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Day trip to the Gold Coast Hinterland

During a stay on the Gold Coast, the lush Hinterland and its unique attractions are an absolute must visit. Just under an hour’s drive from Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise, it is perfect for a day trip. With so much to see and do, the ideal spot to head to is Tamborine Mountain. We’ve rounded up our favourite suggestions for a day spent enjoying this picturesque pocket of Queensland.

1. Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens

Spanning over 27 acres of the Gold Coast Hinterland is the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens. Immaculately maintained, the gardens encompass a unique collection of both native and exotic flora. Meander along the walks throughout the picturesque, themed gardens, bring along treats from Tamborine Mountain providores and indulge in a decadent picnic, or simply relax and take in your tranquil surroundings.

2. Fortitude Brewing Company

Perched high on Tamborine Mountain you’ll discover the Fortitude Brewing Company. With all beers brewed on site with premium ingredients, it is an absolute must visit during a Hinterland day trip. The brewery produces two unique beer labels. Fortitude, which is described as ‘dependable beers to be enjoyed with mates, lovers and laughter,’ and Noisy Minor, which has seen them indulge in the fun and playful side of beer territory. 

Brews on tap at Fortitude Brewing Company

3. Jasmin Organics Skincare Farm & Factory

If there is one thing most people love about visit Tamborine Mountain, it’s the feeling of getting back to nature and embracing things in their most unaltered state. That is a belief that the team at Jasmin Organics Skincare completely embody. Recently opened to the public, visitors can now experience tours through the beautiful organic farm, learn how their organic skincare is made, and sample both the adult and baby range in the retail store. If you feel like treating yourself to an indulgent, feel good present – this is the place to do so.

4. Art Galleries

Home to a number of boutique and independent art galleries, Tamborine Mountain is the perfect place to visit if you are an Australian art enthusiast. With a collection of local and Australian artists, those with a penchant for contemporary artworks will love the Hilltop on Tamborine Gallery. Or if classical oil and watercolour paintings are more your thing a visit to the Arthur Hamblin Art Gallery will leave you in awe. Coined ‘Father of Australian Outback Art’ this gallery features an amazing collection of his vibrant and colourful works. Located on the Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard, that also bring us to our next Tamborine Mountain must do.

Hilltop on Tamborine Art Gallery

5. Vineyards and Wineries

No trip to Tamborine Mountain is complete without a winery visit. With an array of award-winning wineries in close proximity, wining and dining your way around will be a breeze. To mention a few, Mason Wines Vineyard Estate and the Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery are must visits. To enjoy a taste of the delectable local produce with your wine, visit the Mount Tamborine Winery & Homestead. Specialising in seasonal and home-style cooking, this is the perfect way to complete your day trip to Tamborine Mountain.

Lunch at Mason Wines

Where to stay on the Gold Coast?

For stylish Gold Coast accommodation with touches of luxury why not stay at either Peppers Broadbeach or Peppers Soul


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