Browse through the country markets for hand-made arts, crafts and pottery or celebrate at the country races.
Visit The Centre, Beaudesert's arts and cultural hub, to enjoy free exhibitions, local and international music and performances, and classic movies.
Beaudesert is 64km south of Brisbane and 72km inland from the Gold Coast.
A town of about 5,500 people, it houses one of two council administration buildings, a shopping precinct, public hospital, residential areas, schools, churches, sports facilities and commercial centres.
Famous for its showgrounds, Beaudesert is the gateway to some fantastic scenery and activities in the Scenic Rim region and boasts an array of ‘things to do’
Population growth has been modest in recent years, with the most significant developments being the establishment of two relatively upmarket residential areas - Brayford Estate, 2km east of the town, and Tullamore Downs 4km north.
Beaudesert Historical Museum and Information Centre is open daily in Jubilee Park, near council's library and the swimming pool. The museum displays vehicles, machinery and tools dating back more than 100 years. It also houses Pioneer Cottage, an authentic slab hut built in 1875.
The Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre, north of town, is open daily and sells local arts, pottery and crafts. A great spot to enjoy a cup of Devonshire tea.
‘The Centre’ council’s own arts and culture section, continues to draw in visitors and locals alike with varied art exhibitions, performances from world famous bands, singers and dance groups and showings of the latest films.
Beaudesert has two primary schools and a high school, TAFE classes and two aged people’s complexes.
Locals can enjoy the olympic swimming pool, public library and a range of sports such as rugby league, rugby union, soccer, cricket, lawn bowls, touch football, golf, netball, tennis, pony club, turf club, basketball, swimming, fishing, gymnastics, motorcycling, pistols, restored autos, rifles, bicycles, tae-kwon-do and karate.
The town's broad range of goods and services includes hardware stores, banks, TAB, post office, auto shop, chiropractor, computer store, veterinary clinics, trophy shop, electrical and furniture store, fabric shop, optometrist, shoe stores, chemists, medical centre and general practitioners, dentist, butchers, hairdressers, barbers, video shops, fruit and vegetable markets, clothes stores, photo shops, hotels, motels, newsagents, takeaway food shops, cafes, bakeries, credit union, laundromat, accountants, solicitors, restaurant, motels, shopping centre and real estate agents.
Beaudesert has several service stations and garages with an indus trial estate to the north.