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Local wildlife guide to Marine Parks in our area


Want to visit a Marine Park, a Wildlife Park with Koalas, Kangaroos and a vast array of Australia’s most iconic Native Animals? Well you are definitely in the right place. Our local wildlife guide has been developed just for you.
Marine and Wildlife Parks are accessible  from your accommodation on Tamborine Mountain. Pick up a copy of our local wildlife guide to help you on your way.
A 25 minute drive takes you to Dreamworld. More than just spectacular rides – see croc. feeding, take in a Dingo experience, walk with a Tiger, take a look at Tiger kindy and then there is Tiger island.
South on the M1 and nestled right on the Gold Coast broadwater you will find Sea World a major Marine Park with a renowned rescue and recovery team with full hospital support.
Still on the M1 and located in the heart of Burleigh Heads is David Fleay’s Wildlife Park. Stroll through the tranquil surroundings to experience some of Queensland’s most iconic natural habitats and meet the resident wildlife.
A few kilometers further south on the M1 at the foot of Currumbin Hill is Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The park attractions including daily feedings of a diverse range of animals including pelicans, eels, crocodiles and lorikeets.
Only 12km from Brisbane City you will find Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. It is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary with over 130 koalas and heaps of other animals.
North on the M1 is Australia Zoo best known for its crocodiles and other reptiles, Australia Zoo now has a significant number of other Australian and exotic animals. Australian wildlife includes Kangaroos, Koalas, Dingoes, Echidnas. It’s the home of the Crocodile Hunter.

 

Let us change the way you experience Tamborine Mountain!

 

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

 

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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So much more than your average zoo, here you can feed tame kangaroos, experience the wild lorikeet feeding, take in the free-flight bird demonstration and enjoy a traditional Australian sheep shearing show. Watch as Aboriginal presenters perform didgeridoo and dance shows, test your physical ability on the high ropes course and much more. The Sanctuary allows us all to get up close and personal with hundreds if not thousands of native animals.

Established in 1947 when Mr. Griffiths began feeding the local lorikeets to prevent them from raiding his flower farm, the sanctuary entertains visitors from overseas and locals alike whilst ensuring the preservation of Australia’s wildlife. We are proud to include Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in our Theme Park Trail.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is set amongst 27 hectares of natural bushland. It can be explored on foot or take the guided Segway Safari tour or go from station to station on the mini-train. The mini-train is a real hoot and a great way to get around.

Enter an exciting world. The park attractions including daily feedings of a diverse range of animals including pelicans, eels, crocodiles and lorikeets. Be amazed during live animal shows, including the Air Asia Free Flight Bird Show and Croc Behaviour Show where you can get face to face with a baby saltwater crocodile.

 

Visit the animal hospital, see x-rays, ultrasounds, and endoscopes streamed live on a TV screen as the sanctuary vets in real time undertake procedures on native animals. See our local wildlife guide for more details. 

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

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

Australia Zoo

North on the M1 is the famous Australia Zoo It is one of Australia's most popular Wildlife attractions, and will always be remembered as the home of the irrepressible Steve Irwin.

The late Steve Irwin was known simply as the Crocodile Hunter.

Australia Zoo offers a day of wildlife adventure. Opened in 1970 as Beerwah Reptile and Fauna Park, the zoological facility is home to over 1000 animals located on 100 acres of natural bushland.

Known for its crocodiles and other reptiles the Zoo now has an array of other Australian and exotic animals. Local wildlife includes Koalas, Kangaroos, Wombats, Possums and gliders, Tasmznian Devils, and Echidnas.

You can hand feed kangaroos and wallabies in a large open free range area. The Zoo also features a selection of animals from other countries, including  Elephants, Tigers, Camels and Cheetahs.

Maybe you will have an upfront and personal encounter with some of the wandering wildlife as keepers introduce you to snakes, koalas, camels, tortoises, alligators, lizards and  much much more.

Want to see a Croc. show or have a close encounter with a Tiger? Then you are in the right place!

·         The Crocoseum - see crocodiles in clear water ponds.

 

·         Tiger Temple - home to eleven majestic tigers

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

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

 

Directions from Southport 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 5545Tamborine Mountain Accommodation - Amore B&B Mt Tamborine 2330 

Directions 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 Tamborine Mountain Accommodation - Amore B&B Mt Tamborine

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 Tamborine Mountain Accommodation - Amore B&B Mt Tamborine

Amore B&B

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.

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

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

David Fleay Wildlife Park

Australian naturalist, David Fleay, created a Wildlife Park where visitors could enjoy and learn about wildlife in as close to a natural environment as possible.

Take in informative talks from the rangers and see Australia's iconic wildlife from the comfort and safety of the broadwalks and in a nocturnal house.

There is a real sense of getting back to nature, it is a peaceful environment and the best part is that it is located right in the middle of the Gold Coast - just minutes from the beach.

See koalas, pademelons, dingoes and rock wallabies as you stroll along the boardwalks which take you through a variety of native habitats. Discover the threatened tree-kangaroo,adapted for life in the trees instead of the ground. They often rest in the fork of branches, so keep a close look out You will see one.

See an amazing variety of Australian Birds including majestic wedge-tail eagles, noisy lorikeets, graceful emus and elegant brolgas.

Take a close look at one of the oldest predators on earth - the Crocodile. Learn the difference between freshwater and saltwater crocodiles from the safety of the Park's boardwalks that lead you through the wetlands.

Sneak a look at  Australia's rarest and most unusual creatures in the Nocturnal House. Many of our native animals are nocturnal (active at night) and rarely see by visitors to Australia. You have a unique opportunity to see these rare creatures in the nocturnal house.

Meet Wally, the resident platypus. Spend time getting to know him as you watch his playful antics as he forages and feeds. Platypus are particularly difficult to see in the wild. Meeting Wally will be a great experience! John has seen Wally on each of his visits to the park. 

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

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

 

 

 

Sea World

Sea World has world class exhibits for dolphins including some of the largest filtered natural sandy bottom lagoon systems in the world. On average Bottle nose Dolphins can live to 30 years in the wild, but at Sea World Dolphins have live to in excess of 50 years of age.

Creatures of the Deep is a brand new display at Sea World. It displays a diverse array of marine life, from the legendary Kraken to the giant Blue Whale and the luminous creatures from the deepest parts of the ocean.Educational,informative and exhilarating You venture through a prehistoric, present and mythical world.

Polar Bear Shores is the only exhibit in Australia where you can see the world's largest land carnivore up close.

Dolphin Beach is a large natural sandy bottom lagoon system for dolphins. This wonderful area is home to Bottlenose Dolphins and often houses baby dolphins in the nursery area.

Visit the Seabird Rehabilitation Avery designed to house sea birds under care and rehabilitation. This area is also renowned for its breading program.

Get lost in your very own slice of Antarctica in this stunning exhibit. Home to  King Penguins and Gentoo Penguins. Watch them frolic in their icy wonderland as they dive in and out of crystal clear waters.

The health and wellbeing of the animals is of the utmost priority. Sea World has rescued, rehabilitated and released many marine creatures over its years of operations through the park's not for profit research and rescue foundation.

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

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

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 85 years of experience and 130 koalas.

Interact with 100 species of Australian animals, with hands-on experiences and presentations.

Hand-feed kangaroos and wild lorikeets, or get cuddly with a beautiful koala. Lone Pine is also home to two platypus who will entertain you with their playful antics.

Relax and take in the beautiful surroundings - free Wi Fi is available throughout the park as are free wireless phone charging stations. A currency exchange, gift shop and a cafe/restaurant are on-site. 

This is the best place in Australia to cuddle a koala - and one of the few places where koala cuddling is still allowed.

When it opened in 1927 Lone Pine had only two koalas, Jack and Jill. It is now the home to 130 koalas.

Lone Pine isn't just koalas - you can also hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies and get up close and personal with emus, baby crocs, parrots, wombats, tasmanian devils, frogs, turtles, possums and other native wildlife.

There are plenty of educational shows on during the day including a birds of prey show, sheepdog show and of course the koala show.

You can drive to the park, travel by public transport from Brisbane city (bus 430 or 445), or cruise the river on the Miramar.The river cruise takes 75 minutes and includes commentary. ( tel 0412749426; www.mirimar.com). This is by far the nicest way to get to Lone Pine.

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

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

Dreamworld

Dreamworld has played an active role in the fostering and protection of the regions wildlife.

In 2012, the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation was established, collaborating with existing conservation groups to bring substantial financial support to the conservation movement.

At Dreamworld you can have:

Close encounters with Australian wildlife.

An Animal Experience With Bite! How about getting up close to a 5m.1000kg croc.

Take A Stroll With A Difference! Stroll with one of the big cats around the park and learn from the handler just how wonderful there creatures are.

Tiger Cub Kindy! Dreamworld's two white female tiger cubs are in the Tiger Cub Kindy playground. They are being gradually introduced to their new environmentand making friends with their tiger siblings.

Whilst actively promoted as a Theme Park Dreamworld is none the less committed to the protection, education and conservation of habitats crucial to the survival of the planet's animals.

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

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

 

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Are you looking for an adventure getaway with a different twist?

What about Whale Watching, Jet Boating, a High Ropes Experience, Sightseeing by Helicopter, Hot Air Ballooning or maybe Hang Gliding.

You are in the right place to make it happen.

CLICK HERE  to go to our Adventure Tamborine Style Information Post and then via that Post to our Interactive and Printable Map. 

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Witches Falls Cottages

Stay at Witches Falls Cottages - private cottages for couples

double-spa

At Witches Falls Cottages we offer private accommodation for couples. Each of our cottages has a big double spa in the bathroom with that special outdoor feel created by a glass roof and glass sliding doors, a fireplace (seasonal) and a private outdoor area with a covered BBQ. We deliver your choice of Breakfast Hamper to your cottage each morning.

Please contact Daniela & David on 07 5545 4411 or visit our accommodation choices page if you would like any further information.

CLICK HERE to visit our Animals Post

Want to cuddle a Koala? Feed Kangaroos in a free range environment?

See nocturnal animals in the light of day?

See possums, Multi- Coloured Australian Birds, Wombats, Tasmanian Devils, Emus and an array of Australian native wildlife?

What about Dolphins, Polar Bears, Crocs, Baby Tigers?

Then CLICK HERE to go to our Local Animals Post and Wildlife Parks Interactive / Printable Map Guide to point you in the right direction.