Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain is a plateau in the Scenic Rim Region, Gold Coast Hinterland, south-east Queensland, Australia. This cliff-like ridge of land was formed, 22 million years ago, from the effusion of lava flowed from Mount Warning volcanic eruption. It is situated just 62 km from Brisbane and is the best get away from work and stress at any time of the year. Since the climate remains, comparatively, cooler than the surrounding lowlands, the place is a very famous tourist destination.

The history of the Tamborine Mountain goes back to tens of thousands of years when the place was inhabited by the Aborigines and then came in the European people to settle down in the place. The name of the mountain came from Yugambeh language word: ‘Jambreen’ which means wild lime and got the reference from the finger lime trees. The Tamborine National Park includes a 38 square kilometers of Important Bird Area (IBA) identified by the Birdlife International.

Three village communities: North Tamborine, Eagle Heights and Mount Tamborine, are the only human settlement area on the plateau. The place is famous for its bed and breakfast accommodations and the scenic beauty that can very well be enjoyed from the rooms. Various places to visit or sightseeing are:

  • Gallery Walk:

Gallery Walk is a long road that attracts many of the tourists to the place. The street is famous due to two reasons: one is that it is directly on the way from the Gold Coast and the second is that the street has a lot of art galleries, café’s and souvenir shops.

  • Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

It is an amazing environmental walk over the canopy to see the dense flora and fauna, the rainforest floor and the native wildlife. There is also an eco information gallery, rock pools and a butterfly lookout.

  • Glow Worm Caves

It is a man-made attraction built purposely for the breeding of the Queensland glow-worms. The temperature and moisture are maintained in the cave with the high-pressure misting system. Glow Worm Caves were opened for visitors in the March 2006.

There are many other places to visit on Mount Tamborine markets, village, walk tracks to enjoy the scenic beauty, farmer’s market gathering to sell products directly from farmers. It is a place worth a visit to relax and rejuvenate the soul, mind and body.

Mt Tamborine Wineries

Mt Tamborine is famous for its natural beauty. Every year, around one million people visit Tamborine Mountain for one reason or the other. One of the main reasons is that Mountain prides to possess a lot of varying wineries. These diverse wineries offer a huge variety of whites, reds, sparkling, fortified and all kind of wines. Each and every winery has its own flair and ambience. The one thing that they possess in common is the excellent taste and capability to produce award winning wines.

Some of the wineries producing enticing and tempting wine are as follow:

1.Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery: This winery is set on 22 acres of land and has Cedar Creek flowing through the property. It is located on Tamborine Mountain and is surrounded by beautiful views, rain forest and National Park land. One can experience the great boutique wines and port. They offer a very friendly treatment at Cellar Door. The staff here is very professional and they provide informative review of all wines. The Heritage Bar is also available for large groups or a private tasting. It is a huge room where one can enjoy the Australian ambiance.

2.Sarabah Estate Vineyard: It is another beautiful vineyard. The beauty of this vineyard begins with the drive to the estate. It has beautiful surroundings of the Scenic Rim, and the relaxed atmosphere for a peaceful and serene time. It is open for the weekend also; one can taste the superb wine between 11am – 4pm. With an experience of 12 years, Jon Heslop, the Vineyard’s wine maker, turns the hand chosen grapes from the French vines into a range of superb red, white, rose and sparkling wines.

3.Albert River Wines: It is an award Winning Boutique Winery & Function Centre. This winery is set high on the hill, with amazing views to Tamborine Mountain and the surrounding Hinterland. Boutique Wineries are those whose wines are available directly through the winery. Therefore, wines can only be purchased through Albert river wine’s Cellar Door. It can be ordered through a mail order or at selected restaurants.

4.Witches’ fall’s winery: It is a small winery, located on Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland. They source premium grapes from the Granite Belt and produce a selected range of handmade Queensland wines. They have won many awards for producing the tastiest wines. This winery is open daily for wine tasting, tours and sales. They take fantastic fruit from Queensland and produce enticing fine wines. To know more on mt tamborine wineries visit at http://gotambo.com.au/

Upcoming Events at Mt Tambourine

Life is full of enjoyment and fun at Mt Tambourine. Some of the upcoming Mt Tambourine events which can thrill and fill one’s life with fun are mentioned below:

1. Tambourine Mountain Scarecrow Festival 2013:
This event is celebrated annually and people are greatly excited about it. This event celebrates the great lifestyle of the Mountain and people share the same with the visitors too. It includes a huge sculpture show based on the scarecrow theme.Each and every person is seen busy in making a scare crow and also they encourage other for the same. The ready scarecrows are displayed on “Spot the Scarecrow discovery trail”. Some of them display them in front of their homes too. The displayed scare crows compete for great prizes and fame. This event will be starting on 18th October, 2013 and will be completed on 20th    at Tambourine Mountain.

2. Green Shed Market at Tambourine Mountain:
A market full of fresh fruits and vegetables is a great place to shop for. In the Green shed market one can find a wide range of high quality and fresh fruits and vegetables. Besides this there is also nuts, flowers, honey, plants and herbs for sale. The timing for this will be 7:00 AM to 12:00PM on 20th October, 2013. Location for this  mt tamborine markets will be the Showground, Main western Rd, and Mount Tambourine, Queensland.

3. EliVino’s Witches Falls Wild Ferment Wine Lunch:
To enjoy the Wild Ferment Wines, one can join the 5 star, James Halliday who is an ascribed owner and a professional winemaker. It is the one and only winery capable of making full time wine. It offers a great menu including Hervey bay scallops, slow cooked pork belly, venison tartlet and many more. One can enjoy the superb wine lunch on 26th October, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. It will be organized at Delivino at Mt Tambourine.

4.Tambourine Mountain School Markets:
School markets at Mt Tambourine are sponsored by the local state school. These markets are placed at the corner of Curtis and Long Road. It is best known for the best burgers and along this one can enjoy pancakes, bacon or an egg roll with hot coffee or tea. One will find clothing, tools, growers, face paintings, woodwork and many other things. Along this books and antiques also attract people to these markets. It is a fun filled place and also one can shop for ornaments, toys, creams, soaps etc. This event will start at 27th October at 8:00 AM.

Country Markets at Mount Tambourine

Mount Tamborine is located in the peaceful and attractive environment. It is at an Imagehour distance from Queensland and the Gold Shore. In this peaceful environment, spice is added to life by country markets. These markets are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The place where these markets are positioned is the Tamborine Mountain Showground, at the roundabout of main western road and Bartle road.

Mount Tamborine is a tropical rainforest inhabited with unique, brilliantly colorful, exotic birds and many enthralling variations of flora and fauna. The natural beauty provides a tranquility and serenity which enables one to escape from the nonstop daily noise. It gives a change to the never ending hectic schedule of our daily routines. Along with family, one can enjoy the beauty of nature and enjoy the outstanding fun at Mt Tamborine country markets.

The market over here is not the usual one; it is filled with more fun, entertainment and lots of shopping. There are about 200 or more stalls to go for in these markets. It includes everything ranging from original jams, fruits, chutneys and vegetables for ones kitchen. Fantastic crafts, clothing, jewellery, etc are also found in wide range. Not only this, one can taste, smell and feel the products before purchasing them.

At country markets, one gets lip smacking breakfast, and snacks. The menu contains a wide range of international items and drinks. The list is too long that one may get confused while selecting the best item. For example, the dishes offered here are from Chinese and Mexican cuisines, Thai omelet’s, Bavarian sausages, yummy burgers, sandwiches, corn on cob, and in drinks coffee, teas, fresh fruit juices, etc. In desserts, one can enjoy delicious cakes and smoothies.

These mt tamborine events are are held at fun filled places . The toddlers can have fun at the rides. Not only are this there many activities to keep them busy. Jumping castles, mini Jeeps, face painting and pony rides are some of the activities which will keep the toddlers busy and allow their parents to relax and shop more. While for the parents or the youngsters there are so many options to enjoy their visit to country markets. They can listen to some awesome live music played by the musicians or can watch artists at work. They can also just relax themselves and lay back on the green grass under the blue sky.  Large shady trees offer a break from the summer heat and the fresh air in the mountains makes one feel more comfortable. The wide open area allows soaking in the sun on cooler days, making it an ideal destination.