Leave the city and climb the 600 metres above the surrounding countryside to cool quiet rainforests and English style gardens. The meandering drive is a peaceful retreat that encourages bush walking or bird watching. Be enchanted by the little villages and the views down to the surrounding lowlands. On clear days you can see as far as the towering skyscrapers of Surfers Paradise and the glistening Pacific Ocean. Seven national parks located within 10 kilometres of each other boast basalt columns, cliffs, rocky outcrops, numerous waterfalls and lush rainforest.
The national parks and rainforests are not the only attractions that Mount Tamborine has to offer. The collection of mountain villages that grace the twisting roads offer an eclectic mix of shops and tearooms and demand to be visited. Some of the Tamborine highlights include the German Cuckoo Clock shop in Mount Tamborine Village, Tamborine Mountain Distillery in North Tamborine, or the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens in Eagle Heights . Aside from its natural beauty and national parks, the mountain attracts a large amount of people interested in the ‘Gallery Walk’. The cluster of galleries and craft shops is the scene for some diverse art and craft, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, porcelain, glass, woodwork and even some fabrics.
What ever your itinerary is in Mount Tamborine, don’t forget to stop for a Devonshire tea at any of the villages, it is a local treat that goes down well in the splendor of the rainforest.