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Beerwah visitor guide

06 Dec 2017

Beerwah has two major attractions that have really put it on the map for visitors: one is Mount Beerwah, the largest of the Glass House Mountains, and the other is Australia Zoo, made famous by the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. 

 

Beerwah village is one of the larger towns dotted throughout the Glass House Mountains area, and offers a down-to-earth atmosphere with all the facilities you might need for a comfortable stay. 

The Glass House Mountains Visitor and Interpretive Centre is a great place to visit for an orientation to the area. This accredited information centre is staffed by knowledgeable locals. It is located at Settler's Rotary Park, Reed Street, Glass House Mountains (open daily 9am to 4pm).

Australia Zoo
Australia Zoo

Spectacular Mount Beerwah presides over the town like an ever-watchful mother. If you’re an experienced climber you will enjoy the challenge of her steep ascent and the reward of panoramic 360 degree views across the Sunshine Coast from her summit. 

Put aside an entire day to visit Australia Zoo, one of the best zoos in the country and nestled on over 70 acres of natural Australian bushland. It features dozens of open enclosures and a one-of-a-kind crocodile show. 

View from Mt Beerwah
View from Mt Beerwah

Other activities in the area include a range of bushwalking tracks that lead to picturesque lookouts, delve into the region’s past at the Landsborough Museum, be astounded at Landsborough Galleries’ collection of artworks or go-kart at the Big Kart Track.

If you like beautiful and well-appointed B&Bs, then you’ll love the privacy of options in this neck of the woods. If you’re on a budget, there are a variety of campgrounds and holiday parks in the area, as well as comfortable and convenient motels.

Australia Zoo holds special events to celebrate Steve Irwin Day in November and children flock to the zoo each year on July 24 to celebrate Bindi Irwin’s birthday and in December to celebrate Robert Irwin’s birthday. 


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