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EJ Foote Sanctuary: Botanic Garden Loop

EJ Foote Sanctuary: Botanic Garden Loop
Buderim
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Enjoy walking the four trails in the nine-hectare Foote Sanctuary on the eastern slopes of Buderim.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers of varying fitness levels as there are a choice of walks. People in wheelchairs or prams can enjoy the paved section of this loop.

HIGHLIGHTS
This reserve is rich in bird and plant life with a various of walk options. At the Park Lane entrance, you will find a map of the walking paths, as well as information on how this Sanctuary was donated by a local farming family in honour of their son who was killed during WWI.
Throughout the park are information signs on various trees such as the pink bloodwood and Bunya pine and other woodland and eucalyptus species.
The most popular walk is the Botanic Track (608 m. Easy to Moderate). This sealed loop path meanders through the rainforest with 3 bridge crossings over creeks. If you’re with littlies or oldies, this is the easiest little loop in this quiet reserve, with benches to sit and relax along the way. Approx 20 mins return.

Other walks in the Sanctuary include:
• Cascade Circuit. (Moderate) A side circuit and steep descent off Botanic Track, to the flowing cascades. Approx 40 minutes.
• Eucalyptus Track. (Moderate)
• Boundary Track (Moderate - Difficult)

There are over 80 recorded species of birds in the Foote Sanctuary. Red chested King Parrot Male, Noisy Pittas, Fan Tails, Green Catbirds. Plus, you can often see swamp wallabies.

AFTERWARDS
Do one of the sidewalks – they are not too long – or relax in the park where there are picnic shelters, playground, BBQ, and toilet facilities. The Buderim township with its many cafes is also close by.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Make your way to the Buderim main shopping precinct (Main Street). Continue along Main Street (which turns in Kings Street) and continue through the roundabout towards Mooloolaba Road. Travel a short distance before turning left into Foote Avenue. Proceed through the first roundabout to Fountain Road and take the first left into Park Lane. Travel to the end of Park Lane and have reached the official Sanctuary entrance. There is plenty of parking and facilities to enjoy – walk under the beautiful entrance archway and being your journey!
To the end point: The end point is the same as your starting point.

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  • Icon showing fires are permitted at this activityFires permitted
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Review Date: 30/11/2018

Who would of thought of this secret gem on top of Buderim hidden away.. a nice walk through patches of rainforest and some open space area to relax. Paths are very well maintained by volunteers I believe and is not too difficult the walk. Worth a look if in the area

Reviewed By: Ash

Review Date: 28/11/2018

This is a magic shady spot for a bushwalk! The local community group have been working hard restoring the bushland and creating a wonderful spot for a picnic or stroll.

Reviewed By: Kimberley

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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.
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  • 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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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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