Beaudesert Tourism & Travel
Nestled in the valley of the Logan River, Beaudesert is situated 65 km from Brisbane in the fertile hinterland of the Queensland Gold Coast and surrounded by the large Gold Coast cities; Logan, Ipswich and Brisbane.
Beaudesert - History
Beaudesert grew from the 50,000 acres settled by one Edward Hawkins in 1842. In 1879 the Shire of Beaudesert was declared.
Beaudesert - Today
Beaudesert is a thriving agricultural centre of some 4000 souls, producing dairy products and beef for the nearby Brisbane. Tourism also features strongly in the economy with visitors from Brisbane travelling via Beaudesert to Tambourine Mountain and across to the frenzy of the Gold Coast. Situated in the fertile hinterland away from the bustle of the Queensland Gold Coast, Beaudesert is today surrounded by the large Gold Coast cities; Logan, Ipswich and Brisbane.
Beaudesert - Attractions
The Beaudesert markets are held on the first Saturday of each month; see the Historical museum with displays of old machinery and tolls; or visit the Community Arts Centre and Art Gallery.
Beaudesert - Nearby Attractions
Enjoy Mount Barney National Park, a remote park where the rugged peaks of Barney, Maroon, May and Lindesay mountains stand as remnants of the ancient Focal Peak Shield Volcano. At Woollahra Farm World see a dairy farm in action 8km from Beaudesert. There are recreation areas at Darlington Park and Bigriggen Park. While Tamrookum has fine example of a timber church, Rathdowney offers a great viewpoint from Captain Logan's Lookout in John Street and famous Lamington National Park is some 40km southwest of Beaudesert.