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Tamborine Mountain - Cities, Towns and Localities
Tamborine Mountain is the northern most point of what once was a large shield volcano centred on Mount Warning, active over 23 million years ago. Tamborine Mountain is really a plateau set within the Gold Coast Hinterland, with Tamborine Mountain National Park being made up of nine national parks, including Queensland’s first national park, Witches Falls, declared in 1908. The plateau itself is an irregular shape, about 8 km long and about 5 km across at its widest part. The highest point on Tamborine Mountain is about 600 metres above sea level. The plateau comprises of subtropical, eucalypt and cycad rainforests and features abundance easy walks.

Located in the south-east corner of Queensland, Tamborine Mountain plateau looks down on the surrounding lowlands, across the Nerang and Coomera River valleys to the Gold Coast and Pacific Ocean to the east and over the Albert River valley and out to the national parks of the Scenic Rim and the Great Dividing Range to the west. You can also see north to Moreton Bay and Brisbane or south over Beechmont and out to the Border Ranges.

Tamborine Mountain and Tamborine are two different entities. Tamborine is situated on the Beaudesert, Beenleigh Road at the start of the Tamborine Mountain Road. Visitors to Tamborine Mountain travel from Tamborine through the grassy lowland plains, up into the open forest and then up to the rainforest which rings the plateau, all in a distance of 12 kilometres. Other roads start at Oxenford (Tamborine-Oxenford Road) the Beaudesert-Nerang Road (Henri Robert Drive), and Canungra (Tamborine Mountain Road). It is only about an hours drive to the South of Brisbane and a forty minutes drive to the Gold Coast.

The climate is subtropical with an average rainfall of 1,574 mm falling mainly during the summer months of December through to March. The temperature can be up to 3-4 degrees cooler than the surrounding countryside with the average maximum being around 26 degrees centigrade. Winter is a glorious season to experience with the occasional frost in some of the valleys giving way to majestic sunny days averaging around 18 degrees centigrade.

The soil on top of the plateau is deep, rich Red Murrum and is a rich fertile soil full of natural humus. In late August the Garden Club runs a week long flower festival with fantastic displays in the Community Centre and an open garden programme. There is abundant wildlife including Lorikeets, Lyrebirds, Platypus, Scrub Turkeys, green King Parrots, Pale Headed Rosellas, Eastern Rosellas, Rainbow Lorikeets (including the rare Black Cockatoo), Butcher Birds, Whip Bird, Bandicoots, Possums and Wallabies.

Some great scenic views include the many waterfalls surrounding Tamborine Mountain, such as Cameron Falls, Cedar Creek Falls and the Witches Falls. After rain when the surrounding mountain top is covered with mist, go and view the spectacular waterfalls.

You can book into any one of the boutique country hotels, lodges, cabins, chalets, rustic mountain cabins with home-style country cuisine, the list goes on. There are many walking tracks, as well as several picnic and BBQ areas. You can visit one of the great cafes or restaurants within the area as well as some of the unique art and craft galleries. Tamborine Mountain also hosts the Tamborine Markets at the Showgrounds on the Main-Western Road. The Tamborine Markets are held on the second Sunday of every month.

Check out our listed range of Tamborine Mountain accommodation and Scenic Rim accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Tamborine Mountain Visitor Information Centre
Doughty Park
Main Western Road
Ph: 07 5545 3200

Beaudesert Country Tourism Inc
Ph: 1300 881 164
Web: /
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Tamborine Mountain Attractions

The Crafters Gallery & Tamborine Mountain Fine Art Gallery
• Ph: +61 07 5545 3444 • Fax: +61 7 5545 2777 • Email
• Wander through an Australian gallery of fine quality, original art and designer craftworks featuring works from award winning and emerging Australian artisans.

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Tamborine Mountain Events

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Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival
• October
• The Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival is an annual welcome-all event for families and everyone who enjoys some fun and a great week-end in our very special environment just over an hour from Brisbane and 30 minutes from the Gold Coast.

The first Scarecrow Festival was held in 2008 and has been growing each year as more local residents, school students and business owners join in the challenge, and fun, of building and exhibiting a scarecrow.

The Scarecrow Festival gives locals and residents the opportunity to explore the Scarecrow Trail and enjoy the Mountain’s charming cafes, handicraft and antique shops, art galleries and wineries.

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Tamborine Mountain Tours/Charters

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Secret Garden Estate
• 69-77 Main Western Rd, NORTH TAMBORINE QLD 4272 • Ph: 07 5545 4992 • Email
• A magic place for those who want to escape to the serenity of a veranda overlooking rolling hills, fine foods, great Queensland wines and superb artwork. Just a short 30 minutes from the Gold Coast or 45 minutes from Brisbane, Secret Garden welcomes locals and visitors to Queensland to relax in the beauty of Tamborine Mountain.
Tamborine Trolley Co
• Ph: 07 5545 2782 • Email
• Family run company offering unique tour service through the beautiful Tamborine Mountain. Variety of tours, including tailored tours.

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