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Shae Killey3 years ago

Discover Gold Coast's hidden natural beauty

When most people think of the Gold Coast they think pristine beaches, fun-filled theme parks and energetic nightlife, but many people forget the beauty and tranquillity that is Mount Tamborine. Located just 30 kilometres inland from Surfers Paradise, 'The Green behind the Gold' is home to an array of markets, shops, cafes, restaurants and attractions; not to mention the breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife and clean mountain air which makes this place so popular. So don't spend another weekend at home on the couch or battling the foot traffic at a busy shopping centre, book your Tamborine Mountain escape today.

Grab some coffee

Spice Of Life Cafe & Deli

Fantastic Tamborine location, Spice Of LIfe Cafe and Deli - North Tamborine
Fantastic location, Spice Of Life Cafe and Deli – North Tamborine

If you’re going to fully experience Tamborine Mountain for all it’s worth, you’re going to want to be 100 per cent awake. Step into Spice Of Life Cafe and Deli for a range of wholesome gourmet breakfast options and a tasty pick-me-up in the form of a cappuccino. The team of talented chefs and friendly staff open the doors to their a la carte breakfast at 7 am, so you can fill up nice and early, ensuring there’s still plenty of time to discover all of Mount Tamborine’s beauty.
Where:  28A Main Street North Tamborine QLD


Joahlah Bush Walk 

Park your car at the St George Anglican Church off Dapsang Drive and start your bush walking adventure in the Joahlah section of the Tamborine National Park. Although the track is only 1.5 kilometres in length, still allow plenty time of time as you will want to admire the waterfall, crows nests, staghorn ferns and other lush rainforest surroundings that make this track so popular.
Where: Dapsang Drive Eagle Heights QLD


Refuel

Drift

Beautiful gourmet dishes, Drift - North Tamborine
Beautiful gourmet dishes, Drift – North Tamborine

After your early morning bushwalk, you’re sure to work up quite an appetite and there is no better way to satisfy these cravings than a lunch at Drift. Admire some Indigenous art while you tantalise your tastebuds with a Drift beef burger which includes salad, smoked bacon, caramelised onions, swiss cheese and chunky fries. Drift use only the freshest local produce, so regardless of what menu selection you make you will be pleased with the quality and taste. Depending on what mood you’re in, you can also indulge in a premium coffee or a range of cocktails and wines.
Where: 12 Main Western Road North Tamborine QLD


Cedar Creek Falls

Just a hop, skip and a jump from the end of Cedar Creek Road, you can admire the spectacular cascading falls and rock pools from one of the many lookouts or dive in and take a swim. As Tamborine Mountain isn’t connected to the town’s water these are the only swimming holes available in the area. As with all natural attractions they can be treacherous, so be sure to follow all regulatory notices as you descend into the open canyon.
Where: Cedar Creek Falls Road Tamborine Mountain QLD


Lookouts

Knoll Road – inland views

If you’re looking to get the best inland views of the Tamborine National Park head to Knoll Road. It is arguably one of the most popular lookouts in the area with epic sunsets and escarpment views as far as the eye can see.
Where:  Knoll Road North Tamborine QLD

Eagle Heights Resort – coastal views

After spending the day experiencing the many natural bush and rainforest surroundings in Tamborine Mountain, head to Eagle Heights Resort for a once in a lifetime look at the Gold Coast coastline. With views stretching from Moreton Bay to Tweed Heads, you can see the city in a way you’ve never seen it before.
Where:  1683 Tamborine-Oxenford Road Wongawallan QLD


Stay

Villa Della Rosa B&B

Mediterranean surroundings, Villa Della Rosa Bed and Breakfast - North Tamborine
Mediterranean surroundings, Villa Della Rosa Bed and Breakfast – North Tamborine

Okay, after reading all the wonderful natural attractions mentioned in this article, you’re probably thinking to yourself how can I do all this in one day? Luckily for you there’s affordable four and a half star accommodation at Villa Della Rosa Bed and Breakfast so you won’t have to. Nestled in the depths of Tamborine Mountain, immerse yourself in the unique Mediterranean surroundings as you enjoy all the creature comforts that come standard in your room. Whether you’re looking for a romantic place to stay with a partner or just want to treat yourself to an eco-escape for the weekend, you can’t look past Villa Della Rosa Bed and Breakfast when choosing your accommodation.
Where: 5 Platt Place North Tamborine QLD


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