BeerwahAustralia

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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.

Top hotels in Beerwah

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Rain Forest Gem
Rain Forest Gem
3.5 out of 5
32 Pine Camp Road, Beerwah, QLD

Situated in Beerwah, this apartment building is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Australia Zoo and within 6 miles (10 km) of Landsborough Museum and Parrots in Paradise. ...

5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"Great little hideaway :) Really enjoyed our time here, the place was immaculate and the hosts were very friendly and accommodating - Highly recommended - only downfall I found were the mozzies outside, however every door / window has mozzie screens so not a problem inside."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2019

Rain Forest Gem
Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel
Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel
4 out of 5
270 Ocean Drive, Sunshine Coast, Twin Waters, QLD
AU$151
per night
Mar 16 - Mar 17

Located in Twin Waters, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Aqua Fun Park Twin Waters and Mudjimba Beach. Twin Waters ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,713 reviews)

"When we checked in we were informed that we had access to the water activities they had to offer included in our stay, which blew me away and also gave us complimentary vouchers for towels. It was pretty awesome! Felt very fancy."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2020

Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel
Oaks Oasis Resort
Oaks Oasis Resort
4.5 out of 5
2 Landsborough Parade, Golden Beach, QLD
AU$141
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20

Situated by the ocean, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bulcock Beach and Caloundra Events Center. Kings Beach and Queensland Air Museum ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,786 reviews)

"It was a big resort and reception was different entrance to the hotel stay. The staff was a bit moody and unfriendly. The room was okay and bathroom was huge. overall stay is okay."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan. 2020

Oaks Oasis Resort

Popular activities in Beerwah

Australia Zoo
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Australia Zoo

4.5/5(337 reviews)

Visit this thrilling Australian animal kingdom, the legacy of Steve Irwin, and you will be guaranteed a fun-filled day of adventure and discovery.

Kawana Beach
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Kawana Beach

4.5/5(279 reviews)

Relax at one of the Sunshine Coast’s most attractive beaches, where fishing is abundant, the surf is great and the rolling waves are perfect for swimming.

Mooloolaba Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach

4.5/5(1,334 reviews)

Cool off in the water, stroll along the coastal esplanade and scuba dive among military shipwrecks.

Bulcock Beach
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Bulcock Beach

4.5/5(454 reviews)

Clear ocean waters, a dazzling stretch of sandy shore, warm paddling pools and a beachside boardwalk combine to make this a classic seaside getaway.

Shelly Beach
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Shelly Beach

4.5/5(306 reviews)

Discover tidal pools amid the fascinating rock formations and crashing waves of this rugged beach, enclosed by Caloundra’s scenic pine-covered headland.

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
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SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

4.5/5(268 reviews)

Watch seals play with their trainers, sharks swim above your head and dolphins jump out of the water at this award-winning marine park.

Top activities in Beerwah

Australia Zoo Admission with Express Transfers
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Australia Zoo Admission with Express Transfers

AU$139

Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's legacy is your playground as you discover amazing wildlife and spectacular entertainment at Australia Zoo. Travel in style and comfort on the air-conditioned Croc Express, which takes you on the scenic route to the world-famous wildlife theme park.

Australia Zoo Day Trip from Brisbane by Gray Line
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Australia Zoo Day Trip from Brisbane by Gray Line

AU$139

Hop on board the Croc Express and ride to Australia Zoo—made famous by Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. Explore the zoo at your own pace and see plenty of wildlife action and exciting wildlife shows.

Australia Zoo Full Day Tour from Brisbane
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Australia Zoo Full Day Tour from Brisbane

AU$125

Visit the famous Australia Zoo to meet some of the most incredible creatures on Earth in a natural habitat. Spend a full day exploring the incredible and educational exhibits of the zoo, including thrilling shows, an African safari, and spots where you can feed kangaroos and baby animals.

Australia Zoo Day Trip from the Gold Coast
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Australia Zoo Day Trip from the Gold Coast

AU$149

Hop on board the Croc Express and ride to the Australia Zoo—made famous by Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. Explore the zoo at your own pace and see plenty of wildlife action and exciting wildlife shows.

Australia Zoo and Sunshine Coast Rainforest Hinterland Private Tour
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Australia Zoo and Sunshine Coast Rainforest Hinterland Private Tour

AU$80

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Australia Zoo, 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah, Queensland 4519 Australia The world famous Australia Zoo set up by Steve Irwin has an array of Australian animals such as Crocodiles, Koalas, Kangaroos, Dingoes as well as African animals such as a rare white Tiger and Giraffes.

Noosa & Sunshine Coast Hinterland Tour
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Noosa & Sunshine Coast Hinterland Tour

AU$109

Explore Brisbane's neighbors, Noosa and the Sunshine Coast, on this full-day tour. See the beautiful coastline of Noosa Heads, spend time at the famous Hastings Street, enjoy a scenic ferry ride on the Noosa River, and marvel at the breathtaking Glass House Mountains.

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Mar 15, 2019

Cute little town.