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Tamborine National Park, Tamborine Mountain

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Tamborine is a national park in the Gold Coast hinterland and is a part of the Scenic Rim Regional Council of South East Queensland, Australia, 45 km (28 mi) south of Brisbane.

It covers 11.60 km² on the plateau of Tamborine Mountain and around its foothills. The plateau is 8 km (5.0 mi) long, 5 km (3.1 mi) wide and rises to an altitude of 525 m (1,722 ft). The elevation of the plateau keeps the temperature down a little in summer although December to April is also the wettest time to visit. Winter is drier but also cooler.

The protected area is scattered across 14 separate reserves which make up the National Park, interspersed with villages. There are a number of picnic areas as well as scenic drives and many bushwalks to lookouts, gorges, cliffs, waterfalls, rainforest areas, wet eucalypt forest, open forest and woodlands.

Wildlife in the park includes Lyrebirds, the elusive platypus, brush-turkeys, lorikeets, eastern whipbirds and satin bowerbirds. The significance of the park is underscored by the fact that it provides habitat for 85% of all fauna species and 65% of all flora species in the Scenic Rim Regional Council area. Camping is not permitted in any part of the park. A range of small-scale cottages, bed-and-breakfast style accommodation, hotels and motels is available.
The main areas to visit in the park are Joalah, Cedar Creek, The Knoll, MacDonald Park, Niche's Corner, Palm Grove and Witches Falls. All have picnic facilities and walking tracks. All but Cedar Creek have information centres; most have toilets and some have barbecues.

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Tamborine National Park reviews

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  • Did a short walk to one of the waterfalls and enjoyed the magnificent views. The route is demarcated clearly and lookout points are beautiful. Good for a short leisure 45min walk on one of the... 
    Did a short walk to one of the waterfalls and enjoyed the magnificent views. The route is demarcated clearly and lookout points are beautiful. Good for a short leisure 45min walk on one of the...  more »
  • Other than the National park itself where you can hike to Curtis Falls (pretty easy walk), there are cafes & shops around Gallery Walk nearby to chill and relax. So much more to explore but we only... 
    Other than the National park itself where you can hike to Curtis Falls (pretty easy walk), there are cafes & shops around Gallery Walk nearby to chill and relax. So much more to explore but we only...  more »
  • Beautiful walking along the coaster rainforest of the Tamborine a National Park with its beautiful nature and waterfalls. Take a scenic escape into the Gold Coast Hinterland to experience the... 
    Beautiful walking along the coaster rainforest of the Tamborine a National Park with its beautiful nature and waterfalls. Take a scenic escape into the Gold Coast Hinterland to experience the...  more »
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  • Absolutely in love with the tracks. Even though the day I went, there had been heaps of rain. It was still easy to navigate. Beautiful waterfalls, fauna etc. Well worth the trip
  • Beautiful rain Forest. Lots of Walks and waterfalls. Great place for a family bush walks. Pools that you can swim in. What an awesome place. There are good amenities here including well maintained toilets and picnic tables. Parking can be quite limited. All in all highly recommended.
  • This is a stunning, cool, rainforest. Be prepared for wet weather and wear decent outdoor shoes. There are short walks which are perfect for the whole family, (not suitable for people in wheelchairs). Toilets are available at the start of the National Park.
  • beautiful forest with a waterfall located less than an hour drive from gold coast. a must see attraction for sure
  • I've been coming here for over 30 years and never get tired of it! Always beautiful and a truly special place

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