Kooralbyn lies in the Gold Coast hinterland, approximately 20km south-west of Beaudesert, itself some 64km south of Brisbane, Queensland and 56km west from Queensland’s Gold Coast. It is part of the Beaudesert Shire Local Government Area.
Kooralbyn, commonly referred to as “The Valley” by its residents (due to the former name “Kooralbyn Valley”) is home to more kangaroos than people. The residential streets, avenues, courts and roads wind around the undulating terrain and usually end up at a water tower. The town consists of a shopping complex (with real estate, fuel, groceries and other conveniences), 4.5 star international hotel, 18-hole championship golf course, world-class polo fields, an airstrip, a light commercial area, an indoor ski field (year-round, under development at the time of writing), mini golf, tennis, self contained accommodation, The Kooralbyn International School, and other facilities.
We enjoy the peace and tranquility of a scenic rural setting while being so close to the major business and population growth centres of Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Overseas visitors hear about Australia, where kangaroos hop down the main street: well, our Kooralbyn is the town where that happens. Our business community is a little different to most Chambers, in that the majority of our local business people are involved in home-based business, with a small, but expanding CBD of a rural township character. Rarely does such a unique opportunity exist, where business can have daily interaction with many worlds: the natural landscape and the large variety of wildlife in it, while being involved in the world of e-commerce or other business-to-business transactions. Kooralbyn is a unique lifestyle in S.E. Queensland.