Click on the images below to enlarge. These Landsat 7 satellite images kindly provided by Geoscience Australia.

Tamborine Mountain

Detail of the image below. Large buildings and some roads are visible. The straight line of Hartley Road is the most distinct. The high school grounds are the large tan spot in this image which was taken in June 2001. The steep lip of the western escarpment is deep in shadow, and the shelf which stretches its length is clearly visible. Canungra Creek meanders its way north on the left. The wilderness to the south of the plateau is the army firing range, which extends to the Coomera River, seen in the bottom left hand corner.

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Tamborine to Gold Coast

Not so much "The Green behind the Gold" as the green between the brown and the grey in this image, the plateau forms a barrier between the dry inland and the concrete of the City of Gold Coast.

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Beenleigh to Beechmont

This image takes in an area from Hyperdome Shopping Centre in the north to Binna Burra in the south. Advancetown Lake is visible as a dark horseshoe shape SE of Tamborine Mountain, Hinze Dam at the northern end.To the north of the mountain, the hills give way to the coastal plain where cane fields appear bright green just south of the Logan River estuary. Hyperdome Shopping Center is just near the top of the image, a whitish area near the freeway. The grey to the west of Beenleigh is the sprawl of the southern suburbs of Brisbane, from Crestmead to Loganholme.

Detail of the northern swath here (440K)
Detail of the middle swath here (250K)
Detail of the southern swath here (250K)

The Region

This October 2002 image shows the region from the Sunshine Coast to Tweed Heads, and inland to the Dividing Ranges. Tamborine Mountain's distinctive (green) crescent shape can be seen about a quarter of the way up from the bottom, near the middle.

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