Mount Tamborine is one of Queensland’s best kept secrets but yet is known far and wide by locals and visitors as absolutely the best place for couples to get away for a weekend or a short break. Located on the Gold Coast hinterland and sometimes called the Scenic Rim, the village is the heart of the Tamborine Mountain National Park, where you’ll find a community that truly treasures this very exceptional environment. In fact, this was the very first National Park declared in Queensland, it’s very special.
Everywhere you look, drink in the views and the fresh air, whether it’s floating up and getting a bird’s eye view with Hot Air Balloon Scenic Rim of the district, or if you choose to discover up close and personal take one of the walking tracks, which are in six sections across the mountain amongst the rainforest and eucalypts. Don’t forget to look out for the rare Albert’s Lyrebird, see lots of rainforest birds and explore to find the Richmond birdwing butterfly.
With such a range of things to do at Mt Tamborine, you’ll always build up a good appetite, as you’re spoilt for choice, whether it’s gourmet cafes, delicious afternoon tea spots, a warm and cosy pub or putting together from the deli your own picnic basket then find a special lookout, to laze away an afternoon.
Most visitors to Mount Tamborine, drive up and plan their Tamborine activities in advance, then by lunch or early afternoon, check into their Bed & Breakfast or Cottage or Retreat to really have some quality relaxation time, reading a book, glass of wine in hand, breathe in the tranquil surroundings and the peace and quiet. No matter what you choose to do on your Mount Tamborine break, you’re sure to come away refreshed with your batteries recharged, whether it’s one night, one weekend or one week here in Mount Tamborine.
We have put together a Tamborine Destination Guide, so you can stay at and explore the Mount Tamborine area...
Dining in Mt Tamborine