Who says you need to travel to a big city for shopping? Like many other aspects of Tamborine Mountain, our retail therapy options are unique and diverse, not the same things you’d see everywhere else. Whether you’re visiting from the city or you’re coming from somewhere more remote, you are very likely to be impressed with the range of retail businesses on the mountain.
With the Gallery Walk Shopping Precinct featuring over 70 shops (original artworks, paintings and sculptures, glass works, pottery, ceramics, clocks, antiques, jewellery and clothing, to name but a few) and more shops tucked away in other places on the mountain, this is not a complete list but a short guide to whet your shopping appetite.
Some sweet treats you can find on Tamborine Mountain include delicious fudge at Fudge Heaven, Granny Mac’s or Mumma Duck’s Sweets and Treats, as well as a range of Australian hand-made top-shelf chocolates & other goodies from Chocolates on Gallery walk.
For something savoury, there are truffles and sauces from the Truffle Discovery Centre, globally-inspired sauces from Spice of Life and boutique cheese from the Witches Chase Cheese Company.
Tamborine Mountain has a number of wineries and distilleries. Castle Glen Distillery (yes, it is built as a castle), stock a range of over 200 liqueurs, all chemical-free including their Jelly Bean and Musk Stick flavours! Vegan customers don’t have to miss out as their crème liqueurs do not contain dairy, fat or egg ingredients.
Tamborine Mountain Distillery (not a Castle but a lovely English Tudor style building) can truly tantalise your palate with one of your favourite tipples from an exquisite array of eighty or so Liqueurs, Spirits, schnapps, vodkas and eaux de vie.
Jewels and Crystals
If you have a larger budget and are looking for something that will last many years, the handmade jewellery at Matthew West Jewellery Studio may be the best thing. Some of his gorgeous gold and silver jewellery is one of a kind, and repairs are available too.
Crystal Mountain, located on the Eagle Heights Road side, stocks more unique types of jewellery as well as household ornaments.
Australian Outback Opals cuts stones and makes jewellery on-site from what is perhaps the most well known and loved Australian gemstone – the opal! Typically mostly blue (some are red-based), no two are alike as their colours and patterns vary by stone. They stock all types of opal, including the free-form Boulder Opal from Queensland, the White and Crystal Opal from South Australia and the rare Black and Crystal variety from Lightning Ridge.
Books and Art
Some of our art studios and galleries are also located on Gallery Walk, where you can purchase paintings, pottery and woodware from local artists.
Tamborine Dreaming stocks authentic pieces from indigenous artists that knock generic dot painted souvenirs out of the park.
One of our favourites at Witches Falls is Under the Greenwood Tree, an eclectic bookstore and art gallery that showcases works by local authors and artists. Two well known Australian authors who have launched their books here in 2019 are Tabitha Bird (A Lifetime of Impossible Days) and Candice Lemon-Scott (the Eco-Rangers series).
Our lush rainforest surroundings are the perfect backdrop for natural skincare and healing supplies. Jasmin Organics has developed cleansing, moisturising and restorative products, as well as BB cream foundation and lipstick. They grow some of their own ingredients in their on-site organic farm, and their products are certified organic.
Ryder Wolfe sources their ingredients from Australian producers, with an emphasis on minimalism, small batches and sustainable packaging. They offer holistic and express facials too, as well as relaxation massage.
Do you start from the etheric body instead of starting from the outside in? Organik Temple stocks a wide range of crystals, salt lamps and resources for energy healers such as books and singing bowls. Journey to Soul and Shamans of the Tao are other interesting shops if you are a healer or want to become one.
Each month, there are three regular markets on Tamborine Mountain.
Every Sunday morning, the Local Producers Markets runs from 7am until noon in The Green Shed at the Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds. This one emphasises mostly organic fruit and vegetables, with other products sold including plants, honey and coffee.
The Country Markets (run every second Sunday of the month) are more of a family day out, with food stalls, performers and kids’ pony rides alongside your usual diverse market shopping. SES volunteers coordinate parking so you don’t have to worry about walking too far.
The School Ground Markets are every last Sunday of the month at the corner of Long Road and Curtis Road. This is a true country market with an ever-changing line-up of produce, books, clothing, jewellery, crystals, candles and vintage items.
To find out when the next market is on or to forward plan just click over to our Market Events Calendar.
Tamborine Mountain offers a truly special and different shopping experience, with most businesses being small, family-owned establishments and our small size providing a different setting to crowded indoor centres.
Stay & Shop
So, why not consider coming on up and visit us either for the day or hang it all, for a few days or more. Maybe get a GROUP together and have fun shopping until you drop into your comfortable bed at your unique accommodation on Tamborine Mountain. Click here for ACCOMMODATION options.