Buderim is situated on and around a volcanic plateau that rises 180 metres above the Pacific Ocean in the heart of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The plateau has a green ambience, characterised by leafy streets lined with Poinciana trees and flowering shrubs.
Buderim is central to the entire Sunshine Coast – only 10 minutes drive from the famous beaches of Mooloolaba, Maroochydore and Alexandra Headlands. Those fortunate enough to live here enjoy a mild climate all year round. Buderim has the best of both beach and hinterland environments. In summer, the top of Buderim catches the sea-breezes making Buderim cooler by as much as 5oC !
The ABC has reported that Queensland has four towns in the Australian top ten destinations for the “Sea Change” phenomenon and Buderim is one of those! If you visit Buderim, you will know why this is no surprise to the locals.
The Buderim War Memorial Community Association
Buderim has a unique sense of community.
In late 1945, when small towns and settlements around Australia were erecting monuments in honour of those who had fought for their country, Buderim had a population of about 600 and the major industry was farming.
The people of Buderim decided that they did not want a cold, stone statue, a park or even an avenue of trees to commemorate those who gave their lives. Instead, with rare vision, the community resolved to keep Buderim as a place worth fighting for . . . a place that would maintain the spirit of community that had characterised Buderim during the war years.
The Buderim War Memorial Community Association was
established to be a living memorial.