7 Tips For Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, Gold Coast
Looking for things to do in Tamborine Mountain and wondering if it’s worth doing the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk? When I saw some of the photos from the Skywalk in Tamborine, I knew we had to visit it. But is it worth going to?
While there are plenty of Tamborine walks to consider, is the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk worth paying to get into? In this guide, we’ll break down what the whole experience looks like so you can make up your mind about doing it yourself.
The Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk is located on Tamborine Mountain Road which is an 8-minute drive from the touristy street of The Gallery Walk in Tamborine Mountain in the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland in the Scenic Rim.
If you’ve not heard of Mount Tamborine before, it’s one of the most popular day trips from Gold Coast and Brisbane. It’s a beautiful town that kinda reminds me of England (especially the houses) which offers beautiful lookouts, plenty of walks, wineries and much more.
2. What Makes The Skywalk in Tamborine Special?
The Skywalk in Tamborine is one of the most popular things to do in Tamborine Mountain because it will take you over the top of the trees in Tamborine National Park on the famous skywalk bridge.
If you didn’t know, this is the oldest national park in Queensland and the third oldest national park in the world!
While there are plenty of walks in Tamborine to do such as Cedar Creek Falls or Curtis Falls, you won’t get an opportunity to walk above the trees as you will at the Mount Tamborine Skywalk. It’s also the only privately owned family skywalk in Queensland in an exciting new eco-adventure.
3. FYI, You Have To Pay To Get In
Firstly, note that there’s a charge to do the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk as it’s a privately owned rainforest property. At the time of writing, it cost us $19.50 each to get in. Kids under 5 years of age will get in free, otherwise, it’s $9.50 per child. If you’re a family of four, it will cost $49.
4. How Long Does The Walk Take?
The Skywalk in Tamborine takes about 20 minutes to complete and it’s only 300 metres long so you can easily bring the whole family along with you. It’s well signposted so you won’t get lost and most of it is along a boardwalk so you won’t need to wear hiking boots.
5. No Drones or Dogs Allowed
Unfortunately, no drones are allowed on this walk as we asked when we paid at the entrance. I’m sure we could have got some lovely shots from the lookout if we could have used ours. You can’t bring dogs on this walk either to protect the rainforest.
6. Who Is Skywalk Perfect For?
To be honest with you, we spent most of the time wondering if it was worth paying nearly $40 for the two of us to get into when Curtis Falls is around the corner to see the rainforest for free.
I suppose what makes Skywalk Tamborine unique is that it’s perfect for anyone short on time and for those who don’t do hiking or want to walk on the forest floor trails.
We saw a couple of big families with young kids and grandparents walking around and I thought to myself how perfect it was for them. You don’t need to be conscious about where to go or think about directions because it’s such an easy path to follow.
I think if you’re in Tamborine and don’t particularly want to wear hiking gear but want to venture into the Tamborine rainforest to see it in all its glory and get some good photos wearing a nice dress or something, then this is a great place to come and see the lush rainforest.
What we would have loved to have seen at the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk is more information about the history of it from the traditional land owners, not the small section on the Curtis family.
When we visited the Skywalk in Cairns, they made a big effort to make it very educational about the traditional land owners which really made it feel much more special.
One Tamborine Mountain Tour You Need To Do!
If there’s one Tamborine Mountain tour you really should do, it’s the Glow Worm Caves tour. We were a little sceptical about it and honestly didn’t think it was going to be that great, but it’s excellent. We found it super fascinating and loads of kids were asking really interesting questions, as were we!
Jump on this day trip tour which will take you to the famous Natural Bridge in Springbrook National Park as well as the glow worm caves and the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk as well!
I think we didn’t find Tamborine National Park as exciting as it really is because we had just come from Lamington National Park which is truly exceptional. Honestly, it’s hands down my favourite national park in Queensland (by a mile!). Check out our guides for Box Forest Circuit (takes 4hrs) and Toolona Creek Circuit (takes 6h30m) and you won’t be disappointed!
7 Things To Know About The Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, Gold Coast