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
experience with the occasional frost in some of the valleys
giving way to majestic sunny days averaging around 18 degrees
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
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.