Cedar Creek Estate, Tamborine Mountain QLD
Located on top of Mount Tamborine in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Cedar Creek Estate is a Land for Wildlife property, surrounded by rainforest and manicured gardens. Start your day with a Glow Worm Tour, where our team of biologists will take you through our rainforest boardwalk and world-first Glow Worm Sanctuary. The Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves is a purpose built cave, created from scratch to protect the local species of glow worms, Arachnocampa flava. Unrestricted tourism to glow worm sites has led to drops in local populations, and the sanctuary provides an alternative way to see glow worms without harming wild colonies. Housing more than 8,000 glow worms, the cave gives visitors to see glow worms during the daytime with one of our knowledgeable tour guides.
Stroll through the on site vineyard (a popular site for local rosellas, cockatoos and lorikeets) and taste a selection of regionally produced Queensland Wines. Finish your visit stop at our restaurant, and enjoy modern Australian fare, with views of wild duck lake. Tamborine Mountain is a unique, biodiverse location, featuring native rainforest fed by waterfalls and underground springs. with local gardens featuring maple and liquid amber trees which turn golden every Autumn. The property is designated Land For Wildlife, and visitors often catch a glimpse of wildlife enjoying nest boxes or living on the banks of Cedar Creek.
Featuring a 30 year old rainforest reforestation project, native wildlife can be seen around the grounds, and guests can enjoy a display of native frogs and insects in the Frog Hollow exhibit, a self-guided area free for Glow Worm tour visitors to explore.
Business Type: restaurant, winery and wildlife sanctuary
Wildlife commonly seen: cockatoos, galahs, whipbirds, kookaburras, land mullet, water dragons, rainbow lorikeets, rosellas
Rare spottings: Echidna, satin bowerbirds, carpet python