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    Morning Tea or Lunch on Buderim

    by wise23girl Updated Sep 6, 2014

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    Well you have a choice to make and what a choice.

    But everything keeps changing...heaps of coffee shops....real estate agents...and hairdressers (most of the latter closed Mondays)

    I really like Chopping Block situated about in the centre of town. They cook with butter not horrible margarine. They have baby quiche and a vegetarian wrap (beautiful warm vegs in the middle). And their coffee is good too.

    Then Buderim Cafe with outdoor tables set in a beautiful courtyard is another good choice.You can view their offerings in a cabinet to make your selection. Goulash and lamb curry and rice are my favourites. And you can buy a dress from Gingers boutique while you wait.

    And I must mention Rosies. Oh NO Rosies will soon be closed !I used to enjoy a toasted cheese sandwich while sitting on the very comfortable couch. Sometimes my friend joined me for a chat If you look through my travel pages and see me with a green handbag...well Rosie sold handbags!....Rosies is now called BARE ....but bare it is not...I enjoyed my two visits there just recently and serves specialty teas.... very special...see my review.

    Nothing is forever

    Near to Rosies WAS the cup cake shop(closed), Now there is a little place selling beautiful silks..."Flirt" where the cup cakes used to be!..The Vet, and a Bootmaker are there still.

    And you must not miss the very special Le Baroque with its elegant tea room. Open for morning tea, lunch, and dinner at night( some nights). Le Baroque has a tip of its own under restaurants on Buderim. Le Baroque is up the other end of town...but walking between the two shopping arcades is easy enough.

    They cook with butter...better ask...things change
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    Visit Nambour R S L

    by floren106 Updated Apr 6, 2014

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    Nambor RSL is only 20 minutes drive by car from Buderim so it is a good place to go for a night out.There are three RSLs close to Buderim...Nambour, Maroochydore, and Caloundra but we like Nambour the best.

    There is dancing and music most night, but there are poker machines every night!

    I enjoyed the main Restaurant meal and we have another meal sometimes in a small Italian place.. There is also a children's room.

    Free WiFi is available.

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    Browse Books on Buderim and enjoy Suse Foods

    by wise23girl Updated Feb 27, 2014

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    This is a very special complex with Ballinger's of Buderim, Books of Buderim +61 (0)7 5445 1625, and Suse Foods sharing this popular little spot at the top of town

    Ballinger's boasts of Unique Gifts & Imported Collections. Chinese Antique Furniture & Artefacts. L'Erbolario Italian Herbal Cosmetics and CHAMILIA "Jewellery that Defines You".....

    You then walk through to Books of Buderim ...and they have a FB page you can read here This is one of the best bookshops you will find around in my opinion....lots of choice and they will help you find that special gift. Books on Buderim hosts book launches from time to time..
    Books on Buderim are open for a while on Sundays
    Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sun: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    And now you are ready for that coffee...or an enticing piece of cake from Suse who is located on the patio. Sometimes she has a few nibbles you can taste.
    Suse is a chef and caterer for parties, events, and offers gluten free baking.

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    Krauss Locomotive to be on Buderim.

    by wise23girl Updated Feb 24, 2013

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    Restoration has just been completed on the Krauss locomotive used between Palmwoods and Buderim between 1914 and 1935.. Two engines were used at the time the other being the Shay ...
    The Krauss engine is presently hidden away on private property .

    If you are an engine buff contact me to help arrange a viewing of the Krauss..

    But I will update this tip when the tram has been relocated to a special place on Buderim Mountain for all to see.

    David (wisedancer) has a number of photos of early Buderim such as this one.

    Today (2013) there is a walk along part of the old 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 Krauss and Shay locomotives ) 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.

    Address: Ask at Old Post Office

    Shay Engine Buderim Tram
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    Soak up Buderims History

    by wise23girl Written Aug 15, 2012

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    BUDERIM...Sunshine Coast Australia
    A great way to soak up Buderim's History and heritage is to take a walk....yes the Sunshine Coast Council have just launched 'Walk Buderim' (2012) which is a self guided town walk which rediscovers some of the colourful history of Buderim including the events and characters who helped shape the growth of our town.
    You will discover where the name Buderim originated.......and much more.

    A map and a list of historic sites are available at The Old Post Office and Pioneer Cottage.

    First Bakery plaque
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    Go to Church on Buderim

    by wise23girl Updated Jan 29, 2012

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    So you are on holidays and are looking for a Church. Well I thought we had three(3) from which to choose. But how wrong I was. Just look at this list!

    St Marks Anglican Church Buderim 7-17 Main St,
    Phone:(07) 5445 2060

    Catholic Church, King St BUDERIM QLD 4556
    Phone: (07) 5443 3488

    Buderim Uniting Church Cnr King St & Gloucester Rd Buderim
    Ph: (07) 5443 9469 or (07) 5445 2921. Rev. Nigel Damant Sunday Services: ...

    Churches of Christ In Queensland
    1 Lakeshore St
    North Buderim QLD 4556
    (07) 5476 7085‎

    Buderim Gospel Chapel
    2-12 Glenmount Rd
    Mons QLD 4556
    (07) 5445 6417‎

    Church at the Riverwalk‎ -
    75 Jarrah Rd, Buderim QLD 4556‎ - (07) 5445 3498‎

    Assemblies Of God
    Crosby Hill Rd BUDERIM QLD 4556 (07) 5445 3699

    Goodlife Community Church Office
    100 Buderim Pines Drive BUDERIM QLD 4556 View Map and More Details.
    07 54781766

    Immanuel Lutheran Church Buderim
    Forest Dr (off Paveways Dr/Wises Rd)
    Buderim QLD 4556 Australia
    Telephone: 07 5445 6894

    Grace Christian Church
    Corner Of Toral Drive & Stringy Bark Rd, Phone:(07) 5445 8933
    Web: http://www.gracechurchbuderim.com.au

    Chancellor Park Community Church
    Scholars Way BUDERIM QLD 4556 View Map and More Details
    (07) 5478 9807

    Agios Ministries
    17 Barkston Circuit BUDERIM QLD 4556 View Map and More Details
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    07 54769444

    Kings Christian Church is on the corner of Crosby Hill Road and Tanawha Tourist Drive Buderim, QLD, Australia 4556. Tanawha Tourist Drive, TANAWHA


    Alexandra Headlands;

    St Andrews Maroochydore Presbyterian Church

    The Presbyterian Church of Australia is part of the Christian Church throughout the world, and the Maroochydore congregation is based at 45 Okinja Road, Alexandra Headland.

    Rev Jens Norved: 5443 7073
    website here
    Uniting Church

    Alexandra Park Conference Centre (off Mari Street) includes a small indoor chapel and a larger outdoor chapel or open air cathedral. This features a stone pulpit relocated in the 1980's from Cathedral Hill the original site of the Cathedral. Services are conducted by visiting groups for their group members and both are available for hire.

    website here

    Churches Close to Alexandra Headland

    Anglican Church
    St Peters, Church St, Maroochydore. Ph: 5443 2133
    Assemblies of God

    8/27 Evans St, Maroochydore Ph: 5452 7161
    Baptist Church

    Maoorchydore Baptist Church & Community Centre, 186 Wises Rd, Buderim. Ph: 5443 1582
    Catholic Church

    Stella Maris Church, Baden Powel Drive, Maroochydore Ph: 5443 3488
    Church of Christ

    Churches of Christ in Qld, 1 Kaleshore Ave, North Buderim Qld 4556
    Goodlife Church

    Goodlife Community Church, 100 Buderim Pines Drive, Buderim. Ph 5478 1766
    Harvest Church

    Harvest Christian Centre, 12/125 Sugar Rd, Maroochydore South Ph: 5444 6558
    Lutheran Church

    Immanuel Lutheran Church, Forest Drive, Buderim Ph: 5445 6894
    Uniting Church in Australia

    Mooloolaba Uniting Church, 6 Meta St, Mooloolaba. Ph: 5478 3912

    Maroochydore Uniting Church, 6 Millwell Rd, Maroochydore. Ph: 5443 9469


    Jehovah's Witnesses
    Kingdom Hall
    Main Road or Tuckwell Court
    Ph.07 54453394


    And yes I compiled this page bit by bit from various sources so I hope it helps

    Old Methodist Church, Buderim Anglican Church, Buderim Old Anglican Church, Buderim
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    A Place for a Party

    by wise23girl Updated Nov 22, 2011

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    Well the Lions Park on the top of Buderim proved to be just the place for a party. You will see from the photo the grass is a bit brown at the moment but the trees are still green. The view is magnificent ...in fact this is where we watched the sun rise on New Years Day in the Year 2000.

    There are places to sit...some shade and a couple of barbecues and a place for kids to play.

    A little bit of history written on the plaque tells us that in 1942 the 37/52 Australian Infantry Battalion trained right here prior to leaving for active service in New Guinea.

    Parking is not great if there are a few cars..

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    See the Art Display at Art Nuvo

    by Poppy28 Updated Sep 23, 2011

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    You will love the art work in this Gallery owned by Andrew and Olivia Banks featuring the work of local and interstate artists.

    * high quality works
    * warm, friendly, and tasteful setting
    * new work continually transforms the gallery
    * diverse range of established artists which includes many local artists
    * custom framing

    Maybe my daughters art will be on display there one day.

    Maybe one day this will hang in the Gallery
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    by balhannah Updated Jan 31, 2011

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    Every year, towards the end of January, the Ginger Factory, now located at Yandina holds a FLOWER FESTIVAL, showcasing the BEAUTIFUL GINGER & HELECONIA FLOWERS GROWING IN THEIR GARDENS.

    Some of Australia’s leading garden gurus are here, and you can ask them about problems and details on growing gingers and heliconias.

    There are many Ginger plants all flowering in hundreds of colours, shapes and sizes.
    With ideal growing conditions in the weeks leading up to the annual festival, the quality and variety of flowering species is excellent.
    I never knew there were so many different varieties of Ginger, and the flowers are very unusual and stunning!

    Not only can you admire them, but there are plants and flowers for sale.

    Best of all, GINGER FLOWER FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE, and include a full program of guest speakers, entertainment, gardening and cooking advice.

    Australia Day long-weekend is when the show is on.

    Just a short 20-30min drive from Yandina, or 20kms.
    More on my YANDINA page.

    Beautiful Ginger Flower
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    by balhannah Updated Jan 31, 2011

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    The Buderim Ginger factory was originally located in Buderim, but it is no longer

    Just a short 20kms away, now at Yandina, you will find the factory in a lovely setting.

    They say,.....Come for the day, there is a Cafe and Take away meals available, delicious Ginger icecream, souvenirs, train ride and more.
    In the area around Yandina, you will see paddocks of Ginger growing, it actually could be mistaken for Sugar cane.

    GETTING HERE.....TAKE THE M1...(Bruce Highway) and watch and follow the signs in Yandina.


    There is plenty for the whole family to do, and its a learning experience as well, I'm sure you will enjoy, we keep on going back!

    Please check out my YANDINA page for more info.

    In the Ginger Factory Garden

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    Meet the Friendly Folk

    by AussieBarney Updated Dec 24, 2010

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    Well ever since I was delivered from the bubble wrap and paper, folk on Buderim have been very kind. They found some little nik nacks so I could decorate my woolly coat, took countless photos, and then arranged for me to meet lots of Virtual Tourist people from the Sunshine Coast.
    There was even a roving shepherd to help mind me.

    So if you are looking to meet friendly local folk come up to Buderim Mountain.

    See how decorated I am

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    Nature walks on Buderim

    by wise23girl Updated Sep 25, 2010

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    There are a number of beautiful walks. First there is the charming Foote Santuary walk.
    A little bit tricky to find but ask a local or call in to the old Post Office for directions.

    Another rainforest walk leads form near Harry's Restaurant(bottom Lindsay Road) to the top of Buderim in Quorn Close. From here you can easily find Buderim Village.

    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.

    The Tramway Walk
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    Visit BUDERIM

    by balhannah Updated Mar 6, 2010

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    Buderim, with its mild climate, is located on and around a volcanic plateau, about 600ft above the Pacific Ocean.

    Leafy streets, lined with Poinciana & Jacaranda trees and flowering shrubs, lovely homes and gardens, excellent far reaching views, make this a very pretty spot to visit. There is a lookout in town, with picnic tables and toilets.

    Major features are the Buderim Forest Waterfall Walk and Foote Sanctuary.

    It is located a little more than 10 minutes from famous beaches such as Mooloolaba, Maroochydore and Alexandra Headlands.

    A Little bit about Buderim..........

    The last 100 years has seen Buderim transformed from a timber-getter's resource, to farmland and for a time the centre of the largest Ginger Factory in the southern hemisphere. This is the main source of Buderim's fame.

    Well, the Ginger factory is no longer in Buderim. . . it relocated to Yandina, over 20 years ago!
    Make sure you take the short drive and visit, well worth it!

    From the small hub or "village" as it is known, this town has grown across the plateau and the escarpment, and is still growing.
    Come and visit, enjoy morning or afternoon tea at one of the many Cafes, and go for a stroll along the street!

    View from Buderim Lookout
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    by balhannah Written Sep 29, 2009

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    Visit the Pioneer Cottage, built in 1880, and see how a family lived in Buderim over 100 years ago.

    This is an original house and museum, and is a living piece of the local history.

    Built from pit-sawn cedar and beech around 1880 by one of Buderim's original residents, J.K. Burnett, which has the main thoroughfare named after him!

    Nowadays the cottage is cared for by the Buderim Historic Society and is listed by the National Trust and National Estate Register.
    You are able to see rooms furnished in period decor and displays of historic Buderim memorabilia.

    It has an excellent display of old items from the past, and you can also climb the stairs and have a look at the two Attic Rooms.
    Its quite interesting to have a look around.

    ADMISSION IN 2009 was $5
    LOCATION...............Ballinger Crescent (off Ballinger Road at the top)
    OPEN..................... Daily 11am-3pm.

    PIONEER COTTAGE Inside the Cottage J. Burnett .....The owner
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    Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanical Gardens

    by PearleChic Updated Jul 21, 2009

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    Maybe not all that well known is this beautiful spot filled with ferns and palms and even a lagoon. It is set on 82 hectares of land off the Tanawha Tourist Drive..
    There are no picnic facilities or even rubbish bins but as long as you take your rubbish away you are welcome to barbecue or enjoy a "cuppa".
    There are toilets
    Now for the surprise
    You will need to walk uphill from the first parking area of the Gardens to find some quite magnificent sculptures set along a bush path. Well worth a look.

    From the website:

    Free guided tours are provided by the "Friends" volunteer guides.
    The tours run every Friday at 10.00am, except for public holidays and they do not run in December and January.
    These walks are an interesting way to learn about the plants and their stories, and the history of the gardens. Trained guides will conduct the walks, which are taken at a gentle pace for approximately one hour. Bookings are not required. Just meet the guides at the entrance to the gardens near the car park.
    Group bookings can be arranged by phoning Margaret on 5445 3375.

    Enjoy your visit.

    But it is a little tricky to find.

    Just west of Buderim off the Tanawha Tourist Drive you will find Ilkley Road and off that Foleys
    Road and then Palm Creek Road. Coming from Brisbane you do not turn up Crosby Road to
    Buderim itself but drive straight ahead. If you reach Forest Glen you have gone too far.

    One of the surprises in the Bushland Gardens
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