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Curtis Waterfalls Mt Tamborine

If you’re looking for Mt Tamborine accommodation for families, then this is the perfect guide for you.  In this guide, we list the very best Tamborine Mountain accommodation so you can have the ideal family getaway.

There are some great options to choose from when it comes to Tamborine Mountain accommodation for families.  From scenic Mount Tamborine camping sites to lovely little cabins and cottages as well as spacious Mount Tamborine holiday house options.  

If you’re just starting out planning your Tamborine Mountain family holiday, then this is definitely the right place to be.  In this Mt Tamborine accommodation family guide, I’m going to help you choose the best Gold Coast hinterland accommodation for families that won’t blow the holiday budget.    

All the Mt Tamborine family accommodation I’ve listed in this guide provide excellent value for money and have great onsite family friendly facilities.  

So, let’s get started and find you some excellent family accommodation Mt Tamborine offers. 

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Family Accommodation Tamborine Mountain Map

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Quick Guide to the Best Mount Tamborine Accommodation for Families

Below is a super quick overview of all the accommodation at Tamborine Mountain reviewed in this guide. You can use the table below to quickly determine if these options are the best choice for your Mount Tamborine getaway.  

For a more comprehensive review of each of the family accommodation Tamborine Mountain offers, keep reading below.

NameRoom AmenitiesHotel AmenitiesCheck Price / Book Now
Cedar Creek Lodges
2 large beds & kitchenetteRestaurant, bar, all the attractions of Thunderbird Park & within walking distance to Cedar Creek FallsCheck Price
Cottages on Mount Tamborine
Fully self contained cottage, 2 bedrooms & spaNACheck Price
Tall Trees Motel
1 large bed & 2 singles & kitchenetteNACheck Price
Mason Winery
Four bedroom fully self contained home Restaurant & BBQ Check Price
Bundara
3 bedroom apartment with kitchenetteNACheck Price
Eagle Heights Mountain Resort
2 double beds with kitchenetteTennis court, billiards table, beer garden & jumping castleCheck Price
Wisteria Cottage
2 bedroom self contained houseNACheck Price
Red Gum Cottage
3 bedroom self contained houseNACheck Price
Songbirds Rainforest Retreat
Villa with 1 large bed, sofa bed & kitchenetteRestaurant, Check Price
Thunderbird Park
Thunderbird Park Camping
Camp & Caravan SitesCamp Kitchen, rock pools for swimming, campfires, restaurant, bar, kiosk & all the attractions of Thunderbird ParkCheck Price

The Best Mt Tamborine Accommodation for Families

Below is a detailed guide of 10 of the best places to stay on Mt Tamborine for families. 

Cedar Creek Lodge Tamborine Mountain

Located on the same property as the family friendly Thunderbird Park and a short walk away from Cedar Creek Falls, Cedar Creek Lodge Tamborine Mountain is the perfect place for a family getaway.  

The family rooms are situated along Cedar Creek, making for a very scenic location.  This Gold Coast hinterland accommodation comes with two large beds and has a kitchenette so families can prepare basic meals.  Rooms also include a TV, air conditioning and an outdoor area to soak in the gorgeous rainforest surrounds.

For families that prefer a little more space, there is also the option of a 3 bedroom or 4 bedroom lodge, which are both fully self contained.

With all the facilities and activities of Thunderbird Park right at your doorstep, there is so much to do here that you could stay a week!

What do we love?

Cedar Creek Lodges provides great spacious family accommodation right by the family friendly Thunderbird Park and just a short walk away from Cedar Creek Falls.

What’s not to love?

These Mt Tamborine cabins are among the more pricey accommodation options in this guide, so do keep that in mind.

Summary

For families looking for accommodation in a lovely rainforest setting, in a handy location for enjoying all the family activities at Thunderbird Park, Cedar Lodges is well worth considering.

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The Cottages on Mount Tamborine

For families looking for great value, affordable accommodation, The Cottages on Mount Tamborine are well worth considering.  These self-contained Mount Tamborine cottages are among the cheapest accommodation in this guide.

Located just 2kms from a range of shops, cafes and a supermarket at North Tamborine, these Mt Tamborine Cottages are well situated for families that may not have their own transportation.

Given these are self-contained Tamborine holiday rents, they are just perfect for families wishing to prepare their own meals.  The cottages are 2 bedrooms, one room comes with a double bed and the other room has two singles. Each cottage also includes air conditioning, a TV, free wifi, and a spa bath for Mum or Dad to relax.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect family self contained accommodation or some of the best cheap accommodation Tamborine Mountain offers, The Cottages is certainly one to consider.

What do we love?

This accommodation Mount Tamborine offers are great value for money and being self contained; families can save even more money by preparing all their own meals.

What’s not to love?

There really isn’t much not to like about the cottages Mt Tamborine has- they offer great value for money.

Summary

The Cottages are the perfect place for families that want to be right on the top of the mountain, just minutes away from all the attractions, and want good value for money accommodation.

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Tall Trees Motel

Located just around the corner from the gorgeous Curtis Falls and surrounded by a range of shops and cafes along Eagle Heights Road, the Tall Trees Motel is another perfect option for families after some of the nicest cheap accommodation Mt Tamborine offers.

Family rooms are perfectly furnished with one large bed and two single beds.  Rooms at this Mt Tamborine hotel also include a kitchenette so that families can prepare basic meals and a TV, air conditioning, free wifi and a balcony.

As well as being surrounded by shops and near Curtis Falls, the Tall Trees Motel is also just a 12-minute walk to the famous Gallery Walk, so this motel is indeed located in a very convenient spot.  

Tall Trees Motel is a perfect option for families after excellent, cheap accommodation in a central location to all the main Tamborine Mountain attractions.

What do we love?

The location!  Surrounded by some great cafes and an easy walk to Curtis Falls and the Gallery Walk – you can walk everywhere while staying here.

What’s not to love?

These are just one room suites, so not as spacious as other Tamborine Mountain family resorts in this guide.

Summary

The Tall Trees Motel is located in such a great location for families to explore the main attractions like Curtis Falls and the Gallery Walk.  Plus it provides good value accommodation and has a kitchenette so basic meals can be prepared.

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Mason Winery

For parents that love wine – why not stay onsite at Mason Winery.  Mason Winery has some of the best accommodation Mount Tamborine has for families with one or two four bedroom homes – perfect for large families.

Each of the homes at the Mason Winery accommodation can sleep up to 8 people.  The homes have a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, dining area – basically, they are your home away from home.

While families can prepare their own meals, onsite is, of course, the Mason Wines restaurant.  The restaurant is open for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday. Mason Winery is also just 450m from the Witches Fall Walking Track and only 750m from the Witches Falls Winery.

Mason Winery is the perfect accommodation for families after a spacious Mt Tamborine holiday house in a stunning location on a Gold Coast hinterland vineyard.

What do we love?

The setting!  Located on a gorgeous vineyard, you’ll certainly feel like a million miles away.  Plus, having an entire house is perfect for families – one of the great places to stay in Mt Tamborine.

What’s not to love?

This isn’t really cheap accommodation Mount Tamborine has, being a little pricey compared to others in this guide, but that’s because you’re paying for a spacious 4 bedroom home on a vineyard.

Summary

For families that want heaps of space in a gorgeous setting, the homes at Mason Winery are the ideal spot.

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Bundara

Located at the end of the shopping precinct in North Tamborine, Bundara is another great option for family accommodation.  This property offers families spacious; semi self contained accommodation in a three bedroom apartment.

This Mt Tamborine house accommodation features three bedrooms, with each room featuring a large double bed.  The apartment also has a kitchenette complete with a microwave, fridge, BBQ, washing machine, TV, and free Wi-Fi.

Bundara is one of the cheapest accommodations listed in this guide and is also spacious and situated in an excellent location for exploring Mt Tamborine.

What do we love?

The price!  When it comes to places to stay, Mt Tamborine offers, this place is excellent value for money.  It’s in a great location, semi self contained and really cheap.

What’s not to love?

It would be great if one of the bedrooms had single beds in it so that the kids could have their own bed, but I’m sure it won’t hurt for them to share on their awesome getaway.

Summary

For families wanting the best value accommodation in Mt Tamborine, Bundara really is it.  This place provides budget accommodation, which is semi self contained and in a great central location.

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Eagle Heights Mountain Resort

Located on the mountain’s southern side, Eagle Heights Mountain Resort provides spectacular views across the Gold Coast, right out to Stradbroke Island.  

Eagle Heights Mountain Resort offers families excellent value accommodation at Mount Tamborine – in fact, the cheapest in this guide.  Family rooms feature two double beds and include a kitchenette so families can prepare basic meals, a TV and a patio.

The resort also has excellent onsite facilities, including a restaurant and bar, a jumping castle for the kids, and a tennis court and billiard table.

While not as conveniently located as some of the other accommodation options listed in this guide, Eagle Heights Mountain Resort provides excellent budget accommodation in a great location for families who want to visit the Gold Coast and Tamborine attractions.

What do we love?

The price!  This is the cheapest accommodation in this guide – so perfect for families just after the most affordable accommodation for their Mt Tamborine getaway.  And it has a jumping castle!

What’s not to love?

The resort is down the other side of the mountain, so not as centrally located as the other places in this guide.  However, the location is great for families wanting to explore both the Gold Coast and Mt Tamborine.

Summary

The Eagle Heights Mountain Resort offers families excellent budget accommodation in a gorgeous setting and provides excellent facilities.

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Wisteria Cottage

Located right by Witches Falls Winery and walking track, Wisteria Cottage is centrally located for exploring all the main attractions in Mt Tamborine.  What’s more, this is a gorgeous 2 bedroom fully self contained home, perfect for family getaways.

Wisteria Cottage is a 1920’s home that has two bedrooms, the main bedroom featuring a double bed and the other room having a single bed, while the living area has a sofa bed.  The home also features a fully equipped kitchen, TV, washing machine, balcony and free wifi.

From Wisteria Cottage, you can easily walk to a range of attractions.  Nearby attractions include Witches Falls Winery and the Witches Fall walking track, as mentioned above, and the Glow Worm Caves. 

Wisteria Cottage is well worth considering for families wanting a self-contained home during their stay in Mt Tamborine.


What do we love?

A gorgeous fully renovated cottage, which is self contained and in a central location.

What’s not to love?

There’s not a lot not to love; however it would be great if the second bedroom had two singles, but there is a sofa bed in the living area.

Summary

Wisteria Cottage is perfect for families on a budget, yet not wanting to compromise on gorgeous accommodation in a central part of Mount Tamborine.

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Red Gum Cottage

Red Gum Cottage is a large spacious holiday home located not too far away from the Eagle Heights Mountain Resort.  This is the perfect accommodation option for families wanting a home away from home or large families needing the added space.

Located in a gorgeous bush setting, this is a spacious three bedroom holiday home.  Two of the bedrooms have a double bed, while the final room has two singles.  The house has air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, TV, free wifi, two bathrooms and a washing machine.

The location of this holiday house Mt Tamborine has is exceptionally peaceful and somewhat isolated.  So you will need to have your own transport while staying here to see all the mountain’s attractions.


What do we love?

OMG, have you seen this place?  We love it all!  An absolutely stunning 3 bedroom home for the family.

What’s not to love?

The location is isolated – but I think that’s why you’d want to stay here, right?  As long as you have a car – you’re still within easy reach of all the attractions on the mountain.

Summary

For large families or for those that want a real home away from home experience, the Red Gum Cottage is the ideal choice.  This is a stunning home in an equally stunning location.

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Songbirds Rainforest Retreat

Songbirds Rainforest Retreat has been a favourite among couples wanting to escape it all – but the retreat also offers great accommodation for small families.  Located on a property of more than 50 acres and surrounded by subtropical rainforest, this is the perfect place for an affordable luxury escape.

Families with small children can stay in a deluxe villa which includes a large bed and a sofa bed.  Altnertiavely there is the option of a two bedroom villa with both rooms having a large bed.  All rooms include air conditioning, balconies with rainforest views, spa baths, TV, coffee machine, free wifi and microwave.  The two bedroom villa also includes a kitchenette and washing machine, perfect for longer stays.

If you don’t feel like cooking or venturing into town for meals, there is a restaurant onsite.  The restaurant is open for lunch Thursday to Sunday and diner Thursday to Saturday.  However, it is just a 10 minute walk to the cafes at the top of Eagle Heights Road and 20 minute walk to the cafes and restaurants in Main Street at North Tamborine, making for a very convenient location.

What do we love?

Luxury accommodation at an affordable price.  This is certainly the place to come to escape from it all.

What’s not to love?

The accommodation is much more expensive than the others listed in this guide, but that’s because you’re paying for the additional luxuries that aren’t included in other options.

Summary

For families that want to escape from it all and enjoy a few little luxuries during their getaway, then Songbirds is the ideal choice.  Songbirds offer families affordable luxury accommodation in an absolute stunning hidden away setting.

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Thunderbird Park – Mount Tamborine Camping & Lodges

Thunderbird Park Camping

Located at the family friendly Thunderbird Park, this is the perfect place for families looking for Mt Tamborine camping and caravan sites.  The campsite is surrounded by subtropical rainforest and provides plenty of modern facilities to ensure you enjoy your stay.  If you’re not the camping type of family, they also offer lovely bush lodges too.

Thunderbird Park offers both powered and unpowered camping and caravan sites of varying sizes.  The campgrounds have an excellent brand new camp kitchen which includes table and chairs, BBQs, sinks, microwaves, kettles and toasters.  There are also multiple modern shower blocks as well as laundry facilities available.  The lodges available are two bedrooms and are fully self contained, making them just perfect for families.

Nearby, of course, you have access to all the excellent attractions at Thunderbird Park.  Other on site facilities include rock pools for swimming, the ability to have campfires (subject to any fire bans), a restaurant, bar, kiosk and it’s also a short walk to Cedar Creek Falls.

Families could easily stay here for a week or more with all the awesome Thunderbird Park activities and still not get bored!

Thunderbird Park Lodge

What do we love?

The location and being right there to enjoy all the excellent attractions at Thunderbird Park.

What’s not to love?

When it comes to camping – it’s a little bit pricey – but you’re paying for the gorgeous rainforest setting and it’s still among some cheapest accommodation in this guide.

Summary

You really can’t get a more beautiful setting than Thunderbird Park for families wanting the cheapest accommodation or who just love camping.  Plus, being so close to all the Thunderbird Park attractions and walking distance to Cedar Creek Falls is awesome.

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

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