TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN – The Green behind the Gold
Situated in the Scenic Rim Shire
Tamborine Mountain is a volcanic plateau eight kilometers long, five kilometers wide and 560 meters above sea level. The ˜Green behind the Gold™ is the term given to this lush hinterland that sweeps up from the golden beaches of the Gold Coast to the lush green of Tamborine Mountain. The whole area – all the way to Beechmont, Canungra, Beaudesert, Mt Barney, Mt Warning, Lamington National Park, Boonah, Lost World Valley etc.- is also called the Scenic Rim and is a popular escape for locals and tourists alike.
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Things to do:
Tamborine Mountain is home to a myriad of cottage industries such as Art Galleries, Crafts, Coffee Shops and Devonshire Teas, in addition to the many nurseries and restaurants and of course the wineries.
The mountain retains its unique rural heritage and is renowned for its produce, particularly avocados, rhubarb, kiwifruit and flowers, which can be purchased from small road side stands or come to the ‘green shed’ in the showground on Sunday mornings to get the full spread of local produce directly from the farmer.
For those who prefer to sample the local cuisine there are many cafes, cosy tea houses and fabulous restaurants, each with their own individual style. Many of the establishments offer both indoor and outdoor tables for you to enjoy a splendid view or just sit at leisure in a peaceful tea garden.
Mainly on weekends Hang Gliders can be observed launching off the Mountain, circling like giant birds and enjoying the views all over the Scenic Rim. But even those of us that prefer to stay on solid ground, the views all around are just spectacular. It is well worth a weekend stay to enjoy all the things Mt Tamborine has to offer. Tamborine Mountain is most famous for its variety of beautiful B&B and Cottage accommodation choices. Stay the night and get pampered with a delicious breakfast in the morning and than enjoy all the beautiful things Mount Tamborine has to offer during the day.
Because of Tamborine Mountain’s altitude and unique climate you will see many exotic plants, which are on show once every season during “Springtime on the Mountain”, the local Garden Festival. Make sure to book your accommodation early for this one!
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