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Buderim is a mountain town in the Sunshine Coast, about an hour's drive north of Brisbane. The centre of Buderim is handy to the whole of the Sunshine Coast. It is a little more than 10 minutes away from beautiful beaches, such as Mooloolaba, Maroochydore and Alexandra Headlands. Buderim is a fast growing community, with lots of shops and a supermarket.

In the early days Buderim was known as a resource for timber gathers, as huge stands of Beech and Australian Red Cedar grew across the mountain. Some trees were so large they were wasted, due to the lack of transport to carry them down to the river for despatch to Brisbane. In the middle of the 20th century the largest ginger processing facility in the southern hemisphere was built, and operated as the Buderim Ginger Factory, until it closed and operations were moved closer to other ginger growing areas near Yandina.

Buderim is placed on and around a volcanic plateau, just 600ft above the Pacific Ocean. It is a lovely leafy area, lined with poinciana trees and flowering shrubs. Buderim does still have a significant heritage relic of the early days in the form of the Pioneer Cottage, which is restored and cared for by the Buderim Historical Society.

Visit the Buderim Aquatic Centre. Located at Buderim next to the primary school, the centre offers a flexible aquatic activities program for all ages

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