Find the best of Bud­erim

Dine and de­light in these top three spots


BUD­ERIM is an ab­so­lute gem of a Sun­shine Coast des­ti­na­tion, with cafe and bou­tique-lined streets, un­in­ter­rupted views to the ocean and unique nat­u­ral fea­tures to ex­plore.

We’ve listed three top spots to visit where you can also grab a bit to eat (or drink) and stay awhile.

Bud­erim For­est Park (off Lind­say Rd)

Known as Bud­erim Falls or Seren­ity Falls, this rain­for­est board walk and wa­ter­fall will have you in hin­ter­land heaven just min­utes from our fa­mous beaches. The coun­cil-owned na­ture re­serve has both cir­cuit tracks (20 min­utes re­turn or one-hour op­tions) or a one-way 30-minute walk tak­ing you through tow­er­ing palm trees, creek cross­ings and an In­sta-fa­mous wa­ter­fall. Start from the board walk en­trance off Lind­say Rd or via Quorn Cl fea­tur­ing a memo­rial gar­den.

EAT: At the lower en­trance to the park you’ll find huge grassy lawns and bar­be­cue fa­cil­i­ties per­fect for a fam­ily pic­nic. There’s also fine din­ing op­tions, with Harry’s on Bud­erim restau­rant set in a 120-year-old home­stead.

Bud­erim Lions Park (111 Bur­nett St)

This park has sweep­ing views back to the coast, just min­utes from the heart of town. The park has re­cently been re­vamped to in­clude a great kids’ play­ground, toi­lets, pic­nic benches and bar­be­cue area.

EAT: Head across the road to Birds and the Beans Espresso – it’s in the iconic Vandy’s Garage, with orig­i­nal gas pumps still out the front.

Wir­re­anda Park (cnr King and Short Sts)

This is one stun­ning spot to visit. Orig­i­nally the grand en­trance way to pi­o­neer­ing fam­ily the Lind­says, Wir­re­anda Park is now an av­enue of arched weep­ing fig trees. It also in­cludes a play­ground and ameni­ties in­clud­ing toi­lets, bar­be­cues and pic­nic ta­bles.

EAT: Op­po­site the park you’ll find what is of­ten touted as the best pie on the Sun­shine Coast (in­clud­ing gluten-free).

PIC­TURE PER­FECT: Bud­erim For­est Park is in the heart of Bud­erim and it is only a few min­utes’ walk to Seren­ity Falls.


The view from Jones Rd, Bud­erim.

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