Friday, April 2, 2010

Mt Tambourine and Cedar Creek Falls

It was such a beautiful day we decided to visit Mt Tambourine.  Mt Tambourine is about 40klms away as you turn off the Pacific Highway heading towards the Gold Coast.  Driving along the road towards the Mountain you are greeted by Rain Forest vegetation and beautiful scenic views. 

The forest has many walkways and the silence is broken only by the distinct sounds of birds from the treetops.  We stopped first at Cedar Creek Falls and walked down what seemed like a zillion steps to a lovely pool with a waterfall backdrop.
The Cedar Creek Waterfall
 The creek meandered through the park towards the waterfall.  Lots of people were swimming here and it seemed a very popular spot.

Cedar Creek
 Being Good Friday and a public holiday everyone was out enjoying the beautiful countryside and the lovely weather.  It was a great place for a picnic with BBQs available as well as benches and tables to spread the goodies on.

This lizard was near the Picnic Area (it is a real one)
 Our next stop was Curtis Falls where we again went on a bush walk to a cluster of shops and eateries.  Lunch was here and was enjoyed in the courtyard of a quaint little cafe.  Next to this was a lolly Shop which I duly admired but didn't indulge.  Trying to be good.

We then drove up higher to a quaint little village consisting of Art Galleries, boutiques, Wineries, Fudge Shops and places selling nut products.  We exited out a different way and headed towards Oxenford.  To the left of us was magnificent views of the hills around and in the distance the Gold Coast.  You couldn't fathom really we were in a another world just over from the busy Pacific Highway and the Theme Parks.
One of the rides at White Water Word
To top the day off we had a lovely meal with the family.  Trent did an excellent job of cooking fish that he caught up in 1770.  He doesn't take after his father that's for sure.

Talk again soon

1 comment:

Lurline said...

God's Country, Jan - glad you are enjoying!
Hugs - Lurline♥