Presenter/Author Information

Christine Lim
Michael McAleer
Yu-Chi Wang

Keywords

site planning, wine tourism, national park, ecotourism

Start Date

1-7-2004 12:00 AM

Description

Tamborine Mountain is a 25 square kilometre plateau located within the urban-rural fringe of the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Renowned for its superb climate, spectacular views, lush farmland and subtropical rainforest, Tamborine Mountain offers a wide variety of nature-based tourism activities such as bushwalking, rainforest appreciation and wine tasting. This phenomenon requires the harmonious development of tourism and the environment. This paper examines site planning at Tamborine Mountain, with a focus on two of its main tourist attractions, namely the Winery and National Parks. A strategic approach is used to evaluate some of the strengths and weaknesses of their existing site planning against opportunities for tourism development. Documentations of local government laws and regional planning are collected from local authorities and libraries, and communications during field trips are analysed to evaluate site planning in these attractions. Some broad recommendations are made for future strategic site planning and development.

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Jul 1st, 12:00 AM

Site Planning at Tamborine Mountain, Gold Coast, Australia

Tamborine Mountain is a 25 square kilometre plateau located within the urban-rural fringe of the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Renowned for its superb climate, spectacular views, lush farmland and subtropical rainforest, Tamborine Mountain offers a wide variety of nature-based tourism activities such as bushwalking, rainforest appreciation and wine tasting. This phenomenon requires the harmonious development of tourism and the environment. This paper examines site planning at Tamborine Mountain, with a focus on two of its main tourist attractions, namely the Winery and National Parks. A strategic approach is used to evaluate some of the strengths and weaknesses of their existing site planning against opportunities for tourism development. Documentations of local government laws and regional planning are collected from local authorities and libraries, and communications during field trips are analysed to evaluate site planning in these attractions. Some broad recommendations are made for future strategic site planning and development.