Mount Tamborine Things to Do

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    CANUNGRA

    by balhannah Updated Nov 30, 2009

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    Canungra, is a small village of 1000 +people, and growing, with new housing estates opening up.
    The township of Canungra is more than 125 years old and owes its existence to early cedargetters and sawmillers.

    From Canungra you can do a scenic drive up the Mountain via "The Goat Track" to Tamborine Mountain
    The Goat Track isn't a track anymore, it is a road, even though narrow, it is now well maintained. At one section where the road is narrow, traffic lights control traffic making it only one--way in this section.

    Canungra is situated in a picturesque valley, it has the Canungra creek running by.
    The Hotel is beautifully kept, like an old English one, and there is a nice park across the road, where Toilets and BBQ's are located.

    Just outside the town is O"Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard. Set in the beautiful valley, this vineyard offers wine, meals and devonshire afternoon tea.
    Also located on the outskirts, is the Australian Army's Kokoda Jungle training camp.

    This valley is also an important area for horse racing, with many fine studs located here, each with their own private racecourse.
    Polo, is another popular sport in this area, with the Gold Coast Polo club being located here
    Close to town, tourists can enjoy farmstays, bed and breakfasts, cabin accommodation and vineyards.

    Many visitors also stop at Canungra en route to the Lamington National Park and the mountain resorts of Binna Burra and O’Reilly’s.
    It is the gateway town to O'Reillys in Lamington National Park, so makes it a very popular stopping point for day tours to these areas.

    Markets are held monthly and an annual rodeo takes place in June while the local show is held each August.
    It is located in the Gold Coast hinterland, situated 35ks from the Gold Coast, and 90ks from Brisbane.

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    McDonald Rainforest Circuit @ TAMBORINE MTN

    by balhannah Written Oct 5, 2009

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    Land Mullet found in the park

    If you are visiting Tamborine mountain, then you will find a lot of nice walks to do.
    On visiting the Heritage Centre, I noticed the short Rainforest walk that could be done, it was just across the road.

    Only a 1.4km, easy circuit, you get to see Strangler figs, nice ferns,and general Rainforest.
    You may get to see a "Land Mullet" a dark, blacky coloured lizard, and keep your eyes peeled for Birds as well
    There was a small shelter shed and picnic tables at the park entrance.

    LOCATION......The track starts from the carpark on Wongawallen Road, off the Tamborine-Oxenford Road.

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    TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN HERITAGE CENTRE

    by balhannah Written Oct 5, 2009

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    The Slab Hut

    I came across this Heritage Centre by accident. On having a look at the very cheap admission price of $3, I thought it was worth a look.
    It is not big by any means, but has some interesting items on display, and there is also a nice old Slab Hut. I also got to find out about the history of Tamborine mountain......

    Like, there used to be a sawmill powered by a waterwheel in the late 1800's in what is now Joalah National Park. They have a working one on display at the centre.
    Dairying was important on the Mountain, and now days, you won't probably find one cow on the mountain!
    You may have known about the early timber getters who climbed trees to where they wanted to cut them by inserting boards in notches they cut in the trees and then felled the trees by axe or crosscut saws. Well, some of these stumps with the notches in them are on display at the centre.

    LOCATION.....55-57 Wongawallan Rd, Eagle Heights Qld

    It is only open on Sundays, from 11am-3pm
    or by appointment, phone 5545 3929

    ADMISSION IN 2009 was a very cheap $3

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    OPEN GARDENS at TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN

    by balhannah Written Oct 4, 2009

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    Clemaitis

    Every year, residents on Tamborine Mountain, open their gardens for the public to have a look at.
    This happens in Spring, (around late September, early October) when they are at their prettiest.

    It is very well organized, with trail signs located on the roads so you can not get lost. Each garden has large flags out the front, so you can't miss them either!

    Either from one of the Gardens or at the Botanic gardens, you buy your ticket that lets you visit the 6 display gardens, the cost in 2009 was $15.
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    They then give you a tag to pin on your jacket, and off you go!
    Gardens vary from small to large, Cottage garden to Formal garden, all were very nice.
    Some even had cuttings and potted plants for sale.

    Remember, on the mountain, it is cooler than in Brisbane or on the Gold Coast, so you may need a jacket!

    Gardens are open from 9-4pm.
    You have missed this year, but keep it in mind for next year, you pick up some nice ideas for your garden, and often, get to see some rare plants like I did on this occassion.

    If you do not have your own transport, then "Tamborine Trolleys" do tours. They vary in price. For more information, visit their website .....www.tamborinetrolley.com.au

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    Want to go HANG GLIDING!

    by balhannah Written Oct 4, 2009

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    Imagine you!

    On the Main Western Road, Mt. Tamborine, the Canungra Hang Gliding club makes its base for flying.
    We were there on a Sunday, and there were of lot of them waiting to take off.
    They also hold competitions held here

    You can do a 'TANDEM FLIGHT'
    All launches & landings are done on wheels so no running is required from pilot
    or passenger. What happens is you are towed to approx 3,000ft,
    this will be around 1,000ft above the top of Mt Tamborine where you can see an incredible 360 degree view of the East Coast, Gold Coast high rise buildings, the surrounding hinterland, the Great Dividing Range, The Border Ranges and the city of Brisbane.

    What an experience!

    Introductory tandem flights are around 20 to 25 minutes of airtime.

    Tandem hang gliding requires no experience and is perfect for all ages.

    No, I haven't done it, only watched them many times, and the view from the lookout where the experienced ones take-off from, is outstanding......
    I can only imagine how good it would be flying like a Bird!!!!

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    Craft Markets @ Mt. Tamborine

    by balhannah Written Sep 14, 2008

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    The Craft Markets are held every month at the Mount Tamborine Showgrounds. Crafts, and fruit and vegees are sold here. You also can buy food & drinks. For the children, there are Pony rides. Parking is on the edge of the road, or for a donation to the Local Fire Brigade, you can park on the oval where the markets are held.
    They are held the 2nd Sunday of each month.

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    Shops, restaurants, and much more.

    by tiabunna Written Oct 22, 2006

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    Entrance to Gallery Walk
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    Over the years, Mt Tamborine has developed a huge choice of shops selling arts and crafts, foods, antiques, local wines, even German clocks! You can be massaged or married there, eat at restaurants or stay in many diffferent chalets or resorts. If you become sufficiently taken with the place, several real estate agents will be happy to assist you.

    The businesses involved in all these choices are strewn throughout the area, however there is a distinct ‘main street’ in Gallery Walk, which is given over almost entirely to tourist shops and restaurants. It would be surprising if you did not find something of interest here.

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    Go to the Visitor’s Information Centre

    by tiabunna Written Oct 22, 2006

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    Model of the landforms south of Mt Tamborine

    Almost my standard suggestion, it seems! Much as I’d like to pretend this page will meet all your needs, there are good reasons for visiting the Information Centre. So start off here, pick up a booklet on Tamborine Mountain (the name is used interchangeably, either that way or as Mt Tamborine) and you will have maps and details of many of the choices waiting for you.

    Now the part that really interested me. In the Information Centre, quite apart from the copious tourist information, is a large model of the local landscape from Tamborine to beyond Mt Warning, probably 80km distant southward in New South Wales. Back a mere 20 million or so years ago, Mt Warning was the core of a large shield volcano which became extinct after spreading lava over a huge area. Over time the volcano itself has eroded away, leaving one of the largest shield volcano craters in the world, plus the core and large lava flows. Yes, the lava flows formed all the extensive mountains comprising the border ranges, the Tweed Ranges in NSW, and Mt Tamborine near the northern limit: the view from the Gold Coast beaches must have been impressive 20 million years ago!

    Photo: Model of the border ranges area. I have labelled Mt Tamborine, Mt Warning and the Gold Coast beaches. The photo represents a view of the model from the relative direction of Brisbane.

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    Something for the men

    by iandsmith Written Aug 23, 2006

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    Relax e vous

    I loved this shop. Outside, as you can clearly see, there were a couple of chairs with magazines so the men could do something while the women shop.
    Now, there was a trader with marketing ability. It's actually quite good inside as well.

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    Botanical gardens

    by iandsmith Written Aug 20, 2006

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    Bridge in the centre of the gardens

    The botanical gardens are a relatively recent innovation on the mountain and, as such, it will be a few years more before they achieve some of their goals. At the moment it's really more of a pleasant walk than a major botanical experience.
    Volunteers are helping to make it into something special and you can readily see what some of their plans are.
    There's a variety of types of vegetation here from small to large and spring is porbably the best time for viewing at this stage.

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    Putting some Polish into your life

    by iandsmith Written Jun 25, 2006

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    Join you for a cuppa?
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    A little further up the mountain was our second stop, a real charmer of a place with sublime views and feathered accompaniment.
    The Polish Place pays its dues to its European heritage and has a bit of everything. You can stay here in self-contained cottages, eat at the licensed restaurant or go and browse the artwork, featuring that Polish specialty, polished amber.
    Should you choose to sate your appetite then, be forewarned, make sure you keep all your food within easy and quick reach. In Southern Queensland one of Australia's native parrots are to be found in abundance and they do love their scraps from the table though it's fair to suggest that their etiquette leaves something to be desired.
    Yes, the lorikeets love the Polish Place as clearly shown in my second pic where one of a few visiting Japanese was left stranded when the others in her party left the table but, not to worry, soon she had many friends. Well, a few too many perhaps!

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    Arts and crafts

    by iandsmith Written Jun 24, 2006

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    Lovely facade of Star Soul Creations
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    That's really what Mount Tambourine is all about. Arts and crafts and food and just plain chilling out.
    It's not limited to just one spot, atop the mountain and along the access roads you'll discover all sorts of delights.
    This just happened to be the first we came across and featured crystal works and some unique clothing (ouch, there goes the credit card again) that Rosemarie just had to have.
    Meantime, out in the garden (pic 2) my granddaughter was totally chilled out. Classic!

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    Witches Falls Winery

    by stevemt Written Oct 21, 2012

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    Witches Falls Winery is a small local boutique winery on Mt Tamborine.

    Well worth a visit for a tasting.

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    Gallery Walk

    by stevemt Written Sep 16, 2012

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    Gallery Walk is a street in Mount Tambourine that is lined with boutique shops.

    All worth a visit.

    This street is reminisicent of Montville for those who have been there

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    Much of a muchness.

    by Steve-H Written Mar 31, 2010

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    What! more crystals?

    Here we are on the main street going into another crystal and gem stone shop, nice building, water features etc but terminaly boring.

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