Beautiful soil, Beautiful views, So much history
Traffic through the main street
A perfect place to come home to.
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...more
BUDERIM...Sunshine Coast AustraliaA 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...more
Well you have a choice to make and what a choice. 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...more
Buderim should be in line for the title of 'Coffee Shop Capital' of the world because I am sure per capita of population we are over serviced. Why there are heaps of coffee shops here I haven't even told you about!Now this cosy little place is where the fish and chip shop used to be ....just for a bit of Buderim history. And it is in the area...more
2013...Now opening Sundays for breakfast,morning tea, and lunchThis restaurant was recommended by a friend I met at the Treasury Casino. Someone he knew had just "taken it over" and French cuisine was now on the menu.Yes I knew where it was...had driven by... so I might never have entered the doors and what a treat I would have missed.“I live in...more
Buderim...QLD ...AustraliaThe Birds and the Beans FILL 'ER UP Espresso Bar. "breeding good coffee'@2013....Won 2nd in Australia for Best CoffeeAs you drive into Brisbane from the highway...up Crosby road way.. you will spot the sign 'Vandys Garage' and two petrol bowsers (not in use any more of course)....Yes this is your stop to get a 'kick start'...more
Well as you drive up Main Street at night you will see folk dining" al fresco". A few will be window shopping while others make their way to Buderim Tavern.
Sometimes music but always food and poker(slot) machines await you at Buderim Tavern. There is a TAB if you fancy a bet on the horses. It may be wise to book for the restaurant.
What does await you is a magnificent view out towards Caloundra especially if you arrive before night falls.
But back to the main street. There is a fish and chip shop if you fancy a take-a-way. Just around the corner is Thai Frenzy which has a good reputation.
Of course night life includes those nice restaurants I mention in other tips.
Overall a quiet night.
Dress Code: Just tidy gear
Well you are in luck. If you do not have a car there is a new bus route for you from the Sunshine Plaza (Maroochydore to Buderim and on to the University) It seems as if it runs 7 days a week.
There is plenty of action at the Sunshine Plaza bus stop so someone there should know a bit about this service. Bus No 617
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Julie Ann used to have two shops on the Sunshine Coast. The one in the main street on Buderim, is now her only boutique. You will remember Julie Ann's original one in Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba just down from the beach front ....but the area became unsuitable so now Buderim is the place to go..The clothes you will see in the boutique are wonderful...more
Sorry but shops keep changing here....call in anywayThis is really a little mall if you like to call it that. And because my favourite restaurant and tea house is here thought I should tell you about the rest. So after you have had your coffee go for a little browse.....and Susan is a great hairdresser.You will find The Ritz(as elegant as it...more
Travelling in Australia...you would love something created in Australia to take home...something beautiful...something unique....something light in your suitcase? Here is your answer.......As you walk into Flirt on Buderim you will be amazed by the wonderful array of colour ...with silks and hand made jewellery. to delight your senses.. ...and you...more
A noticed a new book shop just near the National Bank and I thought it was just a second hand book shop....but 'no' it is more than that...not old second novels that are not worth even picking up to look at....we have a Rare Book Shop.But just for a light read there are a few novels on special just outside the door.When I have a bit more time I...more
Some history about Buderim on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.We have many places to enjoy coffee on Buderim today....in fact Buderim could be in the running for the most coffee shops per capita in my opinion.....but in the early years of settlement Buderim was known more for coffee growing than for coffee drinking.In the 1890s sugar was...more
Buderim Queensland AustraliaPalmyra Farm the Wises’ Historic Farming Property from 1901 was first selected by G.A. Reibe , an Hungarian immigrant in 1880. The origin of the name remains a mystery. It may have been from one of the ships which sailed to Australia bringing the early settlers or even an island in the Pacific ocean. By the turn of the...more
Once you have visited Buderim Village and enjoyed the many delights I have told you about you might be caught in "the trap" and never be able to leave!
You will find heaps of real estate agents to help you buy your piece of paradise.
The Ginger Factory has not been located ON Buderim for many years. Now we have Woolworths...say no more. The beautiful view is replaced by a loading zone. Any ginger still grown on Buderim? Well someone I know has just a little but that is all.Look on your map for Yandina and go there. Another 1/2 hour north on the Bruce Highway That is where...more
Well we drove home from Brisbane and could not find anyway open on Buderim to buy something for 'tea' (I had expected to dine out).Every where was closed. It was a public holiday...Queens Birthday long weekend.(Bank Holiday to some of you )Usually there is a Fish Shop or a Pizza Hut or something. Dead as a doornail.Guess all the cars and boats and...more
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Luggage and bags:
Bring a back back to do the walks. . A money purse so you can spend. A carry bag for your shopping.
Leave the heavy stuff down at the beach as no doubt that is where you are "camped"
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It can be a bit chilly and windy in winter. Like right now (July). We can have heavy rain so a raincoat is handy. But in summer it can be hot.
Bring your walking shoes to venture into the rainforest..we do have snakes. and scrub ticks.
Always a hat.
A tennis raquet if you fancy a game.
A swim suit for the heated pool
And for dinner at night in Le Baroque something special to wear.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A bit of mosquito repellent for rainforest walks. Always creme for your face especially if you are from countries like UK. Our climate is harsh.
Photo Equipment: You will want to take photos on the nature walks and if you are here on 26th January you will be keen to have memories of the Australia Day parade.
There are distance views in all directions ...just need to ask a local where to go for the best shot.
Miscellaneous: Nearly everything you could want is available on Buderim so if you forget it do not worry. All within walking distance too.But at this point in time no camera shop (2009)
Well so often I had seen the signs but could not quite picture where these beautiful botanical gardens were actually hiding. But now I know...and they are worth getting lost to find.Just take the Sippy Downs, Buderim exit off the Bruce Highway. Take the Tanawha Tourist Drive turnoff (25) and simply follow the signs! The actual road is Palm Creek...more
If you are a Gardener of Flower lover, then you might want to include this Nursery in your day tour to the sunshine coast.The "McGuires"have been growing and breeding Hippeastrums for over 25 years If you wish to visit, their farm is open to the public between mid September and mid November annually. At this time, flowers will be in full bloom and...more
Well if you decide to have a coffee or a meal in my favourite Buderim place "Le Baroque" you will have found where the old oven is hiding. Right under the sign "Gloucester Centre"The plaque tells the story:William James Stanley built the first bakery ovens c1919 on this. The bricks came from Brisbane and the sand from Forest Glen. Salway employed...more
If you have come to Sunshine Coast for a holiday you might like to watch or participate in sporting activity.
Well there is a bit of that here.
You can SWIM in the heated pool all year round..adjacent to Buderim Mountain State School
For TENNIS try right next door to swimming pool...right in the heart of town Ph 5445 1410 or
book across the road at Middy's supermarket.
Also see Ballinger Park Tennis Club Ph. (07) 5445 556
For BOWLS Elizabeth St, Buderim
Phone/Fax: 07-5476-9154 and they would be happy to suggest other venues.
Another idea where you can watch sport.
Buderim Indoor Sports Centre - maps.google.com.au
100 Buderim Pines Drv, Buderim QLD - (07) 5444 2126
Headland Golf Club Ph. Phone: 07 5444 5800
Golf Links Road Buderim
There are FOOTBALL fields in the area with regular games in winter
SUNSHINE COAST SQUARE DANCE CENTRE
Ph: (07) 5445 1238
Ballinger Park Sporting Complex
Dixon Rd Buderim
And in deference to GentleSpirit who asked...yes we do have a Gym...in fact there are two now...in the main street
Equipment: Sometimes you can borrow bowls from the club and even hire a tennis raquet but I suggest you bring your own bikini.
Well we take all of our friends out to coffee or lunch to begin the day. And it is most likely going to be Le Baroque.Then we would take a trip back in time almost... to the main farm which is right by our farmshack where we live. (being renovated at last).The photo is the old cottage featured in The Longest Jump in Time Album on my homepageThe...more
The Colonial Cottage at Buderim, I found very interesting.If you want to have a look here, they have old, historical items that I had not seen in other Museums.For anybody loving see how the olden days were in Australia, then pay a visit here.Some items that caught my eye, was the Quilling Set, and an old style photo album, complete with...more
THE COOLGARDIE SAFE at .... BUDERIM COLONIAL COTTAGESeeing this safe on display, brought back memories of my "younger" days on how we used to live in Australia. I thought you might be interested.In the 1890's, the town, Coolgardie was the capital of the West Australian goldfields. Being out in "the bush," food supplies were scarce, expensive and a...more