3 Bushwalks of Buderim, Sunshine Coast, Qld

Have you been to Buderim Village? Do you know there are 3 lovely bush walks just a short distance from the village?

A few showers didn't stop us from walking the interesting bush trails of Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway, Buderim Forest and Foote Sanctuary

BUDERIM-PALMWOODS TRAMWAY is a short walk of appx 4kms return along a section of where the train used to travel carrying farm produce and timber. The railway line was used between 1914-1935.
Access to this track is on the corner of Mons and Telco Roads. A small grassed parking area is available in Telco Road. This walk is suited for wheelchairs and the access at the beginning has a ramp.

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 Historical Photos of the railway

Historical Photos of the railway


As you walk along this historic track listening to the birds singing you will find signage with points of interest -  pass the site of Mons Station, and will see some of the few remaining sleepers. Seats are placed at regular intervals to take a rest and take in the bush environment.
Want to know more check this link out to download the map https://www.buderim.com/tramway

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 Railway Sleepers

Railway Sleepers

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BUDERIM FOREST - is a beautiful rainforest walk, with cascades, ferns and the very much photographed 'Serenity Waterfall'
There are 2 entrances one from Harrys Lane (off Lindsay Rd) and the other from Quorn Place. Depending on how much the creek is flowing sometimes you can cross over and walk from one entrance to the other.

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 Cascades on the way down the steps from Quorn Place

Cascades on the way down the steps from Quorn Place


We took the Quorn Place entrance where there is a memorial garden in memory of Edna Walling who is famous for designing Australian gardens and using native plants. The natural rock steps lead down to the bridge at Serenity falls. A very short distance on the track and we could hear the roar of water. As we came down the hill it was great to see the waterfall flowing over the rockface and into the rockpool. Standing on top of the arched bridge is a good place to get some lovely photos.

 Serenity Falls

Serenity Falls

 Arch shaped bridge -a great viewing point for Serenity Falls (also known as Buderim Falls)

Arch shaped bridge -a great viewing point for Serenity Falls (also known as Buderim Falls)


Ventured down the steps to enjoy a closer view and to check out the creek crossing. Decided not to cross over Martin creek this time as rocks were very slippery. Up and over the bridge took us back to our cars where we drove to the other entrance at Harrys Lane.
From this end of the track is a boardwalk for a short distance until it meets the bush track where we needed to watch our footing as lots of slippery tree roots. The track follows along the banks of the creek with the water flowing over the boulders to the bottom of the falls to the point where you could cross over the creek.
More information http://www.buderim.qld.au/must-see-places/buderim-forest-park/
NOTE - part of the boardwalk is currently under repair so there is a bush track detour (26/8/18)

 Boardwalk 

Boardwalk 

 Slippery tree roots

Slippery tree roots

FOOTE SANCTUARY - We had been lucky with only light showers as we drove towards Foote Sanctuary our 3rd bush walk for the day in Buderim. Entrance we took is  Foote Avenue, just off the Buderim-Mooloolaba Road.
This area of land was donated by the 'Foote Family' in 1948 and dedicated to the memory of their son Eric, killed in the fighting at the Somme during the First World War.

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 Many tracks - good idea to take a photo

Many tracks - good idea to take a photo

Enjoy a walk on the different walking tracks in this 9 hectares of land ranging from easy to moderate to difficult in the wooded areas of rainforest, eucalyptus trees, tree ferns and the call of many bird species
We planned to walk the boundary track which is one of the longer ones, however we must have missed a turn and found ourselves back at the car sooner than expected which was a good thing as there was some thunder and rain. 
A good excuse to go back another day to check out all the tracks.

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Take along a picnic or bbq as there is a gazebo, picnic tables and bbq facilities
More Information: https://www.buderim.com/foote-sanctuary

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How lucky are we to have these 3 interesting and varied walks in close proximity to Buderim Village.