"BEAUDESERT" Beaudesert by balhannah

Beaudesert Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 38 photos

The town of Beaudesert is located to the south of Brisbane, and can be found by following the Mount Lindesay Highway from Brisbane.

Beaudesert is the hub of the surrounding communities of, Kooralbyn, Rathdowney, Canungra, Jimboomba and Tamborine Mountain.

From 1886 to 1996, the railway line followed the outskirts of the Brisbane suburb of Bethania to Beaudesert to serve the meat packing plant on the edge of town. This line closed, but was later opened as a historic Train ride for Tourist's. Unfortunately, this did not work out either, and the line closed permanently in 2004.

Beaudesert is part of the beautiful SCENIC RIM, and the western gateway to the Gold Coast hinterland.

Located in a very beautiful area of the Queensland, you find you are in Dairy Cattle country, there are many Horse studs, rolling hill's, pristine rivers, Dams for water sports, lots of mountains for bushwalking, and historic towns.

Beaudesert is one of Australia’s equestrian capitals and has its own Race course and Polo fields. Horseback riding and tours are available for those that are interested in seeing the countryside in this way.

The current population of Beaudesert is over 5,000 citizens and growing fast!

The National Parks that have been developed not far from Beaudesert are spectacular. The rugged and wonderful Mt. Barney, is just one of many in the area.

Come and discover the hidden gem of Beaudesert and enjoy the rustic rural life of this beautiful area.

If you have been my virtual companion on our 11,500km road trip to Southern Australia in 2012, I do hope you have enjoyed yourself, and found some great places to visit yourself.
This concludes a very good holiday where we saw many new places and excellent scenery. Now, it is back to BRISBANE and I guess, sometime in the future I will be planning another adventure.

Following my 2014 Outback Australia trip, please click on the next towns link

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Surrounded by beautiful scenery.
  • In a nutshell:Scenic country town which makes a good base for exploring the area.
  • Last visit to Beaudesert: Jan 2016
  • Intro Updated Jan 4, 2016
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  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2015 at 4:42 AM

    What a lovely town and countryside. Those grass trees are amazing.

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Jul 14, 2015 at 7:05 PM

      Yes, it is a nice town. My brother has just moved to here and is very happy living there.

  • chattygirl7491's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2015 at 12:29 AM

    cute church

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2015 at 3:07 AM

    Interesting to see small town Australia and that lovely countryside

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Jun 30, 2015 at 2:33 PM

      Thanks Sarah! It's a really lovely town and area that I travel through a lot.

  • blueskyjohn's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2015 at 5:26 AM

    Nice page on Beaudesert. Great open views from the hotel! Thanks for sharing!

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Feb 4, 2015 at 2:20 PM

      Thanks for visiting John! The Hotel is great, always busy because of the good food and atmosphere. Have been there a few more times since I wrote this.

  • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Another place with lovely nature.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    The food at Veresdale Hotel looks yummy. The churches are gorgeous! The grass trees are fabulous! Excellent page Dee!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Never heared of Australian Grass Trees, they look amazing !

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Oct 18, 2014 at 10:07 PM

      They are very different to what you see over where you are.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    The view of Scenic Rim is lovely!

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Oct 15, 2014 at 2:42 PM

      It is! I am in this area quite regularly and never tire of its beauty!

  • CatherineReichardt's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Another cracking good page Dee on a place that would be worth visiting just for its wonderful name (let alone everything else it offers)!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    St. Mary's and St. John's Churches are gorgeous. The grass trees are so NEAT! Nice page Dee!

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