When you think Sunshine Coast, chances are the beautiful beach towns of Noosa, Caloundra and Mooloolaba come to mind. That’s because the locals of Buderim have been keeping their little historical village under wraps so it’s flown under the radar…until now!
As the Sunshine Coast’s oldest town, Buderim is full of old-world charm. But it’s also got plenty of cool new dining hotspots to its name, along with an undeniable natural beauty and some of the best sweeping views out over the coastline.
Here are all the reasons why people love living in Buderim. And why you will too with our latest Mater Prize Home lottery No. 303.
Rue Bourbon Coffee is a shipping container coffee shop that boasts one hell of a view to match its amazing brew. Perched on the highest point of Buderim, starting your days here (with your four-legged friend, if you so please!) is what life in Buderim is all about. It’s certainly not your only local option either. You’ll also find great coffee at Mint Buderim, John Kyle Espresso, and Hamptons Espresso so don’t forget to share the love.
Life in Buderim delivers the best of both worlds. You get to wake up to the sound of native birds in the lush hinterland all around you, and fall asleep to pure peace and quiet, but by day you can easily trade in the lush greenery for golden sand and crystal clear surf at any number of the Sunshine Coast’s best beaches. In less than 15 minutes you could be wading in the gentle family-friendly waters of Mooloolaba, or putting your two new surfboards (included in our prize lottery) to good use as you learn to surf at Alexandra Headland.
Surrounded by native forests, the peace and serenity is part of Buderim’s charm and something that you won’t find in the bustling beachside towns on the Sunshine Coast. The perfect way to experience it—besides from your own backyard in your Mater Prize Home—is amongst it. The 45-hectare area of natural reserve is best explored along the Buderim Forest Waterfall Walk. There’s an elevated wooden boardwalk that leads you through the forest and across babbling creeks before arriving at the Buderim Falls. There’s also a high arch bridge spanning the creek above the falls, providing yet another angle of this tranquil setting.
Often splurging on a fancy meal means heading into a city centre for the best options. In Buderim they have Harry’s On Buderim. Under the culinary expertise of two-hatted chef Stuart Bell, this restaurant serves modern Australian cuisine within a charming 142-year-old homestead. In winter you can cosy up by the fireplace, and in the warmer months you can’t beat the views over the parklands and rainforest from the veranda.
A pub, fine dining restaurant and boutique cafes all happily coexist in Buderim, bringing its residents ample options of all kinds when hunger strikes. The Buderim Tavern is a local favourite for a good steak along with other pub classics. Just like many places in Buderim, the views from here are spectacular.
Ready to fall in love with Buderim? Buy your tickets today to win this Mater Prize Home lottery and find out why the locals think it’s the best place to live on the Sunshine Coast. Plus, for every ticket you purchase you’re helping support the life-changing medical research and patient care at Mater.