Head for the hills and a welcome tree change in the hinterland region of Mount Tamborine. Think winding roads, country drives, bracing hikes, foodie finds, guided day trips and tree top adventures. The place name Tamborine is from the local Yugambeh language. It means wild lime and refers to the finger lime trees that grow wild on the mountain.
There are numerous walks, waterfalls and and lookouts from which to enjoy Mother Nature at her most blindingly brilliant, including the mysteriously-named Witches Falls or charming Cedar Creek. Explore the area by yourself, or join a tour which takes in a number of attractions such as Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk and the Glow Worm Caves.
For a change of pace, enjoy several wineries, a brewery and even a distillery up on the mountain, which is perfectly punctuated with award-winning restaurants, art galleries, sweeping coastal views and that delicious mix of old and new-world charm. Browse the eclectic mix of antique stores, artisan galleries, retail boutiques and cafes on Gallery Walk. Indulge in home-grown produce from local markets and roadside stalls, as well as award-winning cheeses and fabulous fudge, or dine in some seriously swish restaurants. Select from cosy cottages, camping, a hotel or two, including the iconic St Bernard's Hotel, in which to stay the night. But however you explore Mount Tamborine, schedule some quality time to stare. The views across wide skies and rolling valleys down to the distant Pacific Ocean will stop you in your tracks every time.