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Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre

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by May (subscribe)
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Published November 12th 2020
Because who doesn’t need a possum tea cosy in their life
Beaudesert is 90 kms southwest of Brisbane making it an easy destination for day-trippers for those from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Located on the Mt Lindesay Highway, the area sources its income predominantly from rural activities such as cropping, grazing and equine activities. The township boasts several heritage-listed sites including the Beaudesert War Memorial in William Street and the Racecourse and Grandstand on Beaudesert-Boonah Road.

Why make it worth the effort to visit Beaudesert? Beaudesert is located in the Scenic Rim meaning that its views of the mountains, particularly after a little rain, are simply delightful. By making Beaudesert your basecamp, you can explore so many fascinating townships in its surrounds, including Rathdowney, Canungra and Boonah.

My recommendation as your first port of call is the Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre, located on the corner of Enterprise Drive and Mt Lindesay Highway. It is impossible to miss as it is so well signposted and sits right next door to Westerman Park, making it a great rest spot to give the Little People a run on the playground equipment and for restroom facilities.

The Information Centre has the usual array of maps, brochures and tourist information and is staffed by knowledgeable and friendly volunteers.

They also serve Devonshire Teas with homemade scones on the verandah overlooking the park. This means you can keep your eyes on the kiddies wearing themselves out whilst contemplating the brochures. Now that's multi-tasking!

The building also includes an Arts and Crafts Gallery filled with creations from local artists and craftspeople including pottery, woodwork, textile arts and paintings. Where else would you find a possum teapot cosy, I ask?

They also stock a range of local produce and homemade foods including honey, jams and pickles, and lavender flavoured honeycomb - examples of several which will be included in this year's Christmas parcels.

Opening Hours are as follows:

9 AM - 1 PM Thursday
9 AM - 1 PM Friday
9 AM - 1 PM Saturday
9 AM - 1 PM Sunday
9 AM - 1 PM Monday
9 AM - 1 PM Tuesday
9 AM - 1 PM Wednesday

For more information, go here.

It was Lovelle Drachman who once said, "Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures." I just wasn't aware that there were adventures so close to home.

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Why? Escape from the city and support a rural community
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Where: Cnr Mt Lindesay Highway and Enterprise Drive
Your Comment
May, I mostly find the best articles in small towns
by Susan J Bowes (score: 3|2385) 359 days ago
Hi May, as of yhe 1st December are now open 9am to 4pm mon-fri & 9am to 3pm sat & sun.
I've done some of my Christmas shopping there.

Cheers Donna
by 66doo (score: 0|4) 359 days ago
Hi May love the article and will head out there to get my tea cosy. Best of all is the quote - blessed are the curious - don't we have fun ! x Marina
by Marina Marangos (score: 3|1062) 377 days ago
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