Brisbane Bumming: Mount Tamborine Day Trip

Last of the Brisbane stories! We wandered around Brisbane City, and attended the lovely wedding out at Ocean View Estates, and on the one day we had free and we rented a car. C had done a bunch of research on places we could go to and found this Hinterland food and wine trail which we used as our reference.

Perfect day for a day trip! That’s Southbank in the distance as we make our way to the highway

We started out at The Nut Shed – it’s a pretty small shop, a tiny little place filled with Macadamia nuts of all sorts – there’s a small cafe if you’re hungry, and it’s a rather charming place to stretch your legs really.

Welcome to the Nut Shed
Good Food Starts Here!


We drove a little further along till we came to a main street looking area where there were lots of little shops. My favourite one that we poked into was Fudge Heaven, which is really my kinda heaven as it’s a store full of yummy fudge. Adults-only is their liquor-fudge range, and they’re really generous in letting you try their fudge flavours there, mmh yum.

Adults Only – that got my attention!
Orgasmic is really a cointreau-flavoured fudge – I bought some back!


Then we went a little bit further down the road to the MT Brewery where we got to sample their local brews there is the Witches Chase Cheese Company as well as if you want to get some cheese tasting in. We got ourselves a tasting tray with 5 different beers to sample.

The brewery from the outside
Brewery machinery – it was a Saturday, didn’t seem like the machinery was moving
Each of the beers in the taster order came with a little card to tell you more about it
The 5 beers – Rainforest Lager, St Bridget Dubbel, Moderation Golden Ale, Cuvee Belgian Blonde, Black Cockatoo Dark Lager
Here’s our combined comments, the St Bridget’s was the favourite hands down!


After the beer, we were still in the mood for drinking so we took a drive further down to the Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard for a yummy late lunch and more wine tasting. You pay $3 and are allowed to pick 5 different types of wines to sample, I didn’t buy anything back but it was pretty fun tasting all the different types of wines! We would have checked out the winery grounds some more but it was closed for a wedding. There are also glow-worm caves on site, but we passed on those to drink wine.

Lunch time wines as we sat outside on the patio to enjoy lunch. That weird hairy thing is my attempt at drawing a fountain!
Our verdict of the whites – the roses and ports which we tried during the tasting session were better than the whites during lunch
Heading next door for wine tasting
Peak hour! It was really crowded when we were there
Hot hot day, with a really pretty plant with vividly purple flowers


As most things in Australia go, stuff tends to shut around 4pm, so we decided to head back to Brisbane City and take a rest before heading out for dinner at West End. It was definitely a lovely day out! Here are all the places that we visited below:

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