Eco Wedding Destinations: Tamborine Mountain, QLD

With its breath-taking rainforests and wildlife, Tamborine Mountain is one of Australia’s most beautiful destinations for eco weddings!

Located 30 kilometres from the Gold Coast and 70 kilometres from Brisbane, Tamborine Mountain is a great location for a relaxed destination wedding. It comprises 28 square kilometres of land in the Scenic Rim which is a part of the Gold Coast Hinterland and it lies on rich volcanic soils which are very fertile. Awe-inspiring views are everywhere you go and the rainforests are abundant with wildlife.

Why Tamborine Mountain?

Tamborine Mountain prides itself on stunning nature attractions and eco-tourism. It is a unique wedding destination that offers everything from quaint historic churches and picturesque gardens to romantic wineries and sustainable rainforest retreats. There are many intriguing locations for your ceremony and reception, but if you want a green wedding, then tie the knot in the middle of a lush rainforest and celebrate in a tranquil eco retreat which makes the perfect setting for a tropical-themed party!

When to go?

Tamborine Mountain is a year-round destination with a mild sub-tropical climate. Summers are hot but temperatures rarely rise above 30 degrees and winters are cool, crisp and dry with average temperature of 18 degrees. The driest and coolest months are August and September, but spring and summer are the most popular seasons for weddings.

Local food & wine

Tamborine Mountain has wineries, breweries, distilleries and award-winning restaurants. Don’t miss the chance to taste delicious local produce such as avocados, kiwi, macadamia nuts and artisan cheeses. You can also indulge on seafood, Italian delicacies and great pub food. The dishes are meticulously paired with the region’s premium wines and beers.

Things to do & see

Follow one of the scenic walking tracks to explore the vibrant flora and fauna and misty waterfalls. Main attractions include the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk and the Glow Worm Caves, but you can also find great art galleries and unique shops. To spice up your stay with a romantic activity, go on a hot air balloon ride or enjoy a couples’ massage at the spa. Tamborine Mountain is also renowned for the manufacturers of organic beauty products so a visit to Jasmin Organics is a must. It is Australia’s largest organic skincare farm where you can see how essential oils are distilled and purchase some of the products.

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