The largest hinterland town in the southern corridor of the Sunshine Coast, 70-kilomtres north of Brisbane; Beerwah is an established family-friendly town with a good range of amenities and is home to world-famous Australia Zoo attracting visitors nationally and internationally.
Named after Mount Beerwah (556m) tallest in the Glass House Mountains, believed to be an Aboriginal mother in a legend told about various peaks; it is also asserted that it was named by the Kabi tribe, with its aboriginal name being Birrawaman, a blend of Birra meaning sky, and Wandum meaning climbing up.
Historically it was very much an agricultural belt with first European settlement circa 1888, and soldier settlement farms established after World War 1. Fruit growing, poultry farming, and timber production were the main industries, up until the 1980s when residential development of the town reach started changing the landscape.
Today Beerwah continues to develop and evolve and is home to a diverse range of residents attracted to its community spirit, natural beauty, affordable housing, and ease of access to M1 to Brisbane.
With three schools: Beerwah State School, Beerwah State High School, Glasshouse Christian College; a heritage-listed tavern, rail to Brisbane (ear-marked for future fast-rail duplication), two supermarkets, an Aquatic centre, golf course, medical centres, parks and sporting grounds – it is a wonderful place to live and invest, with a very bright future ahead.