It costs $19.50 to visit Mount Tamborine Skywalk for an adult and $9.50 for a child. There are small discounted fees for seniors, students and YHA card holders ($16.50), and families ($44 for two adults and a kid and $5 for extra kids). But you can walk in the rainforest for free in many places near Brisbane and the Gold Coast. So it’s normal to wonder if the Mount Tamborine Skywalk cost is worth it.
What’s special about Mount Tamborine Skywalk? Read on to learn more about what to expect, who it is for and check if it’s the best activity for you in the region.
What to expect at the Mount Tamborine Skywalk
Mount Tamborine Skywalk is a short walk in the rainforest. The path goes through a great variety of trees and vegetation. A couple of high boardwalks and lookouts offer visitors a bird view of the rainforest.
The circuit is only 1.5 kilometres and non-guided. You can finish it easily in 20 minutes. But considering Mount Tamborine Skywalk cost, you don’t want to go to quickly. The idea is to enjoy the rainforest at a slow pace. I suggest allowing 30 to 45 minutes for the circuit. You may also want to spend a few minutes at the eco-centre and in the souvenirs shop.
Unfortunately, we didn’t stop any wildlife expect the common bush turkeys while we were there. Mount Tamborine Skywalk is a top-rated attraction in the Gold Coast Hinterland which I guess is not the best to find wild animals near the path. But even if you don’t see them, you will hear beautiful bird songs.
Who is the Mount Tamborine Skywalk for?
Mount Tamborine Skywalk will seduce those looking for a fully nature-based activity without too much adventure and efforts.
The Mount Tamborine Skywalk is perfect for families, those who aren’t used to hiking, and older people. They have created an accessible path that will take you into the rainforest and on top of it in a very safe way. It is even suitable for strollers (there are only a few steps) and people with weak balance.
Mount Tamborine Skywalk is also perfect for those interested in learning more about the rainforest.
You can stop and read many educational signs along the way or at the eco-centre. They also indicate the name of the different trees you see during the walk.
For those on a tight schedule, Mount Tamborine Skywalk is one of the closest rainforests from Brisbane or the Gold Coast.
You’ll get in the heart of the pristine rainforest in just one hour drive from Brisbane. And although it’s a short walk, you will see and learn a lot in the short time you will spend in the rainforest. Plus, you’ll get the chance to shop for souvenirs at the same place.
Alternative to the Mount Tamborine Skywalk
If you are looking for a more adventurous and free activity, check out Lamington National Park a bit further away. There are beautiful circuits to experience the rainforest where you will probably be able to spot wildlife. And you’ll also find a great tree-top walk that will take you above the canopy and even to the top of a tree if you’re up for a climb.
Have you been there? What do you think? Is Mount Tamborine Skywalk cost worth it? Share your experience in the comments below!
Where is Mount Tamborine Skywalk?
Mount Tamborine Skywalk is only one hour away from Brisbane City, in Tamborine National Park. It’s also an easy day trip from the Gold Coast. You can combine your visit with the nearby Glow Worm Cave and the wineries.
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Eloise lives in Brisbane (Australia), but you won’t find her often in the city. When she is not disconnected underwater or in a national park, she loves sharing her travel tips and inspiring her readers to take care of our beautiful planet. She considers every weekend as a two-day holiday break. Her approach: you don’t always need to go far to travel. Still, she also enjoys exploring the world and discovering new cultures. Eloise is originally from France and, before moving to Brisbane, she lived in Sydney, Istanbul and England.