"THE GOLD COAST HINTERLAND" Top 5 Page for this destination Mount Tamborine by balhannah

Mount Tamborine Travel Guide: 75 reviews and 255 photos

To reach this Mountain from any direction, either from the Gold Coast, Brisbane or Canungra, its a scenic drive just getting here.

Tamborine Mountain just 30 minutes from the Gold Coast and less than an
hours drive from Brisbane. It is a table top mountain 550 meters above sea level and located just behind the Gold Coast in an area that is known as......

'The Gold Coast Hinterland'

Once here, enjoy the extra clean air, the beautiful surroundings that include 9 National Parks, this is an area that I love!
There are markets, stunning gardens, Birdlife & Wildlife, Waterfalls, excellent bush & rainforest walks, plenty of picnic areas, Arts & Crafts, including the "Gallery Walk", Wineries, Bed & Breakfasts, wonderful views and more...........

I live nearby and visit here often, its just a short road trip to enjoy the cooler weather in Summer, and the much colder weather in Winter...........



Tamborine Mountain is part of the northern rim which was formed millions of years ago. Over the years, weathering has produced a plateau with rich volcanic soils, where almost everything grows extremely well!
I love the lush green countryside of Mount Tamborine where I find plenty of roadside stalls selling freshly picked Avocado, Kiwi Fruit, Rhubarb and other fruit and vegetables. Not only stalls selling this, but freshing picked Roses, Proteas and other varieties of Flowers, plus potted plants, all at reasonable prices.

The Mountain also has its own Coffee Plantation, and I noticed a Distillery here on my last visit.

The park protects remnants of Tamborine Mountain's plant communities. You will walk or drive through piccabeen palm groves, wet eucalypt forest dominated by tall flooded gums, open forest with bracken fern and on my last visit, lots of wild Easter Lillies growing on the Mountain sides.

Tamborine Mountain is referred to as the "Green behind the Gold" in the tourism industry. It is one of the most visited day-trip destinations in Australia, attracting some 1.3 million visitors, both national and international, annually.

Although one community, the mountain has three distinct "village" areas Eagle Heights is situated adjacent to the north-eastern escarpment....

North Tamborine includes the main business centre and occupies the north-western edge of the plateau......

Mt Tamborine encompasses the whole southern part of the mountain.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful area in every possible way
  • Cons:Nil
  • In a nutshell:Take a city break...Go to Tamborine Mountain
  • Last visit to Mount Tamborine: Oct 2015
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    The scenery here is breathtaking Dee! So many lovely flowers, gardens, falls and fantastic views. Excellent page!

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Jun 11, 2014 at 12:00 AM

      Thanks Dee! It isn't that far from where I live. From home I look over to the Mountain.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Wow, it looks a fairytale there. It is so beautiful and lush! Another excellent page Dee!

  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    You never cease to amaze me dee, what in heaven's name is a landmullet? And do they still have that fabulous fudge shop on the Gallery Walk?

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    lovely flowers & open gardens up around here and lovely views to the Gold coast - wiped my 1st comment as thought I mustve been mixed up to say Id driven up here when visiting binnaburra as theyd taken over Carnarvon Gorge where Id been working for a year

  • wandeljp's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2010 at 3:23 AM

    Very interesting page about a wonderful place. Seems that the hiking possibilities are real. The nice pictures you did give a good idea from. I like it !

  • onedaysomewhere's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2010 at 2:45 AM

    The Golliwogs at the Markets are Cute. I wish I knew about the Bakery when I was looking for inexpensive food.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    Impressive! Such natural beauty with the waterfalls, flowers, rain forest, and park. Sandy Creek Walk tip was marvelous. I would enjoy the wineries too. Terrific photographs.

  • glabah's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Glad we don't have biting ants like that here.

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2010 at 5:21 PM

    nostalgia - Mt. Tambourine reminded me of off-roading and valley bashing in the sunny UAE. this seems to be a truly exotic place. but danger of flash floods should be real after a rain.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2009 at 9:24 AM

    Simply a beautiful place with a lot to do!


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