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BeerwahAustralia

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
Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains and Surrounds!
Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains and Surrounds!
5 Bloomfield Pl, Beerwah, QLD
The price is AU$156 per night from 21 Sep. to 22 Sep.

Situated in Beerwah, this guesthouse is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Glasshouse Mountains National Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Beerwah Forest Reserve and East ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)

"Beautiful place, clean will definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on 22 Aug. 2020

Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains and Surrounds!
Beerwah House, 3bedroom , Swimming Pool, Near Australia Zoo, Sunshine Coast
Beerwah House, 3bedroom , Swimming Pool, Near Australia Zoo, Sunshine Coast
11 Mellumview Dr, Beerwah, QLD
The price is AU$245 per night from 27 Sep. to 28 Sep.

Situated in the mountains, this holiday home is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Glasshouse Mountains National Park and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Australia Zoo. Beerwah Forest ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Neat and tidy

"Excellent experience on a great property. Owners were great to deal with would 100% recommend to anyone. Definitely would stay again"…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep. 2020

Beerwah House, 3bedroom , Swimming Pool, Near Australia Zoo, Sunshine Coast
Rain Forest Gem
Rain Forest Gem
3.5 out of 5
32 Pine Camp Road, Beerwah, QLD

Situated in Beerwah, this apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Glasshouse Mountains National Park and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Australia Zoo. Beerwah Forest ...

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

Popular places to visit in Beerwah

Australia Zoo
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Australia Zoo

4.5/5(341 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.

Mooloolaba Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach

4.5/5(1,360 reviews)

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

Kawana Beach
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Kawana Beach

4.5/5(283 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.

Bulcock Beach
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Bulcock Beach

4.5/5(468 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.

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
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SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

4.5/5(274 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.

Shelly Beach
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Shelly Beach

4.5/5(310 reviews)

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

Top activities in Beerwah

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

AU$149
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Whale Watching on Whale One
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Whale Watching on Whale One

AU$75
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Aussie World Theme Park Tickets
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Aussie World Theme Park Tickets

AU$36
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Bribie Island Adventure Tour
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Bribie Island Adventure Tour

AU$135
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast General Admission
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SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast General Admission

AU$34
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Private Transfer from Sunshine Coast Airport to Noosa for 1 to 7 people
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Private Transfer from Sunshine Coast Airport to Noosa for 1 to 7 people

AU$158
Per adult

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15 Mar. 2019

Cute little town.

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