Tamborine Mountain National Park
Tamborine Mountain is the northernmost point of the extinct Mount Warning shield volcano, which reaches as far south as Byron Bay and west as Lismore. The Tamborine Mountain National Park is on a plateau featuring subtropical, eucalypt and cycad rainforests easily accessed by a number of walking trails and boasting magnificent coastal views. The park is a conglomeration of nine national parks. The four largest parks – The Knoll, Cedar Creek, Palm Grove and Witches Falls – all boast sheltered picnic facilities and spectacular walking tracks. Just to mention a few, the Witches Falls Circuit is a 3km walk that will take you through cycad and palm groves, past seasonal lagoons and giant strangler figs on the way to the falls. To the north of Witches Falls, the Joalah section of the park boasts the Curtis Falls Walk, a 750m walk descending to a rock pool at the base of the falls. Adjacent to the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens you will find a 2.6km botanical walk, along which the featured plant species are named. The Cameron Falls Circuit, in the north-west of North Tamborine, boasts spectacular views and lush rainforest, while the Cedar Creek Circuit meanders along a creek gently cascading into sparkling rock pools.