Mount Tamborine is known as the ‘Green behind the Gold’ because it’s very green and is just behind the Gold Coast, which is very gold. Sort of makes sense, doesn’t it?
It’s one of the wonders of Australia that so many of our golden beaches on our almost never ending coastline have stunning and lush green hinterlands about 20 minutes drive behind them. Mount Tamborine is the hinterland behind the Goldie and it is also on the Great Dividing Range. Here are some views of that as you approach North Tamborine…
I wrote about the Great Dividing Range recently in my post called Why Most People Live on the East Coast of Australia Explained.
I’ve been to the Mount Tamborine area quite a lot, which includes North Tamborine, Tamborine Mountain and Eagle Heights.
The first time I ever went camping in Australia was in Mount Tamborine, you can read about that over at Camping in Australia: What Can Possibly Go Wrong? I had Sunday Lunch in an Australian Pub close to Mount Tamborine, it’s an Australian Pub with a difference though, you will see what I mean if you check out that post.
Regular reader Pravdaseeker lived in the Tamborine Mountain area, he sent in some amazing photographs which we published here on my post Rainforests in Australia: Beautiful, Wild and Unpredictable.
Last Saturday though me and Mrs Bob went down to the Tamborine area simply for a walk around, to do a bit of windowshopping in some of the fancy shops, yes they have fancy shops…