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Tamborine National ParkĀ 


Tamborine National Park contains precious remnants of subtropical rainforest and open forest on and around the slopes of the scenic Tamborine Mountain Plateau. Much of the subtropical rainforest is dominated by the distinctive piccabeen palm.

The unusual cycads Lepidozamia peroffskyana growing on the mountain are relics of plants which flourished 150 million years ago.The park is home to many rainforest animals including the rare Albert’s lyrebird and one of the world’s largest skinks, the land mullet.

The Richmond birdwing butterfly and noisy pitta migrate seasonally to the park from nearby higher altitude rainforests.Basalt columns, cliffs, rocky outcrops and waterfalls are a lasting legacy of volcanic eruptions 23 million years ago. Tamborine is the most northerly remnant of these flows from a volcano centred on Mt Warning.

Tamborine is about 80km or one hour’s drive south of Brisbane or 36km and 30 minutes north-west of the Gold Coast via the Pacific Highway and Tamborine-Oxenford Road. You can also drive to the park from Brisbane via Tamborine Village or from Nerang via the Nerang-Beaudesert Road.

 

 
 
 
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