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Tamborine National Park Palm Grove Section

Wander through groves of towering piccabeen palms, ancient strangler figs and ghost gums on the rainforest trails teeming with birdlife.

Hiking trails in the Palm Grove Section of the Tamborine National Park show the diversity of South-East Queensland’s flora, from dry ghost gum forest to stands of sub-tropical fig tree and piccabeen palms. Immerse yourself in groves of tall, thin piccabeen palms in the Mount Tamborine rainforest and gaze over vistas of rainforest-covered valleys and hills.

The Tamborine National Park was Queensland’s first national park, initially consisting of the Witches Falls section, proclaimed in 1908. The Palm Grove Section was added to Tamborine National Park in the 1920s. Explore this section on the 2.6-kilometre (1.6-mile) Palm Grove Circuit Track or extend your walk for the 4.5-kilometre (2.8-mile) Jenyns Circuit.

Along the Palm Grove Circuit, note the ancient mossy trees, including strangler figs, hoop pines and yellow carabeens, a species with large buttress roots. These trees can live up to 800 years. Follow the trail and enjoy glimpses over the rolling green hills to the sparkling waters and skyscrapers of the Gold Coast.

The additional length for the Jenyns Circuit includes dry eucalyptus forest, grey gums, hoop pines, brush box and very old cycads. Pack a thermos and enjoy a picnic in the beautiful green park before setting out on the tracks.

Watch the treetops for red and blue rosellas and rainbow lorikeets. Listen for rustlings in the ferns and brush to spot small marsupial pademelons and huge black skinks known as land mullet.

The temperature is often much cooler beneath the canopy of the rainforest, so pack an extra layer to keep warm while you walk. The Palm Grove Section trails are not too challenging but it is always advisable to wear good shoes and carry water while hiking.

The Palm Grove Section of the Tamborine National Park is a wonderful introduction to the stunning natural beauty of the Gold Coast hinterland region. Enjoy the short walks, particularly appropriate if you have limited time.

Tamborine National Park Palm Grove Section Hotels

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The Manor

The Manor

160 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD
    3.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.4 out of 5 (113 reviews)

    Located in North Tamborine, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tamborine National Park Palm Grove Section and Glow Worm Caves. Tamborine National Park Joalah ...

    The ManorAU$99

    27 May - 28 May

    The ManorAU$99
    Mountain Sanctuary B&B

    Mountain Sanctuary B&B

    161-169 Eagle Heights Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.9 out of 5 (21 reviews)

      Located in North Tamborine, this bed & breakfast is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Tamborine National Park Palm Grove Section and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Glow Worm Caves. ...

      Mountain Sanctuary B&BAU$180

      4 Jun - 5 Jun

      Mountain Sanctuary B&BAU$180
      Tamborine Mountain Bed and Breakfast

      Tamborine Mountain Bed and Breakfast

      19-23 Witherby Crescent, Tamborine Mountain, QLD
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.8 out of 5 (33 reviews)

        Located in Eagle Heights, this bed & breakfast is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Tamborine National Park Palm Grove Section and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Glow Worm Caves. Tamborine ...

        Tamborine Mountain Bed and BreakfastAU$180

        27 May - 28 May

        Tamborine Mountain Bed and BreakfastAU$180
        Amore Mt Tamborine

        Amore Mt Tamborine

        150 Long Road, Mt Tamborine, Tamborine Mountain, QLD
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.9 out of 5 (57 reviews)

          Located in North Tamborine, this romantic bed & breakfast is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Tamborine National Park Palm Grove Section and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Glow Worm ...

          Amore Mt TamborineAU$190

          27 May - 28 May

          Amore Mt TamborineAU$190
          Amber Lodge Tamborine

          Amber Lodge Tamborine

          8 Wongawallan Rd, Tamborine Mountain, QLD
            3.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            5.0 out of 5 (4 reviews)

            This guesthouse is located in Tamborine Mountain (Eagle Heights), close to Tamborine Mountain Botanical Gardens, Glow Worm Caves, and Tamborine National Park ...

            Amber Lodge TamborineAU$110

            27 May - 28 May

            Amber Lodge TamborineAU$110
            Linger A While Chalet

            Linger A While Chalet

            112-114 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.7 out of 5 (96 reviews)

              Located in Eagle Heights, this cottage is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Tamborine National Park MacDonald Section and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Glow Worm Caves. Tamborine ...

              Linger A While ChaletAU$230

              27 May - 28 May

              Linger A While ChaletAU$230
              Tamborine Luxury Chalets

              Tamborine Luxury Chalets

              112 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD
                3.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.3 out of 5 (43 reviews)

                Located in Eagle Heights, this cottage is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Tamborine National Park MacDonald Section and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Glow Worm Caves. Tamborine ...

                Tamborine Luxury ChaletsAU$225

                29 May - 30 May

                Tamborine Luxury ChaletsAU$225
                Curtis Falls Mountain Spa Retreat

                Curtis Falls Mountain Spa Retreat

                24 Eagle Heights Road, Tamborine Mountain, QLD
                  3.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.6 out of 5 (45 reviews)

                  Located in North Tamborine, this bed & breakfast is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Tamborine National Park Joalah Section and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Glow Worm Caves. Tamborine ...

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