About Tamborine Mountain
Is it a mountain?
Not strictly a mountain. This volcanic peak, with its rich red alluvial soil, is a plateau, 8 km’s long and 4km’s wide, at around 500 metres above sea level and enjoys striking 360° views. When you are on Tamborine Mountain it feels like you are on top of the world … and you may as well be. Breathe in the clear mountain air — comfortably cooler than coastal areas.
Tamborine Mountain, tell me more
Lofted above the Gold Coast hinterland between the Pacific and the Great Dividing Range: an island in the sky with shores of subtropical rainforest – home to some 6,500 people who are settled along its length and breadth. The main localities (villages) are North Tamborine, Eagle Heights and, occupying the southern half of the plateau, Mount Tamborine.
To the east you’ll see the distant Surfers Paradise high-rise skyline, the vast ocean and the dense mass of the Gold Coast, a city which seems a world away but is just a 30 minute drive.
To the west are those incredible mountain ranges – the Scenic Rim – and the valleys that are home to the region’s villages and towns.
Tamborine Mountain (also known as Mt Tamborine and Mount Tamborine and often misspelt as Tambourine Mountain) is located in South East Queensland, just inland from the fastest growing region of Australia – the Gold Coast, south of Brisbane.
The lush rainforest of Tamborine Mountain is just an hours drive south of Brisbane and only 30 minutes inland from the Gold Coast and its famous beaches and nightlife.
Tamborine Mountain is well served by the domestic and international airports at both Brisbane and Coolangatta, just an hours drive away.
Tamborine Mountain is a beautiful compilation of communities which have grown over time. Generously-proportioned blocks of land are home to historic, sprawling houses, virtually all of them surrounded by lush, gorgeous gardens which thrive in the rich red soil.
Narrow country lanes creep across the mountain, delivering visitors to little pockets of life. Boutique wineries, cosy B&B accommodation, historic pubs, eclectic gift shops, beautiful art galleries, and of course there’s also the mountain’s incredible natural attractions.
The Tamborine Mountain National Park, with its waterfalls, rainforest walking tracks and priceless views of the Coast can keep visitors busy for days.
The Tamborine Mountain plateau is encircled by an escarpment with ten distinct vegetation communities, including National Parks with sub-tropical rainforest.
The Mountain’s biodiversity is on a par with that of World Heritage listed areas such as the nearby Lamington National Park.
What’s to do?
Enjoy the sights of the mountain travelling aboard Tamborine Mountain Tours unique tram style Trolley buses. An all day Mountain Explorer pass offers you the Freedom to create your own personalized tour and hop on and off at whichever attractions you like, with over 15 stops along the scenic loop.
The Tamborine Mountain Rainforest Skywalk, a spectacular elevated walkway, puts you up in the canopy with the wildlife.
Call into one of the mountain’s markets. Buy some locally grown organic veggies, a bunch of native flowers, or a coffee.
Are you a daredevil? Not afraid of heights? Hitch a ride down the mountain with a local hang-glider – they take off from the western side of the mountain most weekends. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, there’s plenty of space for on-lookers.
Keep meandering and you’ll arrive at Gallery Walk in Tamborine Village, a run of intriguing shops, restaurants, cafes, wineries and art galleries. There’s something for everyone here. What will you take home? A German cuckoo clock, a piece of crystal, or a stunning, original artwork by a mountain artist.
If food and wine is more your taste, you’re in for a treat. The mountain’s many boutique award-winning wineries, breweries (there are two) and distilleries, produce drops to appeal to most palates.
Visit the Cheese Factory – try the triple cream brie. Scrumptious!
Don’t forget the fudge and chocolate shops and why not indulge in a ‘chocolate massage’.
Some more activities for the sports minded – there’s golf, a swimming pool, a gym, horse riding, bird watching, hang gliding, glow worm tours, thunder-egg fossicking, the adventure parc, fishing, walks and much more…
Double your pleasure by staying on the mountain at Tamborine Mountain B&B accommodation, with all of its attractions and still enjoy the Gold Coast Theme Parks only 30 minutes away.
Celebrate Christmas twice! Once in December and again in June/July/August during our cooler months, with roaring log fires and Christmas dinners and decorations.
While you’re here, consider …..
- Take a stroll down Gallery Walk, have a coffee and watch the world go by
- Taste the cheese, sorbet, chocolates, fudge and much more
- Visit the local wineries, breweries and the distillery
- Fossick through the antiques
- Pick up some local avocados and rhubarb at a roadside stall
- Enjoy the lush local gardens
- Walk through the National Park – you’ll see waterfalls, creeks and glow-worms
- Learn about our past at the mountain’s museum
- Watch the hang-gliders and para-gliders take off
- Enjoy the fabulous local culture
Stay & Play – fall in love with Tamborine Mountain – experience the peace and hospitality for which Tamborine Mountain is renowned.
Book your accommodation at Tamborine Mountain B&B, stay a day, a week, a month – you will not be disappointed. If you are looking for the perfect gift for your partner, family or friends why not purchase an accommodation gift voucher from Tamborine Mountain B&B?
Contact Pam & Tony and we will help you with all arrangements to make your gift one that will be remembered and cherished for years to come.