The town of Buderim was founded in an 1862 by Tom Petrie and a tribe of Indigenous explorers – thought it was not named until the late 1890’s. The word “Buderim” means honeysuckle in the Kabi language. The name could also have come from “Budherham”, a Yugambeh word meaning spiritual or sacred.
These days, Buderim is well known for it’s abundance of restaurants and cafes. Buderim Tavern is famed for its steak, and if you’re looking to delve into a bit of history the Pioneer Cottage is a great place to start.
Buderim Falls is a 45hectare secluded oasis, less than a kilometre from Buderim Village. Early photographic evidence claims the falls were named after the Lindsay family who once owned much of the land in Buderim – including the local library. Indigenous locals unofficially named it Serenity Falls. Though the water is beautiful, swimming is not advised as nobody knows what is at the bottom of the lake.