Winter Outings – Mount Tamborine

Back in September last year, I was speaking at a conference in Surfers Paradise for the Australian Photographic Society, Moth came along and he went out and about while I was working and networking. I sent him to Mount Tamborine to see the waterfalls and have a look around. Due to the limited time, I did not see much of the area, so this recent trip, we decided to spend the day there. We missed the fun and fanciful Scarecrow Festival by a few weeks but still had a fabulous day.  It is slightly cooler up in the Hinterlands, but still blue sky and very pleasant in the sunshine. We had a hearty brunch and then spent many hours wandering in all the shops. So many arts, crafts and galleries, typical of this sort of town, a little like the Dandenong Ranges back home. We actually left the cameras in the car and only had my phone with me, still so much to capture. So many wonderful and fun things, food to try, honey and jams and fudge! I was very good and while I could have purchased many items I did not. We settled on a few pieces of fudge. We found a lovely garden cafe and enjoyed a cold drink and watched the world go by.

We drove out to Rotary Lookout, a little hazy, but better than our last visit. I was a bit disappointed I left my wide-angle lens at home, but I took some panorama shots.

We did stop at the Sky Walk, but it was almost closing time, so we figured we would save our money and not attempt to tush through, Moth did it on his last visit and I have not even seen those photos! It was so dry, and no rain meant everything was not lush and green, the waterfalls really weren’t running, so we figured we would perhaps do another time.

This wasn’t a photo frenzy holiday, but a relaxing long weekend, so we just enjoyed the drive back down the mountain to my daughter’s house and spent the evening doing little.

~ Julz

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