Mount Tamborine History
Mount Tamborine has a very interesting history that spans back millions of years, it it is a former crater rim of a volcanic explosion that happened about 22 Million years ago. It is based around cluster of three villages that have settled on the mountain ridge over the past years.
Making up one part of the area the Scenic Rim, for which Mount Tamborine is known as the gateway. The Scenic Rim is the name given to a mountain range in that region.
The high altitude of the mountain has given it a very pleasant climate which supports coffee plantations, avocado farms and kiwi orchards. Which are all known to be week produced in the area.
10 Best Things To Do In Mount Tamborine
We take a look the 10 best things to do on the beautiful Mount Tamborine. Only 45 minutes drive from the center of the Gold Coast and a complete contrast to the lively nature of the coast.
Lush green dense forest, unreal views and a sense if peace and tranquility makes Mount Tamborine a sought after retreat to escape.
Add to that, boutique shops, wineries, restaurants and waterfalls are just some of the things Mount Tamborine are known for.
So here we go here is our op 10 list of the best things to do in Mount Tamborine.
Go See Curtis Falls
One of Queenslands finest waterfalls. With its stunning short but beautiful walk to the falls through lush rainforest and with only the sounds of the whip birds in the background.
Once at the falls there is a viewing deck in place for protection of the falls and for viewing purposes.
For preservation purposes no swimming up and around the falls is allowed.
Visit Mason Wines
A great little boutique winery tucked away out in a quiet area out the back of North Tamborine lies Mason Wines.
With tasting rooms and restaurant for your pleasure. We can highly recommend the food its certainly one of the top restaurants on the mountain, with small tasting plates perfect to pair a few wines with.
Buy wines to take with you or arrange delivery. A great variety, we love the very light picnic red very easy to drink.
Go See The German Cuckoo Clock Shop
One of the most unique shops on Mount Tamborine is the German cuckoo shop. With a vast range of clocks available from the small ornamental ones to the giant Grandfather Clocks, which are fantastic.
Delivery can be arranged all over the world, you certainly wouldn’t want to be carry one of the grandfather clocks away with you.
Great owners who are particularly helpful and also willing to help with information, deliveryand all questions.
Top Tip: be prepared for noise with the amount of clocks they are always chiming, best not to have sore head, unlike myself.
Go Climbing At Thunderbird Park
An adventure park on the heart of the mountain, and it’s main attraction is the tree top challenge. High in the trees an assortment of obstacles, zip lines and challenges. Great for kids, families and adults alike, to do the full challenge it can take a couple of hours so be prepared.
The park also has on site camping and dining and a host of evening entertainmet.
Taste Some Cheese At The Tamborine Cheese Company
Straight away I must say try the triple cream brie its delicious. You can try all the cheeses before you buy. All produce made on site.
Speciality platters can also be made up to take away or to enjoy with a drink in the adjacent brewery Fortitude Brewery.
Stay At Pethers Rainforest Retreat
Set amongst the dense rainforest off the beaten track, Pethers brings style, fun and relaxation all in one.
As a kid I always had a dream of staying in a tree house. And at Pethers this comes true.
10 unique large tree houses complete with log fires, floor to ceiling windows and spa baths surrounded by glass looking out onto the rainforest floor.
On site farm to plate restaurant, and morning delivery of breakfast baskets with fresh and local produce.
Walk The Witches Falls Track And See The Falls
The Witches Falls has a 3km round trip walking track to the falls, a suitable amount of fitness would be good as it ha a bit of a climb with steps.
Arrival at the falls has viewing deck and the most unbelievable view as far as the eye can see over mountains and lush rainforest
See The View And Have A Drink At Eagle Heights Mountain Resort
Just before you make the top of Mount Tamborine, you come across Eagle Heights Mountain Resort. Enjoy a drink and a bit to eat and take a look at the stunning view back over the Gold Coast below.
A perfect setting for a wedding or a get together capture some stunning and memorable photos.
Go Watch The Paragliding Off The Mountain
At the weekends out the back of North Tamborine you can watch the local paragliders set off on there flights.
One by one they set off west into the distance, to sit and watch them jumping off the side of the hill is fascinating and a great way to spend a morning.
Taste Some Beers At Fortitude Brewery
Fortitude brewey is situated at the end of gallery walk in the Eagle Heights part of Mount Tamborine.
With beer tasting boards and a fine selection to choose from, a pizzeria with beautiful homemade pizzas and wander inside and watch through the glass windows and see the factory at work churning out the beers.
This Brewery made it into our 3 Top Craft Breweries On The Gold Coast list.
When travelling northbound from the Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain is 36km from Southport via the Pacific Highway exit 57 then following the Oxenford–Tamborine Road or alternatively just 28km from Nerang exit 71via the Nerang–Beaudesert Road, turning off and following Henri Robert Drive.
Travelling south from Brisbane, take exit 35 at Beenleigh and continue on state route 92 the Beaudesert – Beenleigh Road, for a more scenic drive. Alternatively similarly as from the Gold Coast exit at exit 57 and follow the Oxenford -Tambirine Road.
Unfortunately Mount Tamborine currently has no public transport links and driving by car is the main way of accessing the mountain.
The Gold Coast
As we said it’s just a short 45 minute drive to the center of the Gold Coast, with it’s host of cafes, restaurants and large amount of things to do and see. It’s certainly well worth adding these two together on a visit and having the best of both worlds.
17 replies on “10 Best Things To Do Mount Tamborine”
What a magnificent waterfall! How lush it is!
To be able to explore rainforest, see beautiful waterfalls and do a tree-top challenge along with great cheese, wine and beer Mount Tamborine looks like an wonderful place to visit. Thank you for this really interesting guide.
The tree top challenge is a must we loved it
I want to stay at Pethers Rainforest Retreat sometime! That looks awesome!
Its a absolute delight staying at Pethers would love to return one day
Waterfalls, wine and beer? Count me in! But why is there a German Cuckoo Clock shop?
Mount Tamborine has such diverse activities from waterfalls, wine, cuckoo clocks and paragliding who wouldn’t want to visit! I had a serious fascination with cuckoo clocks when I was younger so I’d enjoy visiting! Pethers Rainforest looks like a dream getting to stay in a treehouse! Unique lodging definitely adds to experience!
So many things to explore! Beer, waterfalls and tree climbing? I’m in!
I think I need to return to Mount Tamborine as I seemed to have missed a few things out. First stop Witches Falls Track followed by some beers at Fortitude Brewery.
Glad Tamborine hasn’t changed too much. We used to love hunting out precious thunder eggs as kids.
Hikes, waterfalls, rainforests and breweries…looks like a great adventure at Mount Tamborine. THXS for posting
Mount Tamborine looks like a place I need to visit! Waterfalls, wine tasting, a brewery, and cheese – I’d be satisfied there for a while.
Witches and brews and paragliding! I’m in! Thanks for the guide.
The three things that top my list from Mount Tamborine are visiting the German Cuckoo clock shop, cheese tasting (of course), and watching paragliding. Looks like a fun place to visit!
We knew you would love the cheese tasting Tom
We’ve had a day there and just did the rainforest walk I think, will have to keep this blog post in mind for when we next go!
Its fantastic place to visit we loved escaping there the odd weekend 😀 thanks for stopping by