100% pure Buderim Mountain
Spread across the top of the volcanic plateau and down the escarpment, the famous town on Buderim Mountain has recently celebrated 150 years of community spirit, since settlement in 1862. Buderim is in fact, the oldest established European settlement on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
Despite being only 590 feet (180m) above sea level at the highest point and technically under the official height of a mountain, the plateau has been known as Buderim Mountain from the early days and the Public School carries the full title in its name. Anyone who spends time here will see that Buderim is something special, from the busy CBD (known locally as Buderim Village), to the secret green forest getaways which grace the slopes . . . it is not hard to see why so many people fall in love with this place!
What sets this regional centre apart, is the thriving sense of community, driven to a large extent by the Buderim War Memorial Community Association (BWMCA). This organisation is extensively covered in this site and is represented on the other community web site of Buderim run by the BWMCA.
Why is it called “Buderim”? The original inhabitant’s used their Gabi Gabi language to call the plateau “Baddaram” (pronounced Ba Juram) which literally means “place of the Hairpin Honeysuckle Banksia”. The name was adapted to be Buderim by the early white settlers.
Buderim is most famous for the world renowned Buderim Ginger brand, but it also has a rich history on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. Over the past 150+ years, the fertile slopes have served as a timber-getter’s resource and then as farmland where sugarcane, bananas, citrus and even award winning coffee was grown. Buderim was seen as a resort centre for Brisbanites and “Southerners” from the late 1800′s up to the middle of the 20th century. There are a few of the original homesteads and accommodation manors still hidden about the place, but most have long gone.
These days the farms have succumbed to urban development and tree-felling is a forgotten memory, yet this small town remains one of Queensland’s most desirable lifestyle centres for tourists and locals. At one stage it was in Queensland’s top four “sea-change” destinations, with urban developments latching onto the name “Buderim” in areas never traditionally considered to actually be Buderim.
There is something different about Buderim, something which affects visitors and makes them want to be residents. Perhaps it is the tree-lined Buderim Village, the splendid views afforded to many blocks of land, the cooler mountain air . . . certainly there is a cultural heritage which comes with the oldest town on the Sunshine Coast . . . That is a heritage of community. Here in Buderim we consider ourselves different to ordinary suburbs, not in an elitist way, but more in a caring way. This is demonstrated by remarkable commitment of our unique Buderim War Memorial Community Association (BWMCA), driven by volunteers . . . . the heart-felt work of the Crosby family and Team Adem, the focussed enthusiasm of the Buderim Palmwoods Historic Tramway group and many more. One thing for sure, when you join the Buderim community, it will be great if you were involved in a community organisation, because you will set the direction for the future by whatever actions you take.
Here on the 100% pure Buderim website, we offer you a chance to discover the secrets, including where to take the family for a picnic, catch up with the girls over a cuppa before fashion-shopping, where to park, the places to have a wedding and so much more. We are reworking a Market place online where you can buy, sell and tell using our Buderim-specific online classifieds. The feed from our community Facebook page appears on the right side of the site, feel free to click through and drop us a line.
So, who are the webmasters? While others wax ad nauseam with “first site” claims, this is the site with a demonstrated commitment to news on Buderim and where you can make a fair dinkum connection to our community! This website and associated Buderim Directory sites are owned and operated by a Buderim family. Our roots go back to the 1980′s, visiting our retired parents who discovered this special place before the internet was a “thing.” We moved here, choosing to be very active in our local community organisations and cannot get enough of the place or the people. We invite you to make the most of this true Buderim web site, to gain an understanding of the special nature of our home.
Some time ago, our original Buderim web site content (developed over almost 10 years) was donated in a whole new package to the Buderim War Memorial Community Association (BWMCA) along with the community domain name. This was to help our Buderim community organisation, gain real traction on the web.
After this point our Buderim Community Web Project was developed.
This ambitious plan’s single aim is to create a combined web presence worthy of Buderim by:
- Enhancing the community-support efforts of the BWMCA
- Providing a platform for visitors, tourists and residents to discover more of this place.
- Give businesses of Buderim Village and all of Greater Buderim, an opportunity to showcase their goods and services.
- Be a place for Buderimites to communicate socially and even sell their stuff to others in the local area.
We do hope you enjoy our work and welcome your feedback.
Please help us by using the site and letting us know what you want!
Are we serving you properly? Use the contact form (click contact at the top of the page) and let us know what you would like to see on the site or if you have any problems using the site.
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