Buderim Forest Park

Sunshine Coast
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This is a 45 hectare secluded oasis, hidden on the northern side of Buderim, less than a kilometre from the Buderim Village. This is a rainforest world of tall trees, ferns, babbling waterfalls, cascades and bird calls.
The area was purchased many years ago by the Council as a reserve for all of Buderim.
Amazingly much of the creek actually belongs to private land owners as once did the waterfall! The falls were a favourite recreational place for the region’s indigenous people and have been unofficially named “Serenity Falls”, but are widely known as the Buderim Falls.

Waterfalls
Swimming
Picnic Facilities
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest
83m
Maximum Elevation
72m
Total Climb

Getting there

Two ways of getting there. One is behind Harry's Restaurant on Harry's Lane just of Lindsay Road, the other from the top of Quorn Close, which is also off Lindsay Road, but farther south. Car parks and picnic area are provided at both ends.

Maps:

Buderim Forest Park

Route/Trail notes:

From Harry's lane, follow the walkway along the course of Martins Creek. From Quorn Close car park it is medium to steep track down to the waterfall; splendid after a couple days of rain.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

Paths and boulders can be very slippery after rain. Always take your swimmers, as you can swim in the refreshing waters of the pool below the waterfall. Gets very busy in summer.

Comments

Track after the creek crossing is still closed, but you can still get to the waterfall and do the little open forest circuit track.

Run 44 on 8 Aug, 2020

Track closure 13 July to 14 August for some much needed track works :)

aj1658 on 7 Jul, 2020

Nice family walk. The falls are amazing. Great for the kids to explore.

Elfofam on 23 Jun, 2020

Beautiful easy walk, great place to bring visitors and kids. It gets quite busy as it’s such an accessible trail so if you can go during the week you’ll Avoid the crowds. It’s also a great spot to have a picnic and a dip during the summer but again a very busy spot.

MELG on 16 Jun, 2020

Nice easy walk. Very busy on the local Show holiday. Kids (13&10) loved rock hopping. Saw lots of families with toddlers and babies in slings.

Scrase on 12 Jun, 2020

Went up there after some rain. Little more over the falls than last time.

Graeme "Watto" on 19 May, 2020

Great walk. Few mosquitos so take some spray. Great place to take photos or just enjoy the scenery.

Graeme "Watto" on 30 Jan, 2020

Very lovely, quite easy, would be nice for a quick job

Chelsea Jamieson-Bews on 18 Oct, 2019

The longer track to Harry’s is closed for development so we only managed to do the shorter loop today. Still a beautiful walk and after all of the rain the falls were roaring.

Bobbe on 5 Jul, 2019

Not sure why this walk is stated at 90 minutes because its actually a very short circuit. We ran around twice! Very pretty falls and nice walking down around them. Highly recommend.

Mon on May, 2019

Stunning walk, beautiful swimming hole.

xxxNickyxxx on 25 Apr, 2019

lovely walk if you do the circuit rather than straight
down to the falls

Dave on 17 Jan, 2019

Great and easy walk. Better when it isn’t crowded.

Linda on 2019

Cute little walk with jungle vibes right in the heart of Buderim.

Lihz on 31 Dec, 2018

Stunning short walk. Serenity falls is beautiful. Saw people walking back in bathers so I assume people swim here. I just did the circuit and walked down to the falls to take a few snaps.

Alana on 3 Dec, 2018

Best ever

Mattshan on 18 Sep, 2018

Fantastic walk. We went on Mother’s Day and what a great vibe!
Everyone was saying “Happy Mother’s Day” to each other.
The waterfall is lovely and it would be awesome to have a dip in the lagoon when it gets warmer.

Smitho on 14 May, 2018

Beautiful walk from Harry's Hut with different terrains such paths, bridges, rocks, had to cross the water at on stage. Serenity Falls has its name for a good reason. Will be a regular on my list

Simone Burridge on 2018

A couple of the bridges have been washed away after the recent storms. The track was closed but many people still went up to the falls. The track to the falls is open from Quorn Close. A really nice and short walk, suitable for little legs. Deafening cicadas!!!

Georgina B on 31 Dec, 2017

It was a very hot day, so a friend and I came here and went for a swim, it was absolutely beautiful

Ashley Scott on 25 Dec, 2017

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