North Tamborine is located only a thirty minute drive from Gold Coast beaches and was the first national park established in the Gold Coast, and for that matter in Queensland. It is home to many ancient plants and all types of flora that are unseen in other locations. One attraction, and often found in the Zamia Grove area, is the rare and cycads which date back 150 million years. North Tamborine visitors may also be luck enough to see the worlds largest bird wing and skink butterflies and the famous Albert’s Lyrebird with is unique to this region. Two favourite locations in the North Tamborine National Park are Witches Falls which is a great picnic stop and The Knoll.
North Tamborine is a part of the overall Tamborine District which also takes in Mount Tamborine and Eagle Heights. There is certainly days of discovering the district to entertain yourelf. Take a walk along the popular Gallery Walk which is an eclectic mix of local crafts, gifts, art galleries and an assortment of fresh local produce. There is something for everyone here and something’s to leave you wondering. We have many More Gold Coast, Australia Vacation Information, Travel Review and Attractions Articles Now Available.
One of the best locations on Mount Tamborine is Eagle Heights is a small town with a village feel to it. Located high in the Gold Coast Hinterland Eagle Heights offers massive 280 degree panoramic views of the Gold Coast taking in the southern town of Tweed Heads and extending north to Moreton Bay. There is some excellent Gold Coast accommodation in and around the villages in the Tamborine District with lodges, bed & breakfast and remote resorts, certainly no tacky high rises here. By spending all or part of your holiday in Tamborine you will be able to enjoy the best nature has to offer, World Heritage national parks, theme parks, the famous gallery walk, local wineries the many other regional attractions. Mount Tamborine can be reached by car from Brisbane airport in about 50 minutes. Travelling from Surfers Paradise to Eagle Heights, for example, will take about 40 minutes, and it is approximately an hour’s drive from Coolangatta airport.
Mount Tamborine should be included in all Gold Coast holidays. It is easily reachable and is situated inland and behind the bustling beaches. It was formed by a lava flow from the nearby Mount Warning. There is an abundance of native flora and fauna and the entire region is a joy for nature lovers with platypus, scrub turkeys, lorikeets, lyrebirds and wallabies all at home here. For those that are energetic you can climb to the top of Mount Tamborine and take in the views from Brisbane to Mount Warning. At the other end are the stunning rainforests with some stunning waterfalls and rambling creeks and streams. Located here are Cedar Creek Falls, Cameron Falls and Witches Falls which are all ideal for families. There is also plenty of produce in the area with kiwifruit, macadamia nits, and avocados very common.
It would be fair to say that Gold Coast hotels, resorts and motels in North Tamborine contract greatly to the Gold Coast accommodation that you will find on the coast. There is a good selection of accommodation available in North Tamborine and the surrounding districts though a lot of it is at the higher end of prices. The aptly named Camelot is ideal for couples looking to have a romantic escape and not concerned about the price tag. The Avocado Sunset Bed and Breakfast can also be costly but offers an excellent alternative with themed guest rooms. The Cottages on Tamborine Mountain, Songbirds Rainforest Retreat, Witches Falls Cottages, Lisson Grove Boutique Resort and Pethers Rainforest Retreat are also excellent but do come with a price tag. For those with a strict Gold Coast holiday budget it is worth finding the cheaper Gold Coast hotels and Gold Coast resorts in Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach or Main Beach and make a day trip to Mount Tamborine. We have many More Australia Vacation Information, Travel Review and Attractions Articles Now Available.