There are several wineries located in the Tamborine area and one of the most popular reasons for visiting the mountain. Usually open every day offering wine tastings they provide a great opportunity to sample the local drop.
Heritage Estate Wines
O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards
Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery
Fortitude Brewing Company is located at the end of Gallery Walk and is a great place for beer lovers to try the boutique beers on offer.
Tamborine Mountain Distillery produces award winning liquors located on Beacon Road and is open 7 days from 10:00am to 4:00pm .
The Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk is probably the best – and easiest – way to get your head around just how beautiful Mount Tamborine is. Wander among the treetops and follow the path that gradually descends to the lower canopy, past rock pools to the cantilever that stands 30 metres above the valley and offers views for miles. The 1.5 km walk takes about an hour (and is a combination of forest trails and steel bridges), including a stop at the Rainforest Eco Gallery, which explores some of Mount Tamborine’s local and indigenous history.
Tamborine Mountain is blessed with lush rain forests and beautiful National Parks with six main bush walks in the areas.
The walking trails are all well established and take between 30 minutes to about 1.5 hours to complete. Located closest to Yumeji in Eagle Heights are Palm Grove Section, 2.5 ~ 4.5 kms long, easy to moderate grade requiring 1 to 1.5 hrs to complete and MacDonald Section, 1.4 kms long, easy grade requiring 35 mins to complete. Any early morning walk to work up a appetite for our substantial breakfast is recommended. For nature lovers a visit to our Botanic Gardens is not to be missed. The gardens have something to offer in each of the seasons but we particularly recommended is a visit to the Japanese Garden in October when the Cherry Blossom Path is in bloom.
Park the car and wander down Long Road to explore the art, craft, gift and knick-knack stores along Gallery Walk. On the eastern side, there’s the eclectic Shon’s Lost For Words, the unique glass studio hand-making dichroic glass, and Granny Mac’s Fudge Store and Café, whose name speaks for itself. Across the road, there’s chocoholic haven Chocolates on Gallery Walk, the magical Dragon Moon and the nostalgia-inducing Bygone Days and Vintage Crafts. Once you’re all shopped out, finish with a pint of local beer at Fortitude Brewing Co.
The Tamborine Mountain Country Markets are held at the Showgrounds on Main Western Road on the 2nd Sunday of each month ( 7:30am to 1:30pm ). These markets offer a good selection of stalls selling fruit, vegetables and local produce, plants and crafts. There are numerous outlets providing refreshments and food to tempt. There is usually live music and plenty of seating to relax and enjoy the country atmosphere. Parking is available and the gold coin donation goes to the local branch of the SES.
The School Ground Markets are held at the State Primary School on Long Road on the last Sunday of the month ( 8:00am to 2:00pm ). Local produce, plants, bric-a-brac, a great variety of second hand items, food and drinks are available.
The Green Shed is held at the Showgrounds every Sunday ( 7:00am to 12:00 noon ). Local fresh fruit and vegetables, honey, plants and flowers are some of the products on offer.
Dotted around the mountain there are also many roadside stalls selling local produce in season. These are usually self service with an Honesty Box for payment.