Top 10 things you didn't know about the City of Logan
Logan City offers a wealth of hidden treasures, from pristine natural bushland and diverse native wildlife to adrenaline-pumping adventure and historic landmarks. It's the perfect place to explore on a day trip, and to help you get the most out of your visit. We have rounded up 10 things you might not have known you could do in Logan. Happy exploring!
1. Ah the serenity … Berrinba Wetlands is a must for nature lovers. Explore the serene and picturesque wetlands along 8km of shared walking and bicycle tracks and discover lovely spots for picnics. The kids can visit the interactive information environmental education centre, ride their bikes, or have fun on state-of-the-art play equipment.
2. Australia's oldest registered distillery is actually located in Logan – who knew! Take a tour of the Beenleigh Rum Distillery for $15, or for $25 get the full tour and experience a tasting session of the distillery’s premium range of rums.
3. Bayside Wake Park is a wakeboard and water ski park offering cable wake boarding to all levels. With kneeboards, life vests and skis included in the cost, all you need to worry about is coming into the park and giving it a go.
4. Kingston Park Raceway offers not one, but four levels of go-karts and three separate race tracks at Kingston Park so people of all ages and experience can channel their inner Vettel.
5. You can discover the true flavour of Logan and immerse yourself in culture at the Global Food Markets. Held each Sunday from 6am, these markets offer a colourful and lively ambience and selection of fresh produce from some of the gourmet capitals of the world. Treat your tastebuds and try the many international breakfast foods from Europe, Africa and Asia.
6. More than 200 bird species have been recorded here among the woodland, cane fields, melaleuca and brackish swamps, freshwater lake, and open grassland. The Eagleby Wetland Reserve is a popular bird-watching location for avi-tourists.
7. Springwood Conservation Park shelters 36 hectares of open eucalypt forest and is home to a variety of wildlife. However, what truly sets this park apart are its rock formations and caves that have been discovered by many a keen explorer.
8. Accessible from the Gold Coast Highway, Daisy Hill Conservation Park boasts a massive 435 hectares of bushland with horse riding, mountain biking, self-guided walking trails, and picnic areas shared by visitors and wildlife. This park also houses the Daisy Hill Koala Centre (free admission) which provides a wealth of information about these appealing Aussie icons.
9. One of Logan’s most surprising hidden treasures is the Chung Tian Temple at Underwood, which features the Chinese palace architectural style of gold and red in the traditional manner of Chinese Emperors. Situated in a beautiful bush setting, you can attend meditation classes or join in a Chinese Tea Ceremony conducted for tour groups.
10. From June to November you can visit Chambers Flat Strawberry Farm to pick your own strawberries or buy fresh punnets from the farm shop … you can even pick up delicious chocolate-coated strawberries, jams and other berry nice goodies! Open seven days a week, they'd love to see you. So pack up the kids, jump in the car and take a drive to a farm-fresh experience today.