Things To Do In Mt Tamborine
Three Top Ways To Relax On Tamborine Mountain
Five Free Things To Do On Mount Tamborine
Take a walk on the Wild Side :
Walking tracks are provided in six sections of the Tamborine National Park – so take your pick!
Our personal favourite is the Knoll Circuit (go down to the end of Long Rd, North Tamborine) where we often see the resident Albert Lyre Birds, kookaburras, brush turkeys and small wallabies.
In a show that would make Leonardo da Vinci and Icarus rather proud, hang gliders :
Take off from The Rotary Lookout on Main Western Road most weekends.
These colourful man-carrying kites form quite a spectacle as they fight gravity by either circling in a thermal or by flying into the ‘ridge lift’ created when the wind carries them up.
Get a free book from one of the mountain’s two Little Free Libraries :
You’ll find one outside FoodWorks at the Eagle Heights Shopping Centre on Southport Avenue and another at the Tamborine Community Care Office just further along Southport Avenue at number 42.
FoodWorks’ library is open 24/7 while the one at the Community Care Office is available Monday to Friday during office hours.
These Little Free Libraries form part of a global not-for-profit organisation and their aim is to promote reading, literacy and a love of books.
Stroll around the Tamborine Mt Show Ground Markets :
(on the second Sunday of every month) and enjoy the free live entertainment.
The market starts at 8 am and features around 200 stalls. For more information visit Markets on Tamborine Mountain.
Watch the sun set from a number of vantage points along Main Western Rd :
Pack a picnic and a couple of folding chairs and raise a toast to a day well spent. Take a rug, it gets chilly (an awesome reason to cuddle up to your loved one).
Mount Tamborine’s Best Wineries
See what’s on at the historic Zamia Theatre : at 22 Main Street, North Tamborine. Built in 1923, this handsome hall screens movies on the first Saturday of the month and the cost is only $6 per person.
Occasionally plays take place here as well as choirs and concerts. With its glossy timber floors and the gorgeous smell of beeswax, you’ll love this building’s quiet, confident charm. Afterwards, pop into Clancy’s Irish Pub – just a few doors down from Zamia’s – for a pint.
Best Waterfalls On Tamborine Mountain
Curtis Falls :
The short and easy walk down to Curtis Falls ends in a platform that gives a picture-perfect view of this lush and sexy waterfall.
Framed by gigantic basalt rocks, the falls flow all year round and are lavish after rain.
The rock pools beneath it, as well as the surrounding rock face, are home to glow worms and platypus which is rather awesome.
Park either on Eagle Heights Road or in the Dapsang Drive car park and follow the signs.
Cedar Creek Falls :
The short but rocky stroll from the car park on Cedar Creek Road to this spectacular cascade can be slippy and quite muddy – however, you will be rewarded with great lookouts along the way and swirling spa-like pools when you get there.
Nothing quite beats the pleasure of bathing in these rock pools on a hot summer’s day.
Witches Falls :
To see these falls you need to visit Australia’s first National Park, the Witches Falls Circuit, which is approximately 3km and takes an hour of leisurely zig zagging to complete.
Park in the vicinity of Main Western Road, across from Hartley Road and look for signage. The falls can be a trickle during dry spells but they gush after heavy rain when its pools come to life with an assortment of insect and frog species.
Cameron Falls :
Starting at the Knoll Road Lookout, you’ll reach the top of Cameron Falls in about half an hour.
You’ll see sights reminiscent of a Geographic documentary as you walk through a dense, cool, emerald green rainforest.
The Lookout provides sweeping views across the valley to Mt Flinders which in itself is spectacular.
Bonus Extra Cool Tip :
Head on down to Curtis Falls at night time to see the glow worms. Grab a torch and just follow the path, the magic happens just up near the waterfall. Take a picnic and have a night time picnic ..
Tamborine Mountain For Adrenalin Junkies
Every Saturday and Sunday morning you’ll find that over 100 other bike riders had exactly the same idea as you and their bikes will be lined up all along the main road outside pubs and cafes in Canungra. Ali loves having breakfast at The Outpost, then she heads over towards Beechmont, out to Murwillumbah and back to the coast through Currumbin.