Summer has well and truly arrived on the Gold Coast. This afternoon I drove my hubby and daughter to Mount Tamborine to get away from the stifling air at pacific Pines. I parked the car at a well known picturesque spot, where you can sit and watch the hang gliders swoop over the mountain and into the valley below, like birds wheeling on the wind.


Mount Tamborine:

  • is situated in SE Queensland
  • is part of the Scenic Rim, a volcanic eruption which includes Mount Warning in the south, formed 22 million years ago
  • is one of the most popular tourist areas on the Gold Coast,  which includes Surfer’s Paradise
  • the name Tamborine is of Aborigianal descent, from the Yugambeh language (the Wangerriburras tribe) who had inhabited the area for thousands of years before the first Europeans in the 1870s


 A short car ride later, we stopped at a lovely winery (Mount Tamborine  has quite a few!) and had lunch.

Suzanne Bowditch, 2016