When staying in the sunny sunshine coast of Queensland be sure to make the trip to the hinterland for all the exciting things nature has to offer out there. One in particular is Buderim Falls. This is a quite easy to moderate walk, where most of the track is boardwalk but some is just dirt track with rocks, gravel and tree roots. Therefore unfortunately it is not suitable for prams or wheelchairs.
To get to the falls is quite easy when using a navigator it is located about 30-40mins out of Mooloolaba. There are two main entrances, one being off Harrys Lane however we took Quorn Close. This entrance has ample free car parking and a picnic area.
The walk down to the main falls/pool area is well signposted and is about 10-20mins. There is a footbridge that acts as a viewing platform to overlook the falls and the pool. Once you get to the pool it is accessible for swimming just be mindful of rocks and also snakes. This is a shallow pool so jumping from the top of the falls is not recommended. Take a stroll (with caution) down stream to see the cascades which are only small but still nice to see. I have seen pictures of it when its full of water its quite pretty but when I was there (mid March) there was hardly any rain so it only had a small amount of water running.
Being so easily accessible and free it means that it is quite popular so also be mindful of other people and be sure to leave nothing but footprints when you leave.
The walk back up to the carpark is not very strenuous. When walking out we saw an elderly woman with a walking stick give this one a go so it's more about how fit you feel then anything.
I would definitely recommend checking out this small yet beautiful walk, while you are out there check out some of the other walks in the area.
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