Mount Tamborine Travel Guide

  • Tamborine Mountain
    Tamborine Mountain
    by balhannah
  • Tamborine Mountain
    Tamborine Mountain
    by balhannah
  • Tamborine Mountain
    Tamborine Mountain
    by balhannah

Mount Tamborine Things to Do

  • BIRDLIFE @ TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN BOTANIC...

    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. 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...

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  • THE KNOLL @ MT. TAMBORINE

    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,...

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  • MT. TAMBORINE LOOK-OUT

    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...

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  • MT. TAMBORINE GALLERY WALK

    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...

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  • BOTANIC GARDENS

    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...

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  • THUNDERBIRD PARK

    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...

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  • PARAGLIDING ON "THE MOUNT"

    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...

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  • Lunch @ Mt Tambourine

    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

    Since 2008, Mount Tambourine have held an annual scarecrow festival in the spring.Went this year and my god it was worth the tripThere 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,...

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  • Witches Falls Winery

    Witches Falls Winery is a small local boutique winery on Mt Tamborine.Well worth a visit for a tasting.

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  • Picnic/BBQ at the Knoll section

    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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  • Gallery Walk

    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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  • Curtis Falls history

    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...

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  • Visit The Historic St Bernards Hotel

    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...

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  • FLIGHTS OF FANCY - NOT JUST *ANY* FAIRY...

    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...

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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...

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  • Don't like your local, then move it!

    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,...

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  • GALLERY WALK

    The Gallery Walk on Mt. Tamborine is a very popular street. Tourist Buses and plenty of cars made parking hard to find.Eventually, I found a car park and went for my walk. It was great! I had fun browsing in all the different kinds of shops, like the Fairy shop, and Fudge Heaven, plus I checked out the Cuckoo clocks in the German Cuckoo Clock...

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Mount Tamborine Restaurants

  • Nice Bakery

    On our day visit to Tamborine Mountain, we just didn't feel like bothering packing a picnic basket for lunch..We headed to North Tamborine where there is a good selection of shops, drove up the divided street, and found the Oven Fired Bakery.We bought a couple of Vegetable pasties, and a couple of Cinnamon scrolls, I can say that all were very...

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  • AT THE BASE OF TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN

    The Bearded Dragon Tavern is located in an excellent location at the base of Tamborine Mountain. It is very popular on the weekends, as it is enroute to the Mountain. I have enjoyed meals here on more than one occasion, and so far no complaints. As the meals vary in price from traditional pub food ($6.50-$20.50AUD) ....to A la Carte Dinner menu...

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  • good wine good food

    Not only can you go here for wine tasting but also an enjoyable meal. We had a pie. Expensive but nice.I say expensive because we paid $7.00 for one. mind you they do boast that they have the best pies on the coast.

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Mount Tamborine Shopping

  • German Cuckoo Clock's

    I rather like looking at Cuckoo Clock's and a good place to see them is at the Cuckoo Clock Nest on Tamborine Mountain.The shop has been located here for quite a long time, and as well as selling the Clock's, they do repair them as well.My friend and I browsed around the shop, finding wooden toy's that we played with years ago. There were lots of...

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  • Fudge!

    “Granny Mac’s Store” .................Is full of home-made Fudge!Yummy! The smell wafting out the shop enticed us to visit inside! We wandered around the shop, and eventually chose some varieties that sounded nice. Luckily, at the counter, we were given a free sample to try before we bought, I thought that was a good idea! Nice, but not the...

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  • Gift shop

    Nel's on the Walk is another shop we came across on Gallery Walk.This one also is a gift shop, once again, has different items for sale from the other shops.I rather liked the unique letter - boxes, made out of old recycled oil can's into the shapes of Horse's, Cow's, and even a flying Pig!“Nels on the Walk” sellS beautiful hand painted tiles, toys...

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Mount Tamborine Local Customs

  • Where to Picnic

    There are many varied spots to picnic on Mount Tambourine. Some have gas fired BBQ's, some wood fired BBQ's.Have a look here and make your choicehttp://www.discovertamborine.com.au/index.php/tamborine-picnics-bbqs-playgrounds/

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  • ALPACA TRANSPORT - TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN

    You may see this, or may not, I just thought it was funny!There is an Alapaca Stud on Tamborine Mountain. We were sitting enjoying our lunch near the shops, and parked nearby was a Bus, which to me, looked like a Kindergarten Bus, it had all hand done children's paintings on the side.I had been looking at it for a while, when something moved inside...

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Mount Tamborine Warnings and Dangers

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    DIVING AT CEDAR CREEK FALLS

    by balhannah Written Feb 10, 2010

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    Cedar Creek Falls, and on a hot Summer's day, a lot of people come here from Brisbane to enjoy the cool water and the lovely surroundings.

    Swimming in the rock pools at the base of each waterfall is quite ok, it is diving into the pools that can be disastrous, with people losing their lives through jumping into shallow water. There is a plaque on one of the cliffs beside one of the waterfalls, remembering a person who lost his life doing this!

    When I was there, a school group were having fun in the water, but NO DIVING!

    Cooling off at Cedar Creek Falls
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Mount Tamborine Tourist Traps

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    One Turn Off Not Well Signed...Improved...

    by wise23girl Updated Sep 23, 2011

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    We came off the M1 and through Nerang Village as we were staying at the Gold Coast. The signs were clear until we came to the actual turn off up to the mountain. 2010.

    I think there is a policy of being economical with words on major signs and suddenly this road to the right was only marked O'Reilly's Plateau and something else but NOT Mount Tamborine.
    So we kept going straight ahead only to notice the Mt Tamborine was at the "O'Reilly" turn after all. So did a number of other cars ...all coming to an abrupt halt in a well worn spot.

    This time the signs had been improved so it could be OK for you. 2011

    Unique Suggestions: When you see a sign" O'Reillys Plateau" outside Nerang on the right that is also to Mt. Tamborine.

    If you do hurtle straight by do not cross the double lines to U turn. Just go a little further down where you can turn right and right again safely

    Fun Alternatives: Well if you come from Brisbane you come in from the other side and avoid this problem.

    Roads

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Mount Tamborine Favorites

  • The dragonfly

    I drifted into insect photography; spurred by a lady I met on a hike to Hartz Peak (see my Tasmania pages) which is where I met Raylea. I then was pushed over the edge by coming across colourful dragonflies while I did "the Lap" (around Australia) and I kept coming across them. Little did I know when I started that there were over 300 different...

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  • Joalah NP

    Joalah National Park is part of the Tamborine group of parks, mostly small.However, this one is an absolute gem, particularly if you like splashing creeks and piccabeen palms.Though the overall walk can be done in an hour, if you're into photography you may find it takes a lot longer. Curtis Falls are the centrepiece of this park and are named...

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  • ICECREAMS & OLD FASHIONED LOLLIES

    I don't know about you, but when I am out enjoying the countryside, a stop for an Icecream is often on the cards. When we parked at Joalah National Park infront of shops at the "tall trees T Junction," I noticed an "Old fashioned Lolly shop" which not only sold lollies, but Icecreams as well!So, if you are craving for 'THAT' icecream, head in here,...

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