Set atop a lush, rain forested plateau, Mount Tamborine is a charismatic town in the Scenic Rim region of the Gold Coast Hinterland. There are walking trails, canopy bridges and ziplines to experience its natural beauty from multiple angles, as well as an artistic village atmosphere to enjoy.
Things to do in Mount Tamborine
Stroll along Mount Tamborine’s Gallery Walk, a vibrant precinct of eclectic cafes, one-of-a-kind gifts shops and art galleries. Shop for loose leaf teas, vintage wares and collectable cars, then poke your head into South East Queensland’s only Cuckoo Clock shop.
The Palm Grove Rainforest Circuit is one of the most popular walks in Mount Tamborine National Park, meandering past towering piccaneen palms, giant strangler figs and the buttressed bases of yellow carabeens. Explore below the surface in the Glow Worm Caves, two man-made chambers illuminated by glow worms.
Get a bird’s-eye view of the rainforest along the Tamborine Skywalk, a suspended walkway that takes you through the canopy. Witness the unique flora and fauna along the forest floor trails, test your vertigo on the 300-metre-high steel walkways and soak up the inspiring views from the cantilever bridge.
If you’re after an adrenalin rush, head to the Tree Top Challenge, which features flying foxes, Tarzan rope swings and elevated bridges set within Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Zipline above crocodiles, kangaroos and dingoes or fly over the Cedar Creek Gorge on Australia’s largest, highest and fastest zipline adventure.
Getting around Mount Tamborine
Mount Tamborine is 90 minutes’ drive south of Brisbane and around 40 minutes’ drive from Surfers Paradise. The town is small enough to explore on foot, but having your own vehicle is best for accessing the surrounding attractions.