Pottery classes and studio experience days! Learn the craft of handmade pottery, suitable from beginner to advanced. Or how about a studio experience day where you even make a clay pot to keep? “Michael Jones”” is a creamic artist and potter with over 30 years of experience. Situated in Eagle Heights on a glorious 3 acres of landscaped gardens with expansive views, his studio is an ideal place to join a talented craftsman for a hands on experience of working with clay.
An expression of rural living! The landscape art of “Louise Grove Wiechers” captures the spirit of the ideal pastoral experience by simplifying elements to their basics, leaving only the impression of the perceived version. Her “Red Barn Studio” is nestled amongst the beautiful rainforests of Tamborine Mountain overlooking the rich pastures of the Scenic Rim, making the perfect backdrop to Louise’s painting and print work.
Eco Tourism Retreat with adventure activities!“Mt Barney Lodge” is an Eco-accredited retreat, surrounded by Mt Barney National Park, which specializes in group and family bookings and adventure activities. Unwind in genuine Queenslander Homesteads, rustic cabins or a deluxe camper trailer – all with stunning mountain views and full creek frontage.
Mt Barney Lodge is located in the beautiful Scenic Rim next to the World Heritage-listed Mt Barney National Park and right at the base of Queensland’s most impressive peak – Mt Barney!
Our accommodation and campground has stunning scenery of the surrounding McPherson Ranges, including Mt Barney, Mt Maroon and Mt Lindesay. Close to Brisbane and the Gold Coast, you can stay in rustic cabins, Queenslander Homesteads, or try Glamping. We are a scenic 90 minute drive away.
Park your car, caravan or camper trailer directly onto grassy, shady campsites with a campfire, creek frontage and spectacular mountain views.
Our experienced Outdoor Leaders offer a full holiday adventure activity program for kids and adults, and throughout the year when booked in advance.
Our outdoor activities include rock climbing, abseiling, guided bush-walks, mountain expeditions, a navigation course, corporate activities, school groups and residential camps. Accommodation and activities are nature-based.
Private and peaceful self-contained accommodation!“Clandulla Cottages & Farmstay and B&B” is a tranquil and private getaway featuring luxurious self-contained accommodation. It is located in the Gold Coast Hinterland, at the foot of Tamborine Mountain, an easy 1hr drive from Brisbane or 40 minute drive from the Gold Coast.
Good old-fashioned service! “Curtis Falls Cafe” is set in an ancient rainforest on Tamborine Mountain. We offer cosy indoor seating as well as outdoors, right at the creek on top of “Curtis Falls”. Everything on the menu is made ‘In House’. Enjoy our ever increasing delicious selections of Gluten Free and vegetarian options. Sensational coffees! Open for breakfast and lunch Tue to Fri 7am to 3pm, Sat and Sun 8am to 4pm.
Tamborine Mountain is a nature lover’s paradise. The famous “Witches Falls” section of the Tamborine National Park was declared in 1908, making it Queensland’s first national park. Over the years additional reserves have been declared and today the park is made up of 13 sections of land on the Tamborine plateau and surrounding foothills. There are a large number of beautiful rainforest bushwalks, most tracks are under 3 kms taking about 1 hour, are well established and easy to follow.
The famous “Witches Falls” section of the Tamborine National Park (MtTamborine, Mount Tamborine) was declared in 1908, making it Queensland’s first national park. Over the years additional reserves have been declared and today the park is made up of 13 sections of land on the Tamborine plateau and surrounding foothills.
When you visit Tamborine Mountain, visit the many waterfalls which are easily reached by clearly defined walking trails and bushwalks. Lookouts with breathtaking views invite to stop and gaze into the distance. There are numerous beautiful picnic and BBQ areas, inviting you to enjoy a meal in the Great Outdoors.
And the kids haven’t been forgotten either – Tamborine Mountain offers a large number of kid’s playgrounds so that Mum and Dad can truly relax and also enjoy their day out!
Turn into “Wongawallen Road” at the upper roundabout of “Gallery Walk”, parking is about 200 meters down the road on the left opposite the “Heritage Centre”. The parking area is limited, however, plenty of additional parking space is available on both sides of the road.
“Wongawallen Road” Carpark:
Car parking spaces: 9 Disabled car parking spaces: NO Bus parking spaces: NO Public Toilets: NO BBQs: NO Picnic Settings: YES – 1x 12-seater Sheltered Picnic Settings: YES – 2x 8-seater Additional seating: NO Views: NO Information Board: YES – General Information
This area of land was named after Miss Jessie MacDonald, who generously donated part of this area to become a National Park in 1933. Picnic facilities include a small shelter shed and a large picnic table at the start of the walking track on the edge of the rainforest.
This precious track of subtropical rainforest is popular with bird watchers, and offers visitors a quiet rainforest bush walk away from street noise and crowds. The circuit is easy to navigate and very enjoyable
This relatively flat loop track passes through rainforest with towering strangler figs, beautiful piccabeen palm groves and tall trees with vines and ferns. Shortly after the start of the bush walk keep to your left as you enter the loop track. At the “T” junction, a small fence has been erected to prevent walkers taking a short-cut through the forest – please stay on the track and help protect the rainforest! (13 stairs)
The circuit meanders gently downhill, passing two impressive strangler figs on the right of the track. A couple of narrower sections are created by large trees. Often, the ground is covered by hundreds of palm fringes, care should be taken especially after heavy rain.
Timber Log Bridge
Occasionally, walkers are reminded of how close this section of the Tamborine National park is to suburban living with some sounds filtering through the rainforest at certain times of the day. Closer towards the lower-most point of the track it becomes slightly steeper and than starts to gradually wind its way back up hill again.
After three small timber log creek crossings, walkers come past an uprooted tree resting on another one. Shortly after a fourth timber log creek
There are three different ways of accessing this bush walking area. All three provide limited parking, but also offer very convenient access to one of the most beautiful sections of the Tamborine National Park.
A. Entry from “Curtis Road”(E6)
Turn into Curtis Road heading East, the road ends after about 100meters, parking is on the left as you enter the large turning circle.
Car parking spaces: 2 Disabled car parking spaces: NO Bus parking spaces: NO Public Toilets: NO BBQs: NO Picnic Settings: NO Sheltered Picnic Settings: NO Additional seating: NO Views: NO Information Board: YES – General Information
Giant strangler fig
Palm Grove Circuit (F6) from Curtis Road (2.5km return, allow 1 hour, easy grade)
The first section of this bush walk is simply called “Access track”, which highly underrates the breathtaking rainforest scenery that awaits you. The track descends downhill, first gradually zigzagging than straightening out. Walkers will encounter a number of huge trees such as strangler figs, ghost gums and the like, some of these leaning and forming some fascinating buttress root growth formations (44 stairs).
A huge fallen strangler fig blocking the path has been partly cut allowing walkers to pass safely. At the “T” junction to the “Palm Grove Circuit” track allow time to admire a gigantic leaning strangler fig on the left.
B. Entry from “Palm Grove Avenue” (E6)
Head south on Eagle Heights Road and turn into Palm Grove Avenue when the road veers left, you will reach the end of the road after about 200 meters. Car parking spaces are not clearly marked, but recognizable; there is a turning circle and some picnic facilities at the entrance to the bush walk.
Trail entrance at “Palm Grove Road”
Car parking spaces: 6 to 8 Disabled car parking spaces: NO Bus parking spaces: NO Public Toilets: NO BBQs: NO Picnic Settings: 1 x 8-seater Sheltered Picnic Settings: NO Additional seating: 1 Bench Views: YES Information Board: YES – General Information
Palm Grove Circuit (F6) from Palm Grove Road (2.5km return, allow 1 hour, easy grade)
Cleared path for walkers enjoyment!
The track starts just past the picnic area, slowly descending through subtropical rainforest and crossing a couple of small runoff creeks via timber plank bridges. The “T” junction to the “Palm Grove Circuit” with the gigantic leaning strangler fig (see above) is reached after a pleasant
Tamborine Mountain is a beautiful lush green mountain plateau in the Gold Coast Hinterland, only an hours’ drive from Brisbane or Surfers Paradise. It is home to the first ever National Park in Queensland and a secret hideaway for Australia’s city dwellers. The Green behind the Gold