Over 500 metres above sea level, with views to Brisbane, the Pacific Ocean, and Mount Warning, is Tamborine Mountain, a volcanic plateau, 30 kilometres inland from the beaches of the Gold Coast. We live in the green - behind the gold!
Even in wet weather our mountain is a special place, often shrouded by mist, as the clouds meet the tree tops. Tamborine Mountain boasts nine national parks which offer a variety of walks through subtropical rainforests, home to a multitude of wildlife, including lyrebirds, lorikeets, wallabies, platypus and the mountain's famous scrub turkeys.
Accessible from the Pacific Highway at Beenleigh, Oxenford and Nerang, and via scenic hinterland routes at Beaudesert and Canungra in the west, five tar-sealed roads lead to a world of national parks, breathtaking scenery by day and the lights of the Gold Coast spread out in glittering array by night.
The National Parks have facilities for picnics and barbecues, or you can enjoy one of the many cafes or restaurants which offer both indoor and outdoor dining. Some with magnificent views of the Tamborine Mountain's surrounds. With many well known artists and crafts people living on the mountain there are shops, galleries, gardens and craft studios with something different for every taste and interest.
Lions Australia is part of an international association, filled with people who are joined by the common desire to make their communities better, by using their creativity, enthusiasm and energy.
Dinner meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. for 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at The Manor, 160 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain.
Administration meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the the Bridge Club, Sports Centre, Long Road, Tamborine Mountain.
All work and no play makes for a dull Lion!
The Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain has an active social program for its members.
Activities have included:
- Lions Ladies and Friends Lunch
- Tour to Maleny, north of Brisbane
- Tour to Stanthorpe for the wine festival
- Tour to Toowoomba for the annual flower show
- Tour to Longreach and Winton
- Visits to Government House in Brisbane, Kokoda Barracks at Canungra, Queen Mary Falls near Boonah, St Helena Island in Moreton Bay, Yatala Brewery, Tweed River Art Gallery and an olive farm at Rathdowney.