When it comes to Queensland, there’s no shortage of historical regions to choose from, but travel around 30 minutes out of Brisbane to the city of Logan and you’ll find a place where they take the preservation of the past just that little bit further.
Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum is exactly that, an entire village dedication to days gone by.
With 20 heritage buildings filled with original memorabilia, you can step back in time on a self-guided walk or take a posse of friends for a guided group tour.
Whether they’re in costume or behind the scenes, volunteers care for this collection of early Australian buildings and memorabilia. They even offer a Billy Tea and Damper!
For those after something a little more substantial for lunch though, the Tin Cup Café has you covered, located in the original Yatala Railway Station building.
Built in 1885, it was commissioned for over 100 years before it was shifted into the historical village.
The village is also the only one in Australia with an authentic pre-European Aboriginal village (we highly recommend the night-time cultural show).
And you don’t have to go out into the red centre to take it all in, it’s all just up the road smack bang in the middle of Brisbane and the Gold Coast. You can find Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum at 205 Main Street, Beenleigh.