Located just an hour’s drive from both Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain is a hidden gem that feels like a world away. This picturesque region within the Scenic Rim is known for its captivating history, breathtaking national parks, verdant rainforests, and an abundance of culinary and wine delights.
Whether you’re an adventure enthusiast or a wine connoisseur, Tamborine Mountain has something for everyone. In this guide, we’ll explore the top activities you can enjoy on Tamborine Mountain, including wine tasting at Cedar Creek Winery and exploring the enchanting Glow Worm Caves.
Treetop Adventure at Thunderbird Park
If you’re seeking an adrenaline rush, don’t miss Tamborine Mountain’s Treetop Challenge at Thunderbird Park. With over 100 challenges and popular attractions, including hanging from trees, climbing ladders, and navigating suspended tunnels, this adventure park promises heart-pounding excitement.
Spread across 3.6 hectares of unspoiled bushland, the Treetop Challenge offers different courses suitable for all levels of adrenaline junkies. Plus, the zipline experience is not to be missed.
Explore Tamborine National Park’s Hikes & Waterfalls
Tamborine Mountain National Park boasts six park sections, each with hikes catering to various fitness levels. One popular walk is the Curtis Falls trail, a 1.5km easy hike through sunlight-dappled forest that leads to the whispering, natural spring-fed Curtis Falls. If you’re after a shorter walk, then Cameron Falls offers stunning views on an easy 1-hour walk, just a 30-minute walk from Knoll Road.
For an accessible option, visit Cedar Creek Falls (near Cedar Creek Falls Road), where a 500-meter return trail offers spectacular views of cascading waters and rock pools.
The Gallery Walk: Explore Local Art and Crafts
Take a leisurely stroll down Long Road to experience the Art Gallery Walk, a wide range of art, craft, gift, and knick-knack stores. Discover Granny Mac’s Fudge Store and Café, Chocolates on Gallery Walk, and Bygone Days and Vintage Crafts. After shopping, enjoy a pint of local beer at Fortitude Brewing Co.
Enjoy a Romantic Picnic at Rotary Lookout
With eight wineries, two breweries, and three distilleries nearby, Tamborine Mountain offers the perfect setting for a romantic picnic spot. Fill your picnic basket with cheese, fudge, cakes, and fresh produce from Gallery Walk. Bring out your best picnic blanket and choose from scenic spots like Mount Tamborine Botanic Gardens or Rotary Lookout, where you can savour the incredible views of the sunset.
The Tamborine Rainforest Walk
The Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk offers a unique one-and-a-half-kilometer rainforest experience, featuring a steel-structured Skywalk Bridge, a 40-meter Skywalk Cantilever, and the Cedar Creek Lookout Platform.
This eco-adventure unfolds across 30 acres, typically taking about 45 minutes to complete. The skywalk comprises forest walking tracks, a high bridge above the canopy, and a footbridge over the creek. At one point, you’ll reach a 40-meter cantilever bridge suspended 30 meters above the creek and rainforest canopies, offering a captivating perspective of the surroundings.
Wine Tasting at Cedar Creek Winery
Tamborine Mountain is a paradise for wine lovers, and Cedar Creek Estate Winery is a must-visit. Their exquisite range of wines will delight your palate. From rich reds to crisp whites, Cedar Creek Winery offers a variety of wines that showcase the region’s unique terroir. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample their award-winning wines while taking in the stunning vineyard views. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a novice, the friendly staff at Cedar Creek will guide you through a memorable wine tasting experience.
Learn more about wine tasting for beginners here.
Explore the Glow Worm Caves at Cedar Creek Estate
One of the most enchanting experiences at Cedar Creek Estate Winery is exploring the Glow Worm Caves. Unlike most glow worms that are only visible at night, Cedar Creek’s glow worms can be seen in broad daylight. Take a guided tour through the Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves and witness thousands of these mesmerizing creatures glowing inside the cave. It’s a unique opportunity to observe their bioluminescence up close and marvel at the natural wonders of the region.
About Cedar Creek Estate Winery
Cedar Creek Estate specialises in more than just exceptional wines. It’s also a perfect venue for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, catering for functions, social group gatherings, and intimate casual dining.
The 22-acre estate features a Chambourcin vineyard, situated next door to our welcoming Cellar Door – Home of the Queensland Wine Centre, where you can explore our estate wines as well as a selection from other boutique Queensland wineries.
We look forward to welcoming you to Cedar Creek Estate, where you can indulge in the finest wines, explore the wonders of glow worms, and immerse yourself in the beauty of our rainforest habitat.
Address: Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery 104-144 Hartley Rd, North Tamborine QLD 4272, Australia
Phone: (07) 5545 1666
Email: [email protected]