What is Mount Tamborine known for?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: November 4, 2021

Reading time: 3 mins

Mount Tamborine, or Tamborine Mountain, is a vibrant region located right outside of Brisbane city! This gorgeous plateau is home to lush rainforests, stunning views, and delightful cuisine, making it the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Mount Tamborine Brewery

But what is it about Tamborine Mountain that makes it such a wonderful place to visit?

Let’s find out why you should definitely consider heading out to the fabulous Tamborine Mountain when next in Brisbane city.

It’s the ultimate hot air balloon spot

The mountain and its surrounding peaks make for the ideal place to hop aboard a hot air balloon and catch some jaw dropping views of the mesmerising Queensland expanse. The Scenic Rim is called that for a reason, and a morning hot air balloon ride is the perfect way to see it in all its glittering hues.

See glow worms in their element

Queensland is one of the world’s top spots for seeing the luminescent glow worm in their absolute abundance. Tamborine Mountain is one of such places where thousands of these unique species like to congregate, and you can see them in person, inside a cave at the wonderful Cedar Creek Winery.

Stand out on top of the forest canopy

Did we say that Tamborine Mountain is surrounded by lush rainforests? Well, it certainly is, and a stop at the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk is one of the ultimate ways to experience the forest in all its tropical splendour.

Making your past tranquil rock pools, through a gorgeous canopy and past the Rainforest Eco Gallery before walking out onto the 30m high cantilever, complete with views that stretch for miles and miles…

Get into the local cuisine

Tamborine Mountain is revered as a gourmand hotspot, with everything from local cheeses to beers, fine wine and confectionery all produced within the mountain’s immediate vicinity.

Given that the region is a foodie paradise, you simply can’t pass up visiting some of the wonderful producers that dot the region, including the likes of Chocolates on Gallery Walk, the Tamborine Mountain Distillery and Mount Tamborine Winery – all of which are there to invigorate your senses after an amazing morning’s exploring!

Laze about at waterfalls

One of the things that makes the Scenic Rim so beautiful is its stunning waterfalls, so be sure to stop off at one (or all) of them for a little peace and reflection amongst the buzz and excitement of this magical region.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.