A series of small national parks can be accessed from Mount Tamborine. Each features a number of walking tracks through rain forest areas brimming with interesting flora and fauna. See stag horns, elk horns, ferns, palms and especially orchids growing in the wild. Lookouts at particular vantage points offer spectacular views of the park and across to the Gold Coast. Picnic and barbecue facilities abound, or head into the town of Mount Tamborine for lunch or a snack and wander through this cute mountain village.