Buderim Things to Do

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    A Port Vila visitor enjoys Australia Day
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    Australia Day on Buderim Mountain

    by wise23girl Updated Jul 17, 2009

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    It only happens once a year..January 26th but it is in the height of the tourist season so you could be around...if you like hot weather. Yes it is Australia Day.
    Davids family are part of the scene every year. The old family cars are polished till they gleam and sometimes lead the parade. A bit of a way back David's father used to shear sheep and there were wood chopping events to watch. Now the scene differs.
    Every year it varies a little.But there is always a big Aussie breakfast ..but come early. The scouts make fresh damper too. Sometimes there are stalls selling goodies or even a talent quest.There was a dog obedience display this year(2009)
    Come along and meet the locals.

    Here is what happened in 2009
    7.00-9.00am Lion's Bush Breakfast
    8.00am Flag Raising and National Anthem
    8.30am Opening of Enchanted Forest
    9.00am Rotary Float Parade
    10.15am Rotary Float Prizes Awarded
    10.30am Dog Agility and Obedience Exhibition
    11.00am Judging of Fairies & Super Heroes, Art (in the Enchanted Forest)
    11.15am Semi-Final of Sunshine Coast Idol
    12.30pm Thong Throwing, Pumpkin Rolling, etc competitions (on the oval)
    1.00pm Finalists for Sunshine Coast Idol announcred
    1.15pm Australia Day Raffle Prize Draw
    1.45pm Grand Final - Sunshine Coast Idol
    3.00pm Fashion Parade
    3.15pm Teen Model Quest
    4.00pm Past Winners of Sunshine Coast Idol Concert
    4.30-6.00pm Happy Hour with Musical Entertainment

    A Port Vila visitor enjoys Australia Day A little local The Coastal Clowns always in the Parade
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    A Bit of Culture on Buderim

    by wise23girl Written Jul 10, 2009

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    So you are interested perhaps in history ,or art,or craft,or theatre. Well at certain times you will find all of these things on Buderim.

    The Memorial Hall on the corner of Gloucester and Main Streets is one venue for these activities. Nearby is Craft Cottage Ph +61 7 54456113 and just across the road you can enjoy Le Baroque Tea Rooms (see I told you everything was close) There are two churches right here too.

    Then for a bit of history the Burnett family home, now called Pioneer Cottage is open daily from 11-3.00pm.
    Cared for by the Buderim Historical Society, held in trust for the community by the BWMCA.
    7 Ballinger Crescent. Buderim. This is just down the road towards the main village area.

    Telephone Number. +61 7 5450 1966.

    Remember you can check on Buderim activities at the Old Post Office right there in town as well.

    Please check the blog so you will not be disappointed.

    A bit of History on Buderim A quilt by a local Art by a Local
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    Buderim Ginger factory tour 2.

    by K.Knight Written May 26, 2005

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    The Buderim Ginger factory has magnificent tropical gardens that make up the bulk of this property. An authentic cane train operates through these gardens and the engine drive provides and informative commentary on the grounds as well as the history of Buderim Ginger.

    The cane train.
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    Buderim Ginger factory tour.

    by K.Knight Written May 26, 2005

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    Buderim Ginger is the World's largest processor of sweet ginger. Operating from its head office in Yandina Australia the company services 65% of the world's sweet ginger needs. The factory produces products for bakeries, chocolate coaters, jams, beverage producers, sushi ginger, herb and spice packers, confectionery and dried fruit.

    The tour begin with a short video before moving into an interpretive centre. You are shown how ginger grows and how it is processed in the factory.

    Entry to the Ginger factory is free, however you will pay for the tours.

    Take the Tour!
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    Fly a glider over the Sunshine Coast 3.

    by K.Knight Written May 26, 2005

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    A one-hour trip costs approx. AUS$195.00. Bookings are essential, and they operate year round, seven days a week (weather permitting) out of Maroochydore Airport. Gift vouchers are available.
    Special requests such as a flight to the Glasshouse Mountains, Fraser Island or anywhere in the general vicinity are made only if the flight is requested by the passenger.

    Coming in for a perfect landing!
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    Fly a glider over the Sunshine Coast 2.

    by K.Knight Written May 26, 2005

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    One of the rules when gliding is that the pilot gives the passenger a flying lesson!!!!!! Once at an altitude of about 1300m, the engine is cut and the glider is powered purely by thermal winds. Trips start at Maroochydore Airport and go north-west to Cooroy, then east to Noosa and then south along the coastline where you get a bird's-eye view of Alexandria Bay and the strip's famous beaches — Sunshine, Sunrise, Peregian and Coolum — and sometimes dolphins or whales.

    Noosa from the air.
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    Fly a glider over the Sunshine Coast.

    by K.Knight Written May 26, 2005

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    One of the best ways to take in the Sunshine Coast is from a Diamond in the Sky motor glider!
    The two-seater craft has a 1.2-litre engine, a 16.5m wing span and a glass bubble canopy. The average gliding speed with the motor off is about 90km/h and the great thing is that it can go closer to the beautiful beaches and mountains than a normal aircraft ever could.

    Lets get this baby into the air!
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    UnderWater World.

    by K.Knight Written May 26, 2005

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    UnderWater World is located adjacent to Mooloolaba Beach on the Wharf complex, Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba. This attraction also offers a combination of exciting wildlife and entertainment for your visit. You can feel your heart pound as you see life through a shark's eye when you walk through the underwater tunnel. This is also the only venue in Australia that lets you dive with huge sharks and sting rays without being a certified diver.

    COST: AUS$24.00 per adult or AUS$17.00 per student.

    Underwater World and The Wharf complex.
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    Learn to surf at Noosa.

    by K.Knight Written May 26, 2005

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    Ever wanted to give surfing a go?? This is the perfect chance!!!
    Noosa is the last recognised surf school travelling north and the first place travelling south on Queenslands East Coast. This is the warmest water location with perfect super safe, waist deep water for you to learn in.
    Former World Pro-Am Surfing Champion Merrick Davis provides you with all the skills and style you need. New technology soft boards and teaching techniques combine to make surfing so much easier than ever before.

    Learn to surf.
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    Visit Mooloolaba Beach.

    by K.Knight Written May 26, 2005

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    Aptly named the Sunshine Coast due to the extended periods of clear blue sky and sunshine experienced for nine months of the year, the Sunshine Coast has long been a favourite holiday destination to local Queenslanders and other Australian tourists for many years. The Sunshine Coast is located one easy hours drive from Brisbane International Airport. The region stretches for some 50 kilometres from Caloundra in the South to Noosa in the North.
    Mooloolaba Beach is rapidly becoming "The Noosa of the south" and safe surfing, excellent restaurants and resort acommodation make it the perfect place to holiday

    Mooloolaba, safe surfing beach.
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    Ginger Factory

    by Bobbino Updated Sep 28, 2004

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    It is a tourist attraction on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, home of the world's biggest ginger factory.

    "Taste, touch, smell and explore..."

    Ginger Factory
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    Ginger Tour

    by Bobbino Written Sep 28, 2004

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    Gingertown Train Tour – ride an historic cane train through beautiful tropical gardens around the factory grounds and buildings.
    Entrance fee applies to the tour.

    Historic cane train
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