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Archive for June 12, 2010


The forest near Mount Tamborine in the hinterland of Queenland’s Gold Coast there is a “skywalk” in the canopy of the trees.  There is another at O’Rielly’s in the Lamington National Park. The Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk is less than two years old and has an impressive steel bridge that takes visitors thirty metres above ground level into the trees and gives a view of the forest that can’t be seen from the ground.  Built off-site in a factory as modules, the visitor centre and bridge system were brought into the forest on trucks and bolted together.

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Information about the flora and fauna is posted on signs along the walkway and paths that lead through the trees. There is also a forty metre cantilever “bridge” reaches out into the high branches.

Cantilever - Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, Queensland, Australia

Billed as an “eco-walk”, it is worth the visit for the experience of seeing the trees as the birds do.

Verticals - Long straight limbs along the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk