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Laravale: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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.




82 Brisbane Street
Beaudesert, QLD, 4285

Located 12.3K from Laravale

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.




William Street
Beaudesert, QLD, 4285

Located 12.5K from Laravale

Scenic Rim Adventure Park


Scenic Rim Adventure Park is 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. They have hot showers and toilets throughout the park.

Outdoor recreational activities are varied on site with over 20 kilometres of offroad four wheel driving tracks at different levels for guests to drive and then scattered around the park you will find children's play areas, mountain bike tracks, remote control tracks, spider walls, a maze, bush walking trails, koala tracking and star gazing.

They are open seven days a week with office registration between 7am to 6pm daily. The park is limited to 20 four wheel drives on the property daily and 160 people, so they encourage you to call them prior to visit to ensure you are not disappointed.




636 Tamrookum Creek Road,
Tamrookum Creek
Beaudesert, QLD, 4285

Located 13.9K from Laravale

Dave's Creek circuit


Located in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park, this circuit takes walkers through a fascinating variety of forest and heath. Daves Creek circuit descends through the head of Nixons Creek out into Daves Creek country.

The track passes through several distinctive vegetation types: warm and cool subtropical rainforest along the Border Track; warm temperate rainforest containing many examples of ancient angiosperms such as coachwood in the Nixon Creek headwaters; and wet sclerophyll forest with giant New England ash around Nagarigoon clearing.




Binna Burra section, Lamington National Park
Binna Burra, QLD, 4211

Located 18.6K from Laravale

Mount Merino


The Mount Merino walk is located in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park. This stunning national park boasts extensive walking tracks along the McPherson Range, which allow visitors to explore the area's forests, creeks and waterfalls. Dramatic lookouts afford views over the Gold Coast, south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Lamington is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world. Mt Merino is reached by following the Border Track through subtropical and temperate rainforest, crossing the head waters and tributaries of the Coomera River including Bower Bird Creek. and Dragoon Bird Creek.

Coomera circuit track leads off to the right and shortly afterwards the Mount Hobwee circuit junction on the left. 100 metres further on is Yargabullang Lookout, providing wonderful views towards Mount Warning. The track continues to the an Antarctic Beech covered summit and a spectacular view of the Mount Warning caldera and the McPherson Range.




Binna Burra section, Lamington National Park
Binna Burra, QLD, 4211

Located 18.6K from Laravale

Illinbah circuit


The Illinbah circuit is located in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park. This stunning national park boasts extensive walking tracks along the McPherson Range, which allow visitors to explore the area's forests, creeks and waterfalls. Dramatic lookouts afford views over the Gold Coast, south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Lamington is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world. The Illinbah circuit track now crosses the river 12 times before reaching Illinbah.

The Old Cedar Road is sometimes in poor condition and the river crossings are often difficult because the frequent floods change the positions of boulders and track entrances. Usually the track endings on each side of the river are marked with an easily visible red tag on a tree.




Binna Burra section, Lamington National Park
Binna Burra, QLD, 4211

Located 18.6K from Laravale

Lamington National Park, Green Mountains Section


Green Mountains, in the hinterland of the Gold Coast and part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, features lush rainforests, ancient trees and spectacular views. This section of Lamington National Park is located on the western side of the Lamington Plateau. Densely-forested ranges and valleys conceal the area's ancient volcanic origins and dramatic lookouts afford views over the southern edge of the Scenic Rim, a chain of mountains stretching from the Gold Coast hinterland to Mount Mistake.

Get away and be at one with nature as you camp at the park's Green Mountain camping area. Choose from the many half-day or full-day walks that explore the park's best attractions. In the picnic area, take photos of crimson rosellas. On the Python Rock track, listen for the masked mountain frog's popping call. Enjoy excellent views of Morans Falls and Morans Creek gorge on the Morans falls track. Spot leaf-tailed geckos on the West Canungra Creek track. Set out on a full day walk along the Border track or Mount Merino track for outstanding views. Look for the regent bowerbird, rufous scrub-bird and Antarctic beech tree, ancient species that have survived since prehistoric times.




Lamington National Park Road,
via Canungra
Canungra, QLD, 4275

Located 21.5K from Laravale

Laravale: Events

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.


Event Dates
2016
      29th Jun
      30th Jun
      1st Jul
      2nd Jul
      2nd Jul
      3rd Jul


82 Brisbane Street
Beaudesert, QLD, 4285

Located 12.6K from Laravale

Laravale: Travel Tips

Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre


The Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre is located on the corner of Enterprise Drive and Mt Lindesay Highway in Beaudesert.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss your travel plans with the friendly staff .

Also enjoy their famous Devonshire Tea in the Tea Garden or browse through the Lyrebird Gallery with work from local artists and craftspeople - paintings, pottery, sculpture, woodwork, textile arts and photography. We also stock home-made and locally-produced foods.

Beaudesert Marketfest takes place on the first Saturday of each month, with an extra Christmas market in December. The market is held in Westerman Park, Mt Lindesay Highway, beside the Arts and Information Centre. There are around 150 stalls, featuring fresh fruit and veges, plants, clothing, old tools and small machinery, bric-a brac, craft, birds, and a variety of other stalls. The market runs from 7am until 12 midday.




2-14 Enterprise Drive
Beaudesert, QLD, 4285

Located 14.4K from Laravale

Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre


The Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre is located on the Mt Lindesay Highway in Rathdowney.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans.

The Rathdowney Museum was opened in November 1984. Volunteers from the surrounding districts have put our collection together. There are many displays of artefacts, pictorial displays and historical records of events and family histories.

Over the years,an extensive collection of historical buildings from the district have been added.






82 Mt Lindesay Highway
Rathdowney, QLD, 4287

Located 15.5K from Laravale

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