Jimboomba and Mt Tamborine

Mount Tamborine Travel Blog

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We are spending the weekend with Lydia's friends Amy and Jason, who live out at Jimboomba. They have a lovely house on four hectares of land, two horses, two cats, three chickens and two ducks, not counting the resident magpies and butcherbirds that also fly in for a feed. They also have a very cute baby, so they are busy on every front. It is a very Australian house, with a big shed out the back, watertanks and a veranda with a barbie, where all the meals take place. It is surrounded by gum trees, giving that dark olive brown scenary that is archetypical. We can hear the kookaburras out in the bush, and there are koalas and kangaroos out there too even if we haven't seen them today. The fans go twenty fours to keep the heat at bay and the flies are a pain in the neck. There are only four stations on TV, but that's okay because they are all rubbish anyway.

Today we all went up to Mt Tamborine. From the peak you can see the Miami-like skyline of the Gold Coast on one side and Brisbane on the other. The farmland and small villages in between are slowly being eaten up by bush galleries, cafes and housing developments. We watched people handglide and parasail from the top of Mt Tamborine and glide on the thermals to the valley floor below. We then went for a short walk into the rainforest of Mt Tamborine National Park and had a stunning lunch sitting out on the veranda of a lodge.
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Mount Tamborine
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