Discover the Heritage Buderim Tramway Walk
There once was a train track which ran from Palmwoods to Buderim Central. You can read more about this on the Tramway History page. The original rails and sleepers were removed but a wonderful walk has been developed along a section of the original right-of-way owned by Council. The walk starts from the corner of Mons Road and Telco Road in Buderim.
The development of the walking track is a project of the Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Inc and is supported by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.
The existing Council easement is 2000m (4000m return) and is a wonderful stroll through the regrowth forest.
There are points of interest along the way and an information brochure is available at the Information Shelter at the base of the access ramp, or from the Old Post Office and other tourist sites around Buderim.
|Head down Mons Road and look for Telco Road which will be on the left if you are heading away from Buderim.
In Telco Rd near the intersection, there is a grass parking area on the left. If you cross the road, there is an information plaque to read before taking the wheel-chair friendly access ramp down to the start of the walking track.
||The walk is very easy with only a gentle gradient from top to bottom.
If there has been recent rain, you will get your shoes a little muddy, so appropriate footwear is a must for the walk!
|There are several vantage points to view the forested slopes and you will hear many birds calling through the trees, such as whip birds and black cockatoos. Seats are placed at regular intervals to take a rest and take in the bush environment.||
|Around 800m into the walk you will reach a cutting with an explanation plaque.
The council recently upgraded the track here as you can see from the before & after photos
|Further down you will pass the site of Mons Station, and will see some of the few remaining sleepers. There is also an old cattle grid on the track.
The lower down you travel, the more open the forest becomes as the land becomes subject to relentless urban development.
Please respect the privacy of those who own property through which the tramway passes.
At one point there stands a beautiful forest of palms, growing in the sand placed from the flow of a natural waterway.