Mount Tamborine has established itself as a very popular vacation destination and there is no denying that the major contributing highlight to this fact is the scenic beauty of this place.
Moreover, the affordability of the region makes it a popular family vacation spot, as well as the close proximity to Brisbane and the Gold Coast. However, have you ever wondered how Tamborine Mountain came into existence? Sometimes, knowing the history and origin of a location helps you to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the local area.
Mount Tamborine History
Mount Tamborine has a very interesting history that spans back millions of years, it is a remnant of a crater rim of a volcanic explosion that happened about 22 Million years ago. It lends its name to a cluster of three villages that have settled on the mountain ridge over the past years.
The principal high point of the area is Mount Warning. This is a volcanically created mountain and it is believed that most of the features around it are actually a result of the lava eruptions that had happened around 22 millions of years ago. The Tamborine Mountain plateau has rich reddish volcanic soil, and is very fertile. This has resulted in the lush greenery of the region, and the farms and fields are more than enough to sustain the villages.
The Scenic Rim
One of the most popular areas of South East Queensland, Tamborine Mountain is actually the gateway to what is known as the Scenic Rim – the name given to a mountain range in that region.
The high altitude of the mountain (about 550meters above sea level) has given it a very pleasant climate which supports coffee plantations, rhubarb trees, avocado farms and kiwi orchards. There is less humidity in summer, which makes it a wonderful all-year-round vacation spot. There is also the Tamborine National Park – the flora and fauna in the park has evolved over thousands of years.
There are pristine pockets of rainforests and palm groves that cannot be found anywhere else, and they are home to a huge variety of wildlife. Although Tamborine Mountain has an abundance of both rural and urban habitat, locals are very well aware of the importance of conserving the environment and are determined to maintain the bio diversity of the region. As a result of this awareness, the remnant rainforests have not been touched in any way over many years.
If you ever plan on visiting Mount Tamborine, this information will hopefully let you look upon its beauty with renewed interest. The mountain is sure to inspire you with its natural beauty and history.