How To Make The Most Of Your Time On Tamborine Mountain

How To Make The Most Of Your Time On Tamborine Mountain

Where is Tamborine Mountain? This beautiful town is part of the Scenic Rim Region and is just an hour from Brisbane and 30 min from the Gold Coast, making it a popular day-trip destination for locals and tourists alike. It is most well-known for its Tamborine Mountain National Park, lush rainforest, beautiful waterfalls, Tamborine Mountain lookout, and abundant wildlife and is one of the most popular vacation destinations in South East Queensland. It’s no wonder that this charming town won Queensland Top Tourism Town Awards 2022!

Whether you are looking for a short weekend getaway or a week of secluded escapes, a visit to Tamborine Mountain should be part of your travel plans!


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Explore its Natural Beauty

Start your day exploring the natural beauty of the mountain with a rainforest walk! Tamborine Mountain National Park is one of the best places to go hiking in Queensland. It’s got everything you need for a great hike: rainforests, Tamborine Mountain waterfalls, and wildlife galore. Whether you’re looking for an easy stroll or a challenging climb, there’s something for everyone.

If you’re looking for things to do on Tamborine Mountain, you should visit the local Botanical Gardens. They are unique for the fact that they have been developed by volunteers, and also for the blend of both tropical and temperate plants. The gardens are a beautiful place to spend an afternoon around the lake, with plenty of shady areas to rest in and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Tamborine Mountain Distillery
Tamborine Mountain Distillery


Visit Local Producers

Tamborine Mountain is the perfect place to spend a day visiting local producers and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our town’s culinary scene.

You can start your day at the Tamborine Mountain Coffee Plantation and see how they grow their coffee beans and then head into the factory to see them being roasted. You can even sample some freshly brewed coffee with breakfast at their café.

Next stop we recommend checking out the guys at Witches Falls Winery. With its lovely setting amongst the grapes, you’ll want to take your time exploring the grounds and enjoying a glass of wine or two.

If you’re feeling hungry after this adventure, then swing by Mason Winery which serves up delicious food along with an amazing view from its deck out over their vineyard! They also have a Cellar Door where you can try some of their selected wines.

Then head over to the heart of the town for a stopover at Fortitude Brewing where you can sample some local brews. They have one of the largest selections in the area and are located right in the middle of Tamborine Village so it’s easy to find them! You’ll be able to see all sorts of people enjoying their beers and food while listening to live music at this popular spot!

Last but not least, stop by Tamborine Mountain Distillery for a tasting and tour of their distillery. You’ll get to see how the distillery works, learn about the history of distilling in Queensland, and taste some of the best spirits you’ve ever had. It’s a great way to wrap up your day on Tamborine Mountain!

Gallery Walk Cafe
Gallery Walk Cafe


Wander Tamborine Village – Shops, Cafes & More

Who loves the idea of just wandering around a beautiful mountain town, popping in and out of shops and cafes in between? Tamborine Mountain Gallery Walk is a treasure trove of unique, locally made products. There’s such an amazing collection of art galleries, like the gorgeous award-winning e360 design and Tamborine Mountain shops selling homewares, jewellery, Cuckoo Clocks, clothes, and antiques that line the street.

And don’t forget about all the delicious food and drink! Whether you’re looking for a place to take a break and enjoy the mountain vibes with a cup of coffee at the gorgeous Tree House cafe, or stop by Granny Mac’s for a taste of the best fudge in town, there’s something out there that will pique your interest.

While you are up here, don’t miss an opportunity to check out the local markets! If you’re looking for a place to grab some fresh produce, handmade jewellery, clothing, or just a little bit of everything, Tamborine Mountain markets are the place to go. When are Tamborine Mountain markets on? Visit Tamborine Mountain will let you know where and when Tamborine Mountain markets are being held. 

Thunderbird Park
Photo credit: Thunderbird Park


Be more adventurous

If you’re looking for a little more adventure tr, try zip lining at Thunderbird Park! This activity will take you high into the tree canopy so you can see all of the rainforests from above.

There’s a lot to do on Tamborine Mountain, but you can’t miss Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk. The Skywalk is a 40-metre cantilever bridge that juts out over the edge of the mountain and offers breathtaking views of the rainforest and creek below. And if you’re lucky, you might even see some wildlife!

Witches Falls Cottages
Photo credit: Witches Falls Cottages


Where to stay on Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain is a great place to stay if you want to get away from it all.

If you’re looking for a luxury resort experience, then Pethers Rainforest Retreat is where you want to be. This boutique retreat is a haven of relaxation, romance, and renewal in a wonderful setting that captures the essence of tropical Queensland.

Or perhaps you’d like to stay in a more intimate setting, where you can enjoy the charming character of a small country village? There are plenty of B&Bs to choose from—some with their own private pools, others with cosy fireplaces and decadent breakfasts. Avocado sunset B&B and Camelot Boutique Accommodations are some of our favourites, but there are plenty more options for you to choose from!

If you’re looking for something special and rustic, then try one of Witches Falls Cottages luxury cottages. The perfect place to relax after a long day playing in the mountains.

If you want to stay somewhere unique then glamping under the stars at Cedar Creek Lodges might be ideal for you. You can sleep in one of their luxury Woodlands Tents and shower under the stars!

Don’t want to drive?

Want to explore Tamborine Mountain without driving? We’ve got you covered! There are a few tours company options on Tamborine Mountain. They will take you from the city centre out to the Mountain and back again. You can enjoy the scenery along the way or just relax and enjoy the ride. The best part about these tours is that you can stop at any of the wineries, breweries, and Tamborine Mountain Distillery along the way, so you don’t have to worry about driving yourself to them.

We can highly recommend Pineapple ToursThe Vino BusCork ‘n Fork ToursTash Maree TravelFlamingo Tours, and Kiff & Culture.

Hang Glider Launch and LookoutHang Glider Launch and Lookout

Tamborine Mountain is a great place to visit, whether you’re looking to relax, explore or have an adventure – but its beauty is best experienced when you take the time to enjoy it. There are many great sceneries and lookout points, and the best way to take in what the mountain has to offer is to sit back and watch the sunset at the best Tamborine Mountain lookout with a glass of your favourite drinks.


Tamborine Mountain is definitely the place to be if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is a short drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and it’s a great place to visit with plenty of things to do.

Tamborine Mountain to Gold Coast

Tamborine Mountain to Gold Coast: Take Nerang Broadbeach Rd/State Route 90 and Pacific Motorway /M1 to Entertainment Rd in Oxenford. Take the exit for Pacific Motorway and Take Michigan Dr to Tamborine Oxenford Rd/State Route 95 

Tamborine Mountain to Brisbane

Tamborine Mountain to Brisbane: You can get there by taking the M1 to Stapylton Jacobs Well Rd in Stapylton to exit 38 Stanmore Road and Follow Beaudesert Beenleigh Rd/State Route 92.