Beerwah

Australia

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Photo provided by Australia Zoo
Like mountain views and zoos? Get away to relaxing Beerwah!

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.

Known for

Mountains, Zoo and Wildlife

Top Hotels in Beerwah

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

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

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 Mar 15, 2019

Rain Forest Gem
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Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains and Surrounds!
Beerwah, QLD
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

Situated in Beerwah, this guesthouse is within 9 mi (15 km) of Mount Ngungun, Australia Zoo, and Glasshouse Mountains National Park. Landsborough Museum and ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Very comfortable

"Perfect place to stay while visiting Australia Zoo with the kids. The small things made it memorable. Milk in the fridge, Easter eggs for the kids"…"

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2019

Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains and Surrounds!
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Butterfly's Hideaway Cottage - Glasshouse Mtns
Beerwah, Queensland
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

Situated in Beerwah, this romantic vacation home is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Australia Zoo and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Landsborough Museum. Aussie World and Parrots in ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Great property

"Great base to visit Australia Zoo. Visited during some very warm weather so air con was lovely. Clean property and cooked a lovely BBQ dinner one night. Will visit again"…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Butterfly's Hideaway Cottage - Glasshouse Mtns

Popular things to do in Beerwah

Australia Zoo
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Australia Zoo

Cuddle a koala, feed kangaroos, see elephants or watch a crocodile show at this famous wildlife park, the former playground of the late crocodile hunter Steve Irwin.

Kawana Beach
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Kawana Beach

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

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

Bulcock Beach
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Bulcock Beach

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

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

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 Day Trip from Brisbane
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Australia Zoo Day Trip from Brisbane

$95

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 Admission with Express Transfers
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Australia Zoo Admission with Express Transfers

$95

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

$85

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

$101

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.

4-Day Brisbane & Australia Zoo Tour
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4-Day Brisbane & Australia Zoo Tour

$469

Take a scenic tour through the history of Brisbane and the unique wildlife of Australia with 4 days in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Meet the animals at Australia Zoo, made famous by the legendary Steve Irwin, and admire the distinctive Glass House Mountains.

Brisbane Buccaneer
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Brisbane Buccaneer

$60

Flinders on a Jetski is a 90-minute trip tracing the path of Mathew Flinders back from 1799. After leaving the marina, you'll head out to White Patch before continuing north along the eastern side of Little Goat Island.