Beaudesert is the capitol of the hinterland region south west of Brisbane. Beaudesert services a rich rural district that is in part provides Brisbane with most fruit and vegetable necessities.  Beaudesert is also a rapidly growing dormitory suburb of Brisbane. So far Beaudesert is maintaining some of its rural and historical heritage, but development pressures are apparent.

It is possibly named after Beau Desert Park, the property of Charles Henry Alexander Paget, 6th Marquess of Anglesey in Staffordshire, England. Yet it is certain that Queensland's Beaudesert was named in about 1841/42 by 'Ned Hawkins', or Edward Brace Hawkins (1821-1849), who was claiming the area as a sheep station on behalf of his employer Mr. Suttor at Bathurst. It is not known why Hawkins picked the name Beaudesert.  

Located in the Logan River and Albert River valleys, Beaudesert is a regional hub serving surrounding communities such as Rathdowney, Kooralbyn, Canungra, Tamborine Mountain and Jimboomba. Recently it has become part of the Scenic Rim Regional Shire.

There are a small number of heritage buildings.

The Catholic Church is quite a magnificent and classic building. The interior is quite something.

The Anglican and other denominations modern.

The Beaudesert War Memorial has centre stage in the town.

There are three pubs in Beaudesert; a mix of modern and ‘old’.

The Beaudesert Museum is on the western approaches to the town.

Sad to say that Beaudesert is another ‘hinterland’ town that is not necessary to/or take a diversion to visit.

Heritage diary


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course