Mount Tamborine is the most northerly plateau, positioned directly west from Surfers Paradise. The beaches, shopping and night life of the Gold Coast are a comfortable 40 minutes drive from the Mountain. Brisbane, the Capital city of Queensland, is about a 1 hour drive away. The nearest International airport is Brisbane, however National travelers tend to land at Coolangatta airport, about 45 minutes drive from the Mountain.
Tamborine Mountain is certainly not a typical suburban community. The local population currently numbers about 6,000 people. The peace and beauty of the area has attracted many talented artisans and crafts. Keen gardeners consider it a perfect retirement spot where they can indulge their green thumbs to their heart’s content and develop gardens straight out of Eden. Young families choose to live here because they consider it an ideal place to rear children away from the temptations of suburban life.
Two suburban shopping centres provide the daily needs. We now have an excellent IGA Supermarket at North Tamborine as well as the well stocked Cut Price Supermarket at Eagle Heights. Mass produced bread is available at the supermarkets, but two country bakeries ensure that the big name bread is mainly bought to feed the birds. There’s a choice of butchers, well stocked pharmacy, a specialist fruit shop and a choice of takeaways for when cooking becomes just too much trouble.
Gift shopping and spending money is a real delight on Tamborine Mountain. Many outstanding artisans sell their wares through local galleries.