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Hillside Country Retreat

GC Luxury Vintage Car Hire

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GC Luxury Vintage Car Hire

Memories to last a lifetime! “GC Luxury Vintage Car Hire”‘s air-conditioned cars are a photographers dream. To see one car is exceptional, but when you see both cars together you get the ultimate “WOW” factor! Step out in style and elegance on your special day and create memories to last for a lifetime.


Antiques Plus

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Antiques Plus

A wonderland of small treasures! “Antiques Plus” offers quality vintage, antique and modern wares. Ladies Vanities, China, Jewellery, Militaria, Postcards, Lamps and lots more interesting treasures. We buy and sell. Find us just before the fig tree roundabout at the upper end of “Gallery Walk”.


The Handmade Cottage

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The Handmade Cottage

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.


Mountain Edge Studios

Mount Tamborine Wine Tasting Tours

The Vino Bus

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The Vino Bus

Experience Queensland’s most picturesque boutique wineries! Absorb the spectacular scenery whilst making your way through Tamborine Mountain’s unique food and wine trail – home to award winning wineries, a distillery, craft brewery and a cheese factory. “The Vino Bus” run a variety of wine tours from Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Tamborine Mountain daily that will pick up from your front door or holiday accommodation.


Hot Air Balloon Scenic Rim

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Hot Air Balloon Scenic Rim

“Hot Air Balloon Scenic Rim” On your way to Tamborine Mountain, come float in a hot air balloon – it’s the ideal way to spend the morning. Afterwards enjoy a delicious hot breakfast with champagne at O’Reilly’s Grand Homestead with time for wine tastings at Canungra Valley Vineyard.


Tamborine Mountain Golf Course

Thunderbird Park Caravan and Camping

Tamborine Lookouts

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Lookout “Knoll Road”

Tamborine Mountain is part of an ancient volcanic rim with an elevation of around 550 meters above sea level.   The many natural attractions on offer include fantastic lookout points, allowing visitors to gaze in the distance and enjoy uninterrupted views to the surrounding hinterland and coastline.

The letters and Numbers behind each Lookout Point refers to the locations of the lookout on the new “TM Visitor Guide and Treasure Map” which can be picked up from any of the over 1,800 good tourism outlets located between Ballina and Rockhampton, with a heavy concentration on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, as well as all over Tamborine Mountain.

INLAND LOOKOUTS (listed from north to south):
The centre of the crater was the now flat area that can be seen from various inland lookout points along the western edge of the mountain providing for endless escarpment views with breathtaking sunsets.  Numerous lakes in the valley reflect the evening rays, long shadows mesmerize many visitors who are regularly seen admiring the views.

“Knoll Road” (B3)
Located at the very end of Knoll Road, this lookout is well-maintained and easily accessible.  It offers plenty of facilities and is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike.

“Cameron Falls” (B2)
Reached after a very enjoyable 30 minute hike starting at the “Knoll Road” lookout, this viewing platform allows views inland as well as on to “Cameron Falls”.

“Beacon Road” (B1)
Past the famous “TM Distillery” right at the very end of “Beacon Road”, this is a less frequented lookout point with a small turning circle and limited parking.

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Ready for take-off!

“Witches Falls” (E2)
Forming part of the “Witches Chase” hiking track, this viewing platform is best reached via a 25 minutes walk from the “Main Western Road” car parking area opposite “Hartley Road”.

“Rotary Lookout” (F2)
One of the most popular lookouts located on “Main Western Road” directly opposite the Bavarian Grill Haus Restaurant, equipped with benches and binoculars.

“Hang Gliders” (G2)
Also on “Main Western Road” this spot often comes alive with numerous hang gliders using this cleared section of the escarpment as a launch site.

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Views to Gold Coast

COASTAL VIEWS (listed from north to south):
Towards the East visitors are rewarded with fantastic coastal views, often stretching from Moreton Bay to Tweed Heads.  At night, the Surfer’s Paradise skyline comes alive, with thousands of lights twinkling in the

The Palm Grove Section of the Tamborine National Park

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Access:

There are three different ways of accessing this bush walking area. All three provide limited parking, but also offer very convenient access to one of the most beautiful sections of the Tamborine National Park.

A. Entry from “Curtis Road”(E6)

Turn into Curtis Road heading East, the road ends after about 100meters, parking is on the left as you enter the large turning circle.

Car parking spaces: 2
Disabled car parking spaces: NO
Bus parking spaces: NO
Public Toilets: NO
BBQs: NO
Picnic Settings: NO
Sheltered Picnic Settings: NO
Additional seating: NO
Views: NO
Information Board: YES – General Information

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Giant strangler fig

Palm Grove Circuit (F6) from Curtis Road (2.5km return, allow 1 hour, easy grade)

The first section of this bush walk is simply called “Access track”, which highly underrates the breathtaking rainforest scenery that awaits you. The track descends downhill, first gradually zigzagging than straightening out. Walkers will encounter a number of huge trees such as strangler figs, ghost gums and the like, some of these leaning and forming some fascinating buttress root growth formations (44 stairs).

A huge fallen strangler fig blocking the path has been partly cut allowing walkers to pass safely. At the “T” junction to the “Palm Grove Circuit” track allow time to admire a gigantic leaning strangler fig on the left.

B. Entry from “Palm Grove Avenue” (E6)

Head south on Eagle Heights Road and turn into Palm Grove Avenue when the road veers left, you will reach the end of the road after about 200 meters. Car parking spaces are not clearly marked, but recognizable; there is a turning circle and some picnic facilities at the entrance to the bush walk.

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Trail entrance at “Palm Grove Road”

Car parking spaces: 6 to 8
Disabled car parking spaces: NO
Bus parking spaces: NO
Public Toilets: NO
BBQs: NO
Picnic Settings: 1 x 8-seater
Sheltered Picnic Settings: NO
Additional seating: 1 Bench
Views: YES
Information Board: YES – General Information

Palm Grove Circuit (F6) from Palm Grove Road (2.5km return, allow 1 hour, easy grade)

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Cleared path for walkers enjoyment!

The track starts just past the picnic area, slowly descending through subtropical rainforest and crossing a couple of small runoff creeks via timber plank bridges. The “T” junction to the “Palm Grove Circuit” with the gigantic leaning strangler fig (see above) is reached after a pleasant