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Hillside Country Retreat

Getaway Day Spa and Massages

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Getaway Day Spa

A day of total relaxation! “Getaway Day Spa” offers the perfect indulgence in relaxation where you and your friend/s will be pampered from top to toe in your own private day spa on tranquil Tamborine Mountain. After experiencing a private session in our hydrotherapy spa, mineral bath, steam room and infrared sauna, be pampered by the fully qualified beauty or massage therapists. Open 7 days – 9am to 5pm.


Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

The Terrace Kiosk

Mt Barney Lodge

Camelot Cottages and B&B

Amore B&B

Green Lane Coffee Plantation

Wallaby Ridge Retreat

Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens

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Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens

Where tropical meets temperate! A trip to Tamborine Mountain is not complete without a visit to the regional “Botanic Gardens”. It is a great place to spend an hour or so in delightful settings that are constantly changing with the seasons.


Mount Tamborine Wine Tasting Tours

Thunderbird Park Caravan and Camping

Glow Worm Caves

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Click on the yellow circle to find the GLOW WORM CAVES on the main map!

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Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves

Tamborine Attraction, Family Activities A visit to Tamborine Mountain would not be complete without visiting the “Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves” at Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard.

Opened in 2004, tours are approximately half an hour and will take you on an enlightening journey to another world.  Walk through the rainforest on our raised boardwalk and bridge over the starting place of pristine Cedar Creek to get to the caves.  Our friendly water dragons will meet you at the entrance to our amazing Glow Worm Caves.

The caves consist of two large chambers interlinked by tunnels.

The first chamber is the “presentation cave”, where you will be shown an audiovisual display on glow-worms and the construction of the caves.  This chamber is complete with very realistic formations (speleothems), such as stalagmites and stalactites, water features and flow stone.

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Inside the Cave

From this stunning cave, you will be guided through the magical “glow-worm cave”, filled with thousands of glowing glow-worms!

Cedar Creek Estate, Arthur Hamblin Art Gallery

Waterfall near Caves Entrance

The experience is one you have to see to believe!

Glow Worms require very specific environmental conditions and the cave has been fitted with equipment to maintain these conditions throughout the year, thereby providing the perfect environment for a healthy Glow Worm colony year round. It is envisaged that the cave population will become self-sufficient. The prey items (small fly species) needed to sustain the glow-worms are currently breeding and developing in a mulch and pond system within the cave.

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Glow Worm Threads

“The Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery”
104 – 144 Hartley Road
Tamborine Mountain Qld 4272
Phone: (07) 5545 1666 or
1300 CEDAR CREEK
Fax: (07) 5545 4762
Email: info@glowwormcavetamborinemountain.com.au
Website: GlowWormCaveTamborineMountain.com.au

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The raised boardwalk to the
“Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves” entrance

Eating Out

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!

Hinterland Sports Festival

Tamborine Bush Walks

Tamborine Mountain is a nature lover’s paradise. The famous “Witches Falls” section of the Tamborine National Park 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. There are a large number of beautiful rainforest bushwalks, most tracks are under 3 kms taking about 1 hour, are well established and easy to follow.

Tamborine Waterfalls / Swimming Holes

Many natural attractions greet the Tamborine Mountain visitor. A number of breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls are located all over the mountain and are often the reason why so many visitors return time and again. After prolonged periods of rain, waterfalls are at their most spectacular, but all flow year round.
A bit of walking is always involved when visiting one of the many waterfalls on Tamborine Mountain.

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Cedar Creek Rock Pools

It is hard to pick any particular waterfall as being “the best” – all of the waterfalls have their own special beauty, and need to be seen to be appreciated!

“Cedar Creek Falls” (A4)
A short stroll from the car park at the end of “Cedar Creek Road” provides access to Cedar Creek and some of its spectacular cascades, waterfalls and rock pools. Visitors pass a couple of rewarding lookouts, and descend down into the open canyon via a sealed pathway. As Tamborine Mountain is not connected to town water, these are the only swimming holes on the mountain. Please observe all regulatory notices.

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Cameron Falls

For information on how to get to “Cedar Creek Falls” please CLICK HERE.

“Cameron Falls” (B3)
The top of the falls is reached after a very enjoyable 30 minute walk starting at the “Knoll Road” lookout. A secure concrete bridge crosses “Sandy Creek”, a viewing platform a few meters to the west offers great views inland as well as on to “Cameron Falls” to the east.

For information on how to get to “Cameron Falls” please CLICK HERE.

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Witches Falls

“Witches Falls” (E2)
Being located within Queensland’s first National Park, “Witches Falls” is one of the most popular waterfalls. Access is via the “Main Western Road” car parking area opposite “Hartley Road”. Being located on the “Witches Chase” hiking track, the falls are best admired from the viewing platform also offering great inland views.

For information on how to get to “Witches Falls” please CLICK HERE.

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Curtis Falls

“Curtis Falls” (D5)
Located in the heart of Tamborine Mountain, “Curtis Falls” is the only waterfall that can be viewed from the bottom of the falls. Being fed by “Cedar Creek”, a permanent creek, the falls run all year-round. The walking track ends at a viewing platform overlooking a large rock pool, with great views of the falls and the surrounding columnar basalt rock face.

For information on how to get to “Curtis

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

Tamborine Picnics, BBQs and Playgrounds

Culinary delights on Tamborine Mountain often mean enjoying a BBQ or picnic in one of the many parks and designated picnic areas. There are a huge number of quiet and secluded picnic areas, some sheltered, some with views, some with children’s playgrounds, some with wood or electric BBQs.

And if you decide to “dine out(side)” while you are visiting Tamborine Mountain, try one of the delicious pre-packed picnic baskets from “Spice of Life” – freshly loaded to the brim with tasty treats and everything else you need for a great outdoor picnic! Baskets need to be pre-booked the day before.

However you imagine your ideal picnic spot – you are bound to find it on Tamborine Mountain!

Please also note the picnic grounds overview listing at the bottom of this page, showing all worthwhile to know details of each picnic spot.

 

Picnics on Tamborine Mountain, Partks and BBQs, Children's Playgrounds on Tamborine

Tamborine Mountain Picnic Grounds Information Overview

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