Pioneering flavours trail

Embark on a Pioneering Flavour Trail through the City of Logan, with a journey through our pioneering past. 

Destination 1: Beenleigh Historical Village - 1.5 Hours

Explore the Beenleigh Historical Village, a curated selection of twenty restored heritage buildings filled with memorabilia from the 1860s onwards. Telling the tales of families, businesses, education and governance in the region during early settlement, the oldest buildings on the site include two slab timber cottage homes. Explore the St George Anglican Church, a rural school, the old Coomera lock-up and the Beenleigh Council Chambers, the Post Office and more before you slip into Saverin House. 

Built in 1900, Saverin House is now home to ‘The Gallery in the Corridor’ where you can pick up a piece of art from a local artist. From there head into the Old Beenleigh Railway Station to enjoy delicious treats freshly baked onsite at the Tin Cup Cafe.


  • Guided Tour: $15.00 pp (min 10) includes morning tea of fresh damper/tea and coffee at the historical village
  • Self-guided: Check current prices on website  
  • Tin Cup Café: entry free
small group of men and women stand around table smiling and drinking craft beer

Destination 2: Beenleigh Artisan Distillery - 1 Hour

Your next stop is across the highway at the Beenleigh Artisan Distillery. Take a guided tour through The Big Red Shed, which is home to sections of the original Beenleigh Distillery established in 1884, step into the barrel room where their carefully crafted products are nursed through the aging process before being hand-bottled. Finish with a taste testing of their Artisan Rums alongside a gourmet selection from our local Chocolatiers at Poppy’s Chocolate. 


  • Pre-booked tour
  • Rum and Chocolate tasting from $25.00pp
  • Master of Rum tour and Craft your own blend from $95.00
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Destination 3: Mayes Cottage - 1 Hour

Only 15 minutes west of Beenleigh not far from Kingston Road, discover a unique part of Logan’s history, the nineteenth century, heritage-listed house of Mayes Cottage, known to the original family as ‘Pleasant Place’. 

Discover the humble beginnings of the Mayes family who came from London in 1871, in the hope of building a better life for themselves and their family. Discover the challenges they faced as they established new farmlands across the rolling hills of Kingston, then known as Scrubby Creek. See original furniture and structures beautifully preserved on the property and chat to the friendly guides onsite to discover more about the family who lived here.

Then relax in the sun and enjoy your picnic lunch from one of the nearby cafes on the manicured lawns of the Mayes family home or share a yarn on the veranda with one of the friendly volunteer guides.


  • Free including guided tours
  • Opening Hours:
  • Thurs to Sat from 10:30am – 4:00pm
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