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There is a couple of good coffee shops on the main drag (Burnett St) and there is also a Woolworths with plenty of parking. Buderim is always a couple of degrees cooler than the coast so it's very popular with retirees however other than picking up supplies there is not a lot for families or couples in the village itself so you likely won't spend more than 15 min or so on the main street.","type":"text"},{"version":1,"type":"img","metadata":{"width":300,"height":225},"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2Fn9hQNcnI2CgNwo4t09Z6%2Fstop_0_4.png?alt=media&token=fb3c2702-f7fc-415f-97f6-20c390556df0"},{"content":"Once you've picked up a coffee or supplies and had a quick look at the main street of the Village, it's time to jump in the car and follow your GPS for the 3 minute drive to the Buderim Forest Park.","type":"text"}],"location":{"latitudeDelta":0.0922,"latitude":-26.6856968,"longitudeDelta":0.0421,"longitude":153.0506602},"address":"Buderim QLD, Australia"},{"address":"Buderim Forest Park, Quorn Close, Buderim QLD, Australia","media":[{"type":"img","metadata":{"width":640,"height":480},"version":1,"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2Fn9hQNcnI2CgNwo4t09Z6%2Fstop_1_0.png?alt=media&token=29a93763-00e1-4dd7-9d28-9aba250f72a2"},{"content":"There are two entrances to the park. Your GPS may want to take you to the Quorn St car park but locals know the best entrance is at Harry's Lane. Here you'll find ample parking and the start of the easy 900m walk to the waterfall.","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2Fn9hQNcnI2CgNwo4t09Z6%2Fstop_1_2.png?alt=media&token=8fda317b-0e03-442a-8937-b566dfa6dec4","version":1,"metadata":{"height":418,"width":525},"type":"img"},{"content":"The first 600m of the walk is wheelchair and pram accessible. Enjoy the babble of Martin Creek, which never runs dry. No one knows quite where the spring that feeds the creek starts, but this guaranteed clean drinking water was the reason why the area was so important to the local Kabi Kabi people. Indeed resources like this were a source of conflict between indigenous tribes, and later between the traditional owners and European settlers. There were multiple, often violent, clashes in the area and there is a monument on nearby Fraser Road to the indigenous people who lost their lives in the Frontier Wars. ","type":"text"},{"version":1,"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2Fn9hQNcnI2CgNwo4t09Z6%2Fstop_1_4.png?alt=media&token=a80574a7-2449-4a20-99c6-23c5c04c1d80","metadata":{"width":729,"height":305}},{"type":"text","content":"At the end of the boardwalk you'll pick up a stone and dirt path. It's flat and easy going (even in thongs) but there is a little scrambling over rocks required so very small children may need to be carried and the elderly or infirm may struggle."}],"location":{"longitude":153.0482623,"latitudeDelta":0.0922,"longitudeDelta":0.0421,"latitude":-26.6791797}},{"media":[{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2Fn9hQNcnI2CgNwo4t09Z6%2Fstop_2_0.png?alt=media&token=aa031697-e68b-44af-ac45-174461dfed27","version":1,"type":"img","metadata":{"height":419,"width":724}},{"content":"250m from the end of the boardwalk you'll see the first of the small swimming holes and 50m further you'll reach the waterfall itself. Here you can swim under, through and behind the waterfall and enjoy the cooling waters. The waterhole itself may be a little cloudy with fine sand stirred up by the falls, but even if you can't see the bottom, its safe as long as you're sensible and take cautious steps. Except during the height of the summer holidays, not many people visit the falls and it's not uncommon on week days or in winter to have the area to yourself. While not 'majestic' or 'huge' the waterfall and pool is beautiful and lends itself to both peaceful contemplation and Instagramable photos.","type":"text"},{"metadata":{"width":617,"height":389},"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2Fn9hQNcnI2CgNwo4t09Z6%2Fstop_2_2.png?alt=media&token=c43b2793-14f5-45d8-b19e-a34904a932f9","version":1,"type":"img"},{"content":"It's worth crossing the single span foot bridge for great views down on to the waterfall and swimming hole. While here take a minute to contemplate the Kabi Kabi Dreamtime story about this waterfall and the other two in the nearby area.","type":"text"},{"content":" In the Dreamtime, three sisters went looking for their lovers who had gone hunting but hadn't returned.\n\nAfter searching all day, the maidens found their dead bodies. They had been slain by a rival tribe who considered that only they had the right to hunt in the area. Disconsolate, the sisters wept continuously until impatient spirits, weary of their sorrow, changed them into the three water falls of the valley. The three dead warriors, hearing that the tears of their lovers never stopped, changed themselves into rainbows.\n\nIf you look carefully you may still see the iridescent flash of the rainbows’ colours gleaming through the falling waters.","type":"text"}],"location":{"latitudeDelta":0.0922,"longitude":153.0482623,"longitudeDelta":0.0421,"latitude":-26.6791797},"address":"Buderim Forest Park, Quorn Close, Buderim QLD, Australia"},{"address":"Buderim Tavern, Burnett Street, Buderim QLD, Australia","media":[{"content":"If you've brought picnic supplies with you, you can enjoy your lunch on the rocks beside the waterfall or return to the picnic area near the car park. However if you're in the mood for a great pub meal, I'd recommend returning to Buderim and visiting the Buderim Tavern.","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2Fn9hQNcnI2CgNwo4t09Z6%2Fstop_3_1.png?alt=media&token=d464b721-8494-4687-bc65-3aba99f7c892","version":1,"metadata":{"height":359,"width":550},"type":"img"},{"content":"The180 degree views over the Sunshine Coast alone make a visit to the BT worthwhile. Ask for a table as close to the window as possible and the friendly staff will oblige if they can, but every table on the dining room or on the deck will give you great views. The dress standard is very casual (it's the Sunny Coast!) but if you swam at the waterfall you will have to change out of your wet bathers.","type":"text"},{"version":1,"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2Fn9hQNcnI2CgNwo4t09Z6%2Fstop_3_3.png?alt=media&token=eed63917-fa59-4e74-98f9-e874bc271602","metadata":{"height":336,"width":543},"type":"img"},{"content":"The pub menu has a great range of reasonably priced meals, including pizza, burgers, steaks and salads. My favourite is the steak sandwich served on toasted Turkish bread and served with fries. There is the usual range of beers and wines, and children are well catered for.","type":"text"},{"metadata":{"width":739,"height":299},"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2Fn9hQNcnI2CgNwo4t09Z6%2Fstop_3_5.png?alt=media&token=2de937fc-3982-45f1-9658-7a51d7534360","type":"img","version":1}],"location":{"longitude":153.0489697,"latitudeDelta":0.0922,"latitude":-26.6880646,"longitudeDelta":0.0421}}]
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