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Gold Coast: Evening Rainforest and Glow Worm Experience

1. Gold Coast: Evening Rainforest and Glow Worm Experience

Experience a unique night-time activity heading out to the rainforest with local commentary on nocturnal flora and fauna as you travel. Towards the end of your tour, you will experience glow worms in their natural environment alongside a secluded national park waterfall. Your fully-guided experience from start to finish is all about getting you into the forest to experience something that many have not. This is more than just a glow-worm tour, it’s all about seeing the rainforest come to life at night time. After you've been picked up from your hotel in a Mercedes vehicle, travel to the top of the famous Tamborine Mountain. You can gaze up at the starry sky and out over the distant city lights of the Gold Coast as you warm up over a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and some delicious cake, before setting out for a guided rainforest walk. Your guide will provide insight into the unique plants and animals that call this ancient ecosystem home. After you arrive at Curtis Falls, you will discover a peaceful cascade tucked deep within the forest within which a colony of glowworms thrives.

Brisbane: Tamborine Wine & Distillery Tour + 2 Course Lunch

2. Brisbane: Tamborine Wine & Distillery Tour + 2 Course Lunch

The Vino Bus will pick you up from your home or holiday accommodation at approximately 09:00. From there, you will be driven in comfort to Tamborine Mountain in an air-conditioned mini bus while absorbing the spectacular views of rainforest and picturesque landscapes. You will visit 4 award-winning wineries plus Tamborine Mountain's famous distillery. Each venue will conduct guided private tastings for the group, which will allow you to try between 6 -10 varieties at each venue. You are welcome to switch one of the wineries for a brewery on the day if you feel like finishing the tour with some beer.  A delicious two-course lunch at one of the mountains top wineries is included in your tour, as well as all of your tasting fees. Snacks and water are also inclusive and available on the bus. The Vino Bus’s entertaining and knowledgeable guide will ensure you have an extremely fun and unforgettable experience, while teaching you a thing or two along the way. Relax on the drive home, or chat to the new friends you’ve made, and then at 16:30 you will be dropped back at your pick-up point.

TreeTop Challenge Tamborine Mountain Guided Zipline Tour

3. TreeTop Challenge Tamborine Mountain Guided Zipline Tour

Imagine the rush of emotions, as you face your fears by getting way outside your comfort zone and experiencing a one in a lifetime adventure on this exhilarating zipline tour. It's a fully guided 3-hour tour, starting with a 4WD ride to the top of the mountain. A 10-minute induction from experienced guides will explain how to travel on the zipline tour. You will then spend 2.5 hours ziplining, including the return back to the original starting point. There are seven huge ziplines spanning 1.4km. This will allow you the amazing experience of gliding high above Cedar Creek Canyon multiple times before dropping into the canyon and gliding just above the treetop canopy below. Throughout the tour, friendly and experienced guides will take care of every part of your experience so you can enjoy stunning heights, awesome speeds and amazing views while zip-lining through the pristine rainforest. You will experience the unbelievable thrill of being more than 60m high and attaining speeds as fast as 70km per hour.

Tamborine Mountain: Wine Tasting Tour with 2-Course Lunch

4. Tamborine Mountain: Wine Tasting Tour with 2-Course Lunch

Taste the best Australian wines on this tour. Besides tasting wine, you will visit four wineries in Brisbane, learn how to make wine, and indulge in a tasty 2-course lunch. Start your day with a pickup from your accommodation. Sit back and enjoy the ride to Tamborine Mountain. Enjoy the drive and marvel at the spectacular views of rainforest and picturesque landscapes. Visit four award-winning wineries plus Tamborine Mountain's famous distillery. At each venue, you will get to try between 6-10 varieties. You can switch one of the wineries for a brewery on the day if you feel like finishing the tour with some beer.  Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch at one of the mountain's top wineries is included in your tour, as well as all your tasting fees. Snacks and water are also inclusive and available on the bus.Visit the Witches Chase Cheese, a cheese lover's dream. Tickle your taste buds with a fun cheese-tasting experience that you won't forget. Afterward, you will be dropped off at your accommodation with memories you won't forget.

Rainforests and Glow Worm Cave: Day Tour from Brisbane

5. Rainforests and Glow Worm Cave: Day Tour from Brisbane

On this full-day program from Brisbane you’ll explore the rainforests of Springbrook and Tamborine national parks. Admire the beautiful waterfalls set in a natural forest, take a walk surrounded by towering rainforest trees, and spot forest wildlife including the shy pademelons, brush turkeys, goanna, and water dragons. See the unique natural bridge with a waterfall plunging into the cave below. Tamborine offers a chance for a break to explore the arts and craft district Gallery Walk (free time). There is a choice of establishments where lunch can be purchased or bring your own. The afternoon includes a guided tour of the award-winning glow worm caves at Cedar Creek. Finish the day with a rainforest walk to Curtis Falls. A 50-minute drive will have you back in Brisbane late afternoon.

The Gold Coast: Full Day Winery Tour

6. The Gold Coast: Full Day Winery Tour

Experience the endless picturesque views from the Gold Coast to the unique wine trails of Mount Tamborine. This is a unique opportunity to sample a hand-picked selection of wines produced by seasoned winemakers and award-winning boutique wineries as you wind through the valleys.  You will be picked up from your hotel and your knowledgeable guide will take you through the valley. You will make a number of stops at family-run wineries where you can try guided tastings of multiple varieties of wine. The tour also includes a stopover at the famous Tamborine Mountain Distillery, where you will be invited to sample a selection of their world famous liquors. The tour also includes a sumptuous two-course lunch in the beautiful setting of a winery. Snacks and water will be provided on-board, as well as, a stop to indulge your cheese cravings at the Witches Cheese factory. Afterward, if you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can also sample some of the delicious fudge at Granny Macs. 

Tamborine Mountain: Half-Day Local Winery Tour with Lunch

7. Tamborine Mountain: Half-Day Local Winery Tour with Lunch

Taste a hand-picked selection of wines produced by seasoned winemakers and award-winning boutique wineries on a guided tour. Get picked up from your hotel at around 10 AM. Admire the stunning mountain views as you are driven to your first stop: Hampton Estate Winery. Sample a variety of wines at the cellar door and learn about the winery's fascinating history. Then, climb back in the van and listen to your guide as they share their knowledge of the sights, sounds, and history of Tamborine Mountain. Next, stop at Witches Falls Winery, where you can sample a selection of locally made cheese along with your wine. Finally, visit Cedar Creek Estate Winery and its organic vineyard for another guided tasting. As part of the tour, indulge in a two-course lunch. Sample some of the best food this region has to offer. Along the route, stop at scenic viewpoints to enjoy breathtaking landscapes and the fresh mountain air. Choose to be dropped back at your hotel, the Fortitude Brewery, or the Gallery Walk.

Tamborine Mountain: High Ropes Course

8. Tamborine Mountain: High Ropes Course

Want to get out of your comfort zone? Try challenging yourself at Australia’s largest treetop adventure park. Climb over shaking wooden bridges, swing into nets, slide through tunnels and jump on sky-high flying foxes. The obstacles are spread across 6 circuits, ranging from easy to extreme. You can work through each of them at your own pace – there are no group tours here so you’re up there on your own. Leap, grab, and pull through the Green level as you build confidence, working your way up to the Black course. The local partner operates with the highest grade safety equipment, using a state-of-the-art smart belay system. With this incredible high ropes course you’ll experience stunning rainforest, epic speeds, and massive heights, without any worry.

From Brisbane: Premium Full-Day Winery Tour

9. From Brisbane: Premium Full-Day Winery Tour

Join a fun and truly memorable small-group wine tour of the Gold Coast hinterland wine region. You’ll visit a selection of charming, boutique wineries, indulge in lunch at a winery, and hear stories and tidbits of local history, culture, and winemaking. This easy-going tour is sure to entertain as you discover and have new experiences while tasting some of the region's most celebrated wines. Your tour includes wine tastings, a 2-course lunch by an award-winning chef, optional cheese and fudge tastings, and transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. The proposed itinerary of this winery tour includes visits to Hampton Estate Winery, Witches Falls Winery, Cedar Creek Estate Winery, and Tamborine Mountain Distillery with optional stops at scenic lookouts.

Springbrook National Park and Tamborine Rainforest Day Tour

10. Springbrook National Park and Tamborine Rainforest Day Tour

Discover the diverse wildlife of South East Queensland when you travel to the Springbrook plateau, Numinbah Valley, and Mt Tamborine on this full-day tour from Brisbane. Enjoy an opportunity to stroll the street of Gallery Walk and then adventure over to the amazing Skywalk attraction. Take a leisurely walk through Springbrook National Park to see the Natural Arch and Glow Worm Cave. Hike past rock pools and take time to relax and enjoy the waterfalls and rainforest on this small-group tour with numbers limited to 12 participants, ensuring a more personalized experience. You will take a guided tour through the man-made Glow Worm Caves, enjoy a lunch break, and some time for shopping, before finishing the day at the picturesque Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk attraction.

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What people are saying about Tamborine Mountain

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 218 reviews

Marc, is excellent. Unique, educational and inspirational. Thank you so much for the amazing night, Gold Coast is so much more than the beaches and this experience is like no other. Thank you, Thank you, thank you!

The trip was awesome! Tour guide was really passionate and would explain things in the outmost interesting way! Would recommend this tour, thank you!

Duffy was an awesome tour guide. We enjoyed the experience and knowledge he had to offer all for a reasonable price. Would highly recommend.

Matt the tour guide was excellent, had fun with like minded small group, would highly recommend this tour to friends

Fantastic day fantastic guides Corey n Jack, funny informative n made to feel safe at all times.