With its towering trees, meandering tracks and stunning waterfall, this sub-tropical oasis is a paradise for nature lovers and photographers alike. Also known as Serenity Falls, it’s a wonderful place to visit at any time of year, and looks particularly spectacular after rainfall when the waters cascade down the rock face into the waterhole below.
Flora and fauna
The reserve is a haven for local birdlife so expect to be serenaded by local cat birds and whip birds as you walk through a forest of giant palms, strangler figs and native vines.
Just a short drive from Brisbane
Buderim Falls is just 15 minutes from the coast and one hour and 15 minutes from Brisbane via the M1 making it the ideal spot for a day tripping getaway.
Enter via Harry’s Lane (off Lindsey Road) and stroll through the car park to access the reserve’s boardwalk. The 600 m walkway will take you on a picturesque forest ramble along the banks of Martins Creek’s cascading waters. This is the easiest part of the walk and is wheelchair friendly. From the end of the boardwalk you can continue upwards through the bush via a rugged trail to the waterfall.
For direct access to the waterfall and the high arch bridge spanning the creek, start at Quorn Close – it’s an easy to moderate hike to the falls via a bush track. The Quorn close entry to the reserve is not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.
Bring a picnic
At both entrances to the reserve you’ll find picnic tables and electric barbecues, so bring a picnic basket with you or stock up on goodies from local providores in Buderim village.
There are also toilets and parking at both entrances to the reserve.
Where to stay
Arabella's on Buderim Guest House
Amore on Buderim Rainforest Cabins