Tamborine Mountain has many unique attractions which all visitors should try to see and experience.
To assist we have listed them below so that you may consider including some or all of them in your itinerary when you next visit beautiful Tamborine Mountain.
Ambience on Tour Day Tours
Ambience on Tour Day Tours – Wine, Craft Beer, Art, Rainforest
Ambience on Tour offers a fantastic variety of day trips to choose from for an enjoyable day out! We are a small group specialist providing that personal touch and flexibility. Our range of tour offerings include: Wine tours, Brewery tours, unique Art tours, Scenic tours, Taster Variety tours and Tailored tours. One of our exclusive offerings is combining wine appreciation with art appreciation for a unique experience against the backdrop of the beautiful Tamborine Mountain.
All tours include lunch, wine/beer tasting fees, refreshments, entrance and tour fees where applicable, luxury air conditioned vehicle, personal guide, door to door pick up/drop off*.
Visit boutique wineries to taste award winning Queensland wine and experience Australia’s globally recognised distillery on our Wine Tour. Visit popular micro-breweries to sample award winning craft beer on our Brewery Tour. Our Art Tour provides the unique opportunity to meet a range of local artists in their studios and browse through charming art galleries. Walk amongst the rainforest canopy at the renowned Skywalk and view spectacular scenery on our Scenic Rainforest Tour. Tours can be combined and tailored to suit you.
Wine Tour – wineries and wine tasting
Wine tasting deluxe! Visit 3-4 wineries for wine tastings and an award winning distillery for tastings of schnapps, liqueurs and vodkas.
Art Tour – artists, art galleries and wine tasting option
Meet four talented artists in their own studios and browse two charming art galleries all amongst the beautiful tranquil Tamborine Mountain. Within their serene studio environments you will be able to informally chat to the artists and potentially see them at work. The artists’ repertoire includes painting, drawing, ceramic art, sculpture, pottery and printmaking.
Brewery Tour – craft beer
A fun filled opportunity to visit 3 popular micro-breweries and experience the emerging craft beer culture in the beautiful Gold Coast surrounds and tranquil Tamborine Mountain. Sample paddles will be provided.
Scenic Rainforest Tour
Experience the rainforest up and close at the magical Skywalk, see cascading waterfalls and rock pools, take in magnificent views from lookout points, visit a unique organic farm, Jasmin Organics, and stroll around the tranquil Botanical Gardens.
A Variety of Tasters Tour
For those of you who like a variety to challenge your tastebuds! This tour incorporates visits to a rum distillery, pot still distillery, micro-brewery and a winery.
Tailored Tour – custom or combine tours
This service offering provides you with the flexibility to tailor your own tour or combine our tours. Options include browsing for antiques and amongst art galleries, shopping on the famous Gallery Walk on Tamborine Mountain, cheese tasting, visiting the unique Jasmin Organic farm, wine tasting, beer tasting, experience the beautiful Botanical Gardens and much more.
*Gold Coast and Tamborine Mountain pick up and drop off includes Helensvale railway station with a direct link to Brisbane. Transfers from Brisbane can be arranged.
Botanic Gardens Tamborine Mountain
Covering 11 glorious hectares, the Gardens consist of exotic species and the natural rainforest of Tamborine Mountain. Over 25 years, dedicated volunteers have developed this property into the highly-photographic boutique Gardens that they are today.
Nestled snugly in Tamborine Mountain’s majestic natural rainforest, Tamborine Mountain’s very own stunning Botanic Gardens is in a world all of its own far away from the hustle and bustle of neighbouring cities.
Being 500 metres above sea level, Tamborine Mountain has a climate that is cooler and less humid than the lower coastal areas. This allows plants to be grown from cool climate and temperate zones. Flowering cherries, Rhododendron species, Magnolias, Camellias and Maples are a few of the genera on display.
You will discover interestingly themed areas including the Japanese garden, Rose garden, Bromeliad garden, Wisteria covered pergolas, Perennial / cottage garden, and features such as the lake with its quaint stone bridge and water lilies.
Many exotic species from all over the world thrive in Tamborine Mountain’s temperate climate creating spectacular botanic displays all year round, so no matter what time of year you may decide to visit us, all the seasons offer different viewing perspectives.
Spring – bursting into life is the breathtaking Cherry tree walk, superb Rose garden, perennial Cottage garden, Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Prunus and the oh so glorious Wisteria covered pergola.
Summer – cheerful, warm and bright with the blooms of Hydrangeas, Agapanthus, Clivias, Daylillies.
Autumn – showers you in gold and amber with the Maples and Liquidambers
Winter – warms you with magnificent Magnolias, Camellias, and Viburnums.
There is an undercover eating area and picnic tables dotted under the trees throughout the gardens and a large portion is accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Public Toilets are available.
Visit Us at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens
So come on up and visit Mt Tamborine – pack up the family and a delicious picnic, allow the kids to let off some steam and run ahead to explore the rainforest trail, while you meander through these fabulous gardens, soak up the sun, scents and sounds, amble by the lake with its stone bridge and water lillies and enjoy the wonderful peace and tranquillity that is the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens.
Glow Worm Caves Tamborine Mountain
Glow-worms create a living spectacle that needs to be seen to be believed. At Mount Tambourine Glow-worm Caves you can experience one of the largest colonies in the world. Over half an hour, our expert guides will lead you across Cedar Creek, onto an elevated timber walkway, and through cool rainforest all the while learning about the fauna and flora of the region.
You will cross the threshold into a replica limestone world complete with stalagmites, stalactites and water features. Adjust your eyes to the darkness in comfort while learning about glow-worms through an audio-visual presentation. Then, enter the second magical ‘glow-worm’ cave to witness thousands of glow worms illuminating the cave like the night sky.
Take in the phenomena as our guides engage and entertain with quirky information about these most charismatic of insects. A truly special experience – our caves are climate-controlled, convenient, ecofriendly and have easy disability access.
Tours are conducted daily between 10am – 4pm and are available to tour groups by arrangement.
Visit Jasmin Aromatique, Australia’s largest certified organic skincare farm and manufacturing facilities. Visit the parklike gardens, take a tour of the factory and stop by the beauty retail shop.
The home of Jasmin Aromatique resides at the top of Tamborine Mountain, in the beautiful Gold Coast hinterlands of Australia. Here we live out our dreams of combining nature and science to present a skincare range that is both healthy for the skin and clinically effective.
Our organic certification means you can trust the integrity of our product and be assured all of our ingredients are derived from natural sources.
The delicate processing of our ingredients are carried out here at Jasmin Place to ensure the quality of our products are never compromised. We welcome visitors and guests to stroll through the gardens and fruit orchards, take in the aromas and experience the sights and sounds, cumulative of the surrounding natural wonders, followed by an educational tour of our manufacturing facilities.
Jasmin Aromatiques eco formulations stretch the boundaries of traditional thinking in skincare by replacing harmful chemicals with precious natural organic ingredients.
Unlike many skincare brands, every single Jasmin Aromatique product is certified with extremely high organic content and are expertly prepared with innovative emulsification, essential oil blending and preservation technologies, whilst at all times retaining the beautiful sensory performance of the products.
Tamborine Mountain Distillery
Tamborine Mountain Distillery is Australia’s most awarded distillery and liquor brand in the new millennium, having won over 300+ awards!
Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk
Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk located on Tamborine Mountain is an innovative way to view this spectacular environment. Visitors depart from the Eco Info Gallery, which offers comprehensive local flora and fauna interpretive panels & displays and a fresh water aquarium, to begin an adventure on a spectacular elevated walkway, high above the ground in the beautiful rainforest canopy.
Descending gradually to the densely vegetated rainforest floor beside the creek, the walk follows points of interest including rockpools, a butterfly lookout, local history enclosure and sheltered rest areas along the way until reaching the amazing Cantilever.
Visitors return to the Centre which has a cafe serving light refreshments, gift shop with quality merchandise, toilet facilities (including accessible facilities), and bus/car parking areas. The walk takes approximately 50 minutes and is suitable for all ages.
The Skywalk is open 7 days from 9:30am with final walks at 4pm (closing at 5pm) and entry prices are Adults $19.50, Children $9.50, Family $44.00 (2 adults & 1 children), Extra Child $5.00 and Senior/Student Card Holders $16.50.
Coach and visitor parking on site. Toilets including disabled are available.
Thunderbird Park on Mount Tamborine takes adventure to the top. This magnificent property is less than an hour from Brisbane and Gold Coast CBDs.
A variety of attractions are available onsite including bush walks and natural rock pools for the hotter months. Add holiday excitement with a range of onsite adventures that appeal to all age groups. Tackle the adventure at the high ropes course Tree Top Challenge, play a round of Mini Golf on Thunderbird Park’s Championship Course (brand new – opened January 2015), enjoy a horse trail ride through the rainforest, find treasure filled thundereggs formed when dinosaurs roamed the earth or play laser skirmish in a jungle village setting.
Arrive early and enjoy a hearty hot and cold buffet breakfast with the birds or take your time and chill out on the Terrace which serves light meals and snacks all day every day… homemade pizza from the wood-fired oven is a speciality!
Come for the day or stay and play! Choose a shaded campsite for tents and vans in the natural bushland or on the banks of tumbling Cedar Creek. Thunderbird Park shares a rainforest property with Cedar Creek Lodges. Accommodation options range from contemporary hotel rooms to private two bedroom lodges on the banks of Cedar Creek and larger family holiday homes.
Visit Our Website Cedar Creek Lodges for more information!
Under the Greenwood Tree
Under the Greenwood Tree
Bookshop and Art
Latest releases, bestsellers and just good books – Adults, Kids, Fiction, Non-fiction
Book orders welcome – new books arrive weekly from publishers.
Australian Art, fine Craft and Design.