art & heritage trails of logan
The City of Logan is bursting with culture, and the best way to discover it all is by following one of four self-guided art and heritage trails (detailed maps available on Logan City Council's website). From street art to war memorials and artistic playgrounds to heritage-listed buildings, each trail boasts over 20 fantastic sites to explore. Here's just a little taste of what you can expect along the way.
A great place to start this trail is at Logan Village's Forest of Memories art installation, featuring historic figures from Logan's past. The installation is particularly impressive after dark when the whole thing lights up. Other trail highlights include the Logan Village Hotel, Logan Village Museum, the heritage-listed Bethania Lutheran Church, plus Beenleigh Historical Village. Make sure you finish up at the Beenleigh Rum Distillery where you can enjoy a tour and even a cheeky tasting...more
Following the Mt Lindsay Highway, this trail covers a range of fascinating sites, including a number of schools, churches and public artworks. Must-see destinations include Gallipoli's Mirage at Greenbank RSL, the Sri Selva Vinayaker Hindu temple, Jimboomba's Little Brown Church, and Tully Memorial Park, where timber markers indicate the height of the region's biggest floods. After a long day of sightseeing, stop off at the Veresdale Hotel for some refreshments and a glimpse of the disused Beaudesert rail line and Veresdale Station...more
Taking in an eclectic array of street art, sculptures, banners, as well as the Logan Art Gallery, this trail is an absolute must for all art lovers. History buffs will also enjoy Mayes Cottage (Kingston), as well as the Kingston Butter Factory, which now houses Logan City Historical Museum and an Arts and Craft Cooperative. For a spot of fresh air and a perfect picnic opportunity, finish up at Gould Adams Park on the banks of Scrubby Creek...more
Outdoor enthusiasts will love this trail which takes in some of Logan's best natural sites, including Underwood Park (the FUNderwood Hollow playground is a true work of art), Daisy Hill Forest (Dennis Family Cemetery) and the Springwood Park war memorials. Other memorable attractions along the way include the Chung Tian Temple (just a short walk from Underwood Park) and Carbrook's Fachwerk Farmhouse, which is Queensland's last surviving example of the fachwerk building style, utilised by early German settlers...more