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  • Our Pasture to Plate Experience is a specially created regional food adventure providing valuable insights into not only how our food is produced, but connecting you to those who produce it and with their stories.

    The Scenic Rim is an exciting destination with an abundance of fresh, locally made or grown seasonal ingredients and produce. With its fertile red volcanic soil and high rainfall, the plateau of Tamborine Mountain produces rich crops of avocado, kiwifruit, rhubarb and coffee.

    Our adventure takes us to an artisan boutique sheep dairy and cheese room producing award-winning hand crafted sheep milk cheeses, and an authentic 6th generation working dairy farm, one of the oldest continuously operating dairies in the district.

    We also learn more on the process between harvest and distribution or products from 'fruiting' trees.

    This is the chance to immerse yourself in this truly unique paddock to plate experience. Meet the farmers, their animals and experience the food-lovers’ delight of produce fresh from the farm; an exclusive journey of food provenance.

    Minimum Numbers:
    All experiences need a minimum number of participants to operate at the price listed. The minimum number for the Pasture to Plate Experience is 6 participants, but it’s a very personal experience with a maximum of 8.

    Transportation will be provided for Days 2 and 3 of the Experience.

    Available Dates...
    📆 11th - 13th Feb 2019
    📆 6th - 8th May 2019
    📆 19th - 21st Aug 2019
    📆 4th - 6th Nov 2019

  • Booking info...

    Our inclusive experiences are very popular, but have limited capacity, so can book out very quickly!

    Don’t miss securing your spot. Click the big RED ‘BOOK THIS PACKAGE’ button below, complete the form, and someone will be in contact with you within 24 hours to discuss your booking and options further.

    Registrations for bookings close one week prior to each experience date, or unless sold out.

    Deposit & Final Payment

    To secure your reservation, we require 50% of the total fee payable as a deposit. Reservations are not confirmed until the deposit is received.

    Final payment will be due 1 month prior to the arrival date.

    Payment of the total experience will be required at the time of booking for all reservations made within 1 month of arrival. We reserve the right to decline any booking request.

    Cancellations

    Your deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled more than 30 days in advance of your stay.

    No refund of the deposit if the booking is cancelled with less than 30 days’ notice.

  • What to bring...

    💡 Camera, Smart phone, Pad or Tablet to capture your experience (with camera capabilities and charger)
    💡 Sensible walking shoes

  • Inclusions...

    ☑ Accommodation...

    The Hinterland Discovery experience is inclusive of 4 nights accommodation from one of our preferred Bed & Breakfasts. If you are a group of 3 or 4 couples, you can opt for one of our amazing Holiday Houses.

    For those booking independently and wanting to share, we will try to pair you with another solo participant wanting to share a room. If we are unable to confirm this, an additional single supplement of $360 will be payable.

    ☑ 2 Day Guided Tour
    ☑ Meals included each day where stated

  • ACCOMMODATION

    The Pasture to Plate Experience is inclusive of accommodation, which we allocate from one of our preferred Bed & Breakfasts based on availability, or share this experience with a group of friends and/or family!

    For groups with 3 or 4 couples travelling together, we will accommodate (at no extra cost) in one of our fabulous Holiday Houses. These are perfect for group gatherings with shared communal spaces.

    For those booking independently and wanting to share, we will try to pair you with another solo participant wanting to share a room. If we are unable to confirm this, an additional single supplement of $360 will be payable.

    A daily breakfast is inclusive with all accommodation.

    The total cost for the Pasture to Plate Experience including Bed & Breakfast or Holiday House is:

    $638 per person twin share
    $908 per person including the single supplement

    Travelling as a couple and wanting to stay in your own private cottage? Why not upgrade to one of our cottage destinations, either 'Seaview Farm The Retreat' or 'Witches Falls Cottages'.

    The total cost, including the Pasture to Plate Experience and the private cottage upgrade is:

    $813 per person twin share
    $1,258 per person including the single supplement

    Amore BandB Exterior
    AMORE BED & BREAKFAST
    -- If you are looking for exceptional accommodation situated close to the heart of everything – then look no further than Amore. Offering elegant traditional B&B accommodation and the quality, charm and intuitive service you deserve Amore is the perfect place to relax.

    Eaglemount Lodge B&B Tamborine Mountain
    EAGLEMOUNT BED & BREAKFAST
    -- Charming & picturesque, the ideal getaway. Retreat to the cool of Tamborine Mountain and relax in the privacy of our luxurious Eaglemount Lodge estate, while still being close to all the restaurants, shops and activities of the Mountain.

    Tamborine Mountain B&B Exterior at Twilight
    TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN BED & BREAKFAST
    -- Uniquely Australian Bed & Breakfast accommodation located atop beautiful Tamborine Mountain. Be captivated by the absolutely spectacular breathtaking views from your guest deck. Your home away from home - eat well, sleep well – relax, unwind, slow down.

    OR Choose a Shared Holiday House:
    Available at

    Bank House Lounge Room Into Kitchen
    Bank House Tamborine Mountain, must be booked as a group of three couples.

    Exterior SKY House
    Sky House Tamborine Mountain, must be booked as a group of three couples.

    Your Accommodation UPGRADE options:

    You may upgrade your accommodation..
    to one of our cottage destinations, either Seaview Farm, The Retreat or Witches Falls Cottages The total cost, including the Pasture To Plate Experience and upgrade is then:

    $813 per person twin share
    $1,258 per person including the single supplement

    View Exterior Witches Falls Cottages
    Witches Falls Cottages Tamborine Mountain.

    Seaview Farm Retreat Entrance
    Seaview Farm, The Retreat Tamborine Mountain.

  • DAY 1

    Afternoon
    Check in is any time from 2pm.

    Should you choose to arrive earlier, there are many things to enjoy, such as the Rainforest Sky Walk or the spectacular views from almost anywhere on the mountain.

    Evening
    The evening is at your leisure. Your Hosts will have great dining suggestions. Dine in or visit one of the Mountain Restaurants offering a diverse range of cuisines.

    DAY 2

    Following breakfast at your accommodation, be ready for our guide to collect you from your accommodation at 10am. Today is a full day, with special farm tours within the Scenic Rim Region.

    The first destination is Towri Sheep Cheeses. The purpose built dairy with specialist milking equipment sits on 300 acres of scenic rural land and is home to 350 sheep.

    Our morning tour includes with access to the cheese room to learn about the basics of sheep cheese making from cheese maker Carolyn Davidson, including a discussion on the differences between sheep, cow and goat cheese.

    Before embarking on our next destination, we take some time to sit down, relax and enjoy lunch at the estate.

    Our second destination for the day is Tommerup's Dairy Farm, where we meet the farmers, Dave and his wife Kay. They will share in the story threads that make up the rich tapestry of this farming family’s history on Central Kerry and how this farming couple are embracing this history to create a sustainable future for their farm.

    On arrival, we take a moment in the shade of the old Blue Gums to enjoy the views to the Lost World and wilderness end of Lamington National Park, before we wander through The Homestead, the first sawn timber home in the district.

    Built in 1888, The Homestead tells the story of 5 generations of Dave’s family on their historic property. Make your way to the dairy where the walk-through bails, built in the early 1930s, are still in use twice a day all year round. Watch as some of the Jersey girls are milked and chat to the farmers about what happens from farm to fridge.

    The new Creamery offers the chance to sample artisan dairy products created using traditional methods, respectfully produced just metres from where the cows are milked.

    The menagerie of farm animals are eager to meet new visitors – there’s always the chance of an extra feed that way. Jump in boots and all to feed them or just enjoy the humorous jostling for position as they wait in anticipation of what’s to come.

    Not just a dairy farm, Tommerup’s also home to chickens who provide farm fresh eggs for sale, and ethically raised Pork & Veal. We will then stop by the Farm Larder so you can buy some goodies, before we depart back to the Mountain.

    Evening
    The evening is at your leisure. Your Hosts will have great dining suggestions. Dine in or visit one of the Mountain Restaurants offering a diverse range of cuisines.

    Destinations: Towri Sheep Cheeses, Tommerups Dairy Farm - Farmstay
    Meal inclusions: breakfast, light lunch

    DAY 3

    Take time to enjoy your breakfast before your collect you from your accommodation at 10am.

    Today we go behind the scenes of two local horticultural producers and learn more on the process between harvest and distribution or both coffee and avocados.

    Australians consume an average of 16.3 million cups of coffee per day. Most people don’t understand the 20 steps involved in producing a cup of coffee, central to many people's daily lives.

    We take a journey discovering exactly how coffee is produced; from planting the seed in the ground to taking that first sip of rich, creamy espresso with the family owned Green Lane Coffee Plantation. This is one of the few coffee plantations in Australia where consumers can come onto the plantation and see the entire process of coffee making, from 'seed to cup'.

    The organically grown coffee trees thrive in the mountain climate, and the handpicked beans are roasted on site, and used in conjunction with ethically sourced green beans, which are selected from around the world.

    Every single coffee bean of their 650 coffee trees each season is handpicked, which is a long process, with some of the trees having two kilogram of coffee beans, in terms of numbers that could be up to 1,000 beans.

    At the completion of the tour, we enjoy a cup of local ‘joe’ over a light lunch at their in house café.

    After lunch we venture to Merrinee Farm, home to a third generation avocado orchid. With the nation’s obsession with avocado, and consumption in Australia at an all-time high, it’s only fitting that we uncover the process behind growing the fruit and getting it to store.

    The property not only produces hundreds of tonnes of fruit from some 1000 trees, it is has the main packing house for most of the mountain’s commercial producers. The state of the art equipment in the packing shed has the ability to grade, size and count the 1600 pieces of fruit per minute to an accuracy of one gram, giving the operation the capacity of thousands of tonnes per year.

    Many of the orchid’s trees were spore from an original large Guatemalan seedling tree planted on the property in 1923. It has since become a great source of breeding material as the trees grown from the seed display a precocious growth and a resistance to root rot fungus. During the 1980s, Queensland’s Department of Primary Industries listed the tree on the national estate, which is a similar in nature to protection of a listed building. It is the only avocado tree within Australia to ever be listed.

    Of course just like all our fabulous fresh produce, avocados are seasonal too! Sometimes it just doesn't work to take you to Merrinee Farm. Don’t fret, when that happens we will take you to one of our other green thumbed producers such as Di Brauer's home kitchen farm.

    Di is the driving force behind the famous Green Shed, which is open every Sunday to supply both residents and visitors with their fresh fruit and vegie supplies. Or perhaps it will be Bernie’s Farm. Bernie is probably best known for his rhubarb and the fantastic selection from his roadside stall.

    Whatever the day holds, you will discover the diversity of produce that our rich volcanic soil and mild temperatures make Tamborine Mountain a great source of fresh farm treats and you can check out our Harvest Trail Map Guide to discover just a few of our favourite roadside stalls!

    Our final destination for the afternoon, before some leisure time prior to dinner, is Witches Falls Winery, where their passion is wine – they love growing it, making it, drinking it, and matching it with all kinds of foods but most of all, they like sharing it with friends.

    They produce three distinctive ranges of wines: Granite Belt, Wild Ferment and Prophecy, each providing a unique look at different styles and practices in both viticulture and winemaking. We will have the opportunity to taste across their wine range while taking in all the winery action through the large glass windows behind the tasting counter.

    Evening (7.00pm)
    The day concludes with a dinner at local establishment, Three Little Pigs Bar & Bistro.

    Make your way down to the Bistro for 7.00pm, where a two course meal will await. Unwind over a glass of wine, fresh local produce and a great atmosphere with fellow participants and share your memories from this journey.

    Destinations: Merrinee Farm Packhouse, Green Lane Coffee Plantation, Witches Falls Winery, Three Little Pigs Bar & Bistro
    Meal inclusions: breakfast, light lunch at Green Lane Coffee Plantation, wine tasting and Witches Falls Winery, 2 course dinner including a glass of wine at Three Little Pigs Bar & Bistro

    DAY 4

    Take time to enjoy your breakfast before you check out of your accommodation by 10am.

    Meal inclusions: breakfast

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Prices

  • Per Person Twin Share $638
  • Per Person Twin Share (upgrade) $813
  • Per Person with Single Supplement $908
  • Per Person with Single Supplement (upgrade) $1,258

Available Seats: 6

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Experience Tamborine Mountain
Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272
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What is Experience Tamborine Mountain all about?

Experience Tamborine Mountain is an eclectic collection of like-minded businesses that share a passion for the cool, sub-tropical rainforest paradise that lies near Queensland’s capital, Brisbane and behind the Gold Coast.

Using our specialist local knowledge and connections, we’ve carefully curated a varied menu of activities and experiences that will appeal to visitors’ diversity, tastes and aspirations. And, because one size does not necessarily fit all, we recognise the importance of also crafting tailored experiences for special interest individuals or groups.

The best takeaway from travelling is the stories you’ll have and the abiding memories of simple pleasures, of unplanned serendipitous moments, encounters with locals, and even life-altering learning.  We believe in the importance of sharing the little things with our visitors as well as the big ticket moments and look forward to helping you discover them so you’ll have your own stories to tell.

Tamborine Mountain – what to do and where to stay?

Mountain destinations translate to achingly beautiful scenery and views, crisp, clean air, a plethora of local wildlife and pristine forest, and Tamborine Mountain is no exception. Against this glorious backdrop exists a diverse and colourful cottage industry with numerous local artists and craftspeople, a variety of natural and man-made attractions, award-winning wineries, a vibrant cafe and restaurant scene, soft adventure for the thrill-seekers, festivals, special events and country markets.

These are all supported by a host of accommodation options including generous country homes that suit extended family or corporate groups, warm and welcoming B & Bs and intimate couples’ cottages.

What can Experience Tamborine Mountain offer you?

To truly experience and participate in the essence of this special place can be intimate, personal, challenging, exhilarating and even life-affirming. We can show you the main spots to take the pretty pictures, but more importantly, we can help you explore our back streets where you will create a personal connection with our mountain that will continue to touch you long after you leave.

Sometimes the simplest moments during a trip away can provide the greatest memories and experiences – it could be the taste of a new dish, lovingly prepared by a passionate champion of  regional produce; an encounter with a knowledgeable, generous winemaker who loves to share a yarn ; laughing with family as you play a board game at a sprawling farmhouse dining table; the sound of birdsong as you light a fire before breakfast; or simply slowing down and being in the moment, exploring the beauty of an ancient rainforest.

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Get to know our mountain by connecting to our history, our culture and our people – authentic experiences, uncontrived, sometimes simple, sometimes adrenalin-inducing; something literally for everyone. We have created these experiences for you, so you can now go and live them.

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