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Where is Beaudesert?

Beaudesert statistics:

Population: 5,000

Postcode: 4285

Annual rainfall: 916mm

Temperatures (average): 19-31C summer, 5-21C winter

Beaudesert is conveniently placed to so many attractions. Take the Gold Coast, for instance, which is only 72km away. Brisbane is closer still. But if it is nature that pleases you, then you are at the doorstep of some magnificent mountain scenery. Tamborine Mountain and Lamington National Park being nearby. Tourism is big business in the shire.

Where is Beaudesert?

For horse lovers, Beaudesert Shire prides itself on being the horse capital of Queensland. It has many horse studs and other horse-related industries.

Combining the natural attractions with horses results in horse riding trails throughout the area. Is there much more that a horse lover could want?

Particularly attractive to residents of southern states is the climate. Subtropical. That means winter is not bad. Look with envy at an average winter maximum of 21C. How does that compare to where you live? There would be few towns in the other states that can beat that. Summer can be humid though, so be prepared.

Beaudesert sounds attractive, doesn’t it? Would it be a place you would call home though?

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Annual events include:

  • Woodhill Billy Cart Derby
  • Mediterranean Musing
  • Country and Horse Festival
  • Spring Orchard Show
  • Pink Picnic Polo Day

For those interested in a bit of culture, the Historical Museum is open daily in Jubilee Park, near Council’s Library and the swimming pool. The museum displays vehicles, machinery and tools dating back more than 100 years. It also houses Pioneer Cottage, an authentic slab hut built in 1875.

The Arts and Information Centre, north of town, is open daily and sells local arts, pottery and crafts. This is a great place to browse, and enjoy Devonshire tea.

TOWN SERVICES

Where is Beaudesert?Schools. The town has two primary schools, a high school and TAFE campus.

Health. There are at least seven doctors in town.

Shops. Stores expected for a town this size are available.

Transport. A bus company provides a daily service to Brisbane from Monday to Friday. The main Sydney-Brisbane railway line runs through Bromelton, just a few kilometres to the west of town.

BEAUDESERT AREA

Where is Beaudesert?As mentioned in the introduction, Beaudesert is conveniently located for many different activities.

Lamington National Park is possibly Queensland’s best known national park. It has mountain peaks, cliffs, gorges, waterfalls and rainforest. The park houses two well known mountain lodges, Binna Burra and O’Reilly’s. There are hundreds of kilometres of walking tracks in the park.

Tamborine National Park is a volcanic plateau which time has carved valleys and cliffs into. The higher rainfall (1550mm) and volcanic soil make for ideal conditions for many exotic foods, such as avocados, kiwifruit and rhubarb.

Mt Barney National Park, a world heritage listed park, designated as a wilderness area, meaning few walking tracks. This gives the park a feeling of being untouched by human hands. Many rare plants survive here thanks to little human contact.

Nearby towns and villages include Jimboomba, Rathdowney, Kooralbyn, Canungra and Tamborine.

ECONOMICS

Employment. No employment figures are available.The town is supported by industries such as Gelita, the gelatine factory, AJ Bush meat exports, several quarries and an abattoir.

Other industries in the Shire include a small parts and assemblies industries, such as trailer manufacturing, sheet-metal working, turned and milled parts, and fibre-glass swimming pool fabrication. Quarrying and concrete plants offer a small addition to the area’s revenue. Service industries, especially those to the equine husbandary industry, forms a large part of the industrial income.