Buderim is the nexus of the Sunshine Coast – like a waterfall, everything flows from here: the “mountain” to the hinterland, the “mountain” to the sea. Buderim is the gateway to your Sunshine Coast experience. Enjoy the serene heights of the contemporary village above, surrounded by coastal excitement below!
The Locality Map (right) shows how Buderim is centrally located on the Sunshine Coast, “just north of Brisbane, just perfect”.
When you’re looking for adventure there are plenty of interesting attractions. Less than 30 minutes southwest of Buderim, absorb panoramic views from the majestic Glasshouse Mountains, visit Australia Zoo, The Big Kart Track, Ettamogah Pub & AussieWorld or catch the action at Caloundra’s Racecourse. Travel west for the magic hinterland experience of the 3M’s – Maleny, Montville & Mapleton. Or head north to The Ginger Factory & Nutworks at Yandina, the vibrant Eumundi Markets & of course, chic Noosa. Closer to Buderim, there’s all the fun you can handle with many tourist attractions such as Underwater World, Top Shots, Go Wake Cable Ski Watersports Park less than 10 minutes’ drive from your doorstep.
For surfers, swimmers & sunlovers a quick scoot down from Buderim (7.4km - an easy 10-minute drive!) rewards you with world-class beaches – Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland, Maroochydore Twin Waters & the North Shore. Mooloolaba is holidaymakers’ heaven: a showcase of specialty shops, restaurants, bars & nightclubs. it’s a shopaholic’s paradise featuring everything from designer couture to homewares, jewellery & art to elegant resort swimwear.
Buderim offers ambience, relaxed boutique shopping, cafes & restaurants for casual dining out with action nearby, yet far enough away for you to feel truly relaxed & rejuvenated when you want to get away from it all.
That’s the beauty of Buderim …feel the difference!
Here are some local tips when you’re travelling to Buderim…
CLIMATE: Our lovely weather
Buderim & the Maroochy Shire average 7 hours of sunshine daily. In summer, average temperatures range from 170 to 300 C. In winter the average range is 70 to 220 C.
Check out today’s weather & the weekly forecast right here >>
DRIVING DISTANCES FROM BUDERIM
Sunshine Coast Airport — 15 mins
Coolum — 20 mins
Noosa — 40-50 mins
Gympie — 1hr 30 mins
Fraser Island via Beach — 2hrs
Hervey Bay — 2hrs 30mins
Caloundra — 25 mins
Glasshouse Mountains — 40 mins
Boondall Entertainment Centre — 1 hr
Brisbane Airport — 1 hr 15 mins
Brisbane City Centre — 1 hr 30 mins
Gold Coast — 2 hrs
Montville — 40 mins
Nambour — 25 mins
Woodford — 1 hr (Woodford Folk Festival)
Toowoomba — 3 hrs
TRANSPORT: HOW TO GET TO BUDERIM & HOW TO GET AROUND ONCE YOU ARE HERE...
DAILY FLIGHTS: Sunshine Coast Airport
By Air: Sunshine Coast Airport
WINNER: 2011 & 2012
Australian Major Airport of the Year
The Sunshine Coast Airport located centrally at Marcoola is about 15 minutes easy drive from Buderim. The Sunshine Coast Airport offers direct flights daily via Virgin Blue & Jetstar to & from Sydney & Melbourne. Tiger Airways are also recommencing their Sunshine Coast route from 27 March 2013 with 4 flights a week - just in time for Easter. This will extend to daily flights by June 2013.
International flights direct to the Sunshine Coast are a recent welcome addition. International flights are currently available direct via Air New Zealand from June to October 2013. Our airport is funky & fabulous & we know you’ll just love it!
For flight arrival & departure times plus more info visit: www.sunshinecoastairport.com.au
AIRPORT SHUTTLE BUS: COAST OR BRISBANE
Shuttle buses meet all flights & provide door-to-door services to most accommodation houses. Or fly direct to Brisbane & catch a shuttle to the Coast. A number of companies offer door-to-door transport to & from Brisbane’s domestic & international air terminals daily.
Heading North or South
By Coach: Greyhound Bus connects Australia
Daily coach services from the Sunshine Coast connect Noosa, Nambour, Maroochydore & Mooloolaba with all Australian capital cities & many other Queensland & interstate destinations. As an example, a one way Adult ticket from Mooloolaba Backpackers to Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast is $50 & takes 3hrs 30 mins including a 45 min stopover in Brisbane.
Check out the Greyhound Australian destination map here >>
Trains heading North or South
Queensland Rail train services run regular trains daily into Nambour from Brisbane, with regular Sunbus connections to Buderim, hinterland towns & the Sunshine Coast.
For rail services on the Sunshine Coast download the Citytrain Translink latest Timetable PDF here >>
Heading north by train? Try the high speed Tilt Train?
Visit Queensland Rail for more info >>
LOCAL BUS SERVICE:
Covering the Coast
By Bus: Local Sunshine Coast Bus Service:
Sunbus connects Buderim with all towns on the Sunshine Coast including the train station at Nambour.
See current Sunshine Coast Guide to Public Transport >>
Try the Sunshine Coast Sunbus Translink Journey Planner >>
View all bus timetables here >>
Local Tip for travellers: Scroll down to 600 Series to see all Sunshine Coast Bus Timetables & choose your preferred route to see all times & stops plus maps.
Local Bus routes that service Buderim are 614, 616, 617, 636 with others connecting at major points such as Sunshine Plaza or Sunshine Coast University to the rest of the Coast.
DRIVE YOUR CAR: Hire a car or drive your own!
By Car – Hire/Drive:
Hire cars are available to rent on the Coast & collect at the Sunshine Coast Airport. Campervans can be easily hired from Brisbane. Check & compare hire car rates & camper van rental & book online here >>
Our capital city Brisbane is only about an hour’s drive south of Buderim on the M1 freeway. Heading north from Brisbane past the Exits to Burpengary & Caboolture you can follow the Exit numbers to find your way easily. After about an hour on the M1, after you have passed Exit 188 (Steve Irwin Way/Caloundra Rd you will see the colourful Ettamogah Pub & Aussie World on your left. Make sure you are in the left lane on the M1 & then take the next exit - Exit 194 Sunshine Motorway, Buderim, University. You are now on the Sunshine Motorway which takes you straight through to Mooloolaba & Kawana Waters. To visit Buderim, stay in the left lane & take the first left exit you see to Buderim/Sippy Downs where you’ll merge left onto Tanawha Tourist Drive. You’ll see a BP service station on your left. Indicate & turn right into Crosby Hill Rd & head up the hill to Buderim - winding your way up the steep incline till you come to the flat plateau on top, then follow this as it curves around to the right & takes you straight into Burnett St & there you are in Buderim Village.
If you stay on the M1 you can also access Buderim a little further north from Exit 200 at Chevallum Rd/Mons Rd (there is a 24-hour BP service station & cafe at this exit which is very convenient if you need fuel or food - especially if you are traveling at night). At the traffic lights take the right turning lane & go under the M1 underpass. You are now on Mons Rd which leads you directly up the hill & into Buderim.
NOTE: EXIT 200: A 24-Hour Driver Reviver Station is located at this BP Service Station at Chevallum, just off the M1 Bruce Highway.
Driver Reviver operates 24/7 during all peak holiday periods & is staffed by local volunteers. The Bruce Highway (M1) is 1652km long from Brisbane to Cairns. Driver Reviver stations offer travellers a place to break the driving fatigue, clear your head, stretch your legs, have a chat, grab a free tea, coffee or cordial & a biscuit to help drivers stay alert & break up the long, sometimes mind-numbing drive along Queensland’s busiest highway.
For a complete list of Driver Reviver Stops in Queensland & throughout Australia click here >>
If you decide to stay on the M1 after Exit 200, you can still access Buderim from the next Exit 201 which connects Nambour & Maroochydore. Take this Exit, slow down & follow the large roundabout around to the right & exit off the roundabout onto Maroochydore Rd. Follow Maroochydore Rd about 7-8km through Kunda Park (light industrial area) & look for the Kuluin/Buderim exit to Jones Rd (there is a 24 hour McDonalds on the corner here if you need a snack). Follow this exit up to the traffic lights & turn right into Jones Rd, follow this road up the hill to the top of Buderim where it becomes Gloucester Rd & turn right at the traffic lights into Main St Buderim, which will take you past the School & into Buderim Village.
Exit numbers FROM BRISBANE along the M1 Bruce Highway (when driving NORTH)
to all parts of the Sunshine Coast are helpful to find your way around...
Exit 157 - Pumicestone Road
Exit 163 - Steve Irwin Way
Exit 171 - Johnston Road
Exit 188 - Steve Irwin Way / Caloundra Road
Exit 190 - Frizzo Road / Pignata Road
Exit 194 - Sunshine Motorway/ Buderim/ University
Exit 200 - Chevallum Road / Mons Road
Exit 201 - Nambour Connection Road/ Maroochydore Road
Exit 208 - Nambour - Bli Bli Road
Exit 210 - Nambour Connection Road
Exit 215 - Yandina - Coolum Road
Exit 224 - Eumundi - Noosa Road / Eumundi- Kenilworth Road
Exit 230 - Cooroy Connection Road
When driving SOUTH to Buderim from anywhere in North Qld (Cairns, Townsville, Whitsundays, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Gympie), the most direct access to Buderim is Exit 199 at Forest Glen/Chevallum. There is a BP service station located at this exit. Follow through Forest Glen Shopping Village to traffic lights & merge left onto Mons Rd. You are now on Mons Rd which leads you directly up the hill & into Buderim.
The previous Exit 201 (as described above) will take you in to Buderim via Maroochydore Rd. The last exit with direct access to Buderim from the M1 is Exit 194 Sunshine Motorway, Buderim, University.
TAXI: Grab a cab 24/7 across the Sunshine Coast
Suncoast Cabs also provide a 24hr taxi service throughout the Sunshine Coast.
Phone them to book a cab anytime on 131 008.
Or if you know where you’ll be travelling to & from –
book a Suncoast Cab download the free booking app or use the fare calculator online here >>
WALK, BIKE, SKATEBOARD
On Foot, Bike or Skateboard:
We’re up on a mountain so any way you look at it it’s a bit of a hike from anywhere down below along the Coast or from the University... it’s all uphill!
If you’re fit & you’re game, a walk to Buderim from the foothills or the Coast is both scenic & exhilarating. Choose any one of 9 hills to find your way to Buderim: Buderim-Mooloolaba Rd, Jones Rd, Lindsay Rd, Crosby Hill Rd, Dixon Rd, Cogill Rd, Ballinger Rd, Mons Rd, Glenmount Rd...we promise it’s worth the effort! ;)
Buderim is a mountain ridge so once you conquer your chosen hill you’ll find a fairly flat plateau wending its way all along the top of Buderim: a pleasant stroll through Buderim Village...Remember on the way back it will be downhill all the way! Bonus!