Beechmont Tourist Information

Visitor Information for Beechmont in the Scenic Rim

Beechmont aerial photo taken in the scenic rim

Beechmont is a charming village in the Scenic Rim Region, situated between the Lamington Plateau and Tamborine Mountain. Positioned on a ridge, this traditional country town boasts stunning views of Cunninghams Gap, Scenic Rim Peaks, Flinders Peak, Moogerah Peaks, and even the distant D'Aguilar Range.

Home to around 840 residents, Beechmont is a tight-knit community with a warm and welcoming vibe. It's conveniently located just a 45-minute drive from the Gold Coast and about 2 hours from Brisbane.

This vibrant village attracts nature lovers and adventure seekers alike, offering a mix of history, breathtaking scenery, and outdoor activities.


Map of Beechmont

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A Brief History of Beechmont

Beechmont's past is rooted in its name, derived from the plentiful White Beech trees that once flourished here. In the 1800s, the area attracted timber cutters due to these trees, leading to the town's original name, Beech Mountain.

However, due to high demand, the White Beech population dwindled significantly, making them a rare sight today. Despite changes over time, Beechmont retains its old-fashioned charm seen in its architecture and strong community ties.

The area has a rich Indigenous heritage with the Yugambeh people having long inhabited this land, influencing the town's character.

Historical sites like Binna Burra Road: Binna Burra Cultural Landscape and the Beechmont Church (formerly St John's Presbyterian Church) provide glimpses into Beechmont's heritage.



Local Amenities

Despite its size, Beechmont offers an impressive range of amenities for both locals and visitors.

The Beechmont Community Centre houses numerous community groups and clubs, featuring the Headmaster's Cafe for refreshments. Additionally, the centre hosts the monthly Beechmont Markets, managed by the Beech Mountain Association.

Accommodations cater to diverse preferences and budgets, offering charming bed and breakfasts, luxurious cabins, eco-friendly retreats, and the renowned Beechmont Estate, set on a picturesque 75-acre Wagyu and polo farm in the Hinterland.

Foodies can enjoy various dining experiences, from hearty pub meals to gourmet delights featuring local produce. The Beechmont Country Markets offer handcrafted souvenirs and local treasures, while quaint shops and galleries dotted around town invite exploration.

Essential services like a general store, post office, and mechanic ensure a comfortable stay for visitors.

St John's Catholic Church hosts monthly services, and Graceleigh Park provides sports fields for various activities such as cricket, soccer, football, tennis, and netball. The Hall on Graceleigh serves as a versatile school hall for community events, while the Providence Farm Hall, originally a community hall, changed ownership in 2011.


Things To Do in Beechmont for Visitors & Tourists

Beechmont is an ideal starting point for outdoor activities. It has been a popular destination for bushwalkers to explore the natural beauty and lush rainforest of the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park since the early 1920s.

Adventure seekers, including hang gliders and paragliders, also frequent Rosin's Lookout, offering spectacular views across the Numinbah Valley to Springbrook and Mount Warning, along with barbecue and picnic facilities.

Beechmont offers a diverse range of activities and experiences for everyone to uncover the hidden charm within the Scenic Rim.

Binna Burra
Rosins Lookout


Cottage Style Accommodation near Beechmont 

Whether you're a seasoned traveller seeking adventure or a family seeking a relaxing escape, the rural paradise of Beechmont offers a memorable experience in the heart of the Scenic Rim.

Milford Country Cottages is located 102km away from Beechmont which is about a 90-minute drive via Boonah Rathdowney Rd (State Route 90). If you are staying with us at Milford Cottages, we recommend putting aside a half-day or full-day if you want to visit Beechmont.

To stay in one of our relaxing scenic rim cottages, contact John & Lyn McLean on 0434 621 902 or click here to book online.




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