Just over an hour’s drive from Brisbane, you’ll find a village perched high on a volcanic plateau. Beautiful Buderim sits nearly 200 metres above sea level, delivering great views back to Sunshine Coast beaches.
But there’s a lot more to Buderim than its lofty setting. One of its most popular attractions is the rainforest boardwalk through Buderim Forest Park. Time your stroll right after heavy rain and you’ll enjoy the full-flowing spectacle of Serenity Falls.
Head into the village proper to discover a buzzing hub of unique boutiques and cafes with character.
Birds & Beans Espresso Bar is housed in what was Buderim’s very first garage. Vandy’s Servo was built in 1918 – but these days it recharges the flat batteries of caffeine-starved customers with its locally blended brand.
Birds and the Beans Espresso Bar
The Shak Organic Café & Wine Bar also champions local producers. Ben, the resident chef, is a dietician – which means you can expect delicious, healthy dishes created with ethically grown ingredients. The menu caters for all dietary demands – from paleo to gluten free – and much of the ingredients are prepared daily on site, including house-made tofu, nut mylks and sourdough.
Shak Organic Cafe & Wine Bar
If tea is your preferred tipple, then take a stroll to Aimee Provence High Tea Parlour. This boudoir owned by Hertfordshire native, Aimee Russell, celebrates the freshly brewed pot in regal style.
The parlour serves up various types of High Teas and Devonshire Tea. Both feature home-baked scones and clotted cream that Aimee makes herself, using a traditional 24-hour process.
If you’re keen to stay a little longer to explore Buderim, then Amore on Buderim offers secluded rainforest cabins that are just minutes from the village heart.
Amore on Buderim