Pre­mium lo­ca­tion boasts en­vi­able life­style

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BUDDINA is fast be­com­ing a thriv­ing sub­urb of the Sun­shine Coast and with many no­table fea­tures, the lo­cal beaches are not to be missed.

It’s hard to pic­ture prior to the ‘60s. Buddina, along with the en­tire Kawana stretch, was noth­ing but un­de­vel­oped wal­lum coun­try.

Named by early de­vel­oper, Al­fred Grant; it wasn’t un­til July 1960 that de­vel­op­ment of the Kawana sub­urb was started by Caloun­dra – Mooloolaba De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion Ltd.

Owner, Al­fred Grant, saw great po­ten­tial be­hind all the swamp grass and man­groves, and started mar­ket­ing land.

Fast for­ward to to­day and we have a hum­ble lit­tle sub­urb sand­wiched be­tween ocean and river with a whole lot of good­ness in be­tween.

With the Point Cartwright light­house stand­ing tall at the point, this light­house has be­come an iconic land­mark of the Sun­shine Coast.

Pop­u­lar with fit­ness groups and in­di­vid­u­als, the lo­cal hill at Buddina of­fers a pop­u­lar out­door gym, with­out the fees.

Peo­ple run up and down the hill for ex­er­cise, while at the same time they are treated to the gor­geous view that over­looks the Pa­cific ocean, and gives a front on view of Mooloolaba.

For a less stren­u­ous ac­tiv­ity, the coastal board­walk along Point Cartwright is an­other op­tion tak­ing in some of Buddina’s nat­u­ral beauty.

This lo­cale is dog friendly and wel­comes one and all to en­joy a pleas­ant sunny, ac­tive day out.

With an abun­dance of trendy cafes, this area of­fers a won­der­ful lo­ca­tion for that early morn­ing work­out.

Run­ning tracks stretch for kilo­me­tres, and the awe­some scenery is truly not to be missed.

Just ask a lo­cal and they’re sure to agree, these are the main in­gre­di­ents for a laid back coastal life­style.

Not only is this sub­urb all about lo­ca­tion, there is the added ad­van­tage of the stun­ning flora and fauna.

Tur­tle sea­son gen­er­ally starts in Oc­to­ber when the shores stretch­ing from Caloun­dra to Buddina are blessed with Log­ger­head Tur­tles and on rare oc­ca­sions, the Green Tur­tle.

If your tim­ing is right, it is dur­ing this pe­riod that you might ex­pe­ri­ence the tur­tles nest­ing their eggs.

Thanks to the as­sis­tance of TurtleCare who con­tin­u­ally mon­i­tor and pa­trol the beaches en­sur­ing the tur­tles stay pro­tected, these rep­tiles and their eggs have the best pos­si­ble chance of sur­vival.

Priv­i­leged with ac­cess to such fa­cil­i­ties as Buddina Pri­mary School, Kawana Wa­ters Surf Life Sav­ing Club, Kawana Li­brary, Kawana Ten­nis Club and the Coast’s sec­ond largest shop­ping com­plex, Kawana Shop­ping­world, Buddina has a lot to of­fer within a com­pact area.

As a small beach­side com­mu­nity, Buddina res­i­dents are well catered for.

With a good mix of low-set brick and tile homes, units and pres­tige ocean­front prop­er­ties op­po­site the beach or on the canal.

Buddina is very ac­cept­ing of the fast-grow­ing pop­u­la­tion of the Sun­shine Coast.

With res­i­den­tial con­struc­tion un­der way be­tween the Kawana Shop­ping­world and the beach­front, the area will soon fur­ther ac­com­mo­date those who are want­ing to live a quiet, yet coastal life­style.

Whether you fancy a swim in the river, or a surf at the point, Buddina of­fers a pre­mium life­style lo­ca­tion that will have you want­ing more.

Mooloolah River at Buddina.

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