Visit Tamborine Mountain!
On your doorstep …
Visit Tamborine Mountain, located on your doorstep in the peaceful and picturesque Hinterland and put your head in the clouds! Just an hour from Brisbane and 30 min from the Gold Coast – truly one of Queensland’s secret treasures. Spoil yourself and your family, escape for a while and enjoy all the outstanding experiences that the Mountain offers.
Stay for a day, stay for a night … stay for a week.
The Official tourism website offering the most comprehensive guide to places to stay, attractions, things to do and see on Tamborine Mountain. You will find a range of accommodation, places to eat, taste the local wines and liqueurs, explore our wonderful walks, waterfalls and National Parks, enjoy one of our unique events or markets, and even choose the Mountain for your wedding.
Be captivated by the lush green rainforest, the change of pace, cooler climate, sweeping views and all that the The Green behind the Gold has to offer.
The Scenic Rim
Located 62 kilometres from Brisbane and sitting on the edge of the escarpment behind the city of the Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain is both an actual geological phenomenon (the result of an outpouring of lava from Mount Warning) and also a collective term for a number of small villages stretching along the eight kilometre ridge of the mountain range. The stunning increase in demand for property on’ the Mountain’ has occurred in part because Queensland prices have traditionally lagged behind those in other state capitals. Therefore, people selling in these areas can move to the Mountain and replace their home while keeping a tidy sum left over for investment. Nowadays many people are also seeking a ‘green change’ and find ‘the Mountain’ superbly matches this requirement. It offers a modern sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of city life, while being just 30 minutes from the Gold Coast and 1 hour from Brisbane.
The population on the plateau has settled in three suburbs, North Tamborine, Eagle Heights & Mount Tamborine, although locals do refer to a few more such as Olde Eagle Heights & Forest Park. Tamborine Mountain is classified as rural with no reticulated water supply or sewerage system. Residents are dependent on rainwater, bores and septic tanks. Many residents commute to work on the Gold Coast or in Brisbane. The schools are Tamborine Mountain State Primary (1900), Tamborine Mountain State High (2001) and Tamborine Mountain College (1995). Mount Tamborine (the southern locality) has the St Bernard State Primary School (1914)READ MORE
Tamborine Mountain was inhabited by Aborigines for tens of thousands of years and was the territory of the Wangerriburras. The Yugambeh language is the origin of the name Tamborine, which means wild lime and refers to the finger lime trees that grow on the mountain. The Tamborine district was included in the Bunton Vale pastoral run (1843) which was renamed Tambourine. In time the name was applied to the parish and the plateau. In 1875 the first of several farm selections was taken up; the hilly terrain was considered inferior to the coastal flats, but it had excellent timber and deep soils. By 1886 most of the plateau was under selection, although not necessarily occupation.READ MORE