Buderim Falls is perfect for those that want to enjoy a refreshing swim under a waterfall without the hassle of trekking through a forest. The waterfall is only a short 5 minute walk from the carpark but is still secluded enough to enjoy natures surroundings.
How to get to Buderim Falls
Buderim Falls is located in Buderim Forest Park, just 10 minutes away from the centre of the Sunshine Coast. The easiest way to get there would be to drive as there are plenty of carpark spaces located right beside the falls. The carpark at the end of Quorn Close has direct and easy access to the waterfall. From the carpark it’s a short 5 minute walk along an easy bush walking track.
Additionally, you can get the 617 public bus leaving from the centre of the Sunshine Coast and get off at Lindsay Road and walk about 10 minutes. If you’re staying along the beach, you can also get the 616 bus and get off at Ballinger Road and walk about 13 minutes.
Where to Stay
The best area to stay thats closest to Buderim Falls is the Sunshine Coast which has plenty of accomodation options. If you’re looking to stay along the beach, you can check out the many resorts and hotels located along Alexandra Headlands Beach or Mooloolaba Beach.
Unfortunately there are no cheap accommodation options like hostels. If you’re on a budget you’ll have to camp somewhere close. We definitely recommend using the apps CamperMate or WikiCamps to find free campsites as you road trip in Australia.
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Parking & Fees
There are plenty of parking spaces where you can park all day and it’s free. There are also no additional costs to enter the park.
What to Expect
Buderim Forest Park is a calm and relaxing area surrounded by towering trees, walking tracks and plenty of wildlife. Those that want to escape the hot sun can go for a quick refreshing dip under Buderim Falls. Getting to the falls is super easy and will only take about 5 minutes along a bush walking trail.
Additionally, you can view the falls from many different angles. There is a bridge that provides a beautiful view of the falls from above. You get a great vantage point to view the surrounding area and other small creeks. You can also walk behind the waterfall and witness the water cascade off the rock face above.
We took a refreshing swim under the waterfall all to ourselves. However plenty of people started to turn up at around 9am as we were leaving. If you want to have the place to yourself, definitely try getting there early before the crowds start to roll in. Buderim Forest Park is a popular place for people going about their daily walks and also photographers . It can get quite busy at times, especially during the summer.
After visiting the falls, be sure to head to the Noosa Fairy Pools for another perfect swimming spot!