Surrounded by World-heritage listed wilderness areas, Beaudesert Shire offers
visitors the chance to discover rugged mountain and spectacular rainforest just
one hourís drive from Brisbane or the Gold Coast.
2854 square kilometres
Estimated 57,509 as at June, 2003
MAIN TOWNS AND SETTLEMENTS
Beaudesert, Canungra, Rathdowney, Tamborine Mountain, Kooralbyn, Jimboomba and
Tourism, horse studs, boutique wineries, agriculture, home-based businesses.
The Shire offers everything from camping to bed-and-breakfasts and five-star
ecotourist resorts, with hang gliding, bushwalking, four-wheel drive tracks and
horse riding trails to explore. Taste the Devonshire teas on Tamborine Mountain,
hand-feed the king parrots at Lamington National Park or visit the five local
wineries for lunch. Find out about our weekend markets to get your crafts and
Map to see larger version of the Divisions in the Beaudesert Shire.