Source: Lifebites
Mount Tamborine is the focal point of the fabulous Gold Coast Hinterland. Head to the hills and discover an amazing 29 national parks and nature reserves. The magnificent Curtis Falls is a romantic spot and there are lots of long country walks for lovers to explore.
Enjoy a country escape for a day, a weekend or longer. Visit the historic O’Reilly’s Guesthouse in Canungra Valley; accommodation packages include guided walks, four-wheel drive trips, nocturnal adventures and the famous Flying Fox. Ask about the adventurous discovery weeks for people with particular interests.

O’Reilly’s rooms offer magnificent views of the McPherson ranges from private balconies. The luxurious canopy suites feature prviate spa baths. Unwind in the spa and sauna, brave the plunge pool or curl up by the fire. See spectacular sunsets from the upstairs bar, enjoy hearty, home-style cuisine, settle down in the comfortable library and enjoy the homely atmostphere.

Tour the wineries; see local art and artefacts at the shops and galleries in and around Gallery Walk. Visit country cafes or dine in sumptuous style at the multi-award winning Songbirds in the Forest. This restaurant takes dining to new heights with a feast for the senses on a 50-hectare rainforest property.

Songbirds opened late last year and has already won a cache of awards including Restaurant of the Year, Best Modern Australian Restaurant and Best Newcomer in the recent Gold Coast Restaurant and Caterers’ Awards.

Chef de cuisine Daran Glasgow and sous chef Todd Stuart present ultra-modern Australian cuisine with a menu of exquisitely simple dishes created from fresh local produce. If all this hint at high prices, be prepared to be pleasantly suprised. Entrees are priced from $7.50 to $18 and main courses from $18 to $46. Songbirds has included value in their recipe for success.

Songbirds is open for lunch from Monday to Sunday and dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Private functions can be arranged and there are six luxurious cabins for overnight or longer stays.Lifebites-tnflowers1fountain