The Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

The sprawling expanse of the Gold Coast is made up of lush rainforest scenery and wild coastlines – all of which you can explore with the Mount Tamborine Skywalk. Set amongst thirty acres of privately-owned rainforest next to the pristine pools of Cedar Creek, it really is the perfect introduction to what’s on offer.

Offering visitors a unique way to explore the popular landmark of Tamborine Mountain from a unique perspective while getting your adrenalin pumping. The skywalk soars alongside the rainforest canopies, looking out over pretty rock pools and rich vegetation.

The walk itself takes place along a steel, structured bridge that guides visitors through the canopies of the rainforest. It takes about 45-minutes and covers around 1.5 kilometres to do the whole walk at a slow and leisurely pace, taking in the stunning scenery and stopping along the way to read the information signs and educational panels. It encompasses a range of floor trails and 300-metre steel bridges that let you discover the different layers of the forest.

The route winds its way past a collection of unique flora and fauna display, giving you the chance to learn more about the fascinating wildlife of the region. At one point, you’ll emerge onto a 40-metre cantilever bridge that sits 30 metres above the mesmerising creek and rainforest below, providing you with a unique perspective of the surroundings.

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, QLD

Things do to at the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

It’s not just the skywalk that draws visitors to the region – there are plenty of other things to see and do while you’re there.

In the rainforest Eco Gallery, you can discover the different species of animals that live in the forest and learn more about the fascinating natural history and heritage of the region. You can also learn more about the eclectic selection of flora and fauna that characterises the area and discover why it is such an important region in Australian history.

As well as the interpretative panels that decorate the walk, there is also an aquarium that is home to a huge number of Australian freshwater fish.

Elsewhere, the Birdwing Café serves a delectable selection of refreshments – choose to eat on the deck right next to the rainforest to feel at one with nature – and the gift shop is the perfect place to pick up a souvenir.

Away from the Skywalk, you can explore the rest of the scenery of the Tamborine National Park, where the landscape is characterised by more lush rainforest and pretty waterfalls. Here, you can take several different bushwalks and cool off in the collection of plunge pools that dot the region.

For something a little more cultural, take a stroll along Mount Tamborine’s Gallery Walk, where a selection of cute little cafes, galleries, and craft shops line the street.

And, to satisfy those hunger cravings, head to the Scenic Rim’s wine trail, where you can indulge in delicious wine tastings all along the Gold Coast Hinterland and beyond.

Want more? Stay for longer by booking into one of the quaint B&Bs that can be found around the rainforest and its surrounding scenery and wake up early to enjoy the sunrise through the lush canopies.

The Skywalk is the perfect way to introduce yourself to the Mount Tamborine region and the rest of the Gold Coast’s hinterland. As well as discovering the eclectic selection of ancient trees, plants, and wildlife that resides here, you can discover the stunning scenery from unique perspectives. It’s perfect for all kinds of travellers, with plenty of on-site activities to keep you busy!

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