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The Palm Grove Section of the Tamborine National Park

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Access:

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

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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.

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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)

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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

Beauty, Massages and Wellness

Go on, spoil yourself – massages, reflexology, beauty therapy, yoga, meditation – Tamborine Mountain offers all this and more! You know you deserve it!

What could be more relaxing than a massage on Mount Tamborine, surrounded by the natural beauty of a National Park

Tamborine Mountain “The Knoll” Picnic Area

“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 “Cedar Creek Falls” Picnic Area

Picnic Tamborine, Cedar Creek Falls, Swimming Hole

Quiet location away from the car park!

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The “Cedar Creek Falls” Picninc Area is located at the start of the walking trail to “Cedar Creek Falls”.

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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.

Cedar Creek Falls, Picnic Tamborine

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.

Picnics on Tamborine Mountain, Partks and BBQs, Children's Playgrounds on Tamborine

Tamborine Mountain Picnic Grounds Information Overview

Breweries / Distillery / Wineries

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!

Tamborine Mountain Country Markets

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Tamborine Mountain Country Markets

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.

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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!

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.

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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

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

Tamborine Mountain “Geissmann Oval” Picnic Area

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Huge sheltered BBQ and seating area
suitable for large groups!

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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!

Main Street, Geissmann Oval, Picnic Area, Kids Playground, BBQ

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.

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Tamborine Mountain Picnic Grounds Information Overview

Tamborine Mountain State School Markets

Mountain Markets, Bric a Brac, Trash and Treasure

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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.

Tamborine Mountain School Ground Markets

Tamborine Mountain State School Markets

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!

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Tamborine Mountain “Doughty Park” Picnic Area

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“Doughty Park” is centrally located and has
all facilities on site!

“Discover Tamborine Mountain” Map Reference D4

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.

Visitor Information, Mount Tamborine, Scenic Rim, Tourist Info, Accommodation

The VIC at Doughty Park – open 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.

Picnics on Tamborine Mountain, Partks and BBQs, Children's Playgrounds on Tamborine

Tamborine Mountain Picnic Grounds Information Overview

Tamborine Mountain “Staffsmith Park” Picnic Area

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Adventure Playground with shade cover and fully secured!

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!

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Perfect for kids “cool” play
on hot summer days!

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!

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Tamborine Mountain Picnic Grounds Information Overview

Tamborine Mountain “Lions Park” Picnic Area

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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.

For more information about the Tamborine Mountain Lions Club click here. Adventure Playground created by Playscape Creations.

Picnics on Tamborine Mountain, Parks and BBQs, Children's Playgrounds on Tamborine

Tamborine Mountain Picnic Grounds Information Overview

Tamborine Mountain Visitor Map Guide

TM Map Booklet, Visitor Guide, Tourism Information

The ONLY complete
Visitor Information source!

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Welcome to Mount Tamborine’s ONLY complete FREE Visitor Guide map information booklet! Tamborine Information, Visitor booklet, Info Maps 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

Tamborine Mountain Bushwalking Maps

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.

Tamborine National Park, Bushwalking, Walking Trails, Accommodation, Views, Lookouts

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Tambourine Mountain, Walking Trail, waterfall, National Park

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Bushwalking, Tamborine Mountain National Park, Waterfall, Information

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Witches Falls National Park, Waterfall, Bushwalking, Lookouts, Rainforest

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Picnic, BBQ, Lookout, Childrens play area, Bushwalking, Mt Tamborine

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Scarecrow Festival