Discover Gold Coast's hidden natural beauty
Grab some coffee
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
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
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
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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