How it all began .......
Mike and Gail Steindl, owner/operators of Tuckeroo Cottages & Gardens, returned to Beaudesert in 1976 to set up home with their two sons after purchasing a local small business which they successfully developed into a sub-news and a travel agency.
In December 1998 Mike and Gail moved to Rathdowney after purchasing 50 acres of land with a 'less than desirable' weatherboard home. With lots of imagination they were able to picture what could be converted into a tourism venture for their retirement years. Having spent some 25 years in the Travel Industry in Beaudesert they had years of experience in knowing what people expected for value for their money in this particular field.
Late in 2004 two cottages were constructed in Boonah by Abbottsfield Country Cottages and transported by truck in the early hours of the 14th December 2004 to 115 Forest Home Road, Rathdowney. The following year was spent decorating the cottages and establishing the gardens and surrounding areas.
Tuckeroo Cottages & Gardens is a secluded couples retreat in the heart of the Scenic Rim with spectacular scenery and forest walks down to a rocky Logan River.