In 2018 Tamborine Mountain will be on the doorstep of one of the world’s most iconic gathering of sports people – the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
This will be the single biggest event in a decade in Australia when many thousands of people will gather from all over the world to compete and celebrate together.
Tamborine Mountain is celebrating this gathering as a ‘Commonwealth Community’. Seventy businesses have been matched with the seventy competing Commonwealth Countries, to become ambassadors – to learn about and identify with their chosen country and to support the athletes and their achievements. We see this as a wonderful opportunity to involve the local community in the spirit of the Games.
We plan to involve community groups in activities from athletic events through to trivia nights and food events – all designed to unite our community and celebrate the Commonwealth Community.
Discover Tamborine Mountain – Buy your passport!
Commonwealth Community events have commenced in April 2017 and are running throughout the year until the Commonwealth Games in April 2018.
This time frame allows plenty of opportunities to get to know our commonwealth neighbours, athletes and visitors alike, and to welcome them to Australia. Come visit us to enjoy the celebrations with our Commonwealth Community.
70 Countries + 70 Stamps + 70 Offers
We have printed passports for our visitors. The passport features a page for each country participating at the Games. After purchasing your $5 passport from any participating business, the relevant page will be stamped at each ambassadorial business you choose to visit. This stamp will entitle you to redeem the ‘special offer’ from that business. Over $1,000 worth of offers will be available!
Tamborine Mountain is home to many wonderful eateries, catering for all price ranges and tastes.
Fresh local produce, prepared with care and skill is the key to your culinary delights. Passionate producers, rich volcanic soils and unique weather conditions bear foods and produce of the finest quality.
Pubs and bistros, take-aways and pizza kitchens, cafes and health food, restaurants and cake shops all invite you to enjoy the delicious things life has to offer. Enjoy your meal!
…at Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery!Arthur Hamblin as an artist owes much to the experiences and characters he has seen in the Australian outback. Australian country life, stock-men, cattle, horses, camels and bird life are his subjects. His paintings show the heat, vast space and color of the outback. View the comprehensive collection of his iconic paintings at Cedar Creek Estate, open 7 days a week!
Awaken all your senses with the taste of Tamborine!“Ambience on Tour” offers a variety of day tours for a fun filled day out. Select from a Wine Tour, Brewery Tour, Variety Taster Tour, Art Tour, Scenic Rainforest Tour, Tailored Tour or combine tours. In addition, we exclusively provide the opportunity to combine wine and art appreciation for a truly unique experience on our Wine & Art Tour. Maximum of 8 per group / Airport & hotel transfers available.
Mount Tamborine is an exciting option for that perfect getaway you have always been looking for. Located about 70 kms away from the city of Brisbane, it offers a myriad of options to attract the visitors. Whether it is about trying out the “Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk” in the beautiful Tamborine rain forests, accepting a “Treetop Challenge”, visiting the vineyards, wineries and the “Tamborine Mountain Distillery”, exploring the “Tamborine Glow Worm Caves” or visiting the always exciting “Thunderbird Park”, there are many Mount Tamborine attractions for you to discover.
If you are wondering about the accommodation options at Mount Tamborine – no worries! You will find some of the finest accommodation options and you can select one based on your budget and the features you are looking for. Mount Tamborine is the perfect destination for weekend getaways if you are looking for a perfect holiday destination with your partner or with your family.
It is easy to understand why Mount Tamborine has become so popular with tourists. Its”Witches Chase National Park” is the third oldest in the entire world. You can see the remains of the extinct Mount Warning Volcano here. If you are interested in enjoying Mother Nature at its best, there are several lookouts and walks to choose from. Some of these are the popular “Cedar Creek Falls” and the ”Witches Falls”.
There are a total of 12 walking tracks, each of them vary in length and difficulty, but all are easily managed by young and old. You will simply love taking a leisurely stroll amidst the ancient giant rainforest trees, admire the flowers and enjoy listening to the song of the birds. Enjoy your visit to the “Fortitude Brewery” and choose from one of the available fine restaurants for a delextable dinner. Savour home-grown macadamia nuts, kiwifruits and avocados or some award winning cheeses. Enjoy the best of new-world and old charm on Tamborine Mountain.
Here are some of the annual festivals and events:
Don’t miss the “TM Wedding Expo” where over 50 local wedding service suppliers will exhibit, showcasing all the different aspects of the wedding industry. Mount Tamborine has become the preferred wedding destination for many young couples in the south eastern parts of Queensland.
Visit the “TM Country Markets” on Tamborine Mountain held on the second Sunday of each month. Explore over 200 stalls that display everything ranging from jewellery, clothing, crafts and art and
Mount Tamborine has a very interesting history that spans back millions of years, it is a remnant of a crater rim of a volcanic explosion that happened about 22 Million years ago. It lends its name to a cluster of three villages that have settled on the mountain ridge over the past years.
“Weather” rain, hail or shine – there is always something exciting to do when you “Discover Tamborine Mountain”! Visit the famous multi-award winning “TM Distillery” – Explore the rainforest canopies at the “Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk” – Go underground at the “Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves” – Get your adrenalin pumping at “Thunderbird Park” offering exciting activities such as laser skirmish, horse riding and thunderegg fossicking – Take the “TreeTop Challenge” with 11 flying foxes, high ropes courses and the new “Skyfall Jump” – Or stroll up and down famous “Gallery Walk” with its 60 + boutiques, cottage industries, cafes, art galleries etc. – and the list goes on!
The variety of accommodation on Tamborine Mountain is endless – quiet mountain motels, elegant 5 star resorts, secluded rainforest retreats, a range of magnificent bed & breakfasts and romantic cottages, often with spa baths, log fires and breathtaking views invite you to relax, unwind and refresh!
A destination in itself – An Emporium of Treasures!“Windswept & Interesting” is a World Class Boutique. Designer fashion from around the world at an affordable price. RM Williams and Antiques, Estate Jewellery, Antiques, Shoes, Accessories, and soooo much more. You will need a couple of hours to absorb the excitement and to experience a completely new concept in shopping. Once visited – NEVER forgotten. We also buy your antiques! See you soon!
Food you can taste!“Eagle Thai Restaurant” has been bringing delicious authentic Thai food to Tamborine Mountain since 2003. Offering a wide selection of Thai dishes for Dine in, Takeaway or Home Delivery (only $5). BYO – Open 6 days a week, Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 3pm and 5pm to 9pm.
The trusted name in Jewellery!“Matthew West” has over 23 years experience as a jeweller, and offers a comprehensive jewellery repair and manufacturing service. Come in to see an interesting array of fine jewellery in silver and gold, including exclusive, one of a kind pieces, designed and handmade on the premises. Open 7 days a week 10am through to 4pm.
An unusual and eclectic book & gift shop!“Shon’s Lost For Words” is different and delightful! You will find books, music and gifts for mind, body and soul, pre loved novels, baby & toddlers gifts, clothing and books, cuddly soft toys, Nepalese artifacts, alpaca items and so much more! Take a little time to unearth a small treasure or simply enjoy browsing in a warm and tranquil atmosphere. Open 7 days a week 10am through to 4pm.
Quality local and investment art!“Capanart Gallery” resident artist Susan Capan has been painting for over 25 years. Whilst portraiture predominates, visitors are often amazed at the range of subjects Susan paints. Also quality art from handpicked local and investment artists, showcasing paintings to suit all tastes and budgets. Commissions available of portraits, landscapes and other subjects. Open 7 days.
Come in, be inspired, and unleash your creative juices!“Bygone Days Vintage Crafts” – Let our products amaze you! A huge range of 1920’s look-alike old fashioned pretty things such as stationary products, nostalgic decorations, exotic embellishments, soaps and candles, jewellery, pillow cases and dollies, lots of fringy and frilly delights, craft gifts / supplies and home decors with a difference! Open every day from 10am to 4pm.
Tibetan and Nepalese Handicraft!“Tulku Designs” is owned and operated by Junu Roesing. For over 2 decades Junu has been involved in Nepalese Arts and Crafts. Her aim is to provide quality and unusual Crafts from Nepal and Tibet, while supporting local charities in Nepal. Tulku is the sole importer and distributor of Laxmi Woodcraft Buttons. Open Thursdays through to Mondays from 10 am to 4pm.
Homewares – soft furnishings – with a difference! Welcome to “Tamborine Living” , where we pride ourselves in offering something different. We stock a range of unique homewares, jewellery, soft furnishings, hand-made candles, Australian designed placemats, and more! When you pick something from “Tamborine Living”, you will add something special to your home. And if it’s a unique gift you are after, you are bound to find it here, too!
For the best coffee on the Walk! Welcome to “Cafe Soop and Providore” where the atmosphere is relaxed and the coffee is sensational! Lounge on the couch and enjoy all day breakfast, light lunches, pumpkin soup, homemade scons – to mention just a few of the treats that await you! Check out the BBQ special! Open 7 days a week from 9 am to 4pm.
Cafe and Art Gallery!“The Gallery Cafe” is a true icon on “Gallery Walk”. The internal timber architecture is breathtaking. The large indoor cafe / restaurant can has room inside for up to 70 visitors, serving light lunches, delicious cakes and a whole lot more. The garden seating provides extra space and makes for an ideal meal outside, enjoying the sunshine and soaking in the atmosphere.
Local handcraft extraordinaire! Everything you find at the “The Quillow Shop” is locally handcrafted by 5 ladies – hand crocheted, hand knitted, hand sewn and hand made! A huge range of quillows, crochet doilies, baby’s clothing, ponchos and capes, hats and beanies, children’s toys, dolls, puppets – just too many to mention all here! Open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm.
Classic, rare and unusual!“Summit Diecast Cars & Collectables” offers a huge range of model cars and collectables for all ages, motorbikes, buses, airfix & metal kits, remote control, tin signs, matchbox, porcelain dolls and jewellery. We are authorised dealers for Biante, Autoart, Minichamps, Sunstar, Kyosho, Classic Carlectables, Maisto, Welly, Burago, Spark, Vitesse, Road Signature, Highway 61, Franklin Mint, Corgi, Matchbox, Icon and more. Open Wed to Mon 10am to 4pm (closed Tuesdays).
Designer Jewellery! Visit “Belle Bijou” on “Gallery Walk” for an exquisite range of Designer Jewellery. You will be delighted with the range, service and prices of the stand-out pieces of beautiful jewellery. The atmosphere of the shop is bright and welcoming, a real pleasure to visit.
Jewellery, Paintings, Ceramics, Artefacts!“Modern Classic” proudly stocks contemporary metal wall art pieces, abstract animal figures, table centerpieces, modern and art decor mirrors, model cars, original local wildlife paintings, locally made wood items, beautiful glass figurines of animals, dragons and fish and the list goes on! A real treasure trove! Open 10am to 4pm 7 days a week.
All handmade crafts and gifts! “The Handmade Cottage” brings back handmade craft to Gallery Walk in a quaint country cottage at the fig tree end of “Gallery Walk” featuring the quality work of local and South East Queensland craft persons. Inside you will find a full range of handmade gift items such as dolls, coathangers, gift cards, lamps, wall hangings and many more. Open 7 days a week, from 10am through to 4pm.
Foodies – Your heaven awaits! Our aim at “Mount Tamborine Vineyard & Winery” is to provide the ultimate cuisine and fine dining experience by combining exceptional local produce with our award winning Queensland wines. Open every day from 10am to 4pm.
Fashion with a difference! “Whispers on Tamborine” offers gorgeous fashion from French and Australian designers, selected accessories and beautiful jewelery. This is a shop not to be missed on Gallery Walk!.
Gift and Novelties!“Nels on the Walk” sell gifts and home wares including beautiful hand painted tiles, funky tin figures and large brightly colored animals created from recycled oil drums from Africa, toys and puzzles, watches and jewellery, just to mention a few of our exciting lines. “Love Lavender” is an extension of “Nel’s on the Walk” where you will find a beautiful range of lavender products and napery. Open 7 days.
Bringing you flavors from around the world! “Tamborine Tea” offers Australia’s largest range of over 270 delicious loose leaf teas from all around the world. We always do our best to source the best teas, herbal infusions, spicy chais and fruit tisanes. And it’s not just tea, the range of tea pots, tea sets, tea accessories, gifts and home wares, coffee beans etc. needs to be seen to be believed. Open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm.
This is coffee!“Cafe Bravo” for GOOD coffee and tasty modern cuisine at very reasonable prices. Breakfast & Lunch everyday, dinners on the weekend. Check out the daily specials of our delicious cakes and homemade scones! Takeaway is also available for your convenience. Enjoy, relax and have a great time with your families and friends! Open Mon to Fri from 9am, Sat and Sun from 8am. Dinner Fri and Sat from 5.30pm.
The best seafood restaurant! At “George’s Paragon” we work hard to ensure the right combination of good food, friendly service and atmosphere that makes dining a pleasure. Whether you choose lunch or dinner you can be assured of an experience to remember. Make a booking and see why thousands of diners choose our restaurants every week. Lunch half price, dinner half price if seated between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.
Try our “ADULTS ONLY” fudge!“Fudge Heaven” is well known for its alcoholic ADULTS ONLY fudge, using famous ingredients such as Baileys and Kahluah – YUMMY! Also try the other exciting flavors such as mango cream, coconut ice, creme brulee and caramel, to mention just a few! Winner of the “Best Fudge in Australia” award from their first year of operation 2005 through to 2011. Icecream, soft drinks, hot nuts. Open 7 days.
A true icon on Gallery Walk! The “German Cuckoo Clock Nest” offers the largest variety of Grandfather Clocks, Cuckoo Clocks, Wall Clocks, Mantel Clocks and contemporary timepieces too. Huge range of German souvenirs including cow bells, German music, beer steins and Christmas items all year round. Expert service and repair. Open 7 days 10am to 4pm.
Art in glass creations! At “The Glass Studio” third generation glass artist Karen lovingly creates unique glass art pieces and jewellery using dichroic glass. Each piece is a “one of a kind”, with varying colors and shapes. Pendants, earrings, rings, bracelets, designer plates and bowls and all things glass. There is also a man’s range – cufflinks, tie pins, label pins and belt buckles. Open 7 days a week 9.30am to 5pm.
Something exceptional – something with taste!“Le Chile Cafe” exquisite cafe-boutique invites you to experience a touch of Chilean hospitality. Quality Coffee, Award winning LICK! Ice Cream, MAYFIELD Chocolates and of course our famous Chilean food! Open 7 days – 10am through to 6pm.