This is 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.
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).
At one stage Buderim was in Queensland’s top four “sea-change” destinations, with urban developments latching onto the name in areas never traditionally considered. To add to the confusion, the local electoral boundaries were reconfigured and the area is also known under the same name, yet it covers an area from the Sunshine Motorway to Rosemount! (click to see an electorate map)
There is something different about our town, 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 on the escarpment, maybe the cooler mountain air . . .
Certainly there is a cultural heritage which comes with being 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 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, if 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.
Buderim Village Live
Burnett Street Traffic Cam
A Taste of Buderim History
a long history on the mountainBuderim was the first settlement on the Coast founded in 1860 and has seen many changes from rainforest, to farms of cane, coffee, citrus and bananas to urban town. A small train once ran from Buderim down to Palmwoods to carry the produce between 1914 and 1925. Take a look at the images above, the one on the left shows a 1930-40’s view of the old Town looking across what is now Lindsay Road. Compare it to the 21st century Buderim taken from Google Earth. The image of the Bullocks in front of the Terminus of the Buderim-Palmwoods Tramway is set near where the Buderim Swimming Pool now stands Click the images to enlarge, use the arrows which appear when you roll over to navigate. Discover Buderim’s living history! Discover Pioneer Cottage
Get Social with Buderim on Facebook
Lock it in everyone! August 13 is the date for the Buderim Street Party!
Details on the ANZAC Day events are at http://www.buderim.com/anzac-day-on-buderim
The ANZAC Commemorations on Buderim are a big tradition here. While this music clip is not about Buderim specifically, it is an awesome video that is very much inline with sentiment on the Mountain https://www.youtube.com/embed/NfFFzFiiVYM?rel=0
Every picture tells a story - of Buderim's place in history, community and colour
So, who are the webmasters?
This is the site with a demonstrated commitment to real value for Buderim first, for well over ten years . . . a site where you can make a fair dinkum connection to our community! The results show for themselves as consistently for many years, we have ranked first on Google for most Buderim related searches and are highest ranking on Alexa.
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.
You are invited to make the most of this true Buderim web site, to help gain an understanding of the special nature of our home. It’s not the main reason for the site, but you can buy advertising space and put your business in a tasteful ad, before the thousands of visitors each month.
The Buderim website is a real labour of love and we need real jobs to pay the bills, so we run Red Lid Creative, a boutique Advertising and Design Agency in Buderim too! Let us know if we can be of service to your business.
Some time ago, our original Buderim web site content (developed over almost 10 years) was donated in a whole new package to the the BWMCA along with the community domain name buderim.qld.au. 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.
This is an ongoing challenge and some elements are more successful than others. We do hope you enjoy our work and welcome your feedback.