For those smart enough to swim against the tide of tourists and daytrippers heading for the Sunshine Coast’s golden sands, taking the short trip up the hill to Buderim is a rewarding experience in more ways than one.
Famous for charming tree-lined streets, a relaxed village vibe and views that go for days, Buderim is a Sunshine Coast destination in itself.
Perched on the crest of Buderim Mountain (well, at 180 metres above sea level, technically it’s a hill, but let’s not be nit-picky), Buderim is the perfect place to retreat in the summertime when the beaches are baking or in the cooler months when the water is, shall we say, “a bit fresh”.
Just a hop, skip and a jump from Mooloolaba, Buderim also holds a commanding position on the Sunshine coast real estate scene.
Recognised as one of the coast’s most in demand and expensive addresses, Buderim has a lot to offer those that drop in for the day and stay for life.
Cashing in on the sought-after Buderim address is Endeavour Foundation’s newest Prize Home. With views to the coast, the $1.3 million home is perfectly positioned to enjoy the breezy Buderim lifestyle.
So why not put Buderim on your to do list and take the time to explore all of Buderim’s best bits, including our Prize Home.
Buderim has always been known for its village atmosphere and café culture, but with a few new places joining the ranks there’s definitely a coffee buzz in town. Here are just a few of the highlights to whet your appetite…
Eating organic and wholefoods isn’t just a trend, it’s fast becoming a way of life for many. For those already ‘on board’ it’s always exciting to find a café that’s on the same page. The Shak Organic Café in Buderim’s main street is just the place. The bright and breezy café serves predominantly organic wholefoods, using local sustainable produce. With everything that ends up on the plate made in-house, the café has rightfully earned a large and loyal following. Drop into the Shak for some super-delicious nourishment at 11/43 Burnett Street Buderim.
As soon as you set foot in the white-washed interior, it’s obvious you’ve found the right place. From the blue and white chinaware to the casual rattan dining chairs, Hamptons Espresso has totally nailed the interior design trend that shares its name. And with a gorgeous selection of house-made cakes displayed behind the counter, it’s the perfect place to gather and enjoy some elegant refreshment. You can escape to the Hamptons any day you like at Shop 2, 9 Goshawk Boulevard, Buderim.
We couldn’t talk about Buderim cafés without mentioning this coffee spot that has quickly become a local icon. Unassumingly housed in a shipping container, Rue Bourbon opened its unconventional doors in 2018. However, it’s Rue Bourbon’s location and great coffee that has people talking. Positioned high on a vacant block with killer views all the way to the coast, Rue Bourbon gets all of the basics oh, so right. Fantastic coffee? Tick. Casually cool ambience? Tick. Incredible location? Tick. For Rue Bourbon, it’s all about less is much, much more. Enjoy a coffee on the deck gazing out at the view and you’ll see exactly what we mean.
For that on top of the world feeling with your morning caffeine hit, head to Rue Bourbon at 89 Burnett Street, Buderim.
From rare books to designer kidswear, Buderim’s bespoke shopping offering is about as far away from Westfield as you can get.
If you’re looking for something really unique or enjoy poking around to see what you can find, Buderim is where it’s at.
To help you on your shopping adventures, we’ve put together a few of the best finds in Buderim…
A&F McIlreavy Rare and Interesting Books first opened its doors back in 1977 in Melbourne. After packing up shop in the 80s and moving the store to Scotland for 16 years, the owners decided to return to Australia and settle down (or up) in Buderim. You can now find the store set back from the road behind Little Fig Café on Burnett Street. Inside the store, the shelves are packed with fascinating books that are aching to be discovered. And the Chesterfield Couch in store is just the place to arrange an introduction. You’ll find Buderim Rare Books at Shop 8, 61 Burnett Street, Buderim.
From quirky kitchenware to unique homewares, Kitchen Mojo’s offering is sure to spark or reignite your passion for cooking. With a focus on quality and local Australian brands, the store is an inspiration for those that like to dabble in the kitchen. If you’ve been feeling like you lost your kitchen mojo, this is the place to find it. You can drop into Kitchen Mojo, Monday to Saturday, at Shop 6, 47 Burnett Street, Buderim.
If you’re looking for a special gift for a new bundle of joy, or some new kit for your cool kids head to Kuddly Kids in Buderim Mall. This gorgeous store is packed full of designer brand clothes, toys and gifts for kids all the way from new born to 12 years of age. Stop by Kuddly Kids for a browse at Shop 14, 86 Burnett Street, Buderim.
This volunteer-run gallery showcases the work of talented local artists and artisans. From paintings and sculptures to handmade clothing and accessories, you are sure to find something that will be a fabulous addition to your home or even your wardrobe. You’ll find the Atrium Gallery at 5 Main Street, Buderim. Parking is available at the rear of the hall via Church Street.
Helping to raise the funds needed to care for people with cancer and their families on the Sunshine Coast, Buderim’s Bloomhill Op Shop is stocked with a wide range of generously donated, quality pre-loved clothes and homewares. Embrace recycling, pick up a bargain and help those in need all in the one go. It’s a win/win/win for everyone. If you’re looking for a gift with a social conscience, Bloomhill even offers gift vouchers. Get your op-shopping fix at Bloomhill Op Shop, 42 Main Street, Buderim.
Another wonderful not-for-profit store is the Buderim Funky Op Shop. By spending your shopping dollar at the Funky Op Shop you’re helping to fund the Beautiful You program which provides practical, emotional and spiritual support for women with cancer. Come and check out the fabulous racks of clothing, books, collectibles, homewares and small furniture. You’ll find Buderim’s funkiest op shop at 82 Burnett Street.
While the relaxed township of Buderim is already an escape from the rat race, if you truly want to get away from it all, you don’t have to go far. In fact, less than a kilometre from the heart of the village, you’ll find the sanctuary of Buderim Forest, a 45-hectare park tucked away on the Northern side of Buderim Mountain.
You can access the waterfall walk from two entry points at Lindsay Road and Quorn Close. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the park so we’re sorry to say you will have to leave your four-legged friend at home.
Another popular walk in the area is the Buderim Tramway Walk which traces a portion of the track that once ran from Palmwoods to the centre of Buderim. The gentle walk is 2kms from start to finish, with points of interest signposted along the way.
The walk starts on the corner of Mons Road and Telco Road. Simply look for the ramp entry and follow the zig zag path to the start of the track.
While this famous place to visit on the Sunshine Coast isn’t actually located in Buderim anymore, how could we have a story about Buderim without including the famous Buderim Ginger? While these days, Buderim Ginger may call Yandina home, the company started its life 23kms south in the town that bears its name. Ginger was first grown in the Buderim region after World War I. As production grew, the Buderim Ginger Growers’ Co-Op was formed by five local farmers. Originally based in the centre of Buderim, the Co-Op relocated up the road to a bigger factory in Yandina in 1979.
Now you can discover all things ginger at The Ginger Factory, 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina.
Make the trip up the hill to Buderim and explore all the best bits of our Buderim Prize Home. And while you’re in the area, check out all the other wonderful gems that make this community one of the most sought-after suburbs on the Sunshine Coast.
Buderim is just 10 minutes from world-famous Mooloolaba beach and less than an 80-minute drive from the heart of Brisbane. You can find maps and address details here. Or, if you just can’t wait, take yourself on a virtual tour right now. If you’re already sold on a Buderim lifestyle, buy your tickets now and this incredible home could be yours.
Endeavour Foundation’s Buderim Prize Home is now open to explore. Come and see how modern design and a prime location come together for domestic bliss.
The home is open from 10am – 5pm daily. Find directions or virtual tour here.
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