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.
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.
Fashion with a difference! “Whispers Fashion House” offers gorgeous fashion from French 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.
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.
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.
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.
Adventure Mini Golf – at Thunderbird Park – Cnr Cedar Creek Falls and Tamborine Mountain Rd, Tamborine Mtn
Adventure Mini Golf @ Thunderbird Park
It’s a HOLE lot of FUN!“Adventure Mini Golf @ Thunderbird Park” – 9 professionally landscaped greens with 3 holes per green. Choose your level! Test your skills with water hazards, rock traps, bridges, bunkers and other fun obstacles. All under the shaded canopy of giant eucalyptus trees next to Cedar Creek. Golf Parties are always a hit!
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.
Welcome to Mount Tamborine’s ONLY complete FREE Visitor Guide map information booklet! In April 2010, “Discover Tamborine Mountain” issued the first “Discover Tamborine Mountain Visitor Guide and Treasure Map”! In October 2010, the second edition of this hugely popular visitor guide was released, followed one year later by the third edition in December 2011, now called the “Discover TM Visitor Guide” map booklet. February 2013 saw the fourth edition being released, with even more new features added (see below). Due to its continued increase in popularity, the 5th edition (for 2014) was released in December 2013 already, and the 6th edition was again issued after only 10 months end September 2014. On the right you see the cover of the 2017 edition released in March 2017.
The main feature of the “TM Map Booklet and Visitor Guide” is of course a large map showing all details of Tamborine Mountain, without distortions and to scale, to enable you to find your way around without confusion! All relevant details are included in an easy-to-see format, nothing has been left out.
There is also a detailed map of the famous “Gallery Walk” shopping precinct, listing all the wonderful and exciting shops and the wares they offer, restaurants and cafes, cellar doors and of course Galleries!
Even more importantly, over the years several NEW PAGES have been added to the visitor guide, covering all the natural wonders that welcome our visitors:
– Tamborine Mountain Wine Trail Map – showing the locations of the best wineries on Tamborine Mountain! – Bushwalks on Tamborine Mountain incl. NEW trail maps, how to get there, where to park, how long they take and so on. You can also download and print out maps of all trails. – Lookouts to both the Gold Coast and Inland, listed from north to south, with easy find map grid references and descriptions. – Waterfalls located all over the mountain, and how to get to them, as well as where you can go for a swim! – BBQs, Parks, Picnic Areas and Playgrounds, where they are, what facilities you will find on site, and how much space there is for the kids to roam around! – Self Drive Day Tours – a variety of suggested self drive tours, covering all sorts of different interesting places to visit
The villages on Tamborine Mountain are surrounded by National Parks with lush rain forests.
On this page you will find down-loadable and printable copies of the six main bush walking areas you will find on beautiful Mount Tamborine. You will also find these in their respective bushwalking track note pages.
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!
In North Tamborine, turn off “main Western Road” into Main Street, continue past the shops and the residential area where it becomes “Knoll Road”, keep left when the road forks.
Sandy Creek / Cameron Falls Circuit (B3) 2.6 km return, allow 1 hour, easy grade
Lookout at “Cameron Falls”
The track descends from the car park to the creek through transitional rainforest with large flooded gums and Piccabeen groves. Often large black skink lizards can be seen sunning themselves on this track (42 stairs).
Turn right when reaching the Sandy Creek circuit “T” junction, and follow the gently sloping track, watch for water runoff channels diagonally crossing the track. When the track curves to the left, look out to your right for an impressive boulder field, the view is partly obscured by a palm grove (14 stairs).
The creek now becomes visible below on your left. The track follows the creek and keeps descending towards the escarpment. Gradually, the forest opens up, and the rambling of “Cameron Falls” waterfall can be heard in the distance.
The track turns sharply left, continuing along the cliff edge. You will soon reach a concrete bridge crossing Sandy Creek. The creek drops away over the escarpment, creating “Cameron Falls” (85 stairs).
Upper crossing of “Sandy Creek”
The creek upstream as well as the clearing it created towards the falls are one of the many rewards for walkers coming to Tamborine Mountain.
A branch track to Cameron Falls Lookout (75meters) just past the bridge enables you to truly appreciate the natural beauty of this waterfall. The lookout is very safe, offering spectacular views to Mount Flinders and Brisbane in the distance, as well as Cameron Falls to the right. Walkers often spend a lot of time here, taking in the serenity of the area (29 stairs).
Continue right when returning from the branch track. You will cross a timber sleeper bridge crossing a small creek, before reaching the upper “Sandy Creek” crossing (69 stairs).
A concrete bridge crosses Sandy Creek, offering good views both upstream and downstream. A short stroll leads back up to the Sandy Creek circuit “T” junction, turn right and follow the uphill track back to the car parking area (70 stairs).
For ease of parking, turn off Eagle Heights Road into Dapsang Drive at the “St George Anglican Church”, there is a very large parking area to the left at the end of the street. This parking area serves the church as well as the walking trail.
“Dapsang Drive” Carpark: Car parking spaces: 42 Disabled car parking spaces: 2 Bus parking spaces: YES – 3 Public Toilets: YES BBQs: NO Picnic Settings: NO Sheltered Picnic Settings: NO Additional seating: NO Views: NO Information Board: YES – General Information
Alternatively, you can also access the start of this walk via a 400meter long walk starting via a small timber bridge at the “Curtis Corner” T- junction of Eagle Heights Road and Geissmann Drive. This is a popular tourist stop with several cafes and eateries, so parking is limited at times.
“Curtis Corner” T-junction: Car parking spaces: 20 Disabled car parking spaces: 1 Public Toilets: NO – but available in food outlets BBQs: NO Picnic Settings: NO Sheltered Picnic Settings: NO Additional seating: NO Views: NO Information Board: YES – General Information
Curtis Falls (D5) 1.5km return, 101 steps, moderate grade with some steeper sections, allow 60 minutes return with plenty of time to admire the waterfall.
Viewing platform “Albert’s Lyrebird”
The start of the track meanders downhill through wet eucalypt forest beneath towering flooded gums.
Take advantage of the viewing platform on the left, allowing rainforest views towards the creek below. A plaque gives information about the illusive “Albert’s Lyrebird”. Joalah is an Aboriginal word meaning “Haunt of the Lyrebird”. During the winter months, the loud calls of the male Albert’s Lyrebird can still be heard (12 stairs).
“Curtis Falls” viewing platform
After the viewing platform the track gradually descends to Curtis Creek, which is reached after the last set of steps.
You will notice a drop in temperature as you descend into lush rainforest. Look out for beautiful crows nests and staghorn ferns growing in the canopy above (106 stairs).
Turn left to reach beautiful Curtis Falls, only a short stroll away. The falls run all year-round, however, they are at their most spectacular after heavy rainfalls. The track ends at a viewing platform overlooking a large rock pool, with great views of the falls and the surrounding columnar basalt rock face (6 stairs).
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
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