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”.
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.
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.
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!
Cheers! Relax and Enjoy!
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
(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.
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.
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.
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!
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 State School Markets
Corner of Long and Curtis Roads
Tamborine Mountain Qld 4272
Market Co-ordinator: ph (mob) 0402 527 241
Email: [email protected]
The “Tamborine Mountain State School Markets” are a true country village market.
The TMSS P&C warmly welcomes locals and visitors to the Tamborine Mountain State School Markets. We would love to see you on the last Sunday of every month from 7am to 1pm.
Situated on the picturesque Tamborine Mountain, we are a wonderfully diverse, character-filled market overflowing with things to adore. At our Markets you will find up to 125 stalls from local artists, crafts people, fresh produce, plants, books, clothing, vintage items, collectibles, jewellery, bric a brac, candles, crystals…. the list is endless and always changing.
Whether you are browsing or buying, come along and treat yourself to some of our deliciously tasty food while enjoying the live music and friendly mountain atmosphere.
So come on up, find that special piece, fossick through the treasures, stock up on fresh local produce and – enjoy your visit to Tamborine Mountain!
This small park is located within the busy North Tamborine shopping precinct, just a few meters off “Main Western Road”. Its close proximity to all types of shopping makes it the ideal respite area for partners not wanting to browse through one of the many shops close by! “DRIFT Cafe and Restaurant” overlooks Doughty Park, and serves delicious food and coffees 7 days a week.
“Doughty Park” offers limited children’s playground equipment and picnic facilities. Due to the proximity of traffic, children need to be supervised at all times. In 2012 a new modern public toilet block has been added to the list of facilities.
Doughty Park is also home to the accredited Tamborine Mountain Visitor Information Centre which offers a one stop shop for local travel information such as maps, brochures and information on other things to do and to see on Tamborine Mountain.
Featuring the Mountain’s largest children’s playground (fully fenced and covered with shade cloth), this park offers great facilities such as a dog leash free area (also fully fenced) and a 7-station exercise track. A great park for the whole family!
Close by is the “Eagle Heights Shopping Village”, with all supplies you could possibly need such as a bakery, Foodworks supermarket, a butcher and so on. “Staffsmith Park” is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike – everyone is welcome!
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.
What can see and do on Tamborine Mountain?
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.
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
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).
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).
Something to “crow” about! The Tamborine Mountain“Scarecrow Festival” is a fun filled weekend for the young and young at heart! Have a chuckle at all the weird and wonderful creations. Follow the trail to see over 150 scarecrows from ingenious to wacky. Festival activities at the “TM Sports Complex” on Saturday and in “Gallery Walk” on Sunday. The 2020 event will be held from Friday 11th to Sunday 20th of September 2020.