Starting from the end of Palm Grove Avenue, Tamborine Mountain, this walk takes you on a circuit in the lush rainforest of Tamborine National Park via the Palm Grove Circuit track. Embark on a peaceful little journey under the dense rainforest canopy, decorated by big boulders and palms along the track. The scenery alone will make you lose track of time, and the fellow wallabies grazing and chilling around just add to the primitive feel. Slow down and enjoy the tranquil ambiance as you inspect the majestic strangler figs. Get some of our friends who want to get into hiking and charm them in with this magical walk. Bring some apperatives and a nice wine to top it off. Under wet conditions, the track may be muddy and have lots of leeches. Keep an eye out for snakes. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn right onto Entertainment Road and drive for another 780 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Michigan Drive and drive for another 2.1 km
Turn left onto Tamborine Oxenford Road, 95, 8 and drive for another 1 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Tamborine Oxenford Road, 95, 8 and drive for another 13.9 km
Turn sharp left onto Tolima Drive and drive for another 510 m
Turn left onto Demavend Drive and drive for another 300 m
Turn right onto Magnetic Drive and drive for another 40 m
Turn left onto Kinabalu Drive and drive for another 1.8 km
Turn right onto Wongawallan Road and drive for another 400 m
Turn left onto Moreton Bay Avenue and drive for another 840 m
Turn left onto Palm Grove Avenue and drive for another 215 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the end of Palm Grove Avenue, head down the concrete steps next to the picnic table and head along the narrow concrete track veering right. Pass under the green “Tamborine National Park” sign and follow the track as it takes you deeper into the forest to continue along Palm Grove Circuit Track.....
Directions & comments
After 45 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 360 m pass the sign (15 m on your right).
After another 10 m continue straight, to head along Palm Grove Circuit.
After another 210 m pass the sign (8 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Palm Grove Circuit.
After another 430 m (at the intersection of Palm Grove Circuit & Jenyns Circuit) turn right, to head along Palm Grove Circuit.
After another 205 m (at the intersection of Palm Grove Circuit & Jenyns Circuit) veer right, to head along Palm Grove Circuit.
After another 45 m pass the sign (10 m on your left).
After another 380 m turn left, to head along Palm Grove Circuit.
After another 210 m continue straight, to head along Palm Grove Circuit.
After another 420 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Palm Grove Circuit Track
45 min to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)