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Amanda’s House of Hair

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Amanda’s House of Hair

Hair and Makeup Artists! “Amanda’s House of Hair” is an eco-friendly salon – all our products are 100% biodegradable. We only use certified organic products and natural organic colors. We specialise in a unique and friendly experience with professional styling for any occasion.


Southern Cross 4WD Tours

Tamborine Mountain Distillery

Distillery

Tamborine Mountain Distillery – Schnapps, Liqueurs, Spirits and more – 87-91 Beacon Road, Tamborine Mtn

Mason Wines

Wineries, Distillery, Breweries

Mason Wines – Cellar Door, Restaurant, Weddings – 32 Hartley Road, Tamborine Mtn

How was Mount Tamborine formed?

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.

Attractions

“Weather” rain, hail or shine – there is always something exciting to do when you “Discover Tamborine Mountain”!
Visit the famous multi-award winning “Witches Chase Cheese Factory” – Explore the rainforest canopies at the “Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk” – Go underground at the “Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves” – or stroll up and down famous “Gallery Walk” with its 60 + boutiques, cottage industries, cafes, art galleries etc. – and the list goes on!

Tamborine Mountain Accommodation

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!

Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard

The Quillow Shop

Shopping

The Quillow Shop – Local handcraft extraordinaire – 1 / 120 Long Road, “Gallery Walk” Tamborine Mtn

Journey to Soul

Shopping Journey to Soul, Gallery walk, Tamborine Mountain

Journey to Soul

Lifestyle – Culture – Wellbeing! Life is a journey full of adventure, love, mystery , beauty and the yet to be known. At Journey to Soul we sell beautiful artisan work, old and new to enhance your sacred space. Perfect Potion Essential oils to promote wellness and sacred ambience, esoteric and lifestyle books, oracle, tarot cards, ritualistic supplies to guide your path, giftware and life celebration cards.


Whispers Fashion House

Shopping

Whispers Fashion House – Fashion with a Difference – 129 Long Road, “Gallery Walk” Tamborine Mtn

Tamborine Tea

Shopping

Tamborine Tea – Bringing you Flavors from around the World – 1 and 2 / 133 Long Road, “Gallery Walk” Tamborine Mtn

Granny Macs Store

Jakama Designs

Shopping

Jakama Designs – Homewares, Gifts, Accessories – 4 / 161 Long Road, “Gallery Walk” Tamborine Mtn

Chocolates on Gallery Walk

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Chocolates on Gallery Walk

The epitome of chocolate indulgence! “Chocolates on Gallery Walk” at the lower roundabout of “Gallery Walk” is every chocoholic’s dream come true! A huge range of all Australian made top-shelf chocolates and lots of other goodies are sure to satisfy even the most discerning taste. Just try to eat only one…. Exclusive stockist of “2T Tea and Tea Ware” – check out the range of beautiful tea cups, saucers and more.


Curtis Falls Mountain SPA Retreat

Kidd Street Cottages

Witches Falls Winery

Clandulla Cottages & Farmstay Holidays

Cedar Creek Estate Winery Weddings

Mt Tamborine Motel

Crema Lovers

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Crema Lovers

For lovers of Coffee and Chocolate! “Crema Lovers” opened its doors for the first time in July 2016. Located in the iconic Tall Trees / Curtis Falls shops it features a very modern and warm fitout, inviting visitors to enjoy their CREMA (frozen coffee cream!) and other treats like great coffee, chocolate treats, light meals, desserts and cold pressed juices outdoors on the sunny verandah.


Elevation Cafe

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Elevation Cafe

Superb Toby’s Estate Coffee! At “Elevation Cafe” you can enjoy delicious meals cooked fresh to order including all day breakfast and fresh juices. Our cakes and scones are baked in house. We are located next door to “Super IGA” – so there is plenty of easy parking right outside our door. Stylish modern colonial decor. Fully licensed – Open 7 days from 7.30am


Cayambe View B&B

Ray White Rural TM

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Ray White Rural Tamborine Mountain

Call in and meet our team! “Ray White Rural TM” is part of Australia’s largest Real Estate group selling one in every ten properties throughout Australia and New Zealand! We offer the largest range of over 140,000 properties for sale every year. Our culture, our team and our ongoing growth is all part of a carefully planned strategy to build the most customer-focused, results based agency.


Capanart Art Gallery

Art galleries

Capanart Gallery – Quality local and investment Art – 2 / 110 Long Road, “Gallery Walk” Tamborine Mtn

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.


Essentials Massage

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Essentials Massage

Find your piece of peace! “Essentials Massage” are fully qualified and experienced in a range of modalities. We live and work exclusively on Tamborine Mountain and are passionate about what we do. If you and your partner would like to have your treatments simultaneously, this can also be arranged.


Birchgrove Nursery & Cafe

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Birchgrove Nursery & Cafe

Boutique Garden Centre! Create the garden of your dreams! Give your garden and home its own unique look with our ever changing range of traditional and modern statuary, water features, concrete and metal garden art, arbours and arches. Bridges, wishing wells, urns, swings, benches and lanterns can all add the finishing touch you’re looking for. Nursery open 7 days, Cafe open Thursdays through to Sundays.


Adventure Mini Golf at Thunderbird Park

Attractions

Adventure Mini Golf – at Thunderbird Park – Cnr Cedar Creek Falls and Tamborine Mountain Rd, Tamborine Mtn

Clancy’s Irish Bar & Restaurant

Eating Out

Clancy’s Irish Bar & Restaurant – Authentic Irish Pub – 2 Main Street, Tamborine Mtn

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 Witches Falls Section of the Tamborine National Park

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Access:

The start of the walking trail is easily accessible on “Main Western Road”. Plenty of parking and great inland views make for a pleasant start of the walk.  Another way to reach the famous “Witches Falls” Water Fall is to turn into Beacon Road from Main Western Road, and stay left when the road forks, reaching another entry point at the end of “Witches Chase” (see “Witches Chase Track” description second paragraph below).

Witches Chase Walking Track, Tamborine Mountain

The Witches Chase Track

This area has unfortunately been neglected for many years, with no signage provided, as well as the timber entry arch having rotted away leaving just the two bushrock base pillars.

The “Witches Falls National Park” was the FIRST National Park proclaimed in Queensland on 28 March 1908.  There are several information signs erected at the start of the walk at “Main Western Road”, giving a good insight into the history of the area as well as it’s flora and fauna.

Witches Falls Circuit (E2), 3.1 km, allow about 1 hour, moderate grade

From the car park at “Main Western Road”, the southern start of the track descends down the steep mountain side through open forest, allowing great views inland. It eventually flattens out and continues through a stretch of seasonal lagoons, a wet-weather deviation track normally guarantees easy navigation all year round.

"Witches Falls" viewing platform

The northern entry also starts at the car park at “Main Western Road”, start heading north on the flat easy-to-follow track that runs behind the cemetery and some private properties.  A bench constructed from old railway sleepers invites to rest.  The track than starts to descend into the valley, zigzagging down the mountain, passing through medium density rainforest with large boulders strewn all over the mountain side (114 stairs).  Care must be taken, as some of the stairs use natural bush rocks, heights therefore vary considerably.

"Witches Falls" Waterfall

At the end of the descend, after briefly walking through a flatter section of rainforest, walkers will reach the “T” junction where the currently closed southern entry joins.

“Witches Falls” are reached just a couple of hundred meters to the right. Another 50 meters or so will get you onto the viewing platform, offering great inland views as well as letting you admire the “Witches Falls” waterfall (25 stairs).

Return is via the northern track zigzagging up the mountain again

The Cedar Creek Section of the Tamborine National Park

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Cedar Creek car park

Access:
This section of the park is easily reached via Tamborine Mountain Road. It is an ideal stop on the way up to Tamborine Mountain from Tamborine Village. The turn-off to “Cedar Creek Falls Road” is just past the information map stopping bay on the left, on the same sharp right bend than the turn-off to “Thunderbird Park”. Please take care – this large bitumen street corner has a 40km/h speed limit, and is often used as a large bus turning circle.

A fairly narrow road leads down towards “Cedar Creek Falls”, crossing Cedar Creek via a concrete level creek crossing shortly before reaching the car parking area.

Visitors are asked to please keep noise to a minimum as this is also a residential area.

Please park only in the designated spots, and do not obstruct resident’s driveways. Note that there is NO parking on the access road (yellow lines).

Boardwalk to Lookout

Cedar Creek Falls Lookout (A4) – 500m return to lookout, allow about 20 minutes return, easy grade

This flat bitumen track from the car park to the lookout is suitable for strollers and assisted wheelchair access. The lookout at the end of the walk offers very nice views of the waterfalls, cascades and a series of rock pools popular with swimmers. This walking track is ideally suitable for the young, the elderly and the disabled, providing spectacular waterfall scenery within very short walking distance.

Cedar Creek Falls Rock Pools (A4) 900m return from lookout (see before), allow about 30 minutes, moderate grade

The track provides access to Cedar Creek and some of its spectacular cascades, waterfalls and rock pools. It is hard to describe the natural beauty of this spot without using superlatives, but judge for yourself – and don’t forget to bring your togs!

Please note that NO glass containers are allowed past the viewing platform, and observe the regulatory notices warning of slippery rocks, steep cliffs and “no go” areas close to the falls. The entire track is sealed, and provides for safe walking even after heavy rain.

At the rock pools..

The walk starts to the right of the lookout, sloping down gently. Upon reaching a fork, keep to the left to reach another viewing platform. Rest to take full advantage of the breathtaking views to the three upper waterfalls and rock pools

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

Beauty, Massages and Wellness

Go on, spoil yourself – massages, reflexology, beauty therapy, yoga, meditation – Tamborine Mountain offers all this and more! You know you deserve it!

What could be more relaxing than a massage on Mount Tamborine, surrounded by the natural beauty of a National Park