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Tamborine Mountain

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Published May 18th 2010
Tamborine Mountain is situated in the heart of the Gold Coast Hinterland, only 70km from Brisbane and 25km from Surfers Paradise. The picturesque scenery and relaxed atmosphere makes it a great weekend retreat from the City. Whether it's a family outing, a day trip with friends or just a solo retreat, there is something for everyone to do.

For the avid bushwalker, Tamborine Mountain offers numerous walks for a variety of different skill levels. Some of the major highlights are:

Cedar Creek: Located just off Tamborine Road there are two walking tracks the3.2km Cedar Creek Circuit and the 1.5km Rock Scree Walk. This is a definite must for anyone who enjoys scenic walks as both tracks go through rainforest, rock pools and waterfalls.

McDonald Park: With picnic and barbecue facilities as well as a small Rainforest circuit track, this is a must for the family. It is located on Wongawallen Road which is off Tamborine Oxenford Road.

Witches Falls: For a walker looking for a challenge, there are two tracks at Witches Falls, both leading up and down the side of the Mountain. There are spectacular views to be seen from this walk.

You can find a full list and maps of bushwalking tracks around Tamborine Mountain here.

There is also a through the rainforest canopy for a completely different perspective of the scenery. It has an admission fee of $18.50 for adults and $9.50 for children. This one is great if you have small children as the skywalk is pram friendly. More information on pricing and tours can be found on their website.

There are also three different markets operating on Tamborine Mountain, the Country Markets, Local Produce and School markets. The Country markets are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at the showgrounds and boast a huge range of food, produce, kid's rides, clothing, art and more.

If you're looking for some of the best produce around, look no further than the Farmers Markets. It is held every Sunday from 7am to 12pm at the Green Shed in the showgrounds.

The School Ground markets are a site to behold, many of the stall owners are locals with too much stuff lying around the house so you will never know what you will find here. It is held on the last Sunday of each month from 8am to 2pm on the corner of Long and Curtis roads.

There is so much at Tamborine Mountain that a day there certainly isn't enough. There is ample accommodation for those who wish to experience as much as they can. The vistor information centre can give you all the details of accommodation, tours, transport and other fantastic things to do during your stay.
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