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7 Fun Half Day Trips on the Beenleigh Train Line

Explore Beenleigh with a convenient train ride! We’ve listed 7 half-day trips from the Beenleigh train line that will guarantee a fun day out in this article.

We know that when you have little people who need naps, you don’t always want to do a full-day trip.

You can still explore in half a day though, and there is so much to see and do from the Beenleigh train line! The best part is, you don’t even need a car as you can just jump on the train!

We’ve put together this list of 7 epic half day trips from the Beenleigh train line, so grab a backpack and jump on a train to explore and enjoy a fun day out!

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Easy (Green): A nice easy walk. Expect less than 6/7 minutes from station to the destination. Usually one or two very close destinations for a nice, relaxing half day trip.

Medium (Yellow): Looking for a bit more of an adventure? These stations are usually no more than 15 minutes from their fun destinations. These stations often have multiple destinations too so there is tons of fun stuff to see and do!

Hard (Red): An adventurous day out. Expect longer than 15 minute walks from the station to the destination and there may be multiple destinations. A great choice for those who want to enjoy a good walk and have an active day out!

Beenleigh train line

1. Beenleigh station: Easy

From the station to Beenleigh Library you can expect the walk to take you around 5 minutes. Connected to the Beenleigh Events Centre, the library faces out onto a small park with a war memorial and shaded seating. Within the library, there is an extensive range of books and by making use of the library’s free sign-up policy for all ages you will receive a library card and access to book borrowing, computer use and Wi-Fi.

The children’s section is set in a prominent section of the library and they’ve created a welcoming space for kids to enjoy books with their family.

Free group activities for young children include family time activities such as baby rhyme time, toddler time and story time. When visiting the library pick up a free ‘What’s on’ brochure for more information.

Beenleigh Library opening hours:

Beenleigh Library opening hours:

  • Mon, Wed and Fri: 9am-5pm
  • Tues and Thurs: 9am-8pm
  • Sat: 9am-4pm
  • Sun: closed

For more details please see the Logan City Council website or call the Beenleigh Library on 07 2899 7300.

2. Bethania station: Easy

Make your way across the train tracks and you will find the Bethania Aquatic Centre within a couple of minutes’ walk from the line. Inside you will find a 25m pool, leisure pool and space to rest in the shade while enjoying food from the kiosk.

Bethania Aquatic Centre summer opening hours:

Bethania Aquatics Centre - accessed on the Beenleigh train line
Bethania Aquatics Centre

Mon-Fri: 7am-6pm

Sat-Sun: 10am-3pm

Please note: The pool is not open all year round. It opens in October for the summer season. It is temporarily closed now due to renovations.

For more information on prices and swimming lessons visit the Logan City Council site or contact Bethania Aquatic Centre at 07 2803 4102.

Behind the Bethania Aquatic Centre is a park complete with equipment for small children, a concrete running practice area, workout equipment and a place for older kids to practice balancing and gymnastics. There is shaded seating nearby.

3. Loganlea station: Medium

Sturdee Park near Loganlea Train station on the Gold Coast train line
Sturdee Park

Sturdee Park is located a 5-10 minute walk from the Loganlea Train Station. Take a right and walk to the blue police station located at the corner. Turn left onto Haig Road, make a right at Keyes Street and left onto Dianne Street to find the park. There is an undercover seating area, a large play area with multiple slides, and an off-leash dog park at the other side. There are toilet facilities, BBQ points and a basketball court with plenty of room to run around.

Sturdee Park near Loganlea Train station on the Gold Coast train line
Sturdee Park

4. Kingston station: Easy

Kingston Park and community Arts Centre, accessed from Beenleigh train line
Kingston Butter Factory

Directly after walking out of the Kingston Train Station parking lot take a left and follow the road down to the old butter factory. Now transformed into an art gallery for local art, alongside a museum and theatre, the space is used by the local community as a place to connect with the past. Outside is the old caretaker’s cottage with an overhanging of flowers at the entrance. On the other side of the old factory is a park complete with shade cloth covering and a nearby BBQ area.

For more details on the Kingston Butter Factory Community Arts Centre website.

5. Woodridge and Trinder Park stations: Easy

The park is situated between the two stations but the walk may be slightly less arduous if you get off at Trinder Park. There is a playground, oval and undercover seating plus basketball, skate facilities, cricket net, and BBQ points. Oates Park is situated in a suburban area so the space is fairly quiet giving you time to sit back and enjoy the sound of birds flitting through the trees. There is also enough room to bring a ball along and have a kick around on the field with your kids.

6. Sunnybank station: Easy

Directly behind the carpark is a walkway that leads down through the bush and onto a wetlands boardwalk. If you would prefer to stick to the road this will also lead you to the playground situated next to a large duck-filled pond. The view can be enjoyed from the pergolas at the water’s edge or from a picnic blanket on the grass. There are BBQ facilities, picnic tables, and space to run and play. The park also offers a bike path, basketball half-court, rebound wall, and exercise equipment.

The walk takes about 5 minutes making for a relaxing half day out.

7. Dutton Park station: Hard

Dutton Park on a day out from Beenleigh train line
Dutton Park

Walking from Dutton Park Train Station make your way along Kent Street to Annerley Road. Turn to your right and walk up the main road continuing past the old cemetery. This walk will be uphill but once you reach the top you will gain sight of the playground on the other side. The playground is large and shaded by trees, with a nearby picnic and BBQ area. There is also a lookout at the peak of the hill with views over part of the city located near the basketball court. If you continue down the hill you can also follow the paved paths through the park for a lovely walk down towards the river. The walk to Dutton Park may take up to 20 minutes but it is worth the effort.

Dutton Park on a day out from Beenleigh train line
Dutton Park
Dutton Park on a day out from Beenleigh train line
Basketball court at Dutton Park
Dutton Park on a day out from Beenleigh train line
Dutton Park

Which half-day trips will you choose on the Beenleigh train line?

There are lots of half-day trips on the Beenleigh train line and it’s so easy to explore on the train. Which one will you choose next?

Do your kids love trains? Check out these half-day trips from City StationsFerny Grove Line, Shorncliffe Line, Gold Coast and Caboolture!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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