Mount Tamborine in the north east of Queensland is one of the most amazing travel destination in Australia and is situated near the Gold Coast Hinterland. The Gold Coast is faous for the beautiful beaches and the beach towns that line the coast. Mount Tamborine is a green, rainforest getaway to the hinterland which is hardly 30 minutes drive by car. Mount Tamborine is well known for its secluded vibe, the rainforest that surrounds the mountain and other natural beauties.
People from different parts of the world travel to Tamborine Mountain to enjoy its amazing natural beauty and atmosphere. Mount Tamborine is 8 km long and 4 km wide and around 28 square kilometers. This travel attraction in Australia was initially inhabited by Aborigines for thousands of years and is well known for its rainforests, waterfalls, wildlife resources etc. For those visting Tamborine Mountain, there are plenty of travel activities available which is sure to make your trip a memorable one.
Here I will like to share 5 interesting travel activities that one can have while on your trip to Tamborine Mountain.
1) Enjoying the Gallery Walk
Gallery Walk is actually the name of a popular street in Mount Tamborine which is of high importance. The Gallery Walk is lined with a number of arts and crafts type shops and the visitors have to park the car before getting out and visiting the 70 odd shops on the way. Some of the major attractions at Gallery Walk include Mayfield Chocolates, She Beads, Capanart Gallery and Simply Sandwiches.
2) Enjoying Wine at Mount Tamborine Vineyard & Winery
For those interested in tasting some of the best wines in Australia, then Mount Tamborine is one of the best place to be. Enjoying wine and cheese at the wineries and vineyard of Mount Tamborine is something that your will really cherish. You can also find coffee shop, restaurant, shops etc inside the Mount Tamborine Vineyard & Winery.
3) Hanging Out at the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Garden
The Tamborine Mountain Botanic Garden is located on Forsythia Drive, and covers about 11 hectares of land and houses several themed garden areas. Some of the major themed gardens include Rose garden, Japanese garden, Bromeliad garden etc. The Tamborine Mountain Botanic Garden is an ideal place for picnic, and we can see a large number of tourists during the peak seasons.
4) Dining at Songbirds Restaurant
The Songbirds Rainforest Restaurant, which is located deep in the rainforest of Mount Tamborine is one such place where you can have a unforgettable and amazing dining experience. The atmosphere at the restaurant is open and serene and here you can find dishes which are of unique flavours. The mouth-watering dishes of Songbirds restaurants are liked by everyone and are one of the major attractions of Mount Tamborine.
5) Exporing the waterfalls
There are several waterfalls at Tamborine Mountains and there are a number of walks that lead you to these waterfalls. You can take any route that leads you to these waterfalls and enjoy an awesome trekking experience. Some of the major waterfalls include Witches Falls, Curtis Falls and Cedar Creek Falls, which are all accessible through the walks.
6) Glaring at the Tamborine Glow Worm Caves
The Glow Worm Caves are actually part of the Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery in Mount Tamborine and these caves are artificially constructed. The glow worms were introduced few years ago and once you enter the caves you can see the glow worms in action which is a real pleasure to the eyes. The Glow Worm caves at Tamborine Mountains are one of the most exciting tourist destinations in Australia where travellers from different places visit this cave.