Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk- Beauty of Green Canopies in Queensland
Category: Blog Written by : Phoenician Resort
A walk into the green and wild is what Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk promises to its visitors. Australia has always a gift for its travel enthusiasts. This walkway is just another token to make your stay memorable in Queensland. This rainforest covers 30 acres of land beside the Cedar Creek on Mt. Tamborine. You need to walk 1.5kms, which takes roughly 45 minutes, provided you walk at a leisurely pace enjoying the interesting locations along the way. The entire route comprises of forest floor trails, 300 metres of high-tech steel bridges and a 40 metres cantilever bridge giving you a magnificent view of the creek and rainforest from the top.
The owners of this sanctuary actually owned 130 acre of land in 1988. They started a restaurant business, which soon became very popular because of the beautiful ambience. Later, six accommodation studios were constructed that attracted more visitors from Gold Coast, interstate and overseas. Till 1998 the 30 acre section of the property was untouched, until the discovery of a large cave of glow-worms. Decisions were taken to convert the area into eco-adventure spot for its pristine and grand forest along with rock pools. After 5 years of hard work, finally the Skywalk construction was completed with tower columns, walkway and cantilever. The owners contributed their time and dedication to convert their property into a popular place rich with flora and fauna, breeding rare butterflies and making the sanctuary an unavoidable travel destination.
What to see
- Glow warm cave, one of the major attractions of the sanctuary, is located at Cedar Creek Estate. This is a two chamber man-made cave displays glow-worms and their construction. Stalagmites and stalactites, water features and flow stone are the other stunning features you just cannot miss.
- The walkways inside the sanctuary connect the entire forest. You can enjoy the greenery and read the displayed information. The skywalk is the best part of the trip that gives you a panoramic view of the Rainforest Canopies of Tamborine Mountain.
- You can even come across butterflies and birds of rare species, platypus and even enjoy the aquarium with a variety of Australian freshwater fish.
It takes not more than 1 hour from Phoenician Broadbeach resorts to reach Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk. So, if you have other plans, just set aside 45 minutes for this amazing trip. It opens at 9:30 am and the last walk is conducted at 4:00 pm. The sanctuary closes at 5.00 pm. It remains open every day, excepting Christmas.
So, enjoy bird watching, cherish the beauty of dense forest at Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk and take a step ahead to embrace the aura of nature.