Where Tropical Meets Temperate
The delightful Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens are a must-see experience on any visit to the region.
The Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens combine a colourful and diverse range of exotic and native flora. The Gardens include a glorious lake as the centrepiece, a tranquil Japanese garden, a tropical rainforest walk and many other delights.
Bring a picnic, bring the children, take a stroll along the many walks and learn why the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens are truly where Tropical meets Temperate.
The Gardens are supported, maintained and administered by volunteers and members of the Tamborine Mountain Garden Club, one of the most dynamic and active organisations promoting the values and enjoyment of gardening in South-East Queensland.
Tamborine Mountain Heritage Centre
Step back in time when you enter the Tamborine Mountain Heritage Centre.
It is run by the Mountain’s Historical Society and features a small historic village, depicting life on the mountain during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
There is a general store, complete with a barber’s chair and a haberdashery. Next door is the blacksmith’s shop which adjoins the original Jenyn’s family dairy, one of the earliest on the mountain. A slab cottage has been rebuilt on the site and features original furniture from the era.
One of the first churches to be erected on the mountain has also been moved in and restored within the centre’s grounds. It contains dioramas of the mountain’s history as well as extensive displays of fashions from the early 1900s.
A large working model of the Curtis Water Wheel shows visitors how early sawmills were powered.