The perfect Mount Tamborine accommodation for families is easy to find if you know where to look. In our detailed article we will show you all the accommodation options on Mt Tamborine that are perfect for families of all sizes.
Make your visit to Mt Tamborine a real holiday – have a look at the incredible Mount Tamborine accommodation choices that we’ve found! As we are local, we have been able to check out a lot of these Mt Tamborine accommodation for families options personally, so we can assure you that they are perfect.
If you are planning your trip and looking for Gold Coast hinterland accommodation, then our article will help. We have great accommodation options from budget friendly, to luxury and every price range in between! We know that families looking for accommodation at Mt Tamborine have different budgets, so we have given you the best list in our article so you can make and informed choice.
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Why we love staying at Mount Tamborine
Sure, day trips are fine, but in order to take full advantage of everything the beautiful Scenic Rim has to offer you should spend a night or two in one of many wonderful Mount Tamborine accommodation for families options.
All of these places are family friendly, however some would be better suited for older kids. Have a look through what we’ve come up with and let us know if you’ve stumbled across any that we’ve missed!
Please note – we’ve not included AirBnB options on our Mt Tamborine accommodation list because the reviews can’t really be verified. These are professionally registered and accredited holiday accommodation spots only.
Quick guide to the top 10 family friendly Mt Tamborine accommodation choices
This quick guide shows you our top 10 favourite Mount Tamborine accommodation for families. This is an overview of our favourite places to stay in Mount Tamborine based on our own local knowledge and using reviews from other families.
Below this quick guide is a more detailed guide with additional photos and information. This article will give you all the facts so you can make a good decision about where to stay in Mt Tamborine.
Our picks of the 10 best family friendly accommodation Mt Tamborine
|Name||Description & Nearby Activities||Pricing|
|Mountain Sanctuary B&B||Mountain Sanctuary B&B offers accommodation in Mount Tamborine, just a 7-minute stroll from the wineries and cafes along Gallery Walk. Guests of the property can enjoy coastal views from their private balcony, or relax in their own luxurious spa bath. Communal facilities include a large guest lounge with a fireplace, 2 separate dining areas and a kitchenette. Giant chess onsite, golf nearby.||Click here for price details or to book|
|Cedar Creek Lodges||Adventurous guests can enjoy the Canyon Flyer Guided Zipline Tour and TreeTop Challenge. Other activities at the property include thunder egg and crystal fossicking, laser skirmish games in the rainforest battlefield, horse trail rides, the championship mini golf course and daily bird feeding. We recommend Lorikeet Lodge for families (sleeps 6)||Click here for price details or to book|
|Tall Trees Motel||Walking distance to Curtis Falls, Gallery Walk markets. Rooms include a kettle, fridge, microwave & toaster. They have large family suites that can sleep up to 8 people. A good budget choice right in the heart of Mt Tamborine.||Click here for price details or to book|
|Mt Tamborine Motel||Located on the edge of Guanaba Gorge on Tamborine Mountain, Mt Tamborine Motel features free WiFi, free on-site parking and an outdoor pool. It offers rooms with a private balcony with garden views.|
All air conditioned rooms have cable TV, a refrigerator, microwave, toaster and tea/coffee making facilities. Each room has a bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries.
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|Aaronlee Retreat||Swimming pool, kids' outdoor play equipment & babysitting services. Rooms have kitchen or kitchenette with bacon and eggs provided for guests to cook themselves. See below for more photos. We recommend the three-bedroom cottage.||Click here for price details or to book|
|Eagle Heights Mountain Resort||The resort offers a tennis court,a billiards table and a jumping castle for kids. They have an onsite restaurant, huge garden with amazing views and are close to local attractions. We recommend the Delux Room with 2 Queen beds.||Click here for price details or to book|
|The Cottages on Mt Tamborine||Self catering option for families. Fully equipped kitchen, a fireplace, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. A fridge, an oven and stovetop are also featured, as well as a kettle. We recommend the Delux Villa with a large double and 2 single beds||Click here for price details or to book|
|Craigdarroch Courtyard Cottage||Two en-suited bedrooms and kitchenette close to all the attractions of Mt Tamborine. Outdoor patio and great views.||Click here for price details or to book|
|CLOUD 9 - Cliff Top Eagle Heights||Cloud 9 is a holiday home that sleeps up to 9 people in 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. Huge kitchen, huge living room and outdoor deck with gorgeous views. Families rated this property 10/10.||Click here for price details or to book|
|The Retreat Tamborine Mountain||A huge house with 4 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 10 people. Right in the heart of Mt Tamborine this home is only a few kms from all the attractions!||Click here for price details or to book|
Detailed overview of the best Mt Tamborine accommodation
Below we have gone in more detail about why we love these places to stay on Mt Tamborine. We have broken our list into four sections:
- Bed & breakfasts
- Resorts, guest houses & retreats
- Holiday houses
Best bed and breakfasts in Mt Tamborine for families
A bed and breakfast is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and breakfast. Bed and breakfasts are often private family homes and typically have between four and eleven rooms, with six being the average. In addition, a B&B usually has the hosts living in the house.
Here are our favourite family friendly B&B’s on Mt Tamborine.
Mountain Sanctuary B&B
Just seven minutes walk from the main business district, this luxurious destination offers both coastal views and decadent in-room spa baths. The luscious, beautiful gardens perfectly promote the peaceful mountain atmosphere – this is a real treat.
Best motels in Mt Tamborine for families
Motels in Mt Tamborine are a good choice for families. Often cheaper than other accommodation, they are still well located and provide good amenities. These are our favourites:
Mt Tamborine Motel
This is a great spot for families. Free wifi, free parking, cable TV, outdoor pool, tennis court and private balconies. You’re five minutes drive from the National Park and perched on the edge of the beautiful Guanaba Gorge. Did we mention the pool!? ;-(
Tall Trees Motel
Looking for a pet friendly location? You’ll find it at Tall Trees! Centrally located in Tamborine Mountain in the Queensland Region, 25 km from Gold Coast, Tall Trees Motel is within walking distance to Curtis Falls. Get back to basics with recently refurbished rooms that make the most of the serene location. Complimentary chocolates and breakfast items are a cute touch!
Best resorts, guest houses and retreats at Mt Tamborine
Warm and welcoming guest houses are ideal for travelers who prefer laid-back accommodations with a personal touch. Usually family run, these hosts will provide local recommendations and even optional meals. Guest houses sometimes feature a cozy living room or a garden – and are still cheaper than most regular hotels.
Waaaaaay up high at the top of Tamborine Mountain you’ll find the Aaronlee Retreat. Consider this a treehouse experience! Large balconies offer coastal or mountain views, some rooms have fireplaces and spa baths and you’ll find lawns, gardens, a swimming pool and BBQ facilities peppered over the 10-acre-landspan.
Aaronlee Retreat is located on the top of Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast Hinterland, with amazing views of the Gold Coast and surrounding mountains. It offers rooms with a kitchen or kitchenette. For breakfast included rates, bacon and eggs are provided for guests to cook themselves.
All rooms come with a large balcony or verandah and are equipped with a TV. Offering coastal or mountain views, they also come with a lounge and dining area. Some rooms offer a fireplace and spa bath.
Set amongst 10 acres of lawns and gardens, Aaronlee Retreat offers an outdoor swimming pool and barbecue facilities. Other dining options are a 5-minute drive away.
The property is a 15-minute drive to attractions such as Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, Tamborine Mountain Distillery and MT Cheese Factory. A variety of vineyards are also within a 15-minute drive. Movieworld, Wet ‘n’ Wild and Dreamworld are a 20-minute drive away.
Eagle Heights Mountain Resort
Set in the Gold Coast hinterland, spectacular views spanning from Stradbroke Island to Coolangatta are on offer when you stay at Eagle Heights Mountain Resort. Guests can stroll through the manicured gardens and children can enjoy the jumping castle.
Eagle Heights Resort is a 10-minute drive from Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk and a 20-minute drive from Warner Brothers Movie World, Wet n Wild theme park and the Outback Spectacular. The Gold Coast is a 40-minute drive away.
All air-conditioned rooms feature a balcony with outdoor dining and either sea or garden views. They have a kitchenette with a microwave and fridge. There is also a TV and a DVD player.
The resort offers a tennis court and a billiards table. You can enjoy a relaxing massage. There is a tour desk to organise local activities for you. Function packages and meeting facilities are on offer.
You can see from Stradbroke Island to Cooloongatta while you pop the kids on the jumping castle and let them bounce to their hearts content! Enjoy sea or garden views, a tennis court, billiards or a relaxing massage. There is an onsite restaurant and room service is also an option if you’d like to dine in!
Best self-contained accommodation Mt Tamborine
These are our picks of the best self-contained, holiday houses on Mt Tamborine. Some of these can accommodate large families, or multiple families… definitely worth investigating further!
The Retreat – Mt Tamborine
This 4 bedroom home is one our our top picks for families heading to Mount Tamborine.
Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a patio, The Retreat Tamborine Mountain is set right in Mount Tamborine. The property is 25 km from Nerang and free private parking is featured.
Featuring a DVD player, the holiday home has a kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave and a fridge, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 4 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms with a bidet and a shower. Towels and bed linen are offered.
The holiday home offers a terrace. There is a garden with a barbecue at this property and guests can go hiking nearby.
CLOUD 9 – Cliff Top Eagle Heights
CLOUD 9 – Cliff Top Eagle Heights is set in Mount Tamborine and offers a garden and barbecue facilities. The air-conditioned accommodation is 30 km from Nerang.
Boasting a DVD player, the holiday home has a kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave and a fridge, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 4 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms with a shower and a bath. A flat-screen TV is offered.
Gold Coast is 37 km from the holiday home, while Surfers Paradise is 38 km from the property. The nearest airport is Gold Coast Airport, 59 km from CLOUD 9 – Cliff Top Eagle Heights.
The Cottages On Mount Tamborine
Set in Mount Tamborine, 32 km from Nerang, The Cottages On Mount Tamborine offers a garden and free WiFi. The accommodation is air conditioned and is fitted with a spa bath.
Each unit comes with a patio, a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, a fireplace, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. A fridge, an oven and stovetop are also featured, as well as a kettle.
The villa offers a continental or Full English/Irish breakfast.
The Cottages On Mount Tamborine offers a spa centre.
If you would like to discover the area, hiking, cycling and fishing are possible in the surroundings.
Thunderbird Park – Mt Tamborine camping and lodges
The ultimate self-catering experience is of course camping! Thunderbird Park is nestled along the boundary of Tamborine National Park that stretches across 112 hectares of subtropical rainforest with lush palm groves and open eucalypt forest with grassy understories.
They have caravan and bush camp sites that are natural oasis where you can enjoy translucent rock pools along Cedar Creek flowing through the property whilst sleeping under the towering star-studded canopy of Tamborine Mountain. They offer a range of powered and unpowered sites available with comfortable amenity blocks and a communal camp kitchen.
Bush Lodges are 2 bedroom lodges, privately located within natural bushlands at Thunderbird Park. These recently renovated lodges are perfect for families of up to 6.
Cedar Creek Lodges share a rainforest property with Thunderbird Park on Tambourine Mountain. Cedar Creek Lodges offer a range of accommodation options including two-bedroom lodges, a holiday home or contemporary rooms with or without a spa bath.
Mt Tamborine accommodation deals – how to get a discount
I am always on the lookout for a bargain, especially when I am on a holiday, so I have money for other activities. Occasionally you can find accommodation deals on Groupon or Scoopon. I recommend searching there before committing to any options above. Just be sure to check the T&Cs as they usually cannot used in Brisbane school holidays.
More things to do on Mt Tamborine with kids
- Activities & attractions suitable for families
- Walking trails and gardens
- Festivals and events
- Places to eat on Mt Tamborine
- Galleries and shopping
- Vineyards and distilleries
- Massage & wellness spas
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