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Mount Tamborine

Sample the delights in Mount Tamborine’s collection of wineries, distilleries and breweries. Admire the creativity of local artists in one of the multitude of galleries and studios.

Highlights

Sample the delights in Mount Tamborine’s collection of wineries, distilleries and breweries.

Admire the creativity of local artists in one of the multitude of galleries and studios.

Head for one of the local markets to experience home made goodies like grandma used to make.

Stroll along in the canopy on the elevated walkway for a bird’s eye view and unique perspective of the rainforest. Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, take the Tree Top Challenge.

Reward your walk and sit by clear pools and cascading waterfalls. Waterfalls are a feature throughout the park, many of them flowing all year.

Best time of year to visit

Mount Tamborine is a perfect destination at any time of the year. If you are looking for an event with a truly local flavour, don’t look past the Scarecrow Festival held every September.

Or tantalise your tastebuds with the gastronomic delight which is the Scenic Rim Eat Local Week held in late June/early July. This festival is a celebration of food, wine and farming, raising awareness of the impact our food choices can make on the planet.

Climate

Mount Tamborine enjoys a very moderate climate, with temperatures rarely exceeding 30 ℃. The summer temperature here is often 4 -5 degrees cooler than surrounding areas.

Temperatures remain mild throughout winter, with occasional overnight frost in protected valleys.

The area is subject to a moderately high rainfall, some 1,500 mm annually. The majority of the rainfall occurs in the summer months, from December to March.

Mount Tamborine – So Near But So Far

This lush paradise plateau was created through volcanic eruptions in the Mount Warning region over 20 million years ago. After the volcano became extinct, rain and wind took to shaping the landscape. Steams were formed, gradually eroding the basalt lava, forming valleys and gorges.

The value of Mount Tamborine and its ecosystems was recognised early by Robert Collins, a local pastoralist. Inspired by the creation of Yellowstone National Park in the US, he began his crusade. After his election to the Queensland Parliament in 1896, he continued his campaign, however his campaign met with resistance. His persistence paid off when over a decade later, Witches Falls became Queensland’s first declared national park in 1908.

There are 10 different types of forest around Tamborine Mountain, providing an important habitat for a diverse collection of fauna.

An easy drive from the coast, Mount Tamborine offers a unique glimpse into ecological history, in a friendly relaxed setting.

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