Guanaba to Mt Tambourine

Track Description

Moderate, 10km to 30km

Nice drive from Caballo Road, via Wongawallan Road heading up to Mount Tamborine Queensland.

Some hill climbs albeit moderately steep, loose gravel and exposed rocks.

Very small creek crossing over Guanaba Creek (check video) then climbing up to the top of Mount Tamborine.

Can also head off too Wongawallan Road and follow the power lines along.

Nice drive, some care required. Mostly graded.

Also some fun off track stiff with some practice hill climbs and descents and the like.

Track Features

Sand
Sharp Rocks
Mud
Steep ascents/descents
Clay

Track Images

Track Video

Driver Track Log

Date Vehicle Driver Notes
2010-12-15 Toyota Hilux Easy track, all graded. Nice scenic drive up to Tamborine. NB: This track is on Conservation land and has a sign on the higher Tamborine side saying no 4wd's etc, so be aware of this.
2011-01-13 Toyota Landcruiser i travel this track every week, dont worry about the sign sayin no 4x4ing. have been a tamborine resident for over 22 years n never seen n e one else but 4x4ers through there, exception for bush fires.
2011-01-29 Mitsubishi Triton Great track - little bit of everything - creek crossing - mud - rocky climbs - little bit greasey in spots, dusty in others. First real crack at 4wd ing in the mighty triton. Handled it with ease.
2011-01-30 Mitsubishi Challenger Great track found my way into the a national park (went straight ahead instead of turning right toward the creek crossing). Lots of possibilties on off-shoot tracks.
2011-02-14 Mitsubishi Pajero We run this track a lot, it's like our "hit" track, or where we take friends if they want a taste of 4WDING. Track is still in superb condition. The 20metre or so clay run into the waterfall crossing has been quite chewed up by something bigger than my machine, but is still perfectly crossable, just need good tyres and stay in the ruts really. Something for everybody here, especially if you go up to Tambourine, then back down Wangawallan Road, then turn immediately right at bottom of Wongawallan Road and head up hill via the power line trail :-)
2011-02-14 Mitsubishi Pajero We run this track a lot, it's like our "hit" track, or where we take friends if they want a taste of 4WDING. Track is still in superb condition. The 20metre or so clay run into the waterfall crossing has been quite chewed up by something bigger than my machine, but is still perfectly crossable, just need good tyres and stay in the ruts really. Something for everybody here, especially if you go up to Tambourine, then back down Wangawallan Road, then turn immediately right at bottom of Wongawallan Road and head up hill via the power line trail :-)
2011-03-13 LandRover Discovery went out today took us a bit to find the entrance really good run through there when its a bit wet the clay can be a bit menacing but still managed to get the rover through there
2011-04-23 Jeep Grand Cherokee Fun track, with nice views of the Gold Coast, a small creek crossing and a waterfall next to it. Good as a scenic short cut up to Mt Tamborine and an introduction to hill climbs. Would only do track in the dry as the hills become slippery. Main entrance to the track is the end of Tarata Rd
2011-06-26 Mazda BT-50 track was easy no ruts some nice hill climbs was 1st time out there was some other track to try another weekend
2011-06-28 Mitsubishi Triton Track is great Condition would only do in dry Last climb out to Eagle Close was steep and a lot of loose rocks but great fun
2011-07-24 Nissan Patrol Very easy beginners track
2011-09-18 Toyota Landcruiser Good easy track the kids loved the waterfall
2011-10-16 Toyota Landcruiser It is a great half day trip (from Brisbane). There are some steep hills, but nothing at all difficult. The waterfall is worth stopping at. You can climb down to the bottom relatively easily. There is even a little surprise there for kids.
2011-10-28 Mitsubishi Pajero Great fun - network has three very very steep hill climbs, two are dead ends and the third exits onto eagles retreat. Second creek crossing looks like it could be fun too!
2011/11/01 Mitsubishi Triton Explored this track from the Cabello Road end. A great day trip, awesome views, and quite challenging drive in places. The 'roller coasters' were great fun. There is a very steep climb however the mighty Triton scrabbled up (with the aid of its tight LSD), despite having worn tyres. Unfortunately, we couldn't find our way all the way up to Eagle heights :( We followed the white arrows (painted on tree-trunks, past the 'playground'), and traversed some 'roller coasters', the aforementioned very-steep hill, cont. on and came to a Y-junction with a Nat Parks sign next to a gate (a tree had blown over and knocked down the gate :D). We turned left here (through the gate), and cont. on a short distance until we came to another Y-junction (with another Nat. Parks sign). The track to the left has some very deep ruts, whilst the track on the right is becoming overgrown. We ended up backtracking to the previous Y-junction and took the turn to the right, but it soon became very rough and narrowed considerably. Could someone who has driven this track the whole way PM me with the directions.
2011-12-29 Mitsubishi Pajero Awsum track some tracks for beginners and some tracks for the more experienced , alot of side tracks will be defanatly be goin back again :)
2011-12-30 Nissan Patrol Took this track with the young fella and found the hill climbs interesting. Came out at Mt Tambourine. Saw heaps of tracks off to the side which we will have to go back and explore.
2011-12-16 Toyota Hilux I need to go back to this track. Not finished it yet. Started to poor down and got a little slippery.
2012-01-21 Nissan Navara i completed this track early jan 2012. it was relatively easy going along the graded bits. has one decent hill climb on the main track which is loose rock and gravel. Didnt explore any off track stuff. Popped out at eagle hieghts. was extremly dry at the time
2012-01-25 Ford Ranger Good fun track for the couple of hours in the morning or arvo good to try out new gear couldn't find the exit though got to a creek crossing and was very overgrown so we turned around but was good fun
2012-02-05 Toyota Landcruiser track in reasonable condition. one short steepish hill. towbar on landcruiser (ute) dragged going through creek crossing, but not badly. Also, for those without a GPS which can upload track gps files, we missed the right hand (120 degree) turn down to the creek crossing first time round. this is the turn required to get to mt tamborine.
2012-02-13 Mitsubishi Triton Howdy 4X4 Earth adventurers, the last time dad and I went up this track, we missed the turnoff to the creek crossing/waterfall. However some kindly 4X4 Earth members got us back on track with some directions. Despite the recent rainfall, the track was relatively easy. The first steep climb was somewhat rutted and washed out. Our Tritons wheels started to spin momentarily, but then the tight LSD kicked in and helped us up. The ascent of the roller-coaster was tricky as usual, steep, rocky and rutted. The creek crossing was fairly easy, with some careful wheel placement. However, the waterfall was in full flow and looked great. When we got to the end of the track, we turned right and headed back down Wongawallan Road, coming out at Welches Road. Will definitely be going back soon. We love this track, as it's only twenty-five minutes drive from our home. I drove most of the track (with dad's guidance).
2012-02-02 Mitsubishi Pajero Finally made it up the insane hill to eagles close! Even with the locker it was difficult, right on the limit. Red clay sections are more rutted and looks like someone carved a new track into the back of one of the houses - not cool!
2012-02-02 Mitsubishi Pajero Finally made it up the insane hill to eagles close! Even with the locker it was difficult, right on the limit. Red clay sections are more rutted and looks like someone carved a new track into the back of one of the houses - not cool!
2012-03-03 Volkswagon 4wd Moderate with small creek crossing
2012-03-03 Volkswagon 4wd N/A
2012-03-04 Toyota Landcruiser Got stuck towards the end past the turn off to the creek. We headed towards the Eagles Cl exit and it's very boggy and slippery, not like the rest of the track. Apart from getting stuck and having to be rescued (read about it here http://www.4x4earth.com.au/forum/general-4x4-discussion/16958-help-were-stuck.html), it was a great track and lots of fun!
2012-03-06 Nissan Patrol Do it some great forrest out there & excellent for beginners just an easy cruise but if its rained a fair bit have your recovery gear in order.
2012-03-26 Mitsubishi Triton Went up there the other day. Fairly dry. Wasn't much water in the creek crossing, though the waterfall was spectacular. Being a learner driver, there was some tyre scrabbling through the creek. Took me a few goes. Gotta wind those torsion-bars up a bit to give us a bit more clearance under the front. Turned right and went down Wongawallen Road, emerging at Welches Road. We had a great day on this family outing.
2012-06-27 Toyota Hilux Great track, like many others I missed the turnoff to the creek, being fairly new to the world of 4x4 I found the small incline a bit daunting, but after going up and down (i did the track in reverse too) I have started to realise that I just have to put a bit of faith in the equipment and stop being such a pansy!
2012-08-07 Toyota Landcruiser got there late in the day so i didnt go all the way through but looked good what i seen kids like it
2012-08-22 Jeep Grand Cherokee N/A
2012-08-24 Ford Ranger Went and explored this track, 1st time out in my Ranger. Found quite a few side tracks that were dead ends but had a lot of fun.
2011-06-26 Mazda BT-50 N/A
2012-08-17 Chevrolet 4wd Nice run. A bit limpy in places but no dramas whatsoever. Could be very slippery in the wet with the clay sections.
2012-08-17 Chevrolet 4wd Nice run. A bit limpy in places but no dramas whatsoever. Could be very slippery in the wet with the clay sections.
2012-09-23 Nissan Navara went on this track to day great fun the wife enjoyed it to some hill climbs needed low range but made up (factory Navara) will be going back again soon (need some rain)
2012-10-01 Nissan Pathfinder They locked and gated this trail today :(
2012-10-15 Jeep Wrangler Good day out made it to the end but gate was closed so drove all the way back.
2012-10-21 Toyota FJ Cruiser Nice run Standard FJ Cruiser ate it up and most of the side tracks would be a handful on standard tyres in the rain.
2013-01-13 Toyota Hilux First time through here successfully(pulled out due to rain last time). A nice run, enough to to make it fun, but only as hard as you want it to be. Thankyou to a member from here who we met on the track in a silver FJ for guiding us through.
2013-02-03 Holden Jackaroo Good trip, thanks to Doc for showing me the way, we went back in after Doc left and explored a few side tracks, Did the steep climb out to Eagle Close and had a lot of fun. Thanks to the guys who winched me out of a deep rut on one of the side tracks. I missed my line reversing out and slid into the washout leaving two wheels airborne. All in all, a great spot with a few challenges if you go looking for them.
2013-02-27 Mitsubishi Triton Great track for a first timer. Very slippery when wet. Especiall after the water fall.
2013-03-01 Mazda Bravo Realy enjoyed this track, fun in the wet to. look out for little side tracks to make your day even more interesting.
2013-03-27 Mitsubishi Pajero Trying this track on friday without gps, cant wait
2013-03-27 Toyota Hilux Good track, i went alone and ended up with 2 more D22 navaras
2013-03-31 Toyota Landcruiser Slippery in places, climb up to Eagle Close is pretty rutted up.
2013-03-24 Holden Jackaroo One of my favourite playgrounds. Here's a video from my recent visit http://www.vimeo.com/62545458
2013-04-21 Jeep Wrangler Nice fun track in the dry, nice veiws with some nice steep hills. Good fun
2013-04-26 Mitsubishi Pajero N/A
2013-05-05 Nissan Patrol Gates closed at the Wongawallan Rd end it seems this happens periodically as it was open on Anzac day. The climb the Eagle Close is loose and rocky. There was a real estate agent at the block of land for sale at the top so I don't expect the national park gate to remain open for much longer. It wont be long till this area is also complete gated like Ormeau.
2013-05-18 Nissan Patrol went in for a quick look today with Yenski 132 and another mate, was fun, worth another trip back in to look around a bit more. Great veiws.
2013-05-18 Mitsubishi Triton Good fun track, had a nice up there with a couple mates today. Definitely be visiting again!
2013-06-09 Jeep Cherokee Went out here for about 4 hours today, it was heaps of fun with some challenging sections if you really go looking.
2013-06-17 Mitsubishi Pajero Been meaning to go here for some time, so finaly got here ... started off smooth, the little creek crossin is nice as the water was cascading down on the Right. But where I ended up do not know but it got challenging in areas, steep climbs, mud areas (as had been raining week before) but nice out here.
2013-07-13 Nissan Patrol Not far from home but good day out. Track is dry so fairly easy driving but some moderately steep hills, a couple of creek crossings and a couple of mud pits added a bit of fun. Found one track that has seen little use lately which has steep decent, loose rock on rock and deep ruts. After about a kilometer the ruts got too deep and we had to turn back. The uphill climb definitely even more challenging and exciting.
2013-08-17 Ford Ranger Went and had another explore of these tracks today. A couple of rutted areas around but overall the track in very good condition. All gates we came to were open and a few other 4wd's and trail bikes out exploring as well. A good day.
2012-03-25 Holden Rodeo Nice & dry, Slippery clay descent after turning right at fork in road. very rocky & washed out creek crossing with another very steep slippery clay ascent up to Wongawallan Road.
2013-03-08 Holden Rodeo Head ed in here for another round of fun, I like this spot alot. Came in here with a few less wheels than last time just a Mate & I. did a bit more of a tiki tour around all the spots. Turned left at the fork & left through the gate & tackled the loose rocky climb up to Eagles Close. The old TD LX Rodeo stock standard except for a new set of Michellin A/T's that I got for the right price certainly helped.
2013-09-16 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Track ends on Mount Tamborine on recently sold land. It's a great drive however, heard that spotted vehicles are reported to authorities (National Park and Police). Please watch out. Safe driving. G
2013-08-04 Nissan Navara Nothing too challenging in the dry, like to see it wet
2013-12-20 Toyota Prado Went up here today. Sharp rocks up the hill from Birds Rd. Just a short 200mtr run to bitumen on Tarata Rd. Followed that road through and started a track again but that only goes for a another few hundreds meters and the road is closed (about where the black diamond is on the map).
2014-10-07 Toyota Landcruiser N/A
2015-04-15 Suzuki Grand Vitara Track is now closed off :-( Huge gates.
2013-06-16 Mitsubishi Pajero Great
2013-06-16 Mitsubishi Pajero Great
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