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Buderim Forest Park & Serenity Falls
Quorn Close Buderim (off Lindsay Rd, near the PO)

Buderim has the closest waterfall to the Coast!
Visit Buderim Forest Park, a gorgeous spot so close to Buderim Village with cool, tranquil rainforest, delightful waterfall, swimming hole, viewing bridge, picnic areas, wildlife & bushwalk. At the entrance you will also find Buderim’s tribute to Edna Walling, a passionate gardener & landscape architect way ahead of her time, Edna moved from Bickleigh Vale, Mooroolbark in Victoria & spent her later years right here in Buderim. (Her little cottage was located not far away, on the corner of Quiet Valley Crescent, now a private residence).

Bushwalk from the top of the carpark located at Quorn Close & meander your way to the bridge & waterfall, or if you’re keen for a good bushwalk, start at the base of the slope near Harry’s Restaurant on Lindsay Rd. Follow the rainforest boardwalk, a pleasant walk that’s flat & wheelchair friendly. The fit & active can then climb the steep path from the end of the boardwalk to the Serenity Falls waterfall above. It’s a very pleasant way to spend a relaxing few hours away from it all.

Great photo opportunities abound at this well hidden, yet very popular waterfall, a magical oasis right in the heart of Buderim Village. It’s a really special spot not to be missed if you’re visiting Buderim.

Foote Sanctuary - a piece of paradise
Treasure the variety of flora & fauna of EJ Foote Sanctuary. Go for a bushwalk. Hug a tree.
Give thanks. Breathe … deeply.

Meditate & surround yourself in the silence of the bushland forest, listen for the beautiful birdsong or the flutter of a butterfly. Take a picnic. Enjoy the outdoors. This is a beautiful spot bequeathed by a local family for all to enjoy - with an amazing story behind it. Mature age volunteers, some well into their 80’s, give of their time to work here just to keep this sanctuary in tip-top condition. Please leave it as pristine as you found it.

A gorgeous place to get married in this natural sanctuary among the tall trees on a beautiful sunny Buderim day.
(We did! - see below :)

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Follow Foote Ave along Fountain Rd & turn into Park Lane

Birdlife
107 different bird species have been recorded at Foote Sanctuary on Buderim.

Our wedding day - Brent & Tracey & family & friends at Foote Sanctuary Buderim 24 Oct 2004

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Botanic Gardens at Tanawha
The Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden is a living museum, particularly significant in regional & national terms, for the wealth of unique local plant communities. More than 400 species of flora have been identified on the site, including a number of rare & endangered plants.

Located at Tanawha in the foothills of Buderim, this place is simply amazing & shows what dedicated people can do when they put their mind to something & THINK BIG. Thank you so much to the foresight of Maureen Sheargold & your incredible team of supporters. Your had work has paid off. Your legacy will live on for generations.

Another very special outdoor wedding venue...

Wirreanda Park at Buderim
Wander through Wirreanda Park in King St. With its avenue of Giant Fig Trees planted in 1903, it’s the Coast’s most photographed park. Very popular with picnickers & bridal parties. Beautifully shaded, it’s the coolest place on the Coast!

Shops across the road, BBQ’s, seats & shelters, plenty of parking, public toilets, gardens, scrub turkeys, plus a fabulous kids playground - it’s the park’with the lot!

Look out for the romantic LOVELOCK wrapped around one of these magnificent trees...you’ll know it when you see it. Read the message! This park means a lot to the many couples who have tied the knot in this outdoor chapel of love & shared the ir special day with family & friends.

Walking
Go for a walk. Buderim's beautiful homes, gardens, birdlife & landscapes are best enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Try the ‘Post Office Circuit’, the ‘Wirreanda Wander’, the ‘North Buderim Lake Sunset Stroll’, the ‘Mill Rd Meander’ or the wheelchair-friendly ‘Boardwalk Glade’ at Harry’s on Lindsay Road for starters.

Walking anywhere in, on or around Buderim is a very pleasant experience. There’s hilly bits & flat bits depending on your fitness level. And you‘re sure to pass some locals. They’re a friendly bunch!

Be prepared for plenty of smiles, Hi’s, Hello’s G’Day’s & Good Mornings or Good Evenings, a howyagoing little chat or a pat for the dog!

North Buderim Lake
One of the favoured walks of Buderim. It’s a completely flat walk all the way. Park your car at the North Buderim shops. Grab a drink or an icecream before you start or wait until the end. Start along Lakeshore Ave until you get to the North Buderim Lake with its bird island in the centre. This is an important eco-system & safe breeding ground for the black swans & many other local birds & wildlife. You can stroll, jog or cycle right around the entire lake perimeter & watch the many flocks of waterbirds in their natural habitat; swans, ibises, cormorants, herons, spoonbills, pelicans, ducks & swamp hens during the day, with hordes of fruitbats flying overhead at dusk.

Take the kids & some old bread to feed the ducks & they’ll think it’s Australia Zoo! (Only much cheaper!)

Wander back along North Buderim Boulevard & grab a drink or an icecream at the convenience store before you head off!