The famous “Gallery Walk“ boasting over 60 art, craft, gift and nick-knack shops lures thousands of visitors to Tamborine Mountain every year! All over the Mountain, you will find barns, shops and galleries filled with curiosities, antiques, collectables and things from yesteryear. And of course there is “Main Street” – an enticing combination of local mountain shopping and exciting shops with a difference!
If you are after something unique and special – chances are you’ll find it on Tamborine Mountain!
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!
Wellbeing for Body and Mind! I have been teaching yoga for 25 years and understand the importance of maintaining a strong, clean healthy body enjoying a clear peaceful mind and nourishing the spirit. Meditation classes, chakra workshops and weekend retreats are held regularly to offer the student a deeper understanding of the philosophy of yoga, oneself…and life.
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
Discover the intriguing beauty of Tamborine Mountain – The Green behind the Gold – in the Gold Coast Hinterland with National Parks, cottage industry, attractions and mountain delights.
The Discover Tamborine Mountain song was proudly produced by local songsmith Laurence Manitzky – for promotion of YOUR product and internet business with a SIGNATURE SONG tailored to YOUR specific needs contact: Laurence Manitzky at [email protected] – or mob 0427 616 185
The Scenic Rim
The lyrics express it all – “Catch The Secret Rim – Excitement and Fun”
Another song written by Laurence Manitzky promoting this wonderful region which is the Scenic Rim. email: [email protected] mob 0427 616 185
The temperature rarely goes above 30 deg C averaging some four or five degrees cooler than the surrounding lowlands in Summer, and in the winter there is only the occasional frost in protected valleys. The annual rainfall is about 1,550 mm falling mainly between December and March. tamborine mountain weather
Mean Max/Min temperatures (statistics supplied by Australian Bureau of Meteorology)
Tamborine Mountain Rainfall Statistics (statistics supplied by Australian Bureau of Meteorology) Median rainfall (mm) for years 1888 to 2010
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!
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.
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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“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.
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
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.
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
Market days are fun days – there is something for everyone.
On Tamborine Mountain, you can visit three distinctively different markets happening every month, you are spoilt for choice!
The “Local Producers Market” is on every Sunday morning from 7am to noon in the “Green Shed” at the Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds, the “Country Markets” are on every second Sunday of the month also at the Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds and the “School Ground Markets” are on every last Sunday of the month at the corner of Long Road and Curtis Road in Eagle Heights.
The bargains are waiting….! Click on the icons below for heaps more information on each of the markets.
At Cedar Creek Estate! 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.
Picture Framing, Art Gallery, Printing! Formerly known as “Fine Art and Framing”. Exhibitions by local and international artists showcasing art of many different styles . All types of framing – custom and memorabilia framing a specialty. With more than 20 years experience, our staff have studied and worked in galleries around the world learning their craft. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.