Jo’s guide to creating memories at Tamborine

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Jo’s guide to creating memories at Tamborine

Nature

Natural Bridge (pictured above) is just one of the breathtaking features of Springbrook National Park. The park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, one of Queensland’s five World Heritage properties and part of the World Heritage Family. Explore the most extensive area of subtropical rainforest in the world, home to ancient flora and fauna. Check out towering Purling Brook Falls or opt for the more family-friendly Curtis Falls and Cedar Creek Falls, where you can stop for a splash and a dip, on a hot day.
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Springbrook National Park
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Natural Bridge (pictured above) is just one of the breathtaking features of Springbrook National Park. The park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, one of Queensland’s five World Heritage properties and part of the World Heritage Family. Explore the most extensive area of subtropical rainforest in the world, home to ancient flora and fauna. Check out towering Purling Brook Falls or opt for the more family-friendly Curtis Falls and Cedar Creek Falls, where you can stop for a splash and a dip, on a hot day.
Located in Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery, this purpose-built cave is home to thousands of glow worms - you'll feel like you are wandering through a fairy wonderland. Access to a self guided frog and insect exhibit is free with your glow worm tour.
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Glow Worm Caves
104 Hartley Road
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Located in Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery, this purpose-built cave is home to thousands of glow worms - you'll feel like you are wandering through a fairy wonderland. Access to a self guided frog and insect exhibit is free with your glow worm tour.

Sightseeing

This challenge will appeal to the adrenaline junkie and aspiring Ninja Warrior. Expect to spend about half a day here trying out more than 100 different challenges of varying difficulties, including lots of flying foxes (zip lines) of different heights (not recommended for those with a fear of heights!). Suitable for ages 7 and up, and all levels of fitness as you can choose your level of difficulty. There's also a Juniour version for kids aged 3 - 7, with over 50 high ropes games and 4 flying foxes (zip lines).
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TreeTop Challenge - Adrenaline Park Mt Tamborine
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This challenge will appeal to the adrenaline junkie and aspiring Ninja Warrior. Expect to spend about half a day here trying out more than 100 different challenges of varying difficulties, including lots of flying foxes (zip lines) of different heights (not recommended for those with a fear of heights!). Suitable for ages 7 and up, and all levels of fitness as you can choose your level of difficulty. There's also a Juniour version for kids aged 3 - 7, with over 50 high ropes games and 4 flying foxes (zip lines).
Just up the road from The Polish Place sits a beautiful patch of green which comes alive in the mornings. Dozens of hang gliders launch off from this point and dot the horizon like colourful soaring eagles. Even if you can't get up the courage to attempt a tandem glide, you can still experience the thrill vicariously this way. So what are you waiting for? Spread out a picnic rug, soak up the sun and snap some spectacular pics. In my humble opinion, this spot is one of the best lookout points in the whole mountain.
Robert Sowter Park
331 Main Western Road
Just up the road from The Polish Place sits a beautiful patch of green which comes alive in the mornings. Dozens of hang gliders launch off from this point and dot the horizon like colourful soaring eagles. Even if you can't get up the courage to attempt a tandem glide, you can still experience the thrill vicariously this way. So what are you waiting for? Spread out a picnic rug, soak up the sun and snap some spectacular pics. In my humble opinion, this spot is one of the best lookout points in the whole mountain.
Lots of different markets to showcase local products: 1) Tamborine Mountain Country Markets @ Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds (Main Western Road). 2nd Sunday of each month, 7.30am – 1.30pm. Live music, yummy food, fresh produce, hand-made goods, arts and crafts, plants, jewellery, metal work, woodwork 2) Tamborine Mountain State School Markets @ Corner of Long Road & Curtis Road. Last Sunday of each month, 7am onwards. Up to 130 stalls featuring live music, food, fresh produce, collectibles, vintage items. 3) Tamborine Twilight Market @ 132 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain. 4.30pm Saturday. Live music, yummy food, locally hand-made, upcycled items. Zero plastic, zero imports. 4) The Green Shed @ 378 Main Western Road (next to Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds). 6.30am - 11am every Sunday. Fresh produce by local growers.
Tamborine Mountain Country Markets
386-398 Main Western Road
Lots of different markets to showcase local products: 1) Tamborine Mountain Country Markets @ Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds (Main Western Road). 2nd Sunday of each month, 7.30am – 1.30pm. Live music, yummy food, fresh produce, hand-made goods, arts and crafts, plants, jewellery, metal work, woodwork 2) Tamborine Mountain State School Markets @ Corner of Long Road & Curtis Road. Last Sunday of each month, 7am onwards. Up to 130 stalls featuring live music, food, fresh produce, collectibles, vintage items. 3) Tamborine Twilight Market @ 132 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain. 4.30pm Saturday. Live music, yummy food, locally hand-made, upcycled items. Zero plastic, zero imports. 4) The Green Shed @ 378 Main Western Road (next to Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds). 6.30am - 11am every Sunday. Fresh produce by local growers.
An eclectic mix of over 70 shops in one street, offering everything from locally-made gifts, clothing, chocolate, fudge, antiques, food, cafes, restaurants ... even cuckoo clocks and psychic readings. A good place to spend a leisurely half day, this is also where you'll find the famous Tamborine Mountain Distillery, home of award-winning boutique liquers and spirits. If you are looking for a special gift for someone or even yourself, you’ll definitely find it here. Be warned that on-street parking is limited. To access off-street parking, drive to the end of Long Road towards the roundabout, turn left to Macdonnell Road and look for the Parking sign on the left.
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Gallery Walk
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An eclectic mix of over 70 shops in one street, offering everything from locally-made gifts, clothing, chocolate, fudge, antiques, food, cafes, restaurants ... even cuckoo clocks and psychic readings. A good place to spend a leisurely half day, this is also where you'll find the famous Tamborine Mountain Distillery, home of award-winning boutique liquers and spirits. If you are looking for a special gift for someone or even yourself, you’ll definitely find it here. Be warned that on-street parking is limited. To access off-street parking, drive to the end of Long Road towards the roundabout, turn left to Macdonnell Road and look for the Parking sign on the left.

Food scene

Beautiful traditional Polish food (think pierogi, Bigos (sauerkraut), pork hock and the famous roast duck with cherries) with friendly service in a quaint setting. If possible, try to get a table outside as the view is truly spectacular. Kids will love feeding the rainbow lorikeets and playing with the owners' sausage dogs.
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The Polish Place
333 Main Western Road
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Beautiful traditional Polish food (think pierogi, Bigos (sauerkraut), pork hock and the famous roast duck with cherries) with friendly service in a quaint setting. If possible, try to get a table outside as the view is truly spectacular. Kids will love feeding the rainbow lorikeets and playing with the owners' sausage dogs.
An institution on Tamborine Mountain with a history spanning over 100 years, this place serves up hearty pub fare (steak, Guiness pie, fish & chips etc) with a view. Sit out on the expansive deck and soak up the sun, or sit inside by the fireplace if the weather is cold. With such an amazing view, this place is popular for weddings and functions too.
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St Bernards Hotel
101 Alpine Terrace
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An institution on Tamborine Mountain with a history spanning over 100 years, this place serves up hearty pub fare (steak, Guiness pie, fish & chips etc) with a view. Sit out on the expansive deck and soak up the sun, or sit inside by the fireplace if the weather is cold. With such an amazing view, this place is popular for weddings and functions too.