Day Tripping on Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain, the jewel in the crown of the Gold Coast Hinterland, has it all – rainforests and bush walks, cosy cottages to stay, quirky restaurants, cafes and tea rooms and country pubs with views, arts and craft shops galore, a Sky Walk, wineries, glow worm caves, a distillery and a whole lot of gorgeous pockets to explore.

With so many facets to this mountaintop hamlet there’s plenty to fill a day here, which is why it’s one of South East Queensland’s top day tripping destinations for young and old.

St Bernards Hotel

One of the oldest pubs in south east Queensland, this iconic 1920's hotel features a sprawling beer garden with stunning views, good old-fashioned pub grub and a resident St Bernards dog on the doorstep... more 

Tamborine Skywalk

Walk amongst the tree tops on this fantastic suspended skywalk, which takes around an hour and takes in waterfalls, rainforest canopy and giant red cedar remnants...more

Palm Grove Rainforest Circuit

One of a number of gorgeous bush walks and rainforest circuits to be had in Tamborine Mountain, this one features palm trees, cathedral buttresses and shy pademelons...more

Gallery Walk

Gallery Walk Mount Tamborine

Tourist buses line the street of Tamborine Mountain’s most popular precinct – a line-up of rustic cafes, quirky galleries and gift shops and South East Queensland’s only Cuckoo Clock shop.

The Polish Place

One of the the only places in east Qld where you can indulge in traditional Polish food, in a quaint mountain restaurant with jaw-dropping views...more

Curtis Falls

Curtis Falls Circuit is the quintessential and popular Tamborine Mountain walk - a moderate grade circuit of just 1.5km return that passes through gorgeous lush rainforest of majestic eucalypts and towering palms... more

Tea and Niceties 

One of Tamborine Mountain's hidden gems is this charming cafe and old world tea room (with a secret beer tap room) set in lush European style gardens... more

Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens

Tucked away behind Gallery Walk is another hidden treasure of Tamborine Mountain - 11 ha of lush beautiful gardens including a quaint little Japanese Garden.. more

Tamborine Mountain Coffee Plantation

Nestled within beautiful acreage, Tamborine Mountain Coffee Plantation, the only coffee plantation in SEQ, with its onsite cafe, makes a perfect stopover for day trippers... more

Fortitude Brewing 

One of South East Queensland's best microbreweries and cellar doors perched atop Tamborine Mountain, where customers can while away a few hours in the open air beer garden drinking award-winning craft beer.... more 

Eagle Heights Mountain Resort

Perched on top of Tamborine Mountain with jaw-dropping views, this family-friendly bistro and beer garden is a popular destination on weekends with free live music and jumping castle for kids... more

Getting there and back - Take the M1 to Exit 35 (main St Beenleigh)  and take the roundabout to Highway 94, following it around to the right (Milne St) at the next roundabout then left past the Beenleigh Showground onto Highway 92 (Beaudesert- Beenleigh Rd)  until the township of Tamborine. From here take the Tamborine Mountain Rd up to the top of the mountain via Cedar Creek.

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