Let’s be honest. There’s only so much relaxation half-an-hour in a bathtub can bring. Sometimes ‘me time‘ has to be bigger, better and longer than a meagre soak in the bath. Sometimes you need to press pause on your everyday life and get away for an afternoon, overnight, or longer still.
The truism ‘You can’t pour from an empty cup’ – resonates with us all. Yet many of us feel guilty or selfish and struggle with the concept of self-care and of doing something completely for ourselves.
Getting away from it all, whether alone or in the company of friends, is good for the soul and you know you’ll have an amazing time. Sure! Your partner and children will drive each other crazy, but they’ll survive and they will appreciate you ten times more when you return! As you will them.
‘Me time‘ of course means different things to different people. To some the idea of doing very little is appealing, while others see getting away from it all as an opportunity to learn something new – an artistic skill for example or a novel cuisine. Others meanwhile dream of a weekend of pampering and of course this too is possible if you choose Tamborine Mountain as your ‘All about me‘ getaway destination.
Ripple Mobile Massage and Beauty is a Tamborine Mountain based national company that can deliver a range of beauty, massage and spa treatments wherever you happen to be staying on the mountain. Meanwhile, the aptly named Getaway Day Spa is a sanctuary of beauty and tranquillity that is open seven days a week and who would love to spoil you.
Experience Tamborine Mountain is an eclectic collection of like-minded businesses that share a passion for the cool, sub-tropical rainforest paradise that lies near Queensland’s capital, Brisbane and behind the Gold Coast.
Using our specialist local knowledge and connections, we’ve carefully curated a varied menu of activities and experiences that will appeal to visitors’ diversity, tastes and aspirations. And, because one size does not necessarily fit all, we recognise the importance of also crafting tailored experiences for special interest individuals or groups.
The best takeaway from travelling is the stories you’ll have and the abiding memories of simple pleasures, of unplanned serendipitous moments, encounters with locals, and even life-altering learning. We believe in the importance of sharing the little things with our visitors as well as the big ticket moments and look forward to helping you discover them so you’ll have your own stories to tell.
Mountain destinations translate to achingly beautiful scenery and views, crisp, clean air, a plethora of local wildlife and pristine forest, and Tamborine Mountain is no exception. Against this glorious backdrop exists a diverse and colourful cottage industry with numerous local artists and craftspeople, a variety of natural and man-made attractions, award-winning wineries, a vibrant cafe and restaurant scene, soft adventure for the thrill-seekers, festivals, special events and country markets.
These are all supported by a host of accommodation options including generous country homes that suit extended family or corporate groups, warm and welcoming B & Bs and intimate couples’ cottages.
To truly experience and participate in the essence of this special place can be intimate, personal, challenging, exhilarating and even life-affirming. We can show you the main spots to take the pretty pictures, but more importantly, we can help you explore our back streets where you will create a personal connection with our mountain that will continue to touch you long after you leave.
Sometimes the simplest moments during a trip away can provide the greatest memories and experiences – it could be the taste of a new dish, lovingly prepared by a passionate champion of regional produce; an encounter with a knowledgeable, generous winemaker who loves to share a yarn ; laughing with family as you play a board game at a sprawling farmhouse dining table; the sound of birdsong as you light a fire before breakfast; or simply slowing down and being in the moment, exploring the beauty of an ancient rainforest.
Get to know our mountain by connecting to our history, our culture and our people – authentic experiences, uncontrived, sometimes simple, sometimes adrenalin-inducing; something literally for everyone. We have created these experiences for you, so you can now go and live them.