Wondering what there is to do on Tamborine Mountain – other than enjoy the tranquility? We’ve got the top five reasons to venture on a mountain retreat.
Want to get away this weekend? Head up to Tamborine Mountain for a restful few days of rainforest walks and winery tours.
Explore the rainforest in a completely different way with a walk along a 300 metre bridge that weaves through the rainforest canopy. Skywalk is the longest canopy walk in southeast Queensland and offers a birds-eye view of rainforest fauna and flora, along with information and displays at the eco centre. Discover rockpools, creeks, local history and butterfly lookouts. Open 9.30am to 5pm every day except Christmas.
2. Brewery or Winery tours
There are several fantastic wineries in the Tamborine Mountain region and so for lovers of a fine drop a vineyard wine tour is the best way to experience the mountain. Alternatively, pay a visit to the Mount Tamborine Brewery to see how the hops work, enjoy a tasting tray and some live entertainment while admiring stunning views of the mountain.
3. Rainforest walks
With so much beautiful rainforest you’d be crazy not to take advantage of the beautiful hiking tracks – check out Curtis Falls, Cedar Creek Falls and the Knoll Section of the Sandy Creek circuit. For the best views of the region try Rotary Lookout (near the hang glider launching site on Main Western Road) or Eagle Heights Mountain Resort, where you can enjoy a cool drink along with the scenery in their beer garden.
4. Trolley tour
Sit back and relax with a journey on the Tamborine Trolleys. Driven by locals with a great knowledge of the mountain’s best spots and stories, the ‘All Day Mountain Explorer Pass’ stops at 17 destinations across the mountain – alternatively, try the ‘Taste of Tamborine Tour’ to meet local producers and taste-test the best food and wine that Tamborine has to offer.
Head underground for a look at the iridescent wonder that is the glow worm caves – the whole family will be bewitched by the natural light generated by these tiny critters. Guided tours are available every half hour from 10am to 4pm: $11 for adults, students $9 and $5.50 for children (ages 4-12).