Beaudesert War Memorial

    More than 60,000 Australians died during World War I (WWI), and the memorials erected during and after the conflict were an expression of national grief, serving as substitute graves for those buried overseas. The Beaudesert War Memorial is one of the more elaborate monuments in Queensland, with a soldier statue in an unusually relaxed stance.

    Located at an intersection at the centre of town, the Beaudesert War Memorial’s foundation stone was laid by Mayoress HL McDonald in December 1919. The completed work was unveiled by Governor Sir Matthew Nathan on 28 September 1921.

    The sandstone memorial is set on a triangular site, and includes a soldier statue in front of an obelisk, plus two reclining lions nearby. The life-sized soldier stands completely at ease, complete with slung rifle, unbuttoned collar and a pipe.

    The number of enlistments from the district was above the state and national average. The names of 524 local men who enlisted, including 91 who died, are recorded on marble plates on the memorial.

    Additional plates have been added to the memorial, bearing the names of those who died in World War II. Plaques have also been added to commemorate the Malayan, Korean, Borneo and Vietnam conflicts.

      Beaudesert Historical Museum

      The Beaudesert Historical Museum is one of the largest country town museums in Queensland, with over 10,000 artefacts covering the Scenic Rim region’s industrial and lifestyle heritage. From the humble Mother Potts clothes iron, to the large red Dennis fire engine, there is something for everyone.

      A favourite photographic opportunity for visitors to Beaudesert Historical Museum is the Milbanks Pioneer Cottage. This cottage was originally built in 1875 by Patrick Milbanks on his Kerry property, out of local hand hewn timbers, slats and shingle roof. It is furnished with a four-poster bed, large cedar sideboard and numerous articles that portray the life of the early pioneers. It was donated to the museum by Patrick Milbanks’ grandchildren and relocated to its present site in 1979.

      Dedicated to the Fire Services by the Governor of Queensland, Sir Leslie Wilson, in 1936 it was considered to be the Rolls Royce of fire equipment. The Dennis Fire Engine was used in South Brisbane for twenty years before working for ten years in Beaudesert. It was donated to the museum by the local brigade after it survived a flood in 1965.

        Scenic Rim Adventure Park

        Scenic Rim Adventure Park is a four-wheel-drive and Camping experience on a 680 acre property located in the picturesque Scenic Rim region. The park offers guests the opportunity to get back to nature enjoying and exploring the outdoors.

        Their park has 14 campsites throughout the entire property, some appropriate for large groups and others more secluded and intimate. Hot showers with toilets within walking distance of each campsite.

        Outdoor recreational activities are varied on site with over 20 kilometres of off-road four wheel driving tracks suitable from stock standard through to highly modified vehicles. A lot of the tracks are also suited for mountain bikes. Then scattered around the park you will find children’s play areas, remote control toy car tracks, spider walls, a maze, bush walking, a wide range of wildlife where koalas are regularly seen and to top it off enjoy the evening around your own campfire gazing at the fantastic night skies on a clear evening .

        Open seven days a week with registration between 7am to 6pm daily. The park is limited to 20 four-wheel-drives on the property daily so they encourage you to call them prior to ensure you are not disappointed.

          Scenic Rim Adventure Park

          Throughout this 680 acre property at Tamrookum Creek there are 14 level ground bush areas set aside for back to basic self sufficient bush camping. Each site has a campfire pits and wood can be collected onsite.
          There are no powered sites and you do require 4WD vehicles to access most campsites
          Some sites are appropriate for large groups and others more secluded and intimate. There are dry Chemical or compost toilets within walking distance of each campsite. From some sites you will need to drive to the three shower locations

          There are two queen size bedrooms for hire at the main house with external access. There is a shared bathroom also with external access

          The property has a no glass beer bottle policy, can’s can be left in the Can collection basket at the office. You are requested to take your own rubbish home as there is no garbage service at Tamrookum

          Pets are permitted as long as they are on leads at all times. It is suggested you bring a long rope to tie between the trees as a runner for when you are in camp. The property has a lot of wildlife some on the endangered list

            Cedar Glen Farmstay

            Cedar Glen has been in the Stephen’s family since 1882, and they’ve been hosting visitors to the farm for over 30 years. Located just 90 minutes from Brisbane or the Gold Coast in the beautiful Lost World Valley, this spectacular 1050 acre property is home to beef cattle, Arabian horses, milking cows, sheep, pigs, kangaroos and poultry.

            A real highlight of Cedar Glen is the activities they have to offer. Imagine the kids’ excitement as they get to feed the animals twice daily, or try their hand at milking the house cow each morning. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a horse ride through some of South East Queensland’s most spectacular country – riders of all ages and experience are catered for. You can also learn how to throw a returning boomerang and crack the Australian stock whip while enjoying a cup of billy tea and freshly made damper.

            Guests can stay in the original 1901 homestead, or choose one of three historic cottages which have been renovated to maintain the charm and authenticity of a bygone era. All buildings are surrounded by wide verandas perfect for soaking up the country views and self catering or fully-catered packages are available.

              Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley

              Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley is a secluded paradise with everything, tucked away in regional Queensland’s picturesque scenic rim. Discover the beauty and tranquility that has historically attracted Australia’s highest flyers to holiday here.

              With its tranquil surrounds, ample outdoor space and many facilities, Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley is perfect for a corporate getaway, an active escape or an indulgent retreat. Resort facilities include a golf course previously visited by the game’s greats, outdoor pool, day spa, tennis courts, mini putt putt, volleyball courts and more.

              VTT Adventures 4 Hour XC Enduro Super Series – Race 4

              The XC Enduro Super Series is a four race mountain bike series for all levels. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd of the XC Enduro races will be held at Adare, Gatton. The 4th and final race will be at Kooralbyn. The courses are suitable for all riders although Kooralbyn may suit some people more riding in a team. The four races are held in April, June, August and September and have a standard four format. All events are MTBA affiliated, providing members with the Association’s benefits. This means you need to have a valid license when entering.

              Family Fun Day – Child Protection Week

              Join in the fun at Jubilee Park on Thursday 7 September 2017, 10am-2pm

              Free Sausage Sizzle, Jumping Castle, Children’s Activities, Information Stalls and More!

               

              2017 Wyaralong Rowing Club Premiership Regatta

              Date: 2 December 2017

              Address: Lake Wyaralong

              Website: www.rowingqld.asn.au

              Phone Contact: 07 3842 1200

              Email Contact: info@rowingqld.asn.au

              2017 Brisbane Schoolgirls’ Rowing Association Head of the River

              Date: 26 August 2017

              Address: Lake Wyaralong

              During July and August the Brisbane Schoolgirls’ Rowing Association (BSRA) regattas will take place at Wyaralong Dam culminating with the Head of the River Regatta on 26 August.

              Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the 10 member schools compete at the beautiful setting of Wyaralong Dam.

              Website: www.bsra.org.au

              2017 St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School & St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School Regatta

              Date: 19 August 2017

              Address: Lake Wyaralong

              During July and August the Brisbane Schoolgirls’ Rowing Association (BSRA) regattas will take place at Wyaralong Dam culminating with the Head of the River Regatta on 26 August.

              Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the 10 member schools compete at the beautiful setting of Wyaralong Dam.

              Website: www.bsra.org.au

              2017 St Peters Lutheran School & Brisbane State High School Regatta

              Date: 12 August 2017

              Address: Lake Wyaralong

              During July and August the Brisbane Schoolgirls’ Rowing Association (BSRA) regattas will take place at Wyaralong Dam culminating with the Head of the River Regatta on 26 August.

              Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the 10 member schools compete at the beautiful setting of Wyaralong Dam.

              Website: www.bsra.org.au

              4 Aussie War Vets Foundation Gala Fundraising Dinner

              Date: 28 October 2017

              Address: Beaudesert Golf Club, 135 Kerry Road, Beaudesert

              Website: www.4aussiewarvets.com.au

              Phone Contact: 0418 735 257

              Email Contact: info@4aussiewarvets.com.au

              4 Aussie War Vets Foundation Pedals & Medals 2 Day Road Cycling Event

              Date: 27 & 28 October 2017

              Address: Scenic Rim

              Website: www.4aussiewarvets.com.au

              Phone Contact: 0418 735 257

              Email Contact: info@4aussiewarvets.com.au

              Australian University Games – Rowing Regatta

              Date: 27 – 29 September 2017

              Address: Lake Wyaralong

              Website: www.rowingqld.asn.au

              Phone Contact: 07 3842 1200

              Email Contact: info@rowingqld.asn.au

              2017 All Hallows’ School & Somerville House Regatta

              Date: 5 August 2017

              Address: Lake Wyaralong

              During July and August the Brisbane Schoolgirls’ Rowing Association (BSRA) regattas will take place at Wyaralong Dam culminating with the Head of the River Regatta on 26 August.

              Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the 10 member schools compete at the beautiful setting of Wyaralong Dam.

              Website: www.bsra.org.au

               

              Desert Oasis Coffee Lounge

              Serving Coffee, Milkshakes, Burgers, Fish and Chips, Salad, and a variety of take away food

              Lilies Restaurant and Bar, Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley

              Lilies Restaurant & Bar is open 7 days a week for buffet breakfasts and à la carte dinners. Here you can try our local produce dishes whilst enjoying our stunning view across the grounds and golf course through our floor to ceiling glassed windows.

              Breakfast 6.30am-9.30am daily | Dinner 5.30pm-9.30pm daily with bar open late.

              101.5FM and Patched the movie fundraiser

              In conjunction with the producers of the upcoming Australian movie filmed in Queensland later this year PATCHED an outlaw bike club (see trailer)

              On the day raffles, BBQ, show bikes, face painting, stalls and actor members of the 8 ball motor cycle outlaw club. Photo opportunities available.

              Raffles include hair,  nails,  lingerie,  NRL shirt signed by team and tattoos by gypsy tattoos.

              John Williamson Live at Kooralbyn

              Doors open 6PM, show time 8PM

              Dust Hustle 4

              Earth Day Festival

              Come and enjoy a free day of activities including arts & crafts workshops, scavenger hunt, markets and much more! Download the poster for more information: Earth Day Poster

              INSIDER’S GUIDE TO BEAUDESERT

              If you’ve explored the Scenic Rim then chances are you’ve driven through the town of Beaudesert.
              It’s a common stop-off point for fuel and grocery supplies on your way to a Scenic Rim camping ground or hiking hot spot.
              But Beaudesert local Susie Cunningham reckons more visitors should plan to spend a day in her hometown.
              She says if you know where to look you’ll discover Beaudesert has some unique country charms.
              Here is Susie’s recipe for a perfect day in Beaudesert. Read more

              La Bunjurga 2017

              Enjoy the mellow sounds of Black Velvet Jazz in the beautiful setting of Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard. Local food will be available for lunch – Bunjurgen Estate will complement olives, cheeses, lime caviar, hams, salami, beef and chicken gourmet products, country style jams, chutneys and relishes, lavender, honey, macadamias and gelato and goat milk products including cheeses.

              2017 Beauy Muster Rocks the Desert

              Kooralbyn Rodeo

              Beaudesert Poultry Club Expo

              Thinking about going into chooks?

              Don’t miss the Beaudesert Poultry Club Poultry Sale on March 26.

              Meet breeders and learn more about keeping chooks in a series of free talks.

              All aspects of poultry keeping will be covered.

              Birds will be available for purchase on the day, including Guinea Fowl and Quail.

              The Club is located within the Beaudesert Showgrounds, about 40km south of Brisbane.

              Find out more

              Ashton Circus

              Chappy Challenge 2017

              This Challenge Event Program offers the fantastic opportunity to cycle or run/walk through the amazing Fassifern Valley while supporting the great work that Chaplains do in our district. Runs and rides offer the diversity to cater for kids, fun runners or the serious athlete.

              Cologne Chamber Orchestra

              The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne (Cologne Chamber Orchestra) visits Beaudesert as part of their 2017 tour. Starts at 4pm.

              Remembering Michael Jackson at Ramada Kooralbyn

               

              The multi award-winning Take The Stage ALLSTAR Band will bring nearly four decades of Motown smash hits to the stage at the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley next month.

              The February 3 performance is the first stop on their world tour and will pairs a nine-piece band with the talents of Grammy Award-winning artist Sueann Carwell and number one Michael Jackson tribute artist Scorpio.

              The event will encompass a musical tapestry spanning many years and is presented by Sherry Gordy, whose father Berry founded the Motown label.

              “Our production really is a celebration of live music for everyone, where we will remember the sounds of the late Michael Jackson and so many other great artists,” says Sherry.

              “This high-energy show, inspired by Motown artists, will be full of excitement and energy.”

              The outdoor event will be held at the picturesque Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley, with admission from 5pm for potential photo and signing opportunities before the 8pm show start.

              Tickets are now on sale through goldcoasttickets.com.au
              Accommodation is available at the Ramada Resort.

              Retrace heroic Stinson rescue hike

               

              Retrace the tracks Bernard O’Reilly took 80 years ago as he raced to save the survivors of the Stinson Plane crash.

              Staff from O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat will lead walkers through the Lamington National Park from February 17 to 19.

              Guests can choose from two walks – the longer Bernard’s Footsteps Stinson Hike (37km one way), or the shorter Rescue Route (14km return).

              Both walks travel through stunning landscape and diverse flora and fauna.

              The Stinson Airliner was travelling from Brisbane to Lismore and Sydney in near cyclonic conditions in 1937, when it was last seen passing through clouds above Kerry in the Scenic Rim.

              The plane had been missing 10 days when Bernard read about the missing plane while visiting his brother. They discussed where the plane might be and Bernard set out early the next day to search, carrying only two loaves of bread, a pound of butter, sugar, tea and some onions. Late on the second day Bernard’s calls into the wilderness were answered and he found two survivors.

              Find out more about the O’Reilly’s Stinson walks and accommodation packages.

              Read the full story of the Stinson rescue as told by Bernard’s daughter Rhelma Kenny.

              Sheep Cheese classes at Towri

              Join sheep farmer and cheesemaker, Carolyn Davidson, on the second Wednesday of the month to master the art of turning sheep’s milk into cheese.

              Carolyn welcomes students to her farm just outside Beaudesert, where she shares the secrets of making a beautiful handmade cheese.

              The next class is on February 8.

              Find out more

              Remembering Michael Jackson

              Wanna Burger

              Wanna Burger is a new boutique burger bar now open in Beaudesert Fair. If you’re craving a nice, big, juicy burger and fancy taking your taste buds on an epic adventure then look no further! Wanna Burger is all about no fuzz, nothing fancy, just fresh and flavoursome burgers that are sure to fill you up! Open 8.30am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 8.30 – 1pm Saturday.

              The Main Squeeze Health Bar

              Fresh juices, aromatic coffee’s, healthy breakfast, lunch and snack options! Come and visit today. The Main Squeeze Health Bar also do catering.

              Thai Aussie Restaurant

              Their passion for Thai food is what fuels this family owned and run restaurant. The chefs are dedicated to bringing the best flavours and invigorating taste to your plate every time. Thai Aussie hope you will come and fall in love with what they create. Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch & dinner 11.30am – 2pm & 5pm – 9pm.

              Aussie Indian Oven

              Experience a taste of India at Aussie Indian Oven. Our Indian restaurant features an awesome dining ambience and plays great classical Indian music while you delight in our mouthwatering Indian cuisine. We can even cater your next special event. Dine in, Takeaway or Delivery available.

              12:00  to 9:00 p.m ( Tuesday to Friday)
              3:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m ( Saturday & Sunday)

              Ringtail Cafe & Bar, Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley

              Ringtails Café provides a relaxed atmosphere from 9:30am to 5:30pm daily with a tasty selection of burgers, wraps and salads available.

              Fusion Tadka

              Serving a great range of kababs, fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches and more, Fusion Tadka is open for breakfast and lunch 6 days a week. It is a great place to call in for a coffee as well. Open from 7.30AM – 5PM Monday – Saturday.

              Everyday’s Café

              Come into Everyday’s Café for breakfast, lunch, coffee and more.  Relax in our restaurant with a complimentary newspaper or magazine or enjoy our courtyard dining area.

              Breakfast, Lunch Tea & Coffee 7 Days (Mon – Fri 7.30am – 3pm, Sat – Sun 7.30am – 2pm)

              Eat at 131 Kooralbyn

              Offering a great range of Gourmet Pizzas, Huge Burgers, Fish & Chips and more, Eat 131 is a must visit when in Kooralbyn. They specialise in homemade and use local produce whenever they can. #LocalsHelpLocals In Store & Online Specials. Great food. Great prices. Open 7 days 11AM – 8PM

              Casa Fiesta

              Specialising in Mexican cuisine, Casa Fiesta offers fresh delicious food for lunch and dinner 7 days. It is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with family and friends. Kids are welcome and you can dine in and enjoy the outdoor area or take-away is available.

              Caltex Beaudesert North Takeaway

              Offering a great range of burgers, fish and chips, sandwiches and more, the Caltex Beaudesert North Takeaway is open from 4.30AM – 7.30PM Monday to Friday.

              Beaudesert Bakehouse

              Come try our mouth-watering pies, delicious sausage rolls, freshly baked bread, sweet and savoury snacks and our delightful hand decorated cakes.

              Breakfast, Lunch Monday to Saturday (5.30AM – 5.30PM Mon – Fri, 5.30AM – 1PM Sat & Sun)

              Country Charm Tour (219KM)

              If you’re looking for self-drive, ecotourism packages that provide an experience you will never forget, Country Charm™ Discovery Tours has the ideal holiday for you! The self-drive Scenic Rim Country Charm™ Discovery Tour takes you into this gorgeous region of South East Queensland, a beautiful part of Australia’s Green Cauldron national landscape.