Scenic Rim Open Studios – Beaudesert

    Artists of The Scenic Rim open their Studios throughout the months of May and June, allowing visitors to see them working in their studios. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. Most of the artists work in the studios is for sale, and the majority of artists are able to undertake commissions. Open Studios are situated across the Scenic Rim including Canungra, Beechmont, Boonah, Tarome, Harrisville, Mt Barney, Tamborine Mountain, Lost World Valley and Beaudesert.

      Scenic Rim Open Studios – Lost World

      Artists of The Scenic Rim open their Studios throughout the months of May and June, allowing visitors to see them working in their studios. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. Most of the artists work in the studios is for sale, and the majority of artists are able to undertake commissions. Open Studios are situated across the Scenic Rim including Canungra, Beechmont, Boonah, Tarome, Harrisville, Mt Barney, Tamborine Mountain, Lost World Valley and Beaudesert.

        Homespun Bazaar

        Homespun Bazaar is a music festival and market event, focused on all things handmade and homegrown which is set to be full of colour, sound, smells and interesting things to see and do. All in the beautiful surrounds of the Scenic Rim’s Kooralbyn Valley.

        Original live music will enliven our part of regional Australia with a host of bands and solo artists, plus acoustic sets and other artists. Accompanied by market stalls full of all things handmade and homegrown, you’ll be able to treat your sense of taste, smell and sight too.

        Homespun Bazaar is a day to come together and celebrate what great things community spirit can achieve. they can’t wait to share the day with you.

          Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

          Eat Local Week is a showcase of the people and produce of the Scenic Rim.

          Experience the food and wine of this fertile region, which produces a bounty of fruit and vegetables, wines, milk and gourmet products such as olives, cheeses, jams and relishes.

          Eat Local Week asks visitors and Scenic Rim locals to consider their food and wine choices and recognise the vast array of products available on their doorstep. This festival of food and farming runs during the first week of the Queensland June-July school holidays at various locations around the Scenic Rim region, which is just one hour’s drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

            Beaudesert Swap Meet and Static Vehicle Display

            The Beaudesert Motoring Enthusiasts Club are holding a Swap Meet and Static Vehicle Display at the Beaudesert Racecourse from 6am.

            Veteran, vintage, classic cars and parts will be for sale along with tractors and parts, bike parts and a wide variety of antique, vintage and old bits and pieces. Find your next project or parts for your current project.

              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 4WD 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 4WDs on the property daily so they encourage you to call them prior to ensure you are not disappointed.

                    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.

                      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.

                        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

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                        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.

                        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.

                        Tandoori Touch

                        Tandoori Touch offers the best spicy delicious Indian dishes that everyone will definitely enjoy. Located at 26/115 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert QLD and available for delivery and pickup. Tandoori Touch recommends their Chicken Delicacies menu, which includes Butter Chicken, Mango Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala and Karahi Chicken.

                        Open for dinner 7 days and lunch Mon-Fri.

                        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.

                        Tigers Asian Wok

                        Offering a wide selection of Asian cuisine made fresh to order.  Their menu includes noodle and rice dishes, soups, vegetarian options and much more.  Fresh sushi is also available on certain days. Dine in or takeaway.

                        Lunch, Dinner 7 Days (10.30am – 9pm)

                        The Valley Kitchen

                        With a great menu that changes regularly and special themed nights, the Valley Kitchen offers a great variety of meals at reasonable prices. The Valley Kitchen is the perfect place to meet friends for a meal or for coffee and a selection from the delicious range of sweet treats.

                        Breakfast, Lunch Tues to Sunday (7.30am – 2.30pm)
                        Dinner Thurs to Sunday (6.00pm – 8.30 pm)
                        Tea & Coffee Tues to Sunday (7.30am – 2.30pm, all day Friday)

                         

                        Subway

                        Dine in or pick up a fresh Subway meal to take away. You can also submit your catering order online.

                        Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 7 Days (Wed – Sat 7am – 9.30pm, Sun – Tue 7am – 9pm)

                        Railway Hotel Steak House

                        A family friendly restaurant which serves up delicious meals made by quality chefs. The Railway Hotel Beaudesert is not just about great drinks, there is a select team of Chefs who specialise in creating the juiciest and tastiest steaks this side of Brisbane. The Restaurant stocks fresh ingredients and it really show with the taste.

                        Lunch, Dinner 7 Days

                        McDonalds

                        McDonalds Beaudesert offers dine in or drive thru options, wifi and a playland for the kids.

                        Open 24 hours every day

                        Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 7 Days

                        Logan and Albert Hotel

                        The L & A Hotel retains the original facade dating back to 1934. With 3 Function Rooms, Family Restaurant, Sports Bar, Gaming Bar, Gaming Room, Bottle shop and large outdoor smoking area the L & A has something for everyone. The restaurant offers a first class menu and daily specials that won’t disappoint.

                        Lunch, Dinner Mon – Sat (Restaurant 11.30am – 2.30pm and Dinner 5.30pm – 8.30pm)

                        KFC

                        Enjoy all of your favourites from the Colonel.

                        Lunch, Dinner 7 Days (10am – 10pm)

                        Hungry Jack’s

                        Drive through or dine in is available. Enjoy wifi while you relax and there is also a playground for the kids.

                        Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 7 Days (Mon – Wed 6am – 10pm, Thu – Sun 6am – 11pm)

                        Happy Valley Chinese Family Restaurant

                        You will always receive a friendly welcome at Happy Valley. Their menu features all of your favourites as well as a selection of speciality dishes. Dine in or take-away

                        Lunch & Dinner 7 Days (11.30am – 2.30pm and 4.30pm – 9.00pm) (Closed Tuesday lunch)

                        Domino’s Pizza

                        Enjoy a fresh pizza made to order at Domino’s. You can order over the phone or online.

                        Open 7 Days (Sun – Thu 3pm – 9pm, Fri – Sat 3pm – 10pm)