Tam­borine Rain­for­est Sky­walk

Walking New Zealand - - Con­tents -

The Tam­borine Rain­for­est Sky­walk is an ex­cit­ing eco-Ad­ven­ture that of­fers guests a unique and thrilling way to ex­plore the beau­ti­ful rain­for­est canopies in Queens­land, Aus­tralia.

Set in a mag­i­cal 30 acres of pri­vately owned rain­for­est be­side the crys­tal clear rock-pools of Cedar Creek on Mt Tam­borine, just un­der an hour’s drive from Surfers Par­adise.

The walk starts and fin­ishes at the Eco Gallery where there is a com­pre­hen­sive ar­ray of Aus­tralian rain­for­est flora and fauna dis­plays. In­cluded in the Eco Gallery build­ing is the Bird­wing Cafe serv­ing de­li­cious light food, cakes and cof­fees.

You walk at your own pace, (not ac­com­pa­nied by a guide) that takes ap­prox­i­mately 45 min­utes at a leisurely pace, al­low­ing time to view the many points of in­ter­est and in­for­ma­tion along the way.

The en­tire walk to­tals one and a half kilo­me­tres and is a com­bi­na­tion of for­est floor trails, 300 me­tres of high-tech steel bridges through the high­est points of the up­per canopy, and a 40 me­tre can­tilever bridge, that soars a breath­tak­ing 30 me­tres above the creek and rain­for­est be­low.

The Rain­for­est Eco Gallery show­cases lo­cal rain­for­est an­i­mals, birds and rep­tiles. There are dio­ra­mas of Aus­tralian and ex­otic in­sects, but­ter­fly col­lec­tions and a large aquar­ium with lo­cal wa­ter life. There are also in­for­ma­tion pan­els of lo­cal and in­dige­nous Aus­tralian his­tory.

The Tam­borine Rain­for­est Sky­walk is at 333 Geiss­mann Drive, North Tam­borine, Queens­land.

Above:left: A view over the for­est. Left: At one part the track goes un­der the tree walk.

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