The Bud­erim bucket list

Must-do ex­pe­ri­ences on the moun­tain

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WHAT do you get when you com­bine a tight-knit com­mu­nity rich in his­tory, sur­rounded by beau­ti­ful gar­dens and tow­er­ing trees, just 10 minutes from the beach all while liv­ing in the fresh air on top of a moun­tain?

One of the Sun­shine Coast’s most ad­mired com­mu­ni­ties, Bud­erim.

Whether you are a res­i­dent or vis­i­tor, here’s a bucket list of things to do to ex­pe­ri­ence Bud­erim in all its glory.

BE­COME A HIS­TORY BUFF

Ever won­dered how Bud­erim res­i­dents lived 100 years ago? Step back in time at The Pioneer Cot­tage. This cot­tage was built around 1882 of pit-sawn cedar and beech by J.K. Bur­nett. The main street of Bud­erim, Bur­nett St, is named in his hon­our.

Now a mu­seum, this house is a liv­ing piece of his­tory. Walk through fur­nished rooms of the 1800s and dis­cover his­toric dis­plays of Bud­erim’s mem­o­ra­bilia.

The Pioneer Cot­tage is lo­cated at 5 Ballinger Cres, Bud­erim, and is open Mon­day to Satur­day, 11am–3pm. En­try is $5 for adults and $1 for chil­dren. Phone 07 5450 1966 for fur­ther de­tails.

SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP

Ditch shop­ping cen­tre may­hem and stroll along Bud­erim Vil­lage for a re­lax­ing re­tail ex­pe­ri­ence. Lined with bou­tiques ga­lore for him and her as well as spe­cialty gift shops, op shops and book stores, lucky for shop­pers there’s also a big se­lec­tion of cafes/restau­rants to re­fuel.

IN­DULGE IN A MEAT PIE

Fancy some true-blue Aussie tucker? Tuck into a juicy meat pie from Beefy’s on King St, Bud­erim. These pies re­ally are fit for a king (and queen). Take it to go and cross the road to en­joy your meat-filled pas­try good­ness at the beau­ti­ful Wir­re­anda Park. Beefy’s Bud­erim is open Mon­day to Fri­day from 5.30am–5.30pm, Satur­days 5.30am–3.30pm and Sun­days 7am–2pm. Bon ap-pie-tit.

CHASE WATER­FALLS

Less than a kilo­me­tre from Bud­erim Vil­lage is a 45ha se­cluded oa­sis of rain­for­est in­ter­twined with wa­ter­ways lead­ing to the main event, a spec­tac­u­lar wa­ter­fall. Seren­ity Falls, or as many re­fer to it as Bud­erim Falls, will make you feel thou­sands of kilo­me­tres away from civil­i­sa­tion, how­ever in re­al­ity you are so close. Park at Har­rys Lane, off Lind­say Rd, to start the walk­ing trail to­wards the wa­ter­fall. It starts with an el­e­vated wooden board walk be­fore turn­ing to a rugged trail wan­der­ing through bush­land. The sound of gush­ing wa­ter be­comes louder as you ap­proach the spec­ta­cle that is Seren­ity Falls.

SPOIL YOUR­SELF

Home to many wed­dings, special events and cor­po­rate func­tions, Harry’s on Bud­erim is a must-do fine-din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence on the Sun­shine Coast. Serv­ing up mod­ern Aus­tralian cui­sine in a 120-year-old homestead, get cosy in the el­e­gant fire room or soak up the rain­for­est views while en­joy­ing the sea­sonal flavours of lo­cal, qual­ity in­gre­di­ents.

PHOTO: WAR­REN LY­NAM

NA­TURE’S FINEST: Bud­erim For­est Park is in the heart of Bud­erim and it only takes a few minutes’ walk to see Seren­ity Falls.

PHOTO: BRETT WORTMAN

Loren Ma­her from Beefy’s Pies at Bud­erim in­spects the qual­ity of one of their beef pies, which con­tain much more meat than your av­er­age pie.

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