Key annual events supported by the Historical Society of Beaudesert and the Beaudesert Museum include:

Saturday 18th July 2020

The Annual Shepherds Walk

Intending walkers MUST REGISTER their names by 15th July 2020 with the Historical Society.

Walkers are to assemble at the Historical Museum, located at the corner of Brisbane Street and McKee Street Beaudesert, by 8.00am on the morning of the walk, to check in, pay and sign disclaimer.

Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and the child’s name included on the disclaimer signed for by the person responsible.It is preferable that Leaders of Bush Walking Clubs have their members complete the disclaimer form (attached) prior to checking in and paying.

Buses leave the Museum grounds at 8.30am and travel to Christmas Creek to view the monument erected in the memory of the Chinese Shepherds killed in the skirmish. A short address will be given on the historical significance of the day. The walk starts at Christmas Creek continues over the Jinbroken Range down to the washpool on the Albert River in the Kerry Valley.

WALKERS MUST CHECK THEIR NAME WITH THE SOCIETY VOLUNTEER STATIONED AT THE RIVER CROSSING.

On the grounds adjacent to the crossing Historical Society and Restored Auto Club members will have everything ready for walkers and non-walkers to enjoy a real Aussie BBQ sausage sizzle, with toast, tea, coffee, cordial and freshly cooked damper and syrup. Marquees and huge shady gum tress will provide lots of shade.

BUSES WILL RETURN TO MUSEUM AT 2.30PM APPROXIMATELY

Please note:

  • There is some steep walking and those with health conditions must be aware of this.  Regular spells for slower walkers will be taken when required.
  • Most of the walk is not in mobile serviced area and is inaccessible to four-wheel drive vehicles.
  • Walkers are advised to carry drinking water and a snack for morning tea at the crest.
  • Toilets are available at Museum and at the picnic grounds only.
  • The walk is over private property.

Bookings:

Please contact us on 07 55413 740 between 10am and 2pm Sunday to Thursday or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cost per person:

  • Adult walker or non-walker with bus fare and lunch $25.00
  • Children with bus fare and lunch $15.00
  • Non walkers travelling privately to picnic area for lunch $10.00

Download the flyer about this year's Shepherd's Walk OR

Read more about how and why the Shepherd's Walk originated