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The Beauty of Mt Tamborine

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    The Beauty of Mt Tamborine While everyone loves to enjoy the coastline, beaches and the surf of the Gold Coast, hidden away towards the back is the most
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      The Beauty of Mt Tamborine

      While everyone loves to enjoy the coastline, beaches and the surf of the Gold Coast, hidden away towards the back is the most beautiful place of hidden rainforests, birds and native animals. This is Mount Tamborine – the plateau is really not hidden because it rises to a spectacular height from the surrounding landscape, allowing those who take the time to visit to enjoy the most magnificent views.

      Some of the views include the tall buildings of Southport in the distance and seemingly surrounded by bush. Others are mountain views of gorges and rock faces.

      It is not all bush; many lucky people call Mt Tamborine home. Some of the industries there include grape-growing, wine-making, growing native flowers and fruit such as the avocado. The gallery walk includes many galleries and gift shops where talented artists have all kinds of work on show.

      Eateries abound and vie between the elegant and the rustic, with alfresco meals and take-aways some of the most popular. You can have a romantic interlude in a cosy tearoom, or enjoy morning tea by a thundering waterfall. The birdlife is stunning, with many colourful parrots often happy to eat treats from your hand. The brilliant reds, blues and greens of king parrots, crimson rosellas and rainbow lorikeets has to be seen to be believed.

      Years ago commercial flower growing was a viable industry and there are still many beautiful flowers such as proteas, orchids, strelitzias and lilies to see in local gardens. There is so much to see and do on Mount Tamborine that you will be sorry to leave after just one day. Entertainment includes such novelties as whip-cracking and boomerang throwing.

      But then there is O'Reilly's Plateau at Lamington National Park with its sweeping vistas and fantastic waterfalls. Then there is the boardwalk through treetops, so you can get glimpses of birds in their natural homes – the treetops, as well as more wonderful views. You could even see a kangaroo or wallaby as the day closes to an end. They often come out at dusk to start feeding and are so used to tourists that they hardly bother to hop away.

      The terrain up to these two beautiful scenic wonders is very steep. But when you take a guided tour you can go in a 4WD vehicle, so that is no problem. Some of these 4WD tracks are pretty awesome, but the drivers are experienced, so there is no need to worry.

      Teena Celis works for Brisbane Australia, a biggest Brisbane blog which contain complete Information about Brisbane Hotels, Culture, Travel, Tourism and Things to do in Brisbane .

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