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Southern Cross Day Tours

Mason Wines Winery Weddings

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Mason Wines Winery Weddings

From intimate low key gatherings to glamorous and lavish affairs! “Mason Wines” is an all encompassing wedding venue with your ceremony, reception and accommodation needs all taken care of. We specialise in bespoke weddings to offer you and your guests something that is truly individual. For your wedding reception our passionate Mason Wines’ kitchen team will provide superb dining options using only the freshest quality produce.


Mount Tamborine Vineyard and Winery

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Mt Tamborine Vineyard & Winery

Please join us in celebrating your wedding! At “Mt Tamborine Vineyard & Winery” we strive to provide the ultimate in traditional celebrations such as the beginning of your life together. Being a family run winery we ourselves are steeped in tradition and we will provide you with a day that will live in your memory and your heart forever. We are delighted that you are considering sharing such a momentous time in your life with us and we will ensure it is special.


Michael Jones Ceramics

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Michael Jones Ceramics

Pottery classes and studio experience days! Learn the craft of handmade pottery, suitable from beginner to advanced. Or how about a studio experience day where you even make a clay pot to keep? “Michael Jones”” is a creamic artist and potter with over 30 years of experience. Situated in Eagle Heights on a glorious 3 acres of landscaped gardens with expansive views, his studio is an ideal place to join a talented craftsman for a hands on experience of working with clay.


Louise Grove Wiechers Red Barn Studio

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Louise Grove Wiechers

An expression of rural living! The landscape art of “Louise Grove Wiechers” captures the spirit of the ideal pastoral experience by simplifying elements to their basics, leaving only the impression of the perceived version. Her “Red Barn Studio” is nestled amongst the beautiful rainforests of Tamborine Mountain overlooking the rich pastures of the Scenic Rim, making the perfect backdrop to Louise’s painting and print work.


Prestige Day Tours

Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard

Butiko

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Butiko

Giftware that inspires! At “Butiko” you will find an interesting, colorful and inspiring range of goods for giving or keeping. From whimsical jewellery both vintage from “Lea Stein” and current from “Erstwilder” to ceramics, artwork, objects d’art, purses, jacket pins and lots more. Give your self some time and be inspired, we are distinct, friendly and happy to chat even if you can’t find what you’re looking for.


Lindareen Collections

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Lindareen Collections

Vintage / New / Pre-Loved / Antique! “Lindareen Collections” is a one-of-a-kind unique shop lovingly presented with antiques, pre-loved and new wares including handmade creations by very talented local folks. Since opening in August 2017 the incredible comments received from locals, interstate and overseas visitors has been overwhelming. Definitely worth a visit taking a stroll along Gallery Walk.


Mt Barney Lodge

Clandulla Cottages & Farmstay

Curtis Falls Cafe

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Curtis Falls Cafe

Good old-fashioned service! “Curtis Falls Cafe” is set in an ancient rainforest on Tamborine Mountain. We offer cosy indoor seating as well as outdoors, right at the creek on top of “Curtis Falls”. Everything on the menu is made ‘In House’. Enjoy our ever increasing delicious selections of Gluten Free and vegetarian options. Sensational coffees! Open for breakfast and lunch Tue to Fri 7am to 3pm, Sat and Sun 8am to 4pm.


Lisson Grove Boutique Resort

Laser Skirmish at Thunderbird Park

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Laser Skirmish @ Thunderbird Park

“Laser Skirmish @ Thunderbird Park” is like a real life computer game. Using an invisible and harmless infrared beam (like TV remotes) we form teams with mission objectives and play in the woodlands or in the rainforest, great for a birthday party or a sports team celebration. Laser Skirmish is ideal for school aged children and their parents. It’s ready, aim… fun!


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 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!

The MacDonald Section of the Tamborine National Park

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MacDonald Section Walking Trail

Access:

Turn into “Wongawallen Road” at the upper roundabout of “Gallery Walk”, parking is about 200 meters down the road on the left opposite the “Heritage Centre”.  The parking area is limited, however, plenty of additional parking space is available on both sides of the road.

“Wongawallen Road” Carpark:

Car parking spaces: 9
Disabled car parking spaces: NO
Bus parking spaces: NO
Public Toilets: NO
BBQs: NO
Picnic Settings: YES – 1x 12-seater
Sheltered Picnic Settings: YES – 2x 8-seater
Additional seating: NO
Views: NO
Information Board: YES – General Information

MacDonald Circuit (D6), 1.4km return, allow 35 minutes, easy grade

BBQ and Picnic Shelter

This area of land was named after Miss Jessie MacDonald, who generously donated part of this area to become a National Park in 1933.  Picnic facilities include a small shelter shed and a large picnic table at the start of the walking track on the edge of the rainforest.

This precious track of subtropical rainforest is popular with bird watchers, and offers visitors a quiet rainforest bush walk away from street noise and crowds.  The circuit is easy to navigate and very enjoyable

This relatively flat loop track passes through rainforest with towering strangler figs, beautiful piccabeen palm groves and tall trees with vines and ferns.   Shortly after the start of the bush walk keep to your left as you enter the loop track.  At the “T” junction, a small fence has been erected to prevent walkers taking a short-cut through the forest – please stay on the track and help protect the rainforest! (13 stairs)

Strangler Figs

The circuit meanders gently downhill, passing two impressive strangler figs on the right of the track.  A couple of narrower sections are created by large trees.  Often, the ground is covered by hundreds of palm fringes, care should be taken especially after heavy rain.

Timber Log Bridge

Occasionally, walkers are reminded of how close this section of the Tamborine National park is to suburban living with some sounds filtering through the rainforest at certain times of the day.  Closer towards the lower-most point of the track it becomes slightly steeper and than starts to gradually wind its way back up hill again.

After three small timber log creek crossings, walkers come past an uprooted tree resting on another one.  Shortly after a fourth timber log creek

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

The Mt Tamborine Story – The Green behind the Gold ®

Tamborine Mountain is a beautiful lush green mountain plateau in the Gold Coast Hinterland, only an hours’ drive from Brisbane or Surfers Paradise. It is home to the first ever National Park in Queensland and a secret hideaway for Australia’s city dwellers. The Green behind the Gold