Tamborine Mountain is Yugambeh country, an hour south-west of Brisbane in the Gold Coast hinterland. The Mountain is a plateau – 550 m high, 8 km long and 4 km wide – with steep escarpments.
There is a variety of ecosystems on the Mountain, ranging from moist rainforest to dry schlerophyll open forest. Seven small national parks, each with its own circuit walk, offer waterfalls, palms, cedars, strangler figs, and abundant wildlife, especially birds. The temperatures are up to 4 degrees cooler than in Brisbane and surrounds.
The studio accommodation on Knoll Road is a 5 minute walk north to the Knoll National Park and a 5 minute walk south to shops, post office, bakery and library. The studio has its own entrance, bedroom, bathroom and toilet, living area and small kitchenette.
Public transport to and from the Mountain is limited, so a car is advisable, but a bicycle is available for local use around the Mountain.