I'm Anna - a full time worker and keen adventurer who loves to explore and make the most of what life has to offer. My partner and I enjoy spending our weekends in the great outdoors and getting off the beaten track.
Published December 2nd 2017
A beautiful walk through the rainforest of Mount Tamborine
It's been a while since my partner and I have had a weekend adventure so I was absolutely delighted when I discovered a section of the Mount Tamborine National Park that we'd never explored before. Within easy reach from Brisbane, it took us just under an hour to reach the Knoll Section of Mount Tamborine National Park.
The Knoll Section of Mount Tamborine National Park is easily accessible and is located approximately 5 minutes from the centre of Tamborine town. Knoll Section is away from the hustle and bustle of more popular areas of Mount Tamborine (ie: Cedar Creek Falls & Gallery Walk). Because of this, it provides a more peaceful atmosphere. It is perfect for families or those looking to have a relaxing picnic and an easy-going walk.
The picnic ground is pretty good as far as picnic grounds go. Nestled amongst the trees, you'll be provided with wonderful lookout views over Flinders Peak towards Brisbane. Amenities are provided and include large picnic tables, gas BBQs and toilets.
There is only one walking track to discover here but that was more than enough for us! The Sandy Creek Circuit is a 2.6km walk that winds through the thriving rainforest alongside Sandy Creek. We were fortunate enough to visit after days of rainy weather so everything was very wet, muddy and tropical feeling. About halfway through, there is a 100m track that branches off towards Cameron Falls. Take caution here, as this track is in open eucalyptus forest and takes you alongside steep cliff edges. After snapping some photos of the waterfall, we continued on our way. For more information on the Sandy Creek Circuit, refer to the NPSR website.
If the Sandy Creek Circuit wasn't enough and you find yourself wanting more, there are other sections of the National Park within easy reach and there are plenty more walks on offer. Click here for the NPSR map of Tamborine National Park.
And last but not least, if you've decided to do a spontaneous daytrip like we did and didn't have time to pack a picnic, then there are a number of quaint places to dine in Tamborine town. We stopped at the Spice of Life Café and Deli and could tell by how popular it was that it was bound to be good. It was, and we would highly recommend it.