Springbrook Mountain area is nice aswell, can find some good accomodation there. Bit further down than Tamborine but worth it views and walks are lovely. I love Tamborine too, especially going for coffee at The Polish Place. As long as you dont mind the Lorikeets.
Can I ask if you know any good playgroups in Brisbane and things for kids to do? We are moving back after 18 months in U.K with dd1 4 3/4 and dd2 22 months. I beleive our old playgroup has disbanded.
Not sure how we will get on after being surrounded by my family and friends for 18 months and am a bit daunted.