Tamborine Mountain is a volcanic plateau with a maximum length of 8km and a width of 5km. The mountain is 560m above sea level, is just 30km inland from Queensland’s Gold Coast and just 80Km from the heart of Brisbane. We are close enough to Brisbane and the Gold Coast to be involved with events at either city yet we are removed enough to enjoy the peace and serenity of the hinterland environment.
It is a world of subtropical rainforests, waterfalls and breath-taking views with nine easily accessible National Parks. Tamborine Mountain is a sanctuary with fauna that includes lyrebirds, scrub turkeys, parrots, lorikeets, bowerbirds, platypus, koala, and kangaroo. Deep in the parks are the stands of picabeen palms and towering fig trees with elkhorns, staghorns, crows nest fern, and orchids competing for a place to grow. The Mountain is justifiably famous for its beauty and has earned itself the title the ‘green behind the gold.
Tamborine Mountain College campus is located in North Tamborine and is serviced by local school buses.
The College’s infrastructure undergoes continual enhancement and has a Masterplan in place to ensure that it meets the needs of both physical and virtual learning.
In 2010 the Robert Nicholls Science Centre was opened. The Robert Nicholls Science Centre boasts a range of features such as teaching areas, extended experimental investigation areas, preparation rooms and more.
2012 saw the completion of the Jack Walton Resource Centre. This state of the art wireless centre boasts international reference collections, six classrooms, top floor multipurpose room, interactive white boards for all classrooms and a touch board for the central hub. The Jack Walton Resource Centre, like the entire College, has wireless and laptop facilities to ensure campus wide connectivity.
The Primary Campus, with the Primary Learning Centre established in 2015, has the addition of Platypus and Kookaburra purpose-built buildings completed in 2017. The Early Learning Centre opened in 2019 for Pre-Prep students, aged 3 – 4 years.
At Tamborine Mountain College, the learning environment meets the beauty and serenity of the rainforest. Our unique mountain location encompasses our College value of small yet spectacular.