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Tamborine Lookouts

Lookout, views, park bench, Tamborine, Waterfall

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.

Hang gliders, lookout, views, take-off, bushwalking

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.

Lookout, Tamborine. Gold Coast, Views, skyline

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

Tamborine National Park

Tamborine Mountain is a nature lover’s paradise!
The famous “Witches Falls” section of the Tamborine National Park (MtTamborine, Mount Tamborine) was declared in 1908, making it Queensland’s first national park. Over the years additional reserves have been declared and today the park is made up of 13 sections of land on the Tamborine plateau and surrounding foothills.

When you visit Tamborine Mountain, visit the many waterfalls which are easily reached by clearly defined walking trails and bushwalks. Lookouts with breathtaking views invite to stop and gaze into the distance. There are numerous beautiful picnic and BBQ areas, inviting you to enjoy a meal in the Great Outdoors.

And the kids haven’t been forgotten either – Tamborine Mountain offers a large number of kid’s playgrounds so that Mum and Dad can truly relax and also enjoy their day out!