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Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. It is situated north of Glass House Mountains, approximately 80km north of Brisbane, and just south of Landsborough. The main road through Beerwah is called Steve Irwin Way. It was formerly known as the Glasshouse Mountain Tourist Route and is accessed by the Bruce Highway, which bypassed the town in 1985. Beerwah is administered by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.HistoryThe name Beerwah comes from the Kabi language (Turrbal dialect) word birrawaman, with birra meaning sky and wandum meaning climbing up.Beerwah Post Office opened by August 1907 (a receiving office had been open from 1891).The Coochin Creek Provisional School opened in November 1888, becoming Coochin Creek State School on 1 January 1909. In about November 1928, it was renamed Beewah State School. On 10 July 1952, another Coochin Creek State School opened, but it closed on 11 March 1962.Beerwah State High School opened on 1 January 1992.TransportBeerwah is a growing hinterland town. Transport links to Brisbane and northbound destinations at Beerwah railway station on the Nambour and Gympie North railway line.Beerwah is in Sunshine Coast. Take a look at our Australia journey site to refine the details of your trip to Beerwah.
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