Beaudesert

Urban

At first glance it would be tempting to view Beaudesert, in the Gold Coast hinterland, as a blink-and-you-miss-it stop-off along the Mt Lindesay Highway. Don’t. For what this quaint country town lacks in traditional tourism attractions, it more than makes up for in its authentic rural experiences.

Craving some down-to-earth people? A destination where you can take your time, have a yarn with a local? Wander down an uncrowded main street? Enjoy a cold beer in a country pub? Built off the back of the wool industry, Beaudesert’s history is as golden as its landscape. Named by a sheep farmer around 1841, Beaudesert also has a rich rail story, serving the meat packing industry with a line which ran all the way to the outskirts of Brisbane. While the trains no longer run here, this region stays on track and trend with quality country restaurants serving lashings of homegrown hospitality, colourful country markets and handsome heritage buildings.

There’s also burgeoning vineyards and boutique accommodation ideal for romantic escapes. Nestled among national parks and rainforests, some of which are World Heritage listed, bushwalk around nearby Mt Tamborine, Mt Lindesay, Mt Barney, Mt Ernest, Mt May and Mt Maroon.

Nearby Accommodation

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Sunset on the deck of Avocado Sunset romantic luxuary Bed and Breakfast

Avocado Sunset Bed and Breakfast

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim

Private accommodation for couples right next door to Queensland's oldest National Park

Witches Falls Cottages

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim

View from Deck

Greenlee Cottages

Sarabah, Scenic Rim

Nearby Things to Do

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Museum

Beaudesert Historical Museum

Beaudesert, Scenic Rim

Glow Worm Snares

Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim

Beaudesert War Memorial

Beaudesert War Memorial

Beaudesert, Scenic Rim