We feel very lucky to live and work in this very special mountain community. So much so that we’ve compiled a list of our favourite things to do so that you too can experience the mountain like a local.
5. The Hidden Boutique Stores
They aren’t really hidden, they just aren’t on the main Gallery Walk strip of shops. The owners of these boutique shops are very friendly and passionate about what they do. There’s Under The Greenwood Tree Book Shop and Art Gallery, Illahie and The Closet fashion and lifestyle. We love popping in to get a new book and saying hi to Janene on our days off. All these stores are located in North Tamborine and are well worth a visit.
4. Fresh Locally Sourced Produce
Every Sunday the Green Shed is open at the showgrounds from 7am to noon with a beautiful range of fresh fruit and vegetables from local farmers. It’s not-for-profit so you know that all sales are going directly to the producers. The mountain also has lots of honesty box stalls which you’ll discover just driving around.
We love spending the day soaking up the sun and eating gourmet goodies while enjoying the sights. Our top places to picnic are in the gardens of Witches Falls Winery, the Knoll National Park or at the Mountain Lookout at sunset.
2. Bush Walks
The mountain is famous for its bushwalks, which is lucky for us as we love a good hike! They all offer something different, so you are spoilt for choice. Some of our favourites include Witches Falls National Park, Curtis Falls and The Knoll.
1. Visit the Local Producers
The mountain may be small but it has amazing local producers of coffee, wine, and liqueur. Witches Falls Winery (that’s us!) is the only working winery on Tamborine Mountain, while Tamborine Mountain Coffee Plantation grows, makes and sells their own coffee. The Distillery is a definite show stopper with an incredible range of hand-made liqueurs.