Beerwah, QLD 4519

3.1(23 reviews)

Ranked 45th best suburb by locals in Sunshine Coast Region, QLD

Great for

  • Parks and recreation
  • Safe and sound
  • Clean & green
  • Internet access
  • Neighbourly spirit

Not great for

  • Nightlife
  • Eating out
  • Parking

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Country Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews of Beerwah, QLD

"Beerwah - best of both worlds"

After living in about 30 different places (yes, I am old), Beerwah is by far the best. The people are wonderful and friendly and it's lovely bumping into friends in the streets and local shops. There is a great community feel and the locals are very active in enjoying the wonderful bush walks and mountain hikes. Nearby Ewen Maddock is perfect for kayaking and swimming and if you feel more like saltwater experiences then there are many beaches within a 25 - 30 minute drive. The birds and wildlife are fabulous and you can still see kangaroos in paddocks. There is a public primary and secondary school and a great Prep to Year 12 College (Glasshouse Christian College) which has fantastic facilities for about 1100 students.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Growing fast but staying friendly"

I have lived in Beerwah for over 10 years and have seen it change over that time. Beerwah is a relatively safe place to live and raise a family, with nearly all amenaties here except the big shopping centres and hospitals which are a short drive away. 30 mins to the beach and under an hour to Brisbane make it great for professionals and families. The train line attracts some ferals but in comparison to other towns of similar size the crime rate is relatively low. Traffic flows well and delays are minimal. Best of all it is a friendly relaxing town that is growing into a hinterland hub with new estates popping up and plans for capital growth on the drawing boards.... I for one wont be moving away anytime soon.

Great for

  • Friendly people
  • Relaxing atmosphere
  • A pub
  • Some friendly out of towners
  • Train out
  • Close to beautiful Maleny & Montville region
  • Library with WiFi

Not great for

  • Most shops closed on saturday afternoons and sundays
  • Some bogans / bevans

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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bushtob
bushtob
17th October 2020

"Country feel Great for families"

Moved here in 2017 after living mostly in Brisbane suburbia. People are friendly and I found it easy to make friends with locals. Beerwah state school and Beerwah High have been great for my kids so far. Fantastic teachers and community school feel.
Beerwah has lots to offer for families, parks, swimming pool, skate park. I would like to see council put in more walking tracks or footpaths that can be accessed with a pram that have some shade and not on the busy roads.
We have good choice for groceries with Woolworths, Fresh & Save and Aldi. Plus a few local butchers fruit shops and farm stalls.
Amazing scenery anywhere you look. Majestic sunsets behind the mountains. So much green space for good mental health.

Woodlands Chicken farm and Food processing are very close to town and do omit a fowl smell some times. Mostly at night and it is usually worse through the winter. The chicken farm at the end of Pine Camp Road has 10 + sheds in a small vicinity that house tens of thousands of chickens that do produce a lot of smell. This is something that council will need to re asses in the near future as they continue to approve more high density housing in the surrounding areas. The smell can be that pungent and burning the nose that you have close all windows and move inside if the smell comes floating in. It is also noisy at night time with fans running. Apart from the industrial sized chicken farming going on a few kms from the Main Street of town, the place is absolutely perfect.

Spoilt with mountains to climb and creeks to swim in, close to the beach, the highway & train station for those who work in Brisbane.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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ronaldc1
ronaldc1
10th July 2020

"Town with a bad smell in the air."

Beerwah is a lovely setting amongst the mountains with friendly residents.
Unfortunately more times than not the town has to suffer from a pungent horrible smell that is most unpleasant.
The cause maybe from chicken farms close to town, nobody can really find out the cause, authorities seemingly choosing to ignore the problem.
I only visit Beerwah, glad I do not live in Beerwah, I would be selling up and moving if I did.
Let's have some action and eliminate this unhealthy air that circulates the town.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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melodymcandrew
melodymcandrew
27th April 2020

"Horrible town"

The people are feral and not very nice the boxing centre there is not nice people beerwah state high are full of bullies and the children there are feral your far away from shopping centres and everyone knows your business I'm certainly on the road out of this stink hole town.

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barbs3
barbs3
16th April 2020

"Can’t wait for the chicken farm to move!"

Beerwah is a beautiful spot surrounded by mountains. The only downfall is the disgusting smell coming from the chicken farm/ significant noise coming from the chicken farm. The council does absolutely nothing about it. Pretty certain there is a close connection between the chicken farm and council members. No other town would ever allow a chicken farm of this size and production in such a populated area with a school literally next door. I think it’s a matter of time before someone steps in and takes action. Once the farm is gone it’s going to be an amazing area with fresh air!

Watch this space.

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the-commieh
the-commieh
18th November 2019

"Crap town"

I use to love it here everyone was smiling and friendly and then all of the sudden people started acting differently horrible town and too many idiots here

jessefarmer
jessefarmer

Beerwah is beautiful find kniw what youre on about so you dint like it because people ding smile as much anymore??

the-commieh
the-commieh

Yep hey you wanna being miserable stop voting in the same parties all the time

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patm7
patm7
11th June 2019

"Can do better"

After 2 years we would make the following observations:-
The train service is not flash but it’s good for going to the city and the airport.
Living near Mt Coochin gives us plenty of exercise and we can walk to town in 30mins.
People do take dogs in the National Park but that’s dog people for you.Best not to comment or there will be abuse and threats of violence.
Exceeding the 50kph suburban speed limit is mandatory.Police not sighted so far in our area.
Burning off backyard waste is a threat to community health and the environment and occurs on most days including under cover of darkness.2years of complaints to our local councillor and the Sunshine Coast Council have not provided any relief,in fact one of the council environmental officers doesn’t see a problem and was very insulting and patronising during a conversation that lasted about 20 minutes.Air quality is worse than the city so stay away if you value your health.The concept of duty of care seems missing from our local govt.
In conclusion we would be ok here if it wasn’t for the burners but the reality is that the council won’t help so we will probably be off soon before smoke inhalation kills us.
It’s pretty ordinary to have to put up with this kind of thing when most communities banned it many years ago:-it never occurred to us that people still burned off -it’s 2019 not1920.We find it ridiculous that the council are after a biosphere listing.

jessefarmer
jessefarmer

Omg you dislike dog people? Thus has gotta bf the strangest review I have ever seen. I bet youre one of them nosey neighbours constantly looking around the street you live on because you think you own the area you lived in coz you bought a house on it so youre more entitled to complain about everyone around you because other people couldnt own their houses could they you must be a blast of fun at a lovely dinner party talking about your clean air and lung health. Beerwah is gorgeous and so safe, I just moved here from a place where shootings and stabbings are a weekly occurrence minimum and youre worried about people going over 50km and burning off!? My lord god please help us

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mcd
mcd
24th January 2019

"Horrid schools pathetic public transport"

We moved to Beerwah5 years ago worst move we ever made thank god we are moving Public schooling up here and this includes most of the sunshine coast are pathetic BULLYING RUNS RIFE (Beerwah Secondary school bad news) very little is done about it both primary and secodary. Public schooling system lags way behind southern states Best look to send your Children to private schools which there are many to choose from.Sadly a once nice town is becoming a druggies paradise there are some really nice people here but sadly many rednecks with gutter mouths even young kids swear like you would not believe.There is a country target, IGA ,Woolworths, newsagent hotel a few takeaways which are below average, chinese avoid like the plague pineapple patch chinese is absolute rubbish. Public transport woeful very unreliable though on a positive note there is 2 roads that lead out of Beerwah choose one of them and dont look back

jessefarmer
jessefarmer

Im sorry but I dont think youd survive living in Nerang on the GoldCoast or an area like Blacktown in Sydney are you kidding me Beerwah is like a childcare centre probably the safest area Ive ever seen?? Let me run something by you it may help just coz you said about the bullying so does that mean the bullying problem is affecting your household? If so what if you were to send whoever getting bullied to some sort of gym or just say to them thats the world we live in unfortunately so you can either be like me and just get upset about it and post and whine on a website hardly anyone is gonna read, or you could just accept it is what it is and just grow thick skin and not let it get to you or you could go up another step and say well you could stand up for yourself and start hurting people when no body is looking and deny it when the teachers ask about it and do it when there are no witnesses around and get a couple solid mates to be your witness that if never happened and if this person cant fight just tell em to get a mate or 2 and just 3 on 1 these bullies 1 by one when theyre alone. Youre welcome no need to thank me I know that I give great advise no need to praise me. I dont know why but I was born with greatness and sometimes I feel like Im Jesus or a God you know?

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"Great place. Great people."

Great for

  • Some friendly out of towners
  • A pub
  • Train out
  • Close to beautiful Maleny & Montville region
  • Library with WiFi

Not great for

  • Toads

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
FirstC
FirstC

Ice addicts rednecks everywhere only good thing about beerwah is the road leading out of there the beerwah primary school is absolutely pathetic high school not much better locals most part not bad worst mistake we made thankgod we have moved out of this backwater redneck ice addict town

mcd
mcd

Do not send your kids to Beerwah high school bullying runs riffe at this school prinecipal sweeps parent and student complaints under the carpet go elsewhere
AVIOD LIKE THE PLAGUE

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"Taking off"

Not too far not too close to everything it depends on if you're willing to do a bit of drive. 10 minutes from the town to the highway and it takes you to everywhere. Within one hour to the airport and there're probably only a couple of traffic lights in the entire trip. Half hour to the beach, just take Steve Irwin way and short cut to the Brisvigas weekenders feels like a privilege. 40 minutes to Ikea and Costco. If you're afraid of crowd, mountain climbing, dirt tracks, farm work, boat ramp and fishing spots at the coochin creek estuary, or go for a trip to Blackall range, lots of things to do within 30 minutes drive. Or if you're lazy there's everything you need in the town. Get a place with large backyard and build up your own sanctuary garden and hobby shed. Most importantly, there're still large blocks at affordable price and with practical access to essential services. The potential new Bunnings, fast rail and CAMCOS line and Beerwah East, sounds very promising for long term investors and residents. People are generally nice and friendly. But trust your gut feeling when you scout around, not every estate and street are the same. Lastly, send kids to the private school in the town.

Great for

  • Some friendly out of towners

Not great for

  • Few great dining options

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
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"Beerwah"

Beerwah is bounded by the locality of Mount Mellum, Old Gympie Road, the locality of Landsborough and Bells Creek Road in the north, the Bruce Highway in the east, Coochin Creek, the locality of Glass House Mountains, Sandy Creek, Pikes Road, Old Gympie Road and Sargeants Road in the south, and the locality of Peachester and Old Peachester Road in the west.

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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"A small town that appears to be improving quickly."

I have recently brought in Beerwah (early 2012). I was attracted to the town as it really seemed to be on the move. There is a recently completed ALDI and a Target is coming shortly. The town is relatively quiet and there is a local school. With a well located train station with direct access to Brisbane and a short drive to beaches it appears like very good buying. The only downside I see is the lack of food options and nightlife. Hopefully this improves over time as the area grows in size. Beerwah provides a good lifestyle at a fraction of the price of a waterside suburb.

Great for

  • A pub
  • Some friendly out of towners
  • Train out
  • Close to beautiful Maleny & Montville region
  • Library with WiFi

Not great for

  • Some bogans / bevans
  • Few great dining options

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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"Beerwah: cute, quiet town but on the rise..."

A nice little town with basic amenities. Is on the train line to Brisbane / Nambour, and you can get a bus out to Caloundra, etc. Nice small town feel with generally friendly people. Some very nice shops (Bob the Butcher, Beerwah Books & Bits, Boutique Noir Hair, Pasta D'Vine Cafe - all friendly and helpful every time I've been in these shops, great service). Lots of parking - I've never had trouble getting a carpark at any time of day. A lot of the shops are closed on Sunday, or close early, which is a bit inconvenient (but I come from a city where things are open 24/7, which you do get used to). Some feral kids hanging around the train station sometimes but you get that anywhere. Not a lot of great dining options, e.g. no Thai, Indian, etc, just pizza, fish 'n' chips, Subway - Pasta D'Vine do awesome iced coffee, cheesecake, gourmet pizza. There's a public library with WiFi which is a plus. Generally, good value houses but not many with character. There is an Aldi supermarket being built at the moment, and I hear a Target is coming, too, which will be great for jobs and save some trips out of town. Overall, a sweet little town which is definately growing.

Great for

  • Library with WiFi
  • Close to beautiful Maleny & Montville region
  • Friendly locals
  • A pub
  • Some friendly out of towners
  • Train out

Not great for

  • Few great dining options
  • Some bogans / bevans
  • Almost everything closed on Sunday

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
AussiePool
AussiePool

Edit: Dining Options now greatly increased; Chinese, Italian, Indian and the usual suspects, Fish & Chips, Subway, Eagle Boys and Dominoes. Greatest little 'village' I have ever lived in!

FirstC
FirstC

Full of ice addicts chinese better to go to supermarket and by chinese from there

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"Find somewhere else to live"

Beerwah is the pits of the sunshine coast. When I lived there I found the shopping choice totally inadequate. Medical,dental and other services poor and the people feral. The real estate is grossly overpriced. Rain, rain and more blooming rain. Toads and soggy gardens. Mozzies everywhere.
Some people are OK but they are the ring ins, not the locals. Too long in one place.
Sorry but if you are moving to the Sunshine coast........try Caloundra. Much better!!!!!!

Great for

  • Train out
  • A pub
  • Some friendly out of towners

Not great for

  • Wet
  • Toads
  • Angry people
AussiePool
AussiePool

By your comments (and your username) you'd probably be much better off in Caloundra. Much more people to fight on a Saturday night! Belle Vista would be right up your street.

mountainair
mountainair

Bully, you must have lived in Beerwah 20 years ago because appart from the rain(which is no different to the rest of the coast), your comments are totally in the dark ages.

FirstC
FirstC

Beerwah full of ice addicts not good for families

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""Beerwah - The next Buderim""

We moved here about 4 months ago and what a place! Fantastic location; 15 minutes to the beach, 25 minutes to the Plaza and 45 minutes to Bris Vegas! Couldn't ask for more. Still VERY affordable at present (4 bedroom house with pool at $450) but this won't last long. Great facilities including transport and all the services you could need including a number of restaurants and a great tavern (Woolworths, SupaIGA and an Aldi for groceries!). Very friendly place too. Get in now as people will no longer want to pay Buderim prices when they could have all this Hinterland tranquility so close to everything!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
kellyc22
kellyc22

Can I ask do you have children? If so do they attend public or private school in Beerwah area? We are family of 3, hubbie & I early 40s with an 8 year old (3 older kids on their own now) looking to relocate to Beerwah, well, tossing up Beerwah/Landsborough/Eumumdi/Peachester areas. Looking for a community atmosphere, friendly, approachable people that smile back ;) rural(ish), prefer hinterland within half an hour to the beach, we fell in love with the Beerwah area. We just really wanted a smallish town that we could mingle mix and join into a community, hopefully meet like minded people through school. Now reading half these comments about ice addicts, rednecks, violence, bogans, crime, bad stenches, Its enough to scare us off ;) Some call my hubbie a redneck haha, he is a tradie, another bad label I've seen comments about (odd) but he'd give you the shirt off his back if you needed it, do anything for anyone. We currently live Gold Coast hinterland on acreage & personally like the sounds of animals & can handle animal smells (again odd thing someone complained about) but its the violence/ice/crime/unfriendliness that is deterring, also comments about the school with bad bullying & reviews. Please if you could tell me how your finding it all, any advice greatly appreciated.
Cheers Kelly

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"Great place to live"

a great place to live and bring up children,close to beaches but not too far from Brisbane and the Sunshine Plaza for your retail therapy.Lots of developement at the moment with target and aldi being built here very soon.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Beautiful country town but so close to beaches!"

Beerwah has the best of both worlds, country close to the coast. A friendly town with great schools. Very family friendly!

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
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"Friendly country town"

I moved to Beerwah two years ago and have four young children. Its a great place for families, lots of nice parks, a swimming pool and skate park, its not too busy and its not too quiet. I find the shopping facilities are good there is a Woolworths and IGA plus lots of local businesses like mechanics, hairdressers, fruit shops etc if I need bigger shops like target or kmart I can go to Morayfield or Maroochydore. I like to be able to buy local fruit and honey from the road side stalls in the mountains

I find it to be very clean and lots to do with the kids - plenty of playgroups and activities at the local library and community hall. Also a few nice restaurants are opening up now and the local pub serves nice food and has a play area for children

It is in a lovely location - the Glass House Mountains - beautiful scenery of pineapple fields and farms.

There is plenty of housing and quite a few new estates like Beerwah Heights, Woodgrove and Shaws Road. The housing is a little expensive though you cant really buying any thing under $400,000 and land prices are going up constantly.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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"Great sized units close to everything"

Great sized unit with all the benefits of being clost to all the shops and public transport, the only down fall to the property is the constant traffic speeding down Simpson Street and Pine Camp Road as this property sits on the corner of two roads.
Also the constant freight trains during the day and night are rather noisy. However I truly enjoyed living here and will miss the area greatly the people are so friendly and the local realestate that manages the property are very helpful and responsive. Air con is in both up and down stairs areas and awesome timer deck. Does get hot in mornings and afternoons

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"The little town that could..."

Beerwah is my home town and it's finally starting to develop into a somewhat reasonable place to live. We all know Australia Zoo is just down the road at Landsborough, and the traffic that it has created is starting to have an impact. Going west too has created problems and the new bypass is a welcomed sight. Shopping is still developing and for something a bit more serious, it's a trip to Caloundra, Caboolture/Morayfield, or even Maroochydore down the fast freeways. House prices have gone berserk over the years, and jsut now they are coming back a little, but still expensive considering the lack of infrastructure and retail. The town could really use a few more shops, not little boutique ones, but more established larger businesses, such as MacDonald's and Bunnings. It will soon happen, but where the township's CBD will expand to, is a bit of a mystery...

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"Quiet but somewhat dull"

Beerwah is a pretty enough little township in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. It's tropical rainforest appeal is a strong factor for tree changers looking for a rural existence. The main attraction for touristy types is the world famous Australia Zoo. Steve Irwin the Wildlife Warrior and his parents before him built the zoo to help native Australian animals in including the crocodile, for which his love of and subsequent documentaries on, earned him the was named the Croc Hunter, Now thousands of tourist visit the shrine to Steve (now dead) and enjoy the zoo. The attraction is the main employment and economic boost to the town. Commuting from here is common with some people heading either into the nearby coast or even Brisbane to work. House prices are excellent.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"This is a small farming town some 30 mins from the coast on the Sunshine Coast."

By comparison to the other towns around, Beerwah is a very quiet town, but in saying that, an important one. It is the centre for the small farming area at the foothills of the hinterland area. Pineapples and turf are two of the main farming types in the area.

AND, OF COURSE, the home of Australia Zoo. Internationally know Australia Zoo was set up here by Bob Irwin as a family business and became world reknown when Steve and Terry Irwin became heavily involved in the business.

Australia Zoo is a very big employer of well over 150 staff and is still going through a growing stage. Their plans will have a big impact on employment in the area.

The funny thing is, even though the zoo is here, it does not actually have a strong presence in the town itself. The town is more reliant on servicing the local farming community.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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