Not to be confused with Tamborine Mountain upon which it is perched, North Tamborine is a suburb in its own right and plays to its own tune. It's easy to see why the rolling green hills, just 30 minutes from the Gold Coast, attracted early settlers who grew maize and grazed dairy cattle here.replacenewlinereplacenewlineIn 1889 the first guesthouse was opened and a tourist road up the mountain in 1924 etched North Tamborine firmly into the Australian psyche. While a section of the Tamborine National Park known as The Knoll protects forests in these parts, North Tamborine is much more than that. There's a mountain distillery, vineyards, winery, cheese factory and even an Irish bar here.replacenewlinereplacenewlineAdventurous types will adore the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, the Mount Tamborine Adventure Park and Glow Worm Caves. Visitors are spoilt for choice with a huge range of high-quality guesthouses and bed and breakfasts where roaring fires and bubbling spas are the order of the day. Perhaps Bob Dylan was onto something when he sung about those jingle jangle mornings, Mr Tambourine Man.

Images around North Tamborine QLD 4272

Around North Tamborine QLD 4272

Our Picks on what to Do in North Tamborine QLD

Gallery Walk

Glow Worm Caves

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

Sandy Creek Circuit

Knoll Road Lookout

Rotary Lookout

Our Picks on where to Stay in North Tamborine QLD

Kidd Street Cottages

Amore B&B

Cedar Creek Lodges

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Our Picks on what to Eat in North Tamborine QLD

Crema Lovers Cafe

Elevation Cafe

Rainforest Restaurant

Shopping in North Tamborine QLD

Community Services  

Visit Tamborine Mountain QLD
Doughty Park,

Scenic Rim Regional Council
82 Brisbane Street,

North Tamborine Police Station QLD
50 Main Street,

Tamborine Mountain Library QLD
30/32 Main Street,

Tamborine Mountain Pool QLD
14/16 Beacon Road,

Location Information 

  • State electorate(s): Scenic Rim
  • Federal Division(s): Wright
  • Established (yr): 1875
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Beaudesert QLD 4285 (32.7 km, 29 mins)
Burleigh Heads QLD 4220 (51.8 km, 46 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

North Tamborine QLD is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.