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Mountain Attractions

There’s always something new and exciting to discover on Tamborine Mountain …

From the breathtaking rainforest canopies viewed from the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, the variety of shopping experiences like Australian Outback Opals, the adventure playground Thunderbird Park, the unique Glow Worm Caves – it’s enough to keep the whole family enthralled.

Australian Outback Opals

Australian Outback Opals showcases the exquisite beauty of Australia’s national gemstone on idyllic Tamborine Mountain. Sourced from all the major opal mining areas in outback Australia, we offer a wide range of Australian opals to suit all tastes.

With four decades of experience, our opal cutting service creates stunningly unique engagement, wedding, eternity and friendship rings along with a full range of other opal jewellery.

In addition, we offer unset, rough and fossilised opals. Experience the extensive and competitively priced opal display in our showroom, centrally located on Tamborine Mountain, and discuss your needs with our friendly staff. Whatever your opal dream…we can make it happen!

Learn more: www.outbackopals.com.au 

Botanical Gardens

Where tropical meets temperate. The delightful Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens are a must-see experience on any visit to the region.

Just a short drive through the hinterland west from the Gold Coast, the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens combine a colourful and diverse range of exotic and native flora. The Gardens include a glorious lake as the centrepiece, a tranquil Japanese garden, a tropical rainforest walk and many other delights.

Bring a picnic, bring the children, take a stroll along the many walks and learn why the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens are truly where Tropical meets Temperate.

The Gardens are supported, maintained and administered by volunteers and are some of the most dynamic and active people promoting the values and enjoyment of gardening in south-east Queensland.

More info: tmbotanicgardens.org.au

Glow Worm Cave

Experience the results of our ground-breaking conservation initiative.

Come with us on a glow worm tour, as we guide you through our purpose-built cave, filled with thousands of glowing glow worms!

We offer the only opportunity in Queensland to see glow worms during the day, and over the course of 30 minutes, you’ll see a glow worm up close and learn all about their life cycle and behaviour. Our cave features a colony of native Mount Tamborine glow worms, and your admission helps support and ensure the survival of the species in South East Queensland for future generations!

Our cave has been designed to maintain ideal conditions for our delicate glow worms throughout the year, providing the perfect environment for a healthy colony. This means you are guaranteed to see THOUSANDS of glow worms inside our cave all year round.

The experience is one you have to see to believe!

Learn more: www.glowwormcavetamborinemountain.com.au

Thunderbird Park

Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain takes adventure holidays to the top.

This magnificent Hinterland property is less than an hour from Brisbane and Gold Coast. Come for the day or stay and play, this rainforest playground has it all. Onsite adventures attractions make Thunderbird Park an exciting experience for every age group.

Find treasure filled thundereggs formed when dinosaurs roamed the earth, play laser skirmish in the jungle, tackle the high ropes course at TreeTop Challenge, boost the adrenaline with a thrilling ride on the Canyon Flyer, enjoy a horse trail ride or play a round on the championship mini golf course.

Learn more: www.thunderbirdpark.com

Sky Walk

This exciting new Eco-Adventure offers guests a unique and thrilling way to explore the beautiful rainforest canopies.

Set in a magical 30 acres of privately owned rainforest beside the crystal clear rock-pools of Cedar Creek on Mt Tamborine, Queensland, Australia.

The walk departs directly from the Eco Gallery with a comprehensive array of Australian rainforest flora and fauna displays.

The walk takes approximately 45 minutes at a leisurely pace, when pausing to view the many points of interest and information along the way.

The entire walk totals 1.5 kms and is a combination of forest floor trails, 300 metres of high-tech steel bridges through the highest points of the upper canopy, and a 40 metre cantilever bridge that soars a breathtaking 30 metres above the creek and rainforest below.

Learn more: www.rainforestskywalk.com.au