In the south east corner of Queensland, perched high on the top of a mist shrouded mountain is the leafy hamlet of North Tamborine.
North Tamborine is one of three small communities on Mount Tamborine, an area known for its picture-postcard beauty, idyllic countryside and breath-taking views across the surrounding valleys.... more
The village centre has a number of delightful restaurants and cafes with fresh local produce on the menu. After a hearty meal you can explore the quaint art and craft shops, gift shops and art galleries in the street nearby.
Just minutes from town you'll find a number of boutique wineries, set in beautifully landscaped gardens and offering tours, fine dining, and samples at the cellar door.
Cute, old-world bed and breakfasts abound on this part of the mountain, along with charming cottage-style accommodation, exclusive health resorts and boutique motels.
There are several rainforest walks in the area and when the weather is good, colourful hang gliders launch from a special site just three minutes from the centre of town.
Farming is still a way of life on the mountain, and the fresh local produce can be enjoyed with a stop at numerous road side vegetable stalls.
And when it's time to step up the pace, the beaches, shopping and night life of the Gold Coast are a comfortable 40 minutes' drive from North Tamborine.... less