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Discover the best behind the rest in South East Queensland

South East Queensland’s best-kept secret is the picturesque mountain rainforest region between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the Gold Coast Hinterland. Often referred to as the green behind the gold, the Gold Coast Hinterland and the Scenic Rim, the region around Tamborine Mountain (or Mount Tamborine) is part of the Border Ranges.

Less than an hour from the Brisbane CBD and about 40 minutes from the Gold Coast, visitors will find a peaceful haven with breathtaking scenery, ancient rainforest, boutique wineries, interesting shops, galleries, eateries and adventure. Adventurous travellers and people who enjoy the great outdoors will find endless opportunities for fun and excitement. It is the perfect location for family holidays.

Take an easy drive to this beautiful area and discover unspoilt countryside, national parks, wildlife in natural habitat, working farms, vineyards, and the world’s smallest distillery. Adventurers can take the challenge of Australia’s longest and highest ropes course.

Rock hounds can find gemstone-filled thundereggs hidden when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Astronomers can discover the night sky of their dreams. This region is best explored by road, there is so much to see and do in this diverse destination. Tamborine Mountain, Canungra and Beaudesert are the focal points. Tamborine Mountain has the most to offer visitors. Canungra and Beaudesert are small country towns servicing the farming communities of the region.

Tamborine Mountain has golf courses, hotels and a variety of eateries covering everything from gourmet fare to fast food. Gallery Walk offers a variety of shops and dining venues but the most exciting destination is Thunderbird Park on the corner of Cedar Creek Falls and Tamborine Mountain Road at Eagle Heights.

Thunderbird Park

Follow the signs and take the turn at the pterodactyl, this big orange flying dinosaur marks the entrance to the place where nature joins adventure. Go for the day or stay and play. This destination offers affordable fun for a big day out or a family holiday. On-site accommodation suits every desire from campsites to family holiday homes and romantic rainforest cottages.

Thunderbird Park has something for all age groups. Relax, enjoy the scenery, breakfast with the birds, take a break or enjoy lunch on Thunderbird Terrace, the menu includes delicious pizzas fresh from the wood-fired oven. Book a table in the Rainforest Restaurant and Lounge Bar and enjoy a candlelit dinner in the rainforest surrounds.

Special holiday packages for families, couples and groups are available all year round. Tamborine Mountain offers a cool change with mountain fresh air in summer and a cosy haven in winter. Many of the lodges at Thunderbird Park have open fires as well as reverse cycle air conditioning for all year round comfort.

Mount Tamborine Retirement

PresCare Roslyn Lodge

  • 38 bed facility in the tranquil Gold Coast Hinterland
  • Leading edge WiFi, security monitoring and keypad door security.
  • Phone: 07 5545 7822, 24 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine

Mount Tamborine Schools & Education

State Primary Schools

  • Tamborine Mountain State School

State High Schools

  • Tamborine Mountain State High School

Private Schools

  • Tamborine Mountain College
  • St Bernard Primary School

Mount Tamborine Medical Facilities

  • Tamborine Mountain Medical Practice
  • Hinterland Medical Centre
  • Queensland Medical Laboratory, Tamborine

Mount Tamborine Shopping Districts

  • “Main Street Village” shopping precinct
  • Local Producers Markets – every Sunday at the Showgrounds
  • Gallery Walk shopping precinct
  • North Tamborine


Images courtesy Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Destination Gold Coast & Getty Images

Mount Tamborine Map

Things to do and seeOn the Gold Coast in Queensland

Theme Parks

Combo passes & packages

Free things to do

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


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