Be at one with nature...
One of the earliest environmentalists, Scottish naturalist John Muir once wrote, “Keep close to Nature’s heart and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods, to wash your spirit clean.” The Japanese agree. They have a practice called Shinrin-yoku – it means ‘forest bathing’ and it’s all about escaping to nature.
For our part, we cannot think of a better place to ‘forest bathe’ than on our beautiful Tamborine Mountain. Home to ten different types of forest that contain more than 900 different species of plants, the forests of this mountain are also important habitats for a variety of animals. Our wildlife includes the mysterious platypus, scrub-turkeys, colourful lorikeets, whipbirds, Lyrebirds and satin bowerbirds. Expect to hear some beautiful birdsong while visiting and to be serenaded by enchanting frog choruses; especially so after rain.
Tamborine Mountain offers a great variety of nature-centric activities; from wild animal encounters, guided nature walks and glow worm caves to beautiful walks through Tamborine National Park.
The Tamborine National Park is a vast protected area scattered across 14 separate reserves that are interspersed with mountain villages. There are many bush walks to enjoy here. Trails frequently have picnic areas, panoramic lookouts and some end in the mist of a sparkling waterfall or by cool watering holes.
So, get together with your bestie, your partner or with friends and family – bring your adventurous spirit and explore what Mother Nature bestowed on this great volcanic plateau so many millions of years ago.