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.
Australia’s most-awarded distillery and liquor brand in the new millennium! One of the most sought out destinations on Tamborine Mountain is the “Tamborine Mountain Distillery”. This is Australia’s smallest operating Pot Still Distillery, but of world renown, and attracts visitors from Europe, America, Canada, New Zealand and Asia.
Celebrate the Season!“Mason Wines” welcomes you to their truly idyllic vineyard estate. This boutique winery is dedicated to producing top quality handcrafted wines with distinct regional characteristics. Mason Wines range is available for tasting at the cellar door. Open 7 days a week 10am to 4pm.
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.
“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!
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!
Local handcraft extraordinaire! Local handcraft extraordinaire! Everything you find at the “The Quillow Shop” is locally handcrafted by 5 ladies – hand crocheted, hand knitted, hand sewn and handmade! A huge range of quillows, crochet doilies, baby’s clothing, ponchos and capes, hats and beanies, children’s toys, dolls, puppets – and so on. Open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm.
The epitome of chocolate indulgence!“Chocolates on Gallery Walk” at the upper 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.
Fashion with a difference! “Whispers Fashion House” offers gorgeous fashion from Italian and Australian designers, beautiful jewelry and selected accessories. Our extensive ranges of quality fashion, shoes and accessories are carefully selected to cater to a wide variety of age groups, lifestyles and budgets. There’s always something new at Whispers Fashion House.
Homewares – Gifts – Accessories!“Jakama Designs” has opened their new retail store and is offering an exciting range of homewares, gifts and accessories, all hand picked by owner Josey Worrall. Please drop in and check out what’s on offer – we are sure you will be delighted!
Tamborine Mountain offers a wide range of accommodation options. Starting from luxury hotels and resorts to bed and breakfast accommodation, cabins to cottages, even picturesque camp sites – you will find it all.
It is not for nothing that young couples are heading to Tamborine Mountain for saying “I do..” to the love of their life. Mountain weddings are fun, different and provide a lot of options for an exclusive wedding everybody will remember for years to come.
For the R E S T of your life! “Curtis Falls Studio Apartment” is an intimate mountain hideaway that offers a retreat from the busy lifestyle of today and is perfect for a romantic weekend getaway, a therapeutic escape or simply a great base from which to explore the beauty of the Mountain.
Private and peaceful self-contained accommodation!“Clandulla Cottages & Farmstay and B&B” is a tranquil and private getaway featuring luxurious self-contained accommodation. It is located in the Gold Coast Hinterland, at the foot of Tamborine Mountain, an easy 1hr drive from Brisbane or 40 minute drive from the Gold Coast.
Spend a night, not a fortune!“Mt Tamborine Motel” is perched on the edge of dramatic Guanaba Gorge, atop stunning Tamborine Mountain, Mt Tamborine Motel offers magnificent views from the balcony of your stylish room. Adjacent to the historic St Bernards Hotel, Mt Tamborine Motel offers 24 rooms at reasonable rates.
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
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 Gallery – Quality local and investment Art – 2 / 110 Long Road, “Gallery Walk” Tamborine Mtn
Quality local and investment art!“Capanart Gallery” resident artist Susan Capan has been painting for over 25 years. Whilst portraiture predominates, visitors are often amazed at the range of subjects Susan paints. Also quality art from handpicked local and investment artists, showcasing paintings to suit all tastes and budgets. Commissions available of portraits, landscapes and other subjects. Open 7 days.
“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.
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.
Clancy’s Irish Bar & Restaurant – Authentic Irish Pub – 2 Main Street, Tamborine Mtn
Clancy’s Irish Bar & Restaurant
Great Food! Great Drink! Great Craic!“Clancy’s Irish Bar & Restaurant” is a real Tamborine Mountain Institution! A popular locals hangout as well as often frequented by visitors to the area wanting a hearty Irish meal, and some authentic Irish Pub atmosphere. The Guinness is flowing, the stew is hot, the place is packed, the yarns are long and you are always bound to meet some of the local identities! Open every day til late.
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.
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
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)
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
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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).
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”
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
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
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.
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)
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 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.
Tamborine Mountain with its romantic chapels and quaint churches, manicured gardens with magnificent fountains and valley views, breathtaking photo opportunities and even cave and waterfall weddings is certain to fulfill all that your heart desires.
The “Cedar Creek Falls” Picninc Area is located at the start of the walking trail to “Cedar Creek Falls”.
Cedar Creek Picnic Area
There are two distinctly separate picnic areas. The first one is closer to the car park and offers plenty of room and facilities. There are large flat grassed areas ideal for throwing a ball, with many tree sheltered picnic settings spread out along the edges. An ideal family area away from any traffic noise or similar suburban influences.
The closeness to the only swimming hole on Tamborine Mountain “Cedar Creek Falls” makes this picnic area the ideal summer destination. Three waterfalls are just 10 minutes walk away, inviting the visitor to cool down from the summer’s heat. The waterfalls are spectacular all year round, the gorge scenery breathtaking.
Car Parking at “Cedar Creek Falls” is limited
The second area is reached after approximately two hundred meters walk on a sealed path, just to the right of the beginning of the board walk that leads to the falls. This area was once used as a school and group campground, and therefore provides a safe and secluded setting for your next picnic, close to nature and with all facilities you could wish for!
Please note that at peak periods you will find it difficult to find a car parking spot close to Cedar Creek Falls and the Picnic Areas. To keep the impact on local wildlife (as well as the residents!) to a minimum, car parking spaces have been limited. The access road has yellow line marking on both sides, meaning that parking on the access road is NOT permitted, as the road is simply too narrow. Additional car parking is available at the start of the road, at the turn off to Thunderbird Park. From there a leisurely 20 minute stroll will get you to the first picnic area. For more information please CLICK HERE.
Tamborine Mountain Picnic Grounds Information Overview