Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk is a great scenic walk through the treetops of the beautiful Gold Coast hinterlands.
The walk takes around 30 to 40 minutes with lots of good photo spots along the way. It starts at the information centre where you can read more about the geography of the area and natural fauna and flora. This would be an ideal place to take overseas tourists and visitors.
The skywalk is a pleasurable way to enjoy the bush. The cantilever walk does shake a bit when you walk on it, but it isn’t scary and is only part of the walk. The entire walk is only 1.5 km long with a mixture of high-tech steel bridges, a 40-metre cantilever bridge and forest floor trails.
There are good educational signs throughout the walk to point out particular things of interest. We saw lots of insects, birds and lizards, but no platypuses, koalas or kangaroos. Perhaps you’ll have a keener eye. I would have liked the option of a more challenging and longer walk, but I hope that’s in the works.
It’s great to hear the owners, Nick and Brendan, are actively planting thousands of native plant species and removing invasive flora. They are also creating a perfect habitat for the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly which is currently under threat in the region.
The walk ends back at the start where you can purchase some Australian themed gifts from the shop or grab a small snack, lunch and drink from the Birdwing Cafe.
Just be careful that it is easy to miss the driveway entrance as there are no signs on the road.
Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk is worth a visit to see amazing rainforest scenery.
Open every day (except Christmas Day).
Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk is located at 333 Geissmann Drive, (become Tamborine Mt Rd), North Tamborine, QLD 4272.