Top Things to Do in Mount Tamborine

Set in the hinterland an hour from Brisbane and the vibrant Gold Coast, Mount Tamborine promises an eclectic showcase of stunning scenery and plenty of things to do. Spread out amongst a landscape of breathtaking rainforest and outdoor paradises, there is also a strong arts and crafts scene, pretty villages to explore, and many local markets and festivals to enjoy.

Here are some of the best things to do if you’re in the area.

1. Get Adventurous

One of the best ways to explore Mount Tamborine and all it has to offer is to hit the skies or get your adrenalin pumping. There are plenty of walking tracks to enjoy, but if you want something a little more action-packed, there are plenty of opportunities to take to the sky in a hot air balloon or get to know the scenery from a 4WD.

2. Art Galleries and Antiques

The art scene in Mount Tamborine is incredibly colourful. Throughout the landscape, there are numerous locally-run art galleries and antique shops that showcase local talent and provide the perfect place to pick up any presents or souvenirs you want to take home with you.

3. Breweries

Like with art galleries, there are plenty of breweries in the Mount Tamborine region, too, giving you the perfect chance to soak up some of the unique local flavours and learn more about how some of the finest craft beers in Australia are made.

4. Restaurants and Cafes

If you’re feeling peckish, Mount Tamborine has you covered. Throughout the region, you’ll find plenty of unique restaurants and cafes serving a whole range of breakfasts, lunch, and dinners, including lots of Australian fare and international dishes from all over the world.

5. Festivals and Events

Mount Tamborine is a hive of local activity, and every year there are numerous events and festivals that take place throughout the stunning scenery. As well as produce fares filled with local goodies, there are festivals like the Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival that celebrates the lifestyle of the mountains.

6. Gallery Walk Shopping

For shopaholics, Gallery Walk is the perfect place to head. This stretch of road is flanked by tonnes of boutique shops and stores that you can spend an afternoon browsing at your own speed.

7. Gardens and Nurseries

Because of its incredibly beautiful natural scenery, Mount Tamborine is alive with plant life and unique species of flora. At the 27 acre Botanic Gardens you can marvel at all the breathtaking colours and smells.