Beaudesert is a rural town-ship just over an hour's drive directly south of Queensland's capital Brisbane.
It is a part of the shire which is now known as "The Scenic Rim". And,scenic it certainly is. Heading further south beyond Beaudesert you will come to the Kerry valley and eventually to relatively unknown, but beautiful, part of Lamington National Park called the "Lost World".
To the east of Beaudesert is Mt. Tamborine, a scenic location of which most Brisbanites are aware. To the west you will look out and see Flinder's Peak and Mt. Elliot. Travelling from Brisbane to Beaudesert you will travel along the Mt Lindsay Highway. Continuing travelling on the highway through Beaudesert will bring you to the foothills of Mt. Lindsay.
I am fortunate to live in this beautiful part of the world, and the pictures I have chosen to post here are not of the Beaudesert township itself, but taken in the surrounding areas.
Xanthorrhoea, commonly called "Grass Trees", are endemic to Australia are are found in abundance in the Beaudesert area. The species are very slow growing and have the ability to withstand bushfires and arid conditions. Mature specimens often have blackened trunks which have resulted from bushfires passing through. Because of this, they were sometime called "Blackboys". That name is not now considered to be politically correct and is seldom used.
The photos below were taken from the side of a bush track heading up towards Mt. Elliot. They are all mature specimens, probably several hundreds of years old.