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Buderim Forest Park: Falls Loop

Buderim Forest Park: Falls Loop
Buderim
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Picturesque waterfalls and cool cascades, nestled in a hidden tropical oasis less than a kilometre from Buderim Village.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for all fitness levels. As you get closer to the falls, you will need to cross over a rocky section, be careful as this can be slippery.

HIGHLIGHTS
Starting at the lower entry point, the falls loop begins with a 700mtr elevated wooden section of boardwalk (suitable for wheelchairs and prams). When the boardwalk ends, you begin the short trail to Buderim Falls and Serenity Bridge - a high arching bridge spanning across the falls and creek falls.
At Serenity Bridge, take time to admire the falls, and capture an image of the lush surrounds.
From here you can retrace your steps or add on the hillier Forest Loop circuit before returning to the boardwalk.

For those wishing to exit on the upper entry point, take the reasonably steep track up to Quorn Close. Here you will be greeted with picnic tables, barbeque facilities and a large car park.
As you embark this journey, make sure you take the time to soak in the serenity of the rainforest, bubbling crystal cascades and sounds of nature. The entire loop, taking time to stop, photograph and enjoy the surrounds is approximately 45 minutes.

The water hole is particularly spectacular after significant rainfall!


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 which overlooks a large open reserve.
Please preserve the area’s beauty and take your rubbish with you.



HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point:
Upper entry point
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 at this entry point.
Lower entry point
The lower boardwalk entry is via Harry’s Lane off Lindsay Road (off the lower end of Jones Road). There is ample parking at this entry point.
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 uphill and doing the forest loop.
From the top end you can just do the forest loop or go down and back to the lower entrance.


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  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for walkingSuitable for walking
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for recreational cyclingSuitable for recreational cycling
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  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for horse ridingSuitable for horse riding
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  • Icon showing this activity does not have drinking water availableNo drinking water available
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  • Icon showing this activity has a picnic table on sitePicnic table on site
  • Icon showing this activity has toilets on siteToilets on site
  • Icon showing fires are permitted at this activityFires permitted
  • Icon showing fires are prohibited at this activityFires prohibited
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  • Icon showing camping is prohibited at this activityCamping prohibited
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  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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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

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IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL '000'.

Always Adventure Safely!

  • 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.

Sunshine Coast Council

For any issues with this experience please contact:

Sunshine Coast Council via 07 5475 7272 or via e-mail: adventure@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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