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Buderim Forest Park: Falls Loop

Buderim
0.7km
Trail type
Skill Level
Length
Circuit

A delightful rainforest walk to waterfalls and cool cascades in a 45 hectare reserve on the northern side of Buderim.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers, hilly in parts but not long. Lower part of the adjoining trail(Buderim Forest Park: River Walk) is suitable for wheelchairs..

HIGHLIGHTS
Tucked into a secret rain forested valley this is a must do for the magical waterfall and bubbling crystal cascades. You’ll notice it is always cooler down by the water. The creek is spring-fed at the source, however it passes through many urban developments and storm water drains to reach the falls. Have a splash at your own risk.

While not very far it can take a fair while if you really immerse yourself. In some parts you can rock hop along the creek, which adds to the magic. At Serenity Bridge you can admire Buderim Falls (unofficially called Serenity Falls). From here you can join the link out to the bottom of Forest Park if you need to stretch your legs further.

Enjoy this rainforest of ferns, tall fig and other trees, babbling waterfalls, cascades and bird calls.

AFTERWARDS
There are picnic grounds, BBQ facilities and tables available at both ends of the reserve. From the top end, Buderim township is less than 1 km away with an array of cafes. At the bottom end is Harry’s Restaurant and there are shops just out on Jones Road.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Make your way to Buderim as the walk is close by and also only 5 kms from Maroochydore. There are two entry points to this reserve, both off Lindsay Road.

The upper entry point (which is closest to the waterfalls) is via Quorn Close, which runs off Lindsay Road at the top of Buderim. This takes you directly on to the Forest Loop Circuit. At Serenity Bridge you can join the lower track if you like. There is ample parking near the Quorn Close entry.

The lower entry is via Harry’s Lane off Lindsay Road (off the lower end of Jones Road). Here you will find an elevated wooden boardwalk a section suitable for wheelchairs and prams. Its takes you through the forest, criss-crossing Martins Creek at several spots.

To the end point: The end point is the same as your starting point. From the lower entry you can go in and back or make a circuit of it by going up hill and doing the forest loop.

From the top end you can just do the forest loop or go down and back to the other entrance.

A delightful rainforest walk to waterfalls and cool cascades in a 45 hectare reserve on the northern side of Buderim.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers, hilly in parts but not long. Lower part of the adjoining trail(Buderim Forest Park: River Walk) is suitable for wheelchairs..

HIGHLIGHTS
Tucked into a secret rain forested valley this is a must do for the magical waterfall and bubbling crystal cascades. You’ll notice it is always cooler down by the water. The creek is spring-fed at the source, however it passes through many urban developments and storm water drains to reach the falls. Have a splash at your own risk.

While not very far it can take a fair while if you really immerse yourself. In some parts you can rock hop along the creek, which adds to the magic. At Serenity Bridge you can admire Buderim Falls (unofficially called Serenity Falls). From here you can join the link out to the bottom of Forest Park if you need to stretch your legs further.

Enjoy this rainforest of ferns, tall fig and other trees, babbling waterfalls, cascades and bird calls.

AFTERWARDS
There are picnic grounds, BBQ facilities and tables available at both ends of the reserve. From the top end, Buderim township is less than 1 km away with an array of cafes. At the bottom end is Harry’s Restaurant and there are shops just out on Jones Road.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Make your way to Buderim as the walk is close by and also only 5 kms from Maroochydore. There are two entry points to this reserve, both off Lindsay Road.

The upper entry point (which is closest to the waterfalls) is via Quorn Close, which runs off Lindsay Road at the top of Buderim. This takes you directly on to the Forest Loop Circuit. At Serenity Bridge you can join the lower track if you like. There is ample parking near the Quorn Close entry.

The lower entry is via Harry’s Lane off Lindsay Road (off the lower end of Jones Road). Here you will find an elevated wooden boardwalk a section suitable for wheelchairs and prams. Its takes you through the forest, criss-crossing Martins Creek at several spots.

To the end point: The end point is the same as your starting point. From the lower entry you can go in and back or make a circuit of it by going up hill and doing the forest loop.

From the top end you can just do the forest loop or go down and back to the other entrance.

Activities and facilities
Glossary
  • Suitable for wheelchairs
  • Suitable for walking
  • Suitable for recreational cycling
  • Suitable for mountain biking
  • Suitable for horse riding
  • Suitable for kayaking
  • Drinking water available
  • No drinking water available
  • Barbeque on site
  • Picnic table on site
  • Toilets on site
  • Fires permitted
  • Fires prohibited
  • Camping permitted
  • Camping prohibited
  • Suitable for walking
  • No drinking water available
  • Barbeque on site
  • Picnic table on site
  • Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited
Map
Reviews

Review Date: 02/05/2019

Lovely walk for the whole family. Easy trail even for small kids. Kids love stopping along the way to explore the creek and waterfall.

Reviewed By: Jamie

Review Date: 18/04/2019

Great short walk for families, with a beautiful waterfall at the bottom. Bridge above the falls is great for taking photos. Lots of water holes for the kids to swim in.

Reviewed By: Jasmine

Review Date: 05/04/2019

A lovely walk for the family that everyone can enjoy. The children love walking here and find it fun also. A few times we have gone there have been mossies so make sure to be prepared for that just in case (based on what the weather has been doing leading up to going for a walk). The water hole is lovely after the rains.

Reviewed By: sharyn

Review Date: 30/11/2018

Relatively short and easy walk with the falls not only a rewarding view, but great little spot to cool off in the heat of summer. Great spot for the kids to use their imagination and can finish off with a picnic at the tables near the carpark. Great gem in the heart of Buderim, making it quick, easy and accessible.

Reviewed By: Fiona

Review Date: 28/11/2018

Relatively easy walk with a beautiful little water fall and water hole to stop and have a rest at. I found this to be a good walk to do slowly and to enjoy the natural surroundings. Would recommend.

Reviewed By: Nicole

Review Date: 13/11/2018

Beautiful setting for a short walk or picnic in amongst suburbia. Beat the rush and go early and enjoy a swim in the falls.

Reviewed By: Jaimi

Review Date: 08/11/2018

A hidden gem. Suprisingly pretty walk in the heart of Buderim, cascading waterfalls, rainforest boardwalk and indigenous heritage. Great place to take people of all ages for a scenic and relatively easy walk.

Reviewed By: Justine

Review Date: 01/11/2018

Relatively easy walk from the top through lush rain forest, down towards a few small swimming holes and waterfall. Whilst you can swim here, it is quite shallow so be careful. This is a great spot for a photo of the waterfall, with any luck there's been some rain and there's a strong flow.From here here, you can rock hop down the stream or find some alternate trails around the park.

Reviewed By: Adam

Review Date: 01/11/2018

An interesting little walk through the bush. A bit up and down, but OK if your steady on your feet. It gets a bit slippery/muddy in the wet, and a few mozzies around in late afternoons.

Reviewed By: Paul

Safety

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  • Always follow any local signage, it contains key information and conditions can change at any time.
  • Use the trails with consideration for your abilities, be prepared for the adventure ahead:
    • Be aware of the weather conditions, found here: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/.
    • Always wear appropriate clothing, focus on good footwear.
    • Always bring more water than you think you will need.
    • Be Sun Safe!
    • Always let someone know where you are going that isn’t going with you.
  • Just getting started try this site for good useful information: https://www.trailhiking.com.au/hike-safety/
  • Sunshine Coast Council does it’s best to maintain current information but things can change so always be aware that a trail may not be as listed in this guide, and report and issues via our feedback link.

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