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.
“The Knoll” picnic area and lookout is one of the many hidden treasures on Tamborine Mountain. The grounds are well kept; the shady grass area is quite large and offers breathtaking views inland. Plenty of parking, ease of access and all facilities make “The Knoll” an ideal spot for a picnic lunch or a BBQ.
Offering all necessary picnic facilities, the “Lions Park” has plenty of room for the kids to roam around. Large trees provide shade on hot days and cooking can be done on a number of wood fired BBQ’s.
In early 2012, the Tamborine Mountain “Lions Club” installed two large picnic shelters, providing protection from the elements.
These feature large picnic benches and tables and a solidly built roof structure on a concrete floor. This addition makes “Lions Park” an even more popular picnic area. It is easily accessible, but still a little away from the “beaten track”. The new picnic shelters are located close to “Curtis Road”, with plenty of close by parking.
In December 2018 a large adventure playground was added, making “Lions Park” the ideal family picnic location. The adventure playground will keep the kids entertained for hours, offering endless climbing and playing activities. Raised seating for the “big kids” allows for easy supervision.
“Rosser Park” is located just opposite St.Bernards Shopping Centre, Siganto Street, Mt Tamborine (via ‘Henry Robert Drive’), across the road from the “St Bernards Shopping Village” and the famous “Taste Buddies” Convenience Store, where you will find Mrs Macs Pies, coffee, cold drinks, ice cream and home made fudge.
This park is easily accessible and well visited, offering sheltered picnic settings, wood fired BBQ’s, a children’s playground and sheltered areas. The public toilets on site have been painted to blend in with the fauna and flora of Tamborine Mountain, and are claimed to be a piece of art in their own rights!
Being located on the Southern end of Tamborine Mountain, the park is less frequented and thus offers a sometimes welcome reprieve from the busier Northern area. Also a great spot for kids and adults alike to relax before heading back down to the Gold Coast via Nerang using “Henri Robert” Drive.
Tamborine Mountain Picnic Grounds Information Overview