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Buderim Travel Guide: 89 reviews and 286 photos


Buderim was once a little village where the Palmwoods tram ended its journey, where the early settlers made their home, where there were many farms , where the original Ginger factory was built and from where you could see what is now Maroochydore but with out the city lights. Of course from various vantage points you can look north, west, east, and south to this day.

Buderim was named after the Aboriginal word for the Hairpin Honeysuckle (Badderam), Banksia Spinulosa var. Collina.

Buderim Mountain has an elevation of 180 m, is 7.2 km long, and 4km wide, with 360 degree views..

The locals when asked where they live still say " ON Buderim " and some new comers think this is an affectation but it is not so. We live on a mountain. The school is named Buderim Mountain State School so it must be correct.Yes?
So if you are a visitor to the Sunshine Coast come and visit us "ON Buderim".

There are many little cafes open in the day where you can enjoy a snack or lunch. There are hairdressers...need a blow wave?...A number of dress shops all with different styles...so much better than the sameness of shopping centres. And men's wear and shoe shops and banks and teller machines and real estate agents if you decide to buy and make this your home. Oh I must not forget shoe repairs and a dry cleaner all within walking distance of where you park.
There is a post office too..I am a keen user of post offices while travelling to post home excess gear. Need a few groceries? All here.

Take your time to find the off road parking and make sure you find the one with no time limitations behind the NEW post office.

There are restaurants and places to dine (or just eat)in the evening .There is a Tavern as well. Wander around and you will find them all.

Churches of almost every denomination are here too and welcome you to their services. All in convenient locations.

Not too far away is the nice walk along the old tram track and there are other nature reserves as well eg "The Foote Sanctuary".

Nature Walks

So there are a number of beautiful walks. The photo shows the Foote Sanctuary. I am told there are 107 different bird species recorded here.

A little bit tricky to find but ask a local or call in to the OLD Post Office for directions.

Another walk, complete with picnic area and waterfalls leads form near Harry's Restaurant to the top of Buderim in Quorn Close.

And last but not least follow what is left of the old tramway track.

You can find this charming walk hidden away between Buderim and Forest Glen. The track is built on the right -of-way of the tramway as it descends through the rainforest to the base of Buderim Mountain. Major highways now block the rest of the original track to Palmwoods.
The journey of the walk is 1600m return.
In its heyday, 1914 to 1935 the tram ( pulled by a Krauss locomotive ) brought visitors from Brisbane via Palmwoods to Buderim Mountain.

To find the walk first locate Mons Road , Buderim then note where Mons Road joins Telco Road. By car easy or a bit of a walk.

Buderim Tram. The History of Buderim

Finally restoration of the Krauss locomotive that once pulled the Buderim Tram from Palmwoods to Buderim has been completed.
It is presently hidden away on private property until its new home is decided.
Eventually the engine will be somewhere on Buderim Mountain for all to see.Most likely near the Hub where in by-gone days its journey to the Mountain ended.

Many of these old photos were donated by a pioneer family to the archives.
Many of the photos were originally owned by the Wise family..

And now there are Living Legends on Buderim

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  • Pros:Beautiful soil, Beautiful views, So much history
  • Cons:Traffic through the main street
  • In a nutshell:Best place in the world
  • Last visit to Buderim: Jul 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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