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Harvest Trail And Farm Gates – Self Drive Map Guide

 

Harvest Trail for Fresh Fruit, Vegetables and Flowers


 

As you explore the country lanes you will come upon a diverse selection of farm gate produce stalls.
Our Harvest Trail Map lists some of the many fruit, vegetable and flower stalls within walking distance or a short self drive from your  Tamborine Mountain accommodation at Amore B&B.
Whilst there are many Farm Gate Stalls dotted across the Mountain – we list here some of our favorites.
You may wish to take home a selection of fresh flowers, fruits or vegetables.

 

This Map and information guide is one in a series of self-drive and walking map guides developed for our guests here at your Mt. Tamborine accommodation Amore B&B.
See the footer on this page for posts detailing an updated list of our current self-drive and local walking maps.
The Map Guide has been created as an interactive map to have fun with by selecting different items of interest.

 

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1 Small Avocado Stall - 232 MacDonnell Road

1 Small Avocado Stall - 232 MacDonnell Road Tamborine Mountain
Harvest Trail

Tamborine Mt avocados at roadside stalls near accommodation at Amore BNB

This popular roadside stall is on the right between Short Street and Paradise Drive is the first stop referred to on your Harvest Trail Map. Feast your eyes on the most delicious avocados and linger to enjoy the picturesque views over the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Tamborine Mountain is one of the main avocado growing areas in Queensland. Many different varieties are grown, but most of the industry is made up of Hass, Sharwil, Wurtz, Reed and Shepard.

It is estimated that about 70% of avocados produced are sold through supermarkets. Only a small tonnage of fruit is exported overseas.
Mt Tamborine Avocados near Amore Bed and Breakfast - Mt Tamborine accommodation

We are indeed lucky to have a variety of farm gate stalls stocked in season with fresh avos.

The most popular varieties are:
Haas – Appearance: Distinctive pebbly skin and more oval shape than other varieties. Sometimes referred to as the ‘black sheep of the family’, the Hass turns a rich purple when ripe and ready to eat.

Shepard – Appearance: Smooth, green skin with a golden buttery flesh. This variety has the unique distinction of being the only Avocado that doesn’t turn brown when cut. They are often referred to as ‘greenskins’.

Reed – Appearance: A medium skin texture with pale flesh and a distinct round shape. This variety is well known for remaining green even when fully ripened.

We at Amore B&B grow the Haas variety and we are very satisfied with the end result - no sprays of course.

Amore B&B - 150 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain Qld 4272

Tel: 07 5545 2330 Tamborine Mountain Accommodation - Amore B&B Mt Tamborine

2 The Farm Stall - 210 MacDonnell Road

2 The Farm Stall - 210 MacDonnell Road

Mt Tamborine avocados near Amore B&B accommodationStock up on wholesome and affordable, fresh local produce at this colourful, rustic stall on the Tamborine Mountain Harvest Trail. Ripe, juicy fruit and flavorsome vegetables abound at this well-loved organic farm stall. Great value. If you are heading back to the M1 you will pass it on your travels.

Load your Veggie. basket with goodies, there is always a interesting variety to choose from, always fresh, good quality and value for money.

Now that you are all stocked up how about preparing a hearty vegetable soup or one of the all time favorites -  Avocado and Chicken Caesar Salad.

Ingredients

1/2 barbecue chicken, skin and bones removed, coarsely shredded
1 x 290g pkt complete caesar salad mix
1 avocado, peeled, seeded, thinly sliced

Method

  • Place the chicken, salad leaves, parmesan, bacon bits and half the croutons in a large bowl. Drizzle with salad dressing and gently toss to combine.
  • Divide the salad evenly among serving bowls and top with avocado slices and remaining croutons. Serve immediately.

Amore B&B - 150 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain Qld 4272

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3 Vanessa's Tomato, Avo and Rhubarb Stop - 51 Main Western Road

3 Vanessa's Tomato, Avo and Rhubarb Stop - 51 Main Western Road

Roadside fruit and vege stalls Mt Tamborine

The rich volcanic soils and good rainfall ensure early and sustained growth of fruit, flowers and vegetables.This quaint country stall is best known for its plump and tasty vine-ripened tomatoes.

Vanessa’s avocados and rhubarb are also irresistible.

Rhubarb is grown primarily for its fleshy stalks, technically known as petioles.
The use of rhubarb stems as food is a relatively recent innovation. This usage was first recorded in 17th-century England after affordable sugar became available to common people, and reached a peak between the 20th century’s two world wars.

Commonly, it is stewed with sugar or used in pies and desserts, but it can also be put into savory dishes or pickled. Rhubarb can be dehydrated and infused with fruit juice.

Rhubarb has a great colour and tartness that makes it an ideal accompaniment to sweet dishes such as crumbles, tarts, cakes and pies.

Recipes abound, how about Rhubarb Crumble, Rhubarb and Rosemary Sorbet, Rhubarb Jam, Rhubarb and Custard Danish Pastries, Rhubarb and Raspberry Gratin and what about Rhubarb with a Baked Rice Pudding.

Click on the Video below and watch Terri Taylor from the Tamborine Cooking School prepare her famous Rhubarb Crumble.

Amore B&B - 150 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain Qld 4272
Tel: 07 5545 2330 Tamborine Mountain Accommodation - Amore B&B Mt Tamborine

4 Dhalia Stall - 7 Hartley Road

4 Dhalia Stall - 7 Hartley Road

Fresh flower stall on Mt TamborineDhalias flower from Christmas until May; however a range of gorgeous flowers is available all year-round. Also avos and seasonal fruits.

These passionate gardeners often open their garden to the public for the "Springtime on the Mountain" Festival.

For dramatic spreads of colour in summer and autumn dahlias are hard to beat. Named after the Swedish botanist, Dr Anders Dahl, they’re in the family Asteraceae, which is part of the daisy family. These wonderful flowers originated in the mountain ranges of Mexico, Guatemala and Columbia, before becoming popular throughout the world.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different cultivars and hybrids of dahlias. There are about 30 species of Dahlia. This tuberous-rooted perennial plant is characterised by the different flower types. Dahlias come in many lovely shades including one that’s nearly black, and there are bi-colour ones as well.

Dahlias are brilliant garden plants. They are long flowering, with lush foliage, easy to flower and care for and come in a huge array of colours shapes and sizes.

Dahlias tubers take around 8 weeks from planting to flowering.

The Dahlia tuber needs a sunny spot and moist, humus rich, well drained soil. Number 7 Hartley Road obviously ticks all of the boxes so far as Dahlias are concerned.

Dahlia flowers are excellent for cutting, and last well in a vase.

Amore B&B - 150 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain Qld 4272

Tel: 07 5545 2330 Tamborine Mountain Accommodation - Amore B&B Mt Tamborine

5 Bernie's Fruit Stall - 23 Hartley Road

5 Bernie's Fruit Stall - 23 Hartley Road

One of many fruit stalls along the road near your Amore B&B accommodation in Mt TamborineOn Tamborine Mountain vegetable growing as you would expect is on a small farm production basis – tender hands and utmost care.

A food lover’s heaven, Bernie’s Fruit Store specialises in rhubarb and garlic but also stocks fresh seasonal produce including pumpkin, avocados, zucchini, ginger and cucumber and occasionally there are rhubarb plants available for sale.

Vegetables can be eaten either raw or cooked and play an important role in human nutrition, being mostly low in fat and carbohydrates, but high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Not preaching but vegetables are really good for you!

Everything at Bernie’s is a bargain... all items are just $2.50!

Amore B&B - 150 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain Qld 4272

Tel: 07 5545 2330 Tamborine Mountain Accommodation - Amore B&B Mt Tamborine

6 Les's Veggie Store - 427 Long Road

6 Les's Veggie Store - 427 Long Road

Fruit and vegetable stall in Long Road, Tamborine Mountain

Farmer Les sells a little bit of everything. Take home a pumpkin for a hearty soup or fill a bag with juicy citrus fruits when in season. If Les is restocking his stall when you stop get ready for a chat. Les is proud of his farm and has a wealth of knowledge. If you would like to meet Les give Kay or John a call and we will make the introduction.

Do we here at Amore B&B frequent Farmer Les’s stall — yes we do and if you have elected to avail yourself of one of our breakfast options you may well be sampling fruit picked and packed by Les’s large but gentle hands.

When Avocados and Citrus are in season we here at Amore B&B welcome guests to take with them when they leave a selection of produce (complimentary of course) grown within Amore B&B’s grounds. If we have a basket of creamy Avocados and juicy lemons sitting in our entry patio — they are not there for long. The basket needs to be refilled regularly.

Honesty box with roadside fruit and vegetable stall near your accommodation at Amore B&B

Amore B&B - 150 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain Qld 4272

Tel: 07 5545 2330 Tamborine Mountain Accommodation - Amore B&B Mt Tamborine

7 Elizabeth's Flower Stall - 260 Main Western Road

7 Elizabeth's Flower Stall - 260 Main Western Road

Fresh flower stall near Amore B&B in Mt TamborineCottage-style flowers, plants and quaint posies are available most of the year. Whatever you choose will be a beautiful and sweet-smelling reminder of your time on the mountain.

Many flowers have important symbolic meanings in Western culture. The practice of assigning meanings to flowers is known as floriography. Some of the more common examples include:

  • Red roses are given as a symbol of love, beauty, and passion.
  • Poppies are a symbol of consolation in time of death. In the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, red poppies are worn to commemorate soldiers who have died in times of war.
  • Irises/Lily are used as a symbol referring to "resurrection/life".
  • Daisies are a symbol of innocence.

The great variety of delicate and beautiful flowers has inspired the works of numerous poets, especially from the 18th-19th century Romanticera. Famous examples include William Wordsworth's I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud and William Blake's Ah! Sun-Flower.

Because of their varied and colorful appearance, flowers have long been a favorite subject of visual artists as well. Some of the most celebrated paintings from well-known painters are of flowers, such as Van Gogh's sunflowers series or Monet's water lilies. Flowers are also dried, freeze dried and pressed in order to create permanent, three-dimensional pieces of flower art.

The Roman goddess of flowers, gardens, and the season of Spring is Flora.

Amore B&B - 150 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain Qld 4272

Tel: 07 5545 2330 Tamborine Mountain Accommodation - Amore B&B Mt Tamborine

8 Green Shed - Tamborine Mt Showgrounds on Main Western Road

8 Green Shed - Tamborine Mt Showgrounds on Main Western Road

The Green Shed - Tamborine Mountain's fresh fruit and vegetable produce centre.A collective of local farmers, the Green Shed is open at every Sunday from 7.00am to 12 noon and features an extensive range of freshly-picked produce. Everything you see was lovingly grown and harvested on Tamborine Mountain.

The “Green Shed”, located at The Showground, 386-398 Main Western Rd, Mount Tamborine, Queensland, is the local market for fresh fruit & vegetables.

Flowers, honey, nuts, herbs and plants are also in bountiful supply. A wide variety of high quality, freshly picked produce, is always available. The range available, depends on the season.

Prices are set at a level which provide farmers a return sufficient to encourage them to continue their farming activities and provide exceptional value to their customers.

Tamborine Mountain provides an enormous variety of agricultural produce: avocados, asparagus, asian greens, beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower and we haven’t even got past the C vegetables! There are many large orchards, but much of the production comes from boutique farming operations.

Agricultural activities are synonymous with the green, lush, vibrant character that typifies Tamborine Mountain and the green shed provides local and visitors alike with the opportunity to purchase a variety of fresh produce.

Amore B&B - 150 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain Qld 4272

Tel: 07 5545 2330 Tamborine Mountain Accommodation - Amore B&B Mt Tamborine

9 Mont View Farm Produce Stall - Siganto Street - adjacent to Guanaba Park

9 Mont View Farm Produce Stall - Siganto Street

Bev Buckley's fruit stall in Mt Tamborine

9 Mont View Farm Produce Stall: Siganto Street at the southern end of the Mountain.

Enjoy quality organic fruit and vegetables. Just about every variety of vegetable imaginable is available here. As fresh as fresh can be with some produce grown only a short distance from the stall itself.

Vegetables in season - pumpkins, spinach, beetroot, avocados, rhubarb and the list goes on. Fill a bag with fresh, healthy and delicious green leafy vegies. Flowers, plants or quality organic fruit are plentiful.

The farmers are passionate about their produce and are always willing to pass on their knowledge. Glen knows his product and the farmers who supply the stall are locals who have pride in the fruit and vegetables that they grow. That's Glen in the photo holding the carrots.

Farming is part of their DNA and it shows . Ask and learn -- you will be amazed as to how knowable these guys are.

And now for Amore B&B's best All Season Salad.

Cranberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Chicken and Orange Poppy Seed Dressing

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds

Salad

  • 1 lb chicken, grilled
  • 9 oz baby spinach
  • 2 medium avocados, cored and diced
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • Imperial weights show my age.

Directions

  • Add olive oil, canola oil, orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice, honey, dijon mustard and salt to a blender. Pulse until well emulsified. Pour into a jar and stir in poppy seeds. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl. Pour dressing over top and toss to evenly coat. Serve immediately.

Amore B&B - 150 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain Qld 4272

Tel: 07 5545 2330 Tamborine Mountain Accommodation - Amore B&B Mt Tamborine

10 Directions from Brisbane to Amore B&B

GPS Coordinates: 27.925071, 153.201009

If heading south take the motorway (M1) to Oxenford. The Oxenford exit is exit number 57. (Left lane)

Head up the Oxenford exit ramp, and veer right through a set of traffic lights.

Down the ramp and through a second set of traffic lights.

Straight ahead and you will then be on the road to Mt. Tamborine.

Follow the Oxenford-Tamborine Road for 20 minutes.

Upon reaching the top of the Mountain, you will come to a roundabout. Please turn right here (3rd exit).

There are shops, cafes, and the like on both sides of the street. You are now in Gallery Walk. 

Continue on Gallery Walk for 700m, you will reach another roundabout. Go straight ahead.

We are the third property on your left immediately after this roundabout.

Kay and John look forward to welcoming you.

Amore B&B - 150 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain Qld 4272

Tel: 07 5545 2330                                              

11Directions from O'Reilly's to Amore B&B

How to find your way to Amore B&B 

GPS Coordinates: 27.925071, 153.201009

From O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat you will travel north west on Lamington National Park Road. You are now heading down the mountain towards the township of Canungra ( 35km).

Entering Canungra you continue for about 200m along Kidston Street and then take a right hand turn into Christie Street which is Canungra's main street. This is State Route 90.

Continue for about 700m where you will turn left when you see the signs to Mt. Tamborine. You are now on Tamborine Mountain Road. It is a narrow winding road with a one way section controlled by Traffic Lights. Locally this road is referred to as the Goat Track.

Simply follow this road for 10.1 km. You will pass various wineries, the showgrounds and the hang glider launch site before you turn right into Lahey Road. After travelling 900m down Lahey Road you will turn left into Long Road.

Travel for 2.7km and you will be at Amore's doorstep. On your way you will pass a substantial sports oval, wineries and acreage properties.

Amore is located at 150 Long Road and is directly opposite the Brewery and Cheese Factory.

Kay and John look forward to welcoming you.

 Amore B&B - 150 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain Qld 4272

 Tel: 07 5545 2330                                                            

12Directions from Surfers Paradise to Amore B&B

How to find your way to Amore B&B from the Gold Coast

 

GPS Coordinates: 27.925071, 153.201009. 

 

Via Smith Street or any of the other entry points join the M1 Motorway.

Proceed north along the M1 to the Oxenford exit, number 57.

Head up the Oxenford exit ramp, and veer left. Down the ramp and through a set of traffic lights.

You are then on the road to Mt. Tamborine.

You will notice the sign to Mt. Tamborine. Follow the Oxenford-Tamborine Road for 20 minutes.

Upon reaching the top of the Mountain, you will come to a roundabout with a fig tree in the centre. Please turn right there.

There are shops, cafes, galleries and the like on both sides of the street. This is known as Gallery Walk.

Still on Gallery Walk, you will reach another roundabout. Go straight ahead.

We are the third property on your left immediately after this roundabout.

 

Kay and John look forward to welcoming you.

  Amore B&B - 150 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain Qld 4272

Tel: 07 5545 2330                                                           

13 Directions from Beaudesert to Amore B&B

 How to find your way to Amore B&B 

GPS Coordinates: 27.925071, 153.201009

 

From Beaudesert take the Beaudesert/ Beenleigh road (Route 92) which is well signed for Tamborine and Beenleigh.

You will travel for about 18 minutes (21.5 km)

You enter a large Roundabout at Tamborine Village, take the third exit, and you will be heading South-West towards Tamborine Mountain (Route 95).

You will now travel for 10.5 km.  through the Rainforest as you wind your way up the mountain.

Turn left into Eagle Heights Road and you will travel 1.1 km to the Eagle Heights  Roundabout. Take the 3rd exit into Long Road .

We are the third property on your left immediately after this roundabout.

 

 

Kay and John  look forward to welcoming you to Amore.

Amore B&B - 150 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain Qld 4272

Tel: 07 5545 2330                                            

Amore BB.

Amore B&B is located at 150 Long Road on Tamborine Mountain.

Each of the four spacious rooms is themed to the English porcelain classics. The Doulton, Wedgewood, Country Rose, and Blue Delph. Soft furnishings match the themes and comfort is maximised with collectible antique furnishings from around the world. Timber framed windows enable mother nature to light up the rooms and when opened you can feel the fresh mountain air. 

 

Please contact Kay or John at Amore B&B on 07 55452330 or visit the website for booking arrangements.

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