Tamborine Mountain Road

Tamborine Mountain Road is The Goat Track

Tamborine Mountain Road is the name of a very scenic drive located in North Tamborine, Queensland, in Australia. This paved road is very steep (with an average gradient of 8% and a maximum gradient of 16% for 1.5km).

How long is Tamborine Mountain Road?

The road is totally paved. It’s 23.9 km (14.85 miles) long, running south-north from Beaudesert Nerang Road, near Witheren to Beaudesert Beenleigh Road. The drive includes some narrow sections. It was built in the early 1920s. The gravel road was completed in 1924 and in 1925 it became one of the first bitumen roads in the state. It operated as a toll road until 1945. It’s also known as the "The Goat Track" by locals.

Is Tamborine Mountain Road open?

Running through the Tamborine Mountain rainforest, the road is currently closed overnight 12:00 AM (Midnight) - 5:00 AM. It has a high risk of landslides.

How long does it take to drive the Tamborine Mountain Road?

To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 50 and 60 minutes. The views are incredible and the road is a joy to conquer.

Is the Tamborine Mountain Road challenging?

The road tops out at 561m (1,840ft) above the sea level, and hits a 16% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Whilst this is a tough climb, it is well worth it. The upper section of Tamborine Mountain Road was renamed Geissmann Drive in 1982. Road users are reminded to drive and ride to the conditions and take note of all advisory and warning road signage. Use low gears. Before travelling it is always a good idea to first check to ensure that the road is clear and safe to do so.

 

 

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