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 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.
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.
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
One of the main reasons why close to 1 Million people visit Tamborine Mountain every year is the fact that the Mountain boasts 7 wineries offering a huge variety of wines – whites, reds, sparkling, fortified and everything in between. Add to that some phantastic beers from the “Fortitude Brewery” located at the lower roundabout of Gallery Walk or liqeuers from “Castle Glen Australia” – and a unique and exciting tasting experience awaits you on Tamborine Mountain!
The “Tamborine Mountain Country Markets” are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at the Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds at the roundabout Main Western Road and Bartle Road in Mount Tamborine.
Tamborine Mountain Country Markets Cnr Main Western Road and Bartle Road Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds Market Convenor: (mob) 0417 618 379
The market offers a huge range of fresh fruit and vegetables, wonderful locally produced cheeses, plants, herbs, flowers, coffee, arts and crafts, collectibles, garden ornaments, clothing, a myriad of home made things and delicious temptations of all kinds.
Family friendly markets!
And if all this makes you hungry, there is plenty of food to eat right then, there’s excellent coffee, proffertjes (Dutch pancakes), German sausages (try the “Knackwurst” with mustard – yum!) or be tempted by baked jacket potatoes or fresh corn on the cob.
The Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds are quite large, so there is plenty of room to wander around.
Usually there’s a singer or performer on the gazebo stage, giving these markets a relaxing country atmosphere. Large shady trees keep you cool in summer, and some open areas allow you to soak in the sun on cooler days.
The race is on!
Little kids can have pony rides or play in the kids’ castle area, or have some fun with the small kid’s car ride. The “Tamborine Mountain County Markets” are definitely family-friendly, sometimes several dozen prams are seen parked in the eatery area!
For parking, there is some street parking all around “Main Western Road” but if you manage to find a spot, it can be difficult to cross the road and it can also mean a bit of a walk back to your car.
Tamborine Mountain Country Markets
A much better solution is to support the SES or the local Fire Brigade who co-ordinate parking inside the grassy showgrounds. Just turn into Normandie Court at the roundabout and follow the signs. Entry is by gold coin donation, and an SES volunteer will direct you to your parking spot. It is much easier then to drop your fruit, vegies and other goodies back to the car – because chances are -you are going to buy too much to carry around!
The coolness and fresh air of Tamborine Mountain invites you to thoroughly enjoy this country market day. And whilst you are there, you can also drop in at the “Green Shed Local
A popular area for sporting activities, “Geissmann Oval” is centrally located just off “Main Street” in North Tamborine, allowing you to get all your supplies within a short walking distance from all shops!
Children’s Playground is just behind the picnic shelter!
With heaps of picnic facilities such as shelter, a children’s playground, sporting fields, plenty of parking, easy access, shady trees and public toilets the oval is great for families and larger groups wanting a bit of space away from traffic and noise.
Please note that this area is host to several regular local sports events, which at times can limit the availability of all facilities on site.
Tamborine Mountain Picnic Grounds Information Overview