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Tamborine Forest Skywalk

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Published January 14th 2011
See the rainforest how it's meant to be seen; get up high for panoramic views or down low to the forest floor with an elevated walk through the Tamborine Mountains.

At 340 metres long, the Tamborine Mountain Skywalk (333 Geissman Drive, North Tamborine) is the longest canopy walk in south east Queensland. The walk rises up and down through the Tamborine Rainforest and is 30 metres at its highest.

The walk begins with a trek through the Rainforest Eco Gallery, which provides comprehensive and interactive displays about the rainforest flora and fauna, as well as a freshwater aquarium stocked with native Australian fish.

The walk itself departs from this gallery. A variety of rainforest ecosystems are explored. The elevated walkway rises through the middle and upper canopies of the rainforest before descending through the canopy and taking walkers through the forest rock pools and to the butterfly look out. Here, you will find local history information booths and rest stops.

Next, you will reach the Cantilever, a 40 metre long lookout that offers views of the creeks and valleys below. The walk then dips to the forest floor. The walk is self paced and takes an average of forty-five minutes to complete. The first three hundred metres are wheelchair accessible.

Once you've completed the walk, you can explore the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk Centre. This bright, modern building contains a reception area where staff can answer any questions, the Birdwing Cafe, a small eatery with a rainforest deck that serves light meals and drinks, a retail store selling souvenirs and gifts and toilet facilities.

The skywalk is available to walkers from 9.30am until 4.00pm, while the Centre stays open until 5.00pm, every day except Christmas Day.
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Why? To see another side of the rainforest
When: 9.30am until 4.00pm seven days a week, excluding Christmas Day
Where: 333 Geissman Drive, North Tamborine
Cost: $18.50 for adults, $15.50 for concession holders and $9.50 for children
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