What’s new on Tamborine Mountain

Behind the gold of the Gold Coast’s glistening sands, there’s a mountain of green: Tamborine Mountain. Named Queensland’s Top Tourism Town for 2023 for its “…stunning natural attractions, world-class food and wine, exhilarating adventures, and genuine village-style hospitality into a holiday destination that’s full of surprises…”, the sun was shining on the mountaintop. Little did […]

Tamborine treat at Picnic Real Food Bar

There were waves of anticipation among foodies when Brenda Fawdon and Sonja Drexler embarked on their latest project, North Stores. The venue comprises three buildings, an environmentally sustainable and architecturally designed food, art and nature hub in Main Street, North Tamborine. After three years of planning and development, North Stores finally opened in 2021. It […]

Mount Tamborine – Off the Beaten Track

It’s the green behind the gold, a lush hinterland of rainforest, waterfalls and rich farming land that extends back behind the golden beaches of #AustraliasFavouritePlayground. While the golden sands and rolling surf of the coast have their own dynamism, so too does the Gold Coast Hinterland. Forced up by the force of ancient volcanoes, steep […]

The Fox & Hounds Country Inn

Where can you find the Queen and her corgis, pork pie made by the Queen’s baker and the Tardis, all in the one place? In the foothills of Mt Tamborine, just a 20-minute drive from the Gold Coast and 45 minutes from Brisbane, lies a piece of Mother England, Australia’s only authentic English pub, the […]

Tamborine Mountain Coffee Plantation

Did you know that some of Australia’s best coffee is grown right here in our own backyard? The Golden Bean Award for Australian/NZ Grown Coffee (Milk based) for 2019 was awarded to Tamborine Mountain Naturals by Tamborine Mountain Coffee Plantation. It’s the highest single honour a bean can receive from the largest competition in the […]

Mason Wines

One of the joys of travelling through wine regions is having lunch at a winery. Not only can you dine looking out over the vines, but also the food is often exceptional, best enjoyed with a wine from the local area. Such an experience is rare in South-East Queensland, in fact we could count our […]

Tamborine Mountain Distillery

There’s something about distilleries that reminds me of the saying ‘The stolen apple tastes the sweetest.’ Maybe it’s the hangover of a prohibition upbringing, or the connotations of ‘hard liquor’. Whatever! Actually, the first liqueurs came about with herbal concoctions sweetened to make them more palatable; an easier way to swallow medicine. Founded in 1993 […]