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The Tastes of Tamborine Mountain

Sip and taste your way around Tamborine Mountain on this day tour from the Gold Coast with lunch, distillery tasting, national park fees and hotel transfers
The Tastes of Tamborine Mountain


  • Scenic drive up the mountain with panoramic views of the Gold Coast

  • Enjoy the serenity of the forest as you breathe the fresh air and spot wildlife

  • Journey through the ancient rainforest to secret waterfalls

  • Lunch featuring local produce and wine, beer or juice at a sustainable cafe

  • Learn about the local environment and history of Tamborine Mountain

  • Behind the scenes tour of a local mountain Distillery

Get ready for an unforgettable Tamborine Mountain adventure! Your journey of discovery begins with a visit to a working coffee plantation where you will learn the secret of making the perfect brew. Enjoy the breathtaking view at Rotary Lookout and indulge in a special lunch in the art and nature precinct of Tamborine Mountain. Take a guided walk through one of the region's most beautiful rainforest to the mountain's only spring-fed waterfall, learning about its unique characteristics, Aboriginal traditions, and local wildlife. Explore Mount Tamborine village, browse local shops, or enjoy a wine tasting in the village (wine and beer tasting at your own cost). Finish the day with a behind-the-scenes tour and gin tasting at a family-owned distillery.

Remove the hassle of driving and experience the Hinterland with this ECO certified tour run by the Gold Coast's most experienced rainforest tour operator.

More info


  • From 1 April - Infants 0-1 years are permitted on tour subject to availability.
  • Charge is 50% of child fare
  • Please book this direct


  • Fully guided informative commentary on tour.
  • Lunch with a glass of wine, beer or juice.
  • Coffee plantation tour and glass of freshly made coffee.
  • Distillery tour and tasting.
  • National Park Fees.
  • Small group tours with our friendly guide offer a personalised experience.
  • Pick up from selected locations available


  • This experience will takes approximately 8 hours.

Departure Location

  • Aquaduck, Circle On Cavill Shopping Centre, Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

Hotel Pickup

  • Pick up and drop off from selected locations available. Please contact local tour operator directly at least 24hrs prior to your tour to arrange pick up. Phone +61 7 5655 0716

What To Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes, a jacket, hat, water bottle. Guests may wish to bring money for optional experiences and lunch where not included.
  • Our rainforest walks require a low to moderate degree of fitness and follow clearly marked paths and boardwalks.
  • Enclosed shoes are recommended.

Additional Information

This is an all-age tour. Should you require a booster seat for younger family members, we can provide them at no extra charge - just let us know in advance.

Weather: Our tours operate in almost all weather. Should we deem the conditions unsafe or miserable for our guests we may need to cancel and will advise you. Please ignore the weather forecast on your phones for the Gold Coast region etc. Any forecast you look at more than 3-4 days out should just be a reference and, in most cases, when relating to showers/rain changes a lot. Dependent on your tour we can travel in up to 4 weather regions. Often we can get coastal rain and this does not affect us when we go inland. A majority of our tours are conducted in rainforest areas so it can from time to time shower/rain.

What to wear: The weather in the mountain regions that we travel to can be cooler than on the Gold Coast (4-6°C). We recommend you bring a jacket/jumper. In the cooler months we would recommend long trousers/jeans (May-August). Wear comfortable walking shoes (closed in shoes are preferable but sandals are okay if this is all you have). We are travelling to rainforests so if it does rain or has been raining you may get wet feet. Our vehicles have a supply of umbrellas should it rain. If you have a folding travel umbrella you are more than welcome to bring this along.

  • Please note that there is no storage for prams or large bags on board the bus or in the tour office. Kindly leave them in your car or hotel room.
  • Southern Cross Tours may alter or cancel any section of the itinerary which may result from road closures, weather, suppliers or any other condition of an operational nature.
  • Alternate vehicles may be used in the event that a Southern Cross vehicle is unavailable.
  • Tour duration is approximate and is based on tour time starting from and returning to Aqauduck booking office, Surfers Paradise.
  • All our vehicles carry umbrellas, insect repellent and first aid kits.
  • Your guides have all relevant permits, training and authorisation to ensure a safe, comfortable journey.
  • This is an all age tour. Should you require a booster seat for younger family members, we can provide them at no extra charge – just let us know in advance
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

Booking Information

  • Any person under the age of 16yrs must be accompanied by an adult 18+
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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