Things to do on Tamborine Mountain during your holiday stay:

CAFES – Drift, 3 Little Pigs, Hillbilly Coffee, Spice of Life, Elv 525, La Ferme Provencale, Hilltop on Tamborine, The Coffee Plantation and many others.

Try lunch at the Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery (home of the Glow Worm Caves)

RESTAURANTS – Drift, The Polish Place, 3 Little Pigs, The Old Church, Songbirds, La Ferme Provencale, The Heritage, Pethers Rainforest Retreat and several others

DAY TRIPS – The world-class, Gold Coast beaches (whale watching June – November) plus metropolitan Brisbane. And only 30 minutes or so to Dreamworld, Wet and Wild, Movieworld, White Water World and Sea World

ECO-ADVENTURES – Eco-safari, hot air ballooning and swimming under waterfalls. Also Australia’s longest and highest ropes course at Thunderbird Park and the world famous hang & para-gliding off the western escarpment

FREE WIFI – Drift Cafe, Hillbilly Coffee Cafe, Spice of Life Cafe and Tamborine Mountain Library, all at North Tamborine

EVENTS: – Garterbelts and Gasoline Nostalgia Festival (1-3 May 2015); Bridal Expo Sunday 26th July 2015; Tamborine Mountain Show Saturday 19 September 2015; Scarecrow Festival Friday 16 October 2015

FOR KIDS – The Glow Worm Caves, Thunderbird Park and the Treetop Challenge, Skywalk, the Cedar Creek Falls rock pools, Tamborine Mountain Trail Rides, Junior Golf on Saturdays, and the Curtis Falls Lolly Shop

INDULGENCES – The mountain wineries, the award-winning distillery, the coffee plantation and the boutique brewery. Then add in the cheesery and ice-creamery, plus the chocolate and fudge shops. And for balance, a visit to Jasmine Aromatiques (organic skincare farm) or a Ripple Mobile Massage (see SPECIALS below)

PUBS & CLUBS- Clancy’s, Liquid Amber, St Bernards Hotel, Eagle Heights Hotel, and Fox & Hounds. Also, try barefoot bowls 7 days a week at the Tamborine Mountain Bowls Club (food and drinks available)

ORGANISED TOURS – Explore by foot, horseback, horse drawn carriage, Harley Davidson, 4 wheel drive or mini bus on a range of local rainforest, adventure, sightseeing and winery tours

RETAIL THERAPY – The charming tourist shops on Gallery Walk, the quaint antique shops on Main Western Road, the crafty art galleries, the roadside fruit stalls and the colourful farmer’s markets

WALKS IN THE PARK – The lush Botanic Gardens (great for picnics), the purpose built Skywalk and 6 dedicated rainforest tracks for easy nature walking (see map in photo gallery). Also visit Staffsmith Park and Doughty Park for children’s playgrounds

WEDDING VENUES – Songbirds Rainforest Retreat, Escarpment Retreat, Pethers Rainforest Retreat, Hilltop on Tamborine, The Heritage, Cedar Creek Lodges, Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery, and others

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