I teased you earlier with some pictures from our hike over Easter weekend but I am here today to tell you more about our day at Mount Tamborine.
Mt. Tamborine is an hour drive from our house and had been on our radar to visit for a while. All we really knew about the place was that is had some Skybridge walk that you could do. Other than that I assumed it was just some hikes and nature stuff.
Well.. you know what happens who you assume things.
Mount Tamborine has much more to offer- restaurants, chocolate shops, boutiques, wineries, hot air balloon rides, parasailing and plenty more activities to choose from.
Our first stop was at a hiking trail, Curtis Falls, that we stumbled upon as we aimlessly drove around.
The path was pretty muddy since it had been raining all weekend, but I shockingly did not slip on any of those wet rocks much to Travis’ disappointment (neither did he, much to my disappointment- why is falling so funny?!).
Just some bats hanging out (literally). This reminded me of the time the elementary school I used to teach at was on the news because we had bats inside our school. Nothing like doing car rider duty with Channel 13 helicopters hovering over the school. Good times.
Much like Dora the Explorer, he rarely heads out on an adventure without his trusty backpack.
There were multiple options to choose from but we picked Cedar Creek Winery because it was also the location of the glow worm caves I was set on seeing.
After lunch, I did a wine tasting in my workout clothes and we purchased some souvenirs to accompany our upcoming Easter dinner.
Afterwards, we went to go check out what the deal was with the glow worms. Unfortunately, all of the tours were booked up until later in the afternoon. I was bummed because for some reason I had really high hopes for this artificial glow worm cave. I have since been told we didn’t miss out on much. I think I was just excited because I was picturing this:
I am sure those glow worms weren’t smiling or wearing hats so I guess it’s ok that we sat that one out.
Next we went for a drive and checked out the view from one of the lookouts…
and looked at cute antique furniture that Travis wouldn’t let me buy because apparently we have no room in our tiny apartment (rude).
Then we headed to the highly anticipated Rainforest Skywalk. I think we had pretty high expectations for this event of the day because we thought it would be like the hanging bridge tour we did on our honeymoon in Costa Rica.
It was hard to really get a good perspective of how high the skywalk was in pictures but according the world wide web it’s 30 meters off the ground. I was just glad it was metal so Travis couldn’t shake it like he did the hanging bridges.
To be honest, we were a little underwhelmed. We saw a lot of the same things we saw on our morning hike but just from higher up. I don’t really think that made it worth the $20 entrance fee we each had to pay. Next time we will stick to the free hikes. You live and learn.
Linking up with Travel Tuesday as usual!