A Mountain of Beauty
From wineries to galleries; nature walks to market stalls; Mt Tamborine has no shortage of incredible food, artwork and rainforest walks to delight the senses. Located just 45mins from central Gold Coast, it’s a leisurely drive up the mountain to reach a whole new level of relaxation.
Known by Gold Coast locals as a beautiful picnic spot or a perfect Sunday outing, Mt Tamborine appeals to locals and tourists alike. You are guaranteed a selection of delicious restaurants on any given day and on select weekends you’ll find atmospheric markets selling locally made products and locally grown food.
A Wine to Unwind With –
Mount Tamborine is known for its wineries and a good drop of wine is simply a must when you travel up the mountain. Discover Tamborine have compiled a list of wineries, wine trails, tours and breweries to help you decide where to visit (or perhaps where to visit first) on your Mountain journey. However, if a winery isn’t on the cards, there are plenty of bars and restaurants that serve up a delicious vintage of wine or locally brewed beer.
Not-So-Hidden Treasures –
The markets you’ll discover on the mountain provide a plethora of locally made products and locally grown food. On the second Sunday of every month, the Mount Tamborine Showgrounds plays host to the Mount Tamborine Country Markets where people of all ages and walks of life gather together to enjoy delicious food stalls and wander aisles displaying home made soaps, clothes and artwork. Serenaded by a local performer under the gazebo, it’s obvious why this market is a popular choice for locals and tourists alike. But if you find yourself travelling up the Mountain on the last Sunday of the month then be sure to visit the Mount Tamborine State School Markets. With live music, delicious food, bri-a-brac stalls and locally made treasures, you won’t be disappointed!
Walk the Walk –
Gallery Walk. Perhaps what Mount Tamborine is most famous for, this street provides visitors with plenty to do and see all within walking distance of one another. Countless restaurants, a winery, a specialty liquor store (shaped like a castle), a German clock store, two fudge stores, art galleries and plenty of stores packed full of carefully crafted knick-knacks that are sure to bewitch you. You’ll need more than just a few hours to enjoy all that this busy street has to offer!
Back to Nature –
There is no shortage of natural beauty up the mountain. Waterfalls, nature hikes and parks surround you and make you feel like you are really in the middle of nowhere – not just a short drive from a bustling city. If a nature walk is your favourite form of relaxation, then there are plenty of options. Visit Tamborine Mountain have done the hard work for you and provided a detailed outline of the walks and natural wonders that you will find on the mountain.
Dinner and a View –
With the Gold Coast coastline providing a stunning backdrop, you won’t be disappointed if you are in search of a meal with a view. Eagle Heights Hotel have a simply stunning uninterrupted view of the coastline that always draws a crowd. With Sunday Sessions, a well-stocked bar and a deliciously versatile breakfast, lunch & dinner menu, Eagle Heights Hotel is an easy choice for a relaxing day in the fresh Mountain air. However, if you want to see more of the beautiful bushland as you dine, you may want to visit St Bernards Hotel instead. Overlooking the beautifully green rolling hills of the mountain, St Bernards Hotel is a charming heritage style hotel with a delicious menu selection; a rustic, fully stocked bar and the added bonus of a pat with the Hotels namesake – a beautiful big St Bernard dog.
The beauty of the Mountain cannot be overstated and is something worthy of experiencing at least once. An abundance of dining, shopping and relaxation options await that will overwhelm and impress you. Mount Tamborine is certainly worthy of a day trip or, if a day trip just isn’t long enough, perhaps a weekend away. Go ahead, spoil yourself.