6.9 out of 10

Beerwah

Ranked 38th best suburb in Sunshine Coast
-26.8553638683466 152.97622275282
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Country Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Sep 07, 2015

"Great place. Great people."

Pros
  • Some friendly out of towners
  • A pub
  • Train out
  • Close to beautiful Maleny & Montville region
  • Library with WiFi
Cons
  • Toads
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • 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
Oct 04, 2015
Duncn Mclean
Duncn Mclean 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
Jun 13, 2017
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Fair enough"

Within 1 hour to north lakes Westfield and Costco and city and Noosa, within 30 mins to mountains, forests, creeks, dam, beach, churches, plazas and hospitals, good thing is it's not too far from everything, bad thing is not close to everything either, train station with plentiful free parking makes traveling to city daily by train for work is possible. Little shopping village at town centre would be far enough if you just eat steak every day, veggie is expensive, but can get cheap fruit and seafood from local farmers and fishermen occasionally. Epicures can't live here unless you are a good cook. Private and public schools are near but the acedemic atmosphere and performance can hardly satisfy very ambitious parent and child. Generally people are quiet and normal but you will see some bogans and rough and wild and large and brainless ones sooner or later. life style is simple, monotonous and stereotype. Good soil and plentiful rain, large blocks, which gardener and autist loves. No NBN yet, ADSL speed depends on the distance to exchange. all-in-all, beerwah is a good and affordable sub for new established family with limited budget or special location requirement, much much better than many subs around Caboolture. Because it is a large area, carefully and wisely pick which street you live and where you hang out, to avoid flood, unnecessary inconvenience and unwanted people.
Pros
  • Some friendly out of towners
Cons
  • Few great dining options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • A pub
  • Some friendly out of towners
  • Train out
  • Close to beautiful Maleny & Montville region
  • Library with WiFi
Cons
  • Some bogans / bevans
  • Few great dining options
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Friendly people
  • Relaxing atmosphere
  • A pub
  • Some friendly out of towners
  • Train out
  • Close to beautiful Maleny & Montville region
  • Library with WiFi
Cons
  • most shops closed on saturday afternoons and sundays
  • Some bogans / bevans
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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.
Pros
  • Library with WiFi
  • Close to beautiful Maleny & Montville region
  • Friendly locals
  • A pub
  • Some friendly out of towners
  • Train out
Cons
  • Few great dining options
  • Some bogans / bevans
  • Almost everything closed on Sunday
Recommended for
  • 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!
2yrs+
FirstC
FirstC Full of ice addicts chinese better to go to supermarket and by chinese from there
Oct 04, 2015
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"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!!!!!!
Pros
  • Train out
  • A pub
  • Some friendly out of towners
Cons
  • 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.
2yrs+
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.
2yrs+
FirstC
FirstC Beerwah full of ice addicts not good for families
Oct 04, 2015
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

""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!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"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!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"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
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"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...
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"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.
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  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"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.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees