A day trip to Mt Tamborine

We decided to go up to Mt Tamborine to go for a little hike, and to have lunch.

Lunch was at the Gallery Walk at a little Cafe called Le Chile. It sounded good but wasn’t as nice as I’d hoped for.

Lunch at Le Chile Cafe at the Gallery Walk, Mt Tamborine
Lunch at Le Chile Cafe at the Gallery Walk, Mt Tamborine

We checked out some of the shops along the Gallery Walk – they seem to be different every time we come up here! There’s some pretty flowers along the way that I had to photograph:

Flowers on the Gallery Walk, Mt Tamborine
Flowers on the Gallery Walk, Mt Tamborine
Flowers on the Gallery Walk, Mt Tamborine
Flowers on the Gallery Walk, Mt Tamborine
Flowers on the Gallery Walk, Mt Tamborine

After that, we headed off to the nearby Sandy Creek Circuit, Knoll track. This is a 2.6km walk to a viewing platform for Cameron Waterfall. Unfortunately, the falls were only just visible and not even worth a photo. You could see Brisbane City in the distance though, which was worth a photo. There was also a view from right near the car park and nice picnic areas:

The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine

There were these interesting bright orange flowers in bloom, which I just had to photograph:

The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine

The trail is full of lush rainforest vegetation. The creek wasn’t running, but then it had been a bit dry recently:

The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine

This was the view at the platform. The zoomed in city you see there is actually Brisbane city:

The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine
The Knoll Walking Track, Sandy Creek, Mt Tamborine

After this we were on our way home but decided to have a look at the distillery which we’d seen signs for. It was a Tudor style building and very touristy. The drinks were not all that great. Very chemical flavours, I thought. It did look nice, though:

Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Mt Tamborine
Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Mt Tamborine
Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Mt Tamborine

The road the distillery is on is one we hadn’t been on before, so we decided to check out where the road went. There was actually a lookout at the end of the road. I don’t know what it’s called because there was no sign, but it was at the end of Beacon Road and inside a National Park:

Lookout at the end of Beacon Road, Tamborine Village, Mt Tamborine
Lookout at the end of Beacon Road, Tamborine Village, Mt Tamborine

It was getting late, so we headed home.

Reworked and larger sized pictures from this day are here. Click on the first picture and then move through them at full screen size.

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