Parks, Picnics and Playgrounds
The mountain has numerous parks for families to explore. For those with young kids, we recommend the following parks which have designated picnic areas and children’s playgrounds.
Glow Worm Caves
Enjoy a magical experience with your children in a limestone world with thousands of glowing bugs and water features. The caves are open everyday from 10 am to 4 pm, tours leave every half an hour from the ticket office.
Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk
The Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk is the longest canopy walk you will find in South East Queensland, showcasing the enchanting beauty of the rainforest in an exciting and safe way. The 1.5 km experience takes about 45 minutes, with a track that is suitable for large wheeled strollers.
Family tickets start at just $44.00, kids 5 years and under are free.
Open every day except for Christmas Day.
On Saturdays the Tamborine Mountain Golf Club holds a Junior Development Program. For a small fee of only $5, children below 18 years old can learn the basics of how to play golf in a fun atmosphere.
The golf club also provides full junior membership at a low cost of only $65 per year. For more information call Andy on 5545 1788.
Flights of Fancy is an amazing fairy shop at Gallery Walk. Famous for their ‘Fairytale Fun’ – an hour filled with fun, games, craft, activities, stories and dressing up with fairies, held at 11am and 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Also on Gallery Walk is Granny Macs with their range of fabulous creamy fudge, macadamias and specialty lollies – there’s a yummy treat for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Open from 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week, except for Christmas Day.
Tree Top Challenge
If your family is seeking adventure, the suspended bridges and flying foxes at the Tree Top Challenge might be the attraction that you’re looking for. The 5 courses that run through 9 acres of natural bushland has been designed for children and adults alike for family fun and fitness.
Open from 10am to 3pm weekdays and 9.30am to 3pm on weekends, public holidays and QLD school holidays. Bookings are essential.
Horses and Ponies
The Tamborine Mountain Trail Rides offers a Half-Hour Trail Ride that is suitable for families with young children and beginners. They also have Pony Rides at only $10 per child, 8 years old and below plus Pony Parties, if you’d like to celebrate your children’s birthdays in a unique and memorable way.
There’s something for everyone at Mt Tamborine’s Sunday Markets. There are hundreds of stalls of goodies, food and drinks, amazing musicians, artists at work, face paint for the kids and more. The Showgrounds Market is on every second Sunday of each month and the School Market is held every last Sunday, both run from 8am to 2pm.