Our ultimate guide to the things to do in Mount Tamborine will help you to plan a fun time with your friends and family on your next weekend getaway. Just east of Burleigh Heads lies the town of Tamborine – an oasis of natural beauty and culture that is home to more than 1400 residents.
This small town hides many secrets, and it’s only a 40-minute drive from the central Gold Coast. You need to be in two places if you’re planning to explore this area – the National Park and Tamborine Mountain. These two areas make up most of what this small town has to offer, and you need to know about both if you want to get the most out of your visit.
If you seek a romantic weekend away or desire to surprise a loved one with a weekend away, this place is the number one pick of the bunch in Queensland. If you are wondering about things to do in Mount Tamborine please continue reading.
WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?
There are a number of different places to stay in Tamborine. Here are a few of our favourites: – The Tamborine Vineyard – This vineyard offers accommodation, a B&B, and a Rottweiler dog. A few of their rooms include access to the vineyard that contains a fruit orchard, a rose garden, and a hedge maze. – Eureka Palm Grove – EPG is a family-owned and operated hotel. You’ll feel at home here in this 100-year-old Queenslander with tropical gardens.
10. THINGS TO DO IN MOUNT TAMBORINE
A visit to Tamborine is not complete without checking out the area’s natural beauty. You can explore the rainforest, hike up the mountain or visit the popular caves. You’ll definitely want to check out the local culture with so much to offer. From Aboriginal art to European architecture, you’ll be able to see different cultures in Tamborine. You’ll also be able to taste the local produce – with a variety of wineries and breweries, and there is something for everyone. As a heads up on some of the things to do in Mount Tamborine:
- Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk
- Mountain biking
- Hike any or all of the 12 trails, none of which are over 3kms in length (1.9 miles)
- Curtis Falls
- Treetop Adventure Park with ten zip lines and 120 rope-based activities to navigate
- Cedar Creek Estate Glow Worm Cave Tours
- Thunderbird Park & Thunderegg Crystal Mine
- Australian Outback Opals
- Fairytale Farmers
- Heritage Estate Winery Cellar Door
There are plenty of small boutique places in the town itself to explore and get lost in while you walk off your sumptuous and over-indulgent long lunches and shared wines for the romantics who seek the less active path to follow.
Adding to all the above things to do in Mount Tamborine it is also an amazing place if you are planning a surprise proposal for your loved one. Here is our ultimate guide to Our top 6 romantic locations and fun date ideas on the Gold Coast.
PLACES TO EAT AT MOUNT TAMBORINE
There are so many great places to eat in Tamborine, and there is something for everyone, from fine dining to German cuisine to counter meals in the local pub. If you are not interested in dining in, then take away options abound or hit the bakery and the deli for your own creations. Here are a few establishments we’d recommend: – Three Little Pigs – This is one of the area’s most famous restaurants and is beloved by locals and visitors alike. – The Bavarian Grill Haus and Red Barron Brewery and El Burro Mexican Cantina with consistent five-star reviews and ratings due to delivering amazing fresh and healthy Mexican just the way we love it!
IN CONCLUSION: WHY VISIT TAMBORINE?
Tamborine is a stunning, all-around great place to visit for romantics and adrenaline junkies alike. It is truly the definition of a real hidden gem. You’ll love the natural beauty, the local culture and the great places to eat. Tamborine is also a popular stop for day tourists, so it’s relatively affordable. We recommend visiting this little town of natural beauty during the dry season when you can see Tamborine’s rainforest. We also recommend visiting during the months of February and March, as this is when the area’s famous Tamborine Mountain Festival is held. The festival is famous for its amazing music line-up and will blow you away. I am sure by now your bags are packed and loaded at the back of your tunk and you have a detailed idea about the things to do in Mount Tamborine.