Hiking Trails

Buderim Forest Park

Tucked away in the heart of Buderim is Buderim Forest Park. There are two separate entrances to this hiking trail. One at Quorn Close, the other at Harry’s Lane. Each end offers its own rest and picnic areas and plenty of parking. The picnic areas are shaded heavily by the forest itself.

The Trail

This hiking trail is one of the hidden gems of the Sunshine Coast. Nestled behind the CBD of Buderim, it is in a central location close to everything. The trail can get a little difficult in places, especially at the Quorn Close end. Dotted throughout the walking trail are viewing platforms. These platforms are a great way to can your breath. Or snap a fantastic photo of the beautiful forest. There are no shortages of photo opportunities along the trail. Native flora and fauna are plentiful, along with some smaller waterways and bridges. Additionally, there are information signs dotted throughout the trail. These give an insight into the flora and fauna found in the forest.

The Waterfall

Quite possibly the main drawcard for Buderim Forest Park would be the waterfall. This waterfall features a small swimming hole at its base. This can be an excellent way to cool down during a hike in the warmer months. Also at this waterfall is a bridge, which gives an awesome view of the falls. Obviously, the best time to come and do the forest park trail would be after rainfall. If you have the equipment, time-lapse photography is popular at these falls. Buderim Forest Park happens to be one of the most beautiful hiking trails on the Sunshine Coast. Bring insect repellent and a pair of shoes you don’t mind getting muddy. This can be one of the more challenging hikes on the Sunshine Coast, despite its short length. More information can be found on the Sunshine Coast council website.