Logan City Council Destination guide

We invite you to explore the beautiful City of Logan while you’re in the region for our event. The City of Logan has so much to offer! From manicured riverside parks and natural bushland reserves, to weekend farmer’s markets, adrenaline-charged adventures, unique shopping experiences and cultural encounters – the variety will surprise you!

Experience different.

About the event

The Shimano MTB GP events are all about “seriously fun” racing! Podium chasers can line up with Australia’s elites and experienced amateur endurance racers plus casual racers will have a blast, all feeling safe and part of an inspiring community.

Supported by Logan City Council the race is happening at one of the best trail networks on the Queensland XC racing scene, Daisy Hill MTB Trails! The Shimano Grand Prix mountain bike races bring back classic lap racing in 2023 with a set of distance challenges on short-course circuits. The races have Age Group Categories for solos and pairs teams depending on the distance challenges. There will also be four specialty Classification Awards including KOM/QOM, Fastest Lap Time for adults and the Loan Market Junior Sprint as well as a “Hero Title” for the Male and Female Heroes.

This is XC lap racing at its best! From the first time between the tape to people that have spent a lifetime training for power output, we have you covered when you line up at the Rocky Trail start line!

#rockytrailjourney: Logan

We can’t wait to come back to Daisy Hill MTB Trails, which is a favourite with the local riders. We designed the Shimano MTB GP event format as a perfect opportunity to make it a weekend getaway with family, friends, your mates and your special someone!

Event Video from the 2020 Shimano MTB GP at Daisy Hill.

Race Saturday, Explore Sunday

…it’s what the Shimano MTB GP is all about!

Scroll down for visitor information such as accommodation options, What’s On in the region off the race track. There are lots of ideas for what your fambam can get up to while you race, plus some of our favourite experiences you can have together before or after the race.

Location & how to get there

The City of Logan is part of the greater Brisbane area and is located just 30 minutes south of Brisbane and 40 minutes north of the Gold Coast. Logan enjoys South-East Queensland’s famous mild sub-tropical climate, which means it’s always perfect mountain bike racing weather!

Daisy Hill is one of South East Queensland’s most popular MTB parks. The park has many trails, most of which are relatively easy and hence, caters for beginners through to more accomplished riders. A few trails are more challenging than others, and there is number of technical features should riders want to test their abilities.

Make sure you check out Eats & Beats while you’re in town!!

The city’s best pop-up urban festival, Eats & Beats returns to the Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct for a night of fun, live music and delicious food. The night will feature over 20 food trucks and a great line-up of artists. It’s a great event for the family, friends or a perfect date night! Please remember this is a pet and alcohol-free event.

Accommodation partners

Hotel Gloria

14 Carol Avenue, Springwood Qld 4127
Info: 15 minutes to Event Centre
T: 07-3387-6000
E: reservations@hotelgloria.com.au
W: https://www.hotelgloria.com.au/


  • Hotel Room @ $161 per nightFind out more…
  • 1 Bedroom Unit @ $209 per nightFind out more…
  • Note, both room types only sleep 1 to 2 people at this rate.
  • Included:
    • Free boxed breakfast (continental) and complimentary bottled water in the room.
    • Garbage bags to put on the floor to rest the bikes on.
  • How to book:
    • Please book directly with the hotel with reference “Rocky Tail” at time of booking.
King Hotel Room
1 BR Queen Unit

Our top tips for #rockytrailracers

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, the City of Logan has so much to offer, it’s the ultimate day out. Test your skills and reflexes at Kingston Park Raceway or discover the city’s rich history at historical villages and museums. Get close to nature at the Daisy Hill Koala Centre, or experience the tranquility of a tea ceremony at the Chung Tian Buddhist Temple.

Kingston Butter Factory PrecinctKingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct is a place where big ideas come to life and people come together in ways that entertain and inspire. Logan City Council has transformed the city’s historic butter factory site into Logan’s landmark cultural precinct offering a year-round program of art, culture and entertainment in the heart of Logan.

With major festivals, concerts and live performances, it’s a place where our city’s rich cultural heritage and diversity is celebrated. Don’t forget about Eats & Beats on Friday 30th June!
Gourmet Cave TrailTucked away in the industrial back streets of Slacks Creek in the City of Logan, a foodie revolution is taking place. From coffee roasteries, to breweries, to multicultural culinary delights, the traditional industries once dominant in these side streets and laneways are now competing with a new kind of grinding, and more aromatic compounds filling the air.
Chung Tian TempleAt Chung Tian Temple you can visit the 7-tiered pagoda, join a tea ceremony at the Water Drop Tea House, meditate in the temple, learn Tai Chi, take a class in Buddhism or Chinese, or even transcribe a sutra in the Calligraphy Room. This is an all-encompassing experience for the senses and the soul.
Bayside Wake ParkYou’ve tried surfing, snow skiing and snowboarding or maybe just want to give something new and exciting a go? Welcome to Bayside Wake Park! Formally known as Cable Ski Logan, this is a Wakeboard and Water Ski Park that provides an action packed and fun experience for first time visitors through to advanced riders.
Wellbeing and mindfulnessExplore the scenic heights of Daisy Hill, with a tranquil morning of YOGA, a visit to some sleepy koalas and some meditation over a traditional tea ceremony at the Chung Tian Temple.
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International flavoursGet a first-hand taste of Logan’s cultural diversity at one of the city’s hidden attractions, the Global Food Market. Shop amongst locals and pick up a range of seasonal produce you’d only expect to find overseas including; dragonfruit, jack fruit, custard apples, lychees, rambutan, mangosteen and much more.
While you’re there, treat yourself to hot breakfast from a melting hot pot of global cuisines including South-East Asian, Indian, African, Pacific Islands, and tastes from the Middle East.
Area 51Okay so you may not find any aliens, but if you need somewhere to run off some energy, Area 51 is Australia’s largest indoor entertainment centre with indoor play, a sports centre and recreation centre!
Australia’s best Aboriginal experienceYou could say that Spirits of the Red Sand has been 60,000 years in the making. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the history, beauty, and vibrancy of the Aboriginal peoples, this powerful storytelling experience will give you an unforgettable glimpse. Spirits of the Red Sand is an interactive Aboriginal live theatre show located within the Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum, and includes a mouth-watering three-course char-grilled buffet dinner.
Beenleigh Historical VillageBeenleigh Historical Village and Museum takes you on a journey of years gone by. This collection of our heritage organised as a village is dedicated to preserving the cultural legacy of the old Beenleigh region for current and future generations. There are 20 heritage buildings filled with original items used by those who lived in the 1860s and onward.

You can see the old St. George Anglican Church, The Beenleigh Council Chambers, Willkie’s General Store, the old Dodge fire engines, family homes, the Loganholme One Teacher School, the Post Office and much more.
Daisy Hill Koala CentreDiscover the secret world of koalas! Learn more about these amazing marsupials by exploring the fun and informative displays in the centre. Watch short films in the Woodland Theatre, discover all about the koala’s life cycle and unique biology, learn the signs and symptoms of a sick or injured koala, and learn how you can contribute to the conservation of koalas.

There are so many experiences that await,
here are just a few to get you started:

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Event contacts:

Race Director: Bob Morris 0458 299 558
Event Manager & Media Liaison: Jo Parker 0424 955 332