fairy. I loved this shop called Flights of Fancy that much I will be buying many more items for my garden at home, and for my grandaughter's Nursery - Mum and Dad will be delighted. Your shop is also very magical and amazing, and nowhere in the World have I seen anything like it so thank you very much. To anyone else that may see their the pictures on their website they are fantastic but wait till you see the real thing its even better the details are brilliant, a lot of work goes into these and you can tell there gorgeous and in the main are hand made. I will be buying more in the future, and thank you for your amazing service.

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    Cameron Falls

    by onedaysomewhere Updated Jul 29, 2010

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    Cameron Falls

    After lunch, I did the walk the left from the Knoll picnic ground to Cameron Falls.
    The walk was through Rainforest, past mosses, ferns, and beside a freshwater creek that had many rapids, and big boulders covered in moss, it was so pretty!
    There were lots of Trees, including the tall Gum Trees that I had previously seen on Tamborine Mountain.
    I heard and saw some Birds, and more Scrub Turkeys on my walk. The Falls were nice, and I viewed them from a viewing platform. More nice views over the valley.
    This was a lovely walk, about 3kms for a round trip, not too hard. Could be wet and slippery after rain.

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    Don't like your local, then move it!

    by Steve-H Updated Jul 17, 2010

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    We came, we saw, it was closed!

    Formerly the Sussex Arms in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK.
    There's a slim chance I may have drank at this pub in my youth and now it's here in sunny Queensland, you'll have to see the website for the whole story.
    I flew half way around the world to find an old friend, took a few internal flights across Australia, rented a car and drove out of Brisbane, went to Oxenford and was taken across the county to see a whole pub that had made a similar journey, of course when we arrived...it was shut.

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