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Beerwah
Travel Guide

Beerwah showing zoo animals as well as a large group of people

Get close to nature, explore lush forest reserves and glimpse native wildlife when you visit this relaxed mountain village.

Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere, magnificent surroundings and a network of nature trails in Beerwah, one of the larger towns in the Glass House Mountains area. Beerwah’s biggest attraction is the beauty and majesty of the Glass House Mountains, but it is also home to exciting theme parks, including the famous Australia Zoo.

The name Beerwah comes from the Aboriginal Kabi word birrawaman, which is an abbreviation of the word birra-wandum where birra means “sky” and wandum means “climbing up”. With spectacular views of the Glass House Mountains, it’s easy to see how the town earned its name. If you are an experienced climber, tackle the challenging Mount Beerwah, the largest of the Glass House Mountains. From its summit, relish the stunning panoramic views across the Sunshine Coast.

Venture into the Beerburrum State Forest and the Beerwah State Forest. These extend north from Caboolture to Caloundra and from Pumicestone Passage west to Woodford. Take one of the short walks through exotic pine plantations and open eucalypt forests. Try to identify the changes in vegetation as you move through remnants of rainforest and and pockets of coastal wallum country. Wallum is characterised by shrubland and heath where wildflowers and the beautiful banksia grow.

You can also go four-wheel driving, trail biking or horse riding along the established forest roads.Experience the outdoors with a camping trip at Coochin Creek. This mangrove-lined creek is a great place to fish or explore in a canoe. The creek flows into the sheltered waters of Pumicestone Passage and into Moreton Bay Marine Park. The Coochin Creek camping area includes communal fire rings and sites for tents, camper trailers and caravans.

Set aside a full day to enjoy Australia Zoo. Established in 1970, Australia Zoo was brought to fame by the late wildlife enthusiast Steve Irwin. Australia Zoo features dozens of open enclosures filled with remarkable wildlife and spread throughout native bushland. Experience the one-of-a-kind crocodile show made famous by the Crocodile Hunter himself, Steve Irwin.

Beerwah is located about 70 kilometres (43 miles) north of Brisbane along the Bruce Highway. Only a short drive from the Sunshine Coast, Beerwah is the perfect spot to explore the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland where you will find the charming towns of Maleny and Montville.

Beerwah Ideal 2 Bed Apartment - Pet Friendly and 5 Minutes to Australia Zoo
Beerwah Ideal 2 Bed Apartment - Pet Friendly and 5 Minutes to Australia Zoo
Beerwah, QLD
The price is ¥7,153 per night from May 2 to May 3
This family-friendly Beerwah apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Glasshouse Mountains National Park and Beerwah Forest Reserve. Australia Zoo is 2.6 ...
5/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
"A beautiful little unit , everything is clean and tidy and the owners were super friendly. There's a nice grassed backyard ideal for our dog. Located in a nice neighbourhood with plenty of opportunities to take our dog for a walk. Would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Beerwah Ideal 2 Bed Apartment - Pet Friendly and 5 Minutes to Australia Zoo
Beerwah Retreat
Beerwah Retreat
Beerwah, QLD
The price is ¥19,777 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Situated in the mountains, this bed & breakfast is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Glasshouse Mountains National Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Australia Zoo and Beerwah ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Glass house mountains
"The property was very comfortable and the owners were friendly and accommodating. The big breakfast was well presented and delicious. Also, welcome drinks went down very well. Gin followed by tequila shots!"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2021

Beerwah Retreat
Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains and Surrounds!
Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains and Surrounds!
Beerwah, QLD
The price is ¥10,941 per night from May 10 to May 11
Situated in Beerwah, this guesthouse is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Glasshouse Mountains National Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Beerwah Forest Reserve and East Mount ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)
Perfect little slice of comfort
"Great little self contained unit for family of 3. Easy clear instructions for keys and great friendly owners Matt, Steph and the kids even had us over for a cuppa. Would even be comfortable for family of 4, would definitely stay again. Close to Aus Zoo and easy drive to Caloundra, Yandina Markets ..."

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains and Surrounds!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Renovated Queenslander In Beautiful Beerwah
Renovated Queenslander In Beautiful Beerwah
Beerwah, QLD
This family-friendly Beerwah vacation home is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of Glasshouse Mountains National Park and Beerwah Forest Reserve. ...
Renovated Queenslander In Beautiful Beerwah
Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort
Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort
4.5 out of 5
2 Landsborough Parade, Golden Beach, QLD
The price is ¥12,777 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
Located in Golden Beach, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bulcock Beach, Caloundra Events Center, and Queensland Air Museum. Kings Beach and Moffat ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,929 reviews)
"great facilities family friendly close to the beach walking distance to shops"

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2021

Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort
Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort
Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort
4.5 out of 5
98-110 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland, QLD
The price is ¥15,485 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
Located in Alexandra Headland, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Suncity Tenpin and Maroochydore Beach. Mooloolaba Esplanade and Sunshine ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,506 reviews)
"The location and amenities of this place is fantastic! The apartment was nice and clean. The staff at Reception are also wonderful. Looking forward to returning for another trip!"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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