Located in the peaceful and picturesque hinterland only an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain is one of Queensland's secret treasures. The Tamborine Mountain, (Mount Tamborine, Mt Tamborine) tropical rainforest, populated with distinctive, brilliantly colourful, exotic birds and many interesting variations of flora and fauna provides a peace and tranquility that is a complete contrast to the incessant daily noise and never ending demands on our time.
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Driving to Tamborine Mountain – what roads to take:
There are four main roads that head up Tamborine Mountain – one coming from each direction (South East, South West, North East and North West of Tamborine Mountain).
From the Gold Coast – Northern Suburbs:
The simplest approach from the Coast is to take the Oxenford exit (no. 57) from the M1 Pacific Motorway (on the left, shortly after Wet’n’wild, The Outback Spectacular and Movie World).
Take the Tamborine-Oxenford Road, which will bring you to the very top of Tamborine Mountain. You will pass the Eagle Heights Mountain Resort on the way into town and this road will bring you to a roundabout with a ‘Fig tree’ in the middle. If you turn right at this round about, it will take you through Gallery Walk. Head further south, and you will find more shops, wineries and cafes.
From Nerang or Southern End of Gold Coast:
Follow the signs from Nerang towards the Mountain Resorts. If on the Pacific Motorway, heading North from suburbs such as Robina, Coolangatta or even from New South Wales, you will want to take exit 71 in Nerang towards Ferry Street/Nerang Connection Road. Turn left on to Price Street, which takes you through to Beaudesert-Nerang Road. Turn right into Mount Nathan Road, (which changes into Beaudesert-Nerang Road again), and follow it until you turn right into Henri Robert Drive. This road is fairly steep – an easier approach is from the Oxenford/Coomera/Helensvale end of Tamborine Mountain (see Gold Coast Directions). Henri Robert Drive will bring you to the top of Tamborine Mountain where you will pass the Golf Course, and not far past the golf course, you will find a ‘T’ intersection with Tastebuddies Convenience store on the right, and a little park with a map sign in front of you on the opposite side of the road. If you turn right, you will pass the St Bernards Primary School, then turn left at the little round about, which will take you past the St Bernards Hotel and into town where you will find cafes, wineries, shops and more.
Follow the M1 Pacific Motorway south past Logan, Yatala & Beenleigh, and take the Oxenford exit (no. 57) which is the next exit past Dreamworld. This will take you over the motorway, and bring you up Tamborine-Oxenford Road (see Gold Coast Directions).
Follow the Pacific Highway until you reach the City Road, Beenleigh exit. Follow the signs to Tamborine Mountain which will lead you to Tamborine Village where you will find the Bearded Dragon Hotel at the base of Tamborine Mountain. Keep the Bearded Dragon on your left side, and follow Tamborine Mountain Road to the top of the mountain. This road will take you past the Beard and Brau Brewery, Thunderbird Park and the Rainforest Skywalk – the next road on your right side will take you towards Gallery Walk, otherwise, if you keep following the road, it will bring you into North Tamborine where you will find the Tamborine Mountain Information Centre, Shell service station, shops, cafes and further out, wineries and more.
From Western Suburbs of Brisbane:
If traveling from Ipswich, Loganlea, Browns Plains or the likes, take Waterford Tamborine Road or travel along the Mount Lindsey Highway to Camp Cable Road and then onto Tamborine Village. You will find the Bearded Dragon at the base of Tamborine Mountain – keep the Bearded Dragon on your left side, and follow Tamborine Mountain Road to the top of the mountain. This road will take you past Thunderbird Park and the Rainforest Skywalk – the next road on your right side will take you towards Gallery Walk, otherwise, if you keep following the road, it will bring you into North Tamborine where you will find the Tamborine Mountain Information Centre, Shell service station, shops, cafes and further out, wineries and more.
From South Western Suburbs (Canungra, O’Reilly’s, Binna Burra or Springbrook):
If you are coming from O’Reilly’s or the tiny town of Canungra, you will want to head East from Pine Street which turns in to Beaudesert-Nerang Road. You will see the signs to Tamborine Mountain, and need to turn left up through Main Western Road which continues to the top of the mountain, bringing you out at a ‘T’ intersection. If you turn right, you will find the St Bernards Hotel and Tamborine Mountain Golf Course, otherwise, if you turn left, you will be brought into the township of North Tamborine, where you will find shops, cafes and wineries.