Buderim Tramway Walk
The Buderim Tramway walk is a perfect way to spend some time on the Sunshine Coast – you can learn a little about South East Queensland’s history and enjoy the peaceful rainforest as you get some gentle exercise. The track itself is approximately 2km long, making a 4km return trip. The Buderim Tramway walk is a well kept secret, popular with locals, especially families and dog walkers and it is easy to see why.
Buderim Tramway Walk Map
Finding the walkway and getting parking will be the first adventure with the biggest complaint being the lack of car parks. There is a gravel public parking area across the road from the start of the walk, and a disabled parking bay on the roadside. You can find Buderim Tramway Walk on the corner of Mons Rd. & Telco Rd. The walk is somewhat accessible for prams and wheelchairs with a switchback concrete path to get down the steeper slope near the side of Telco Road and the path itself has a gentle gradient and is mostly compacted earth. Beware that it may be gravelly in some sections and mud and puddles may be present after rainfall.
The walk and the views
The walking track was established by a volunteer group of enthusiastic locals. There are covered picnic tables and information displays near the start of the track (at the bottom of the ramp) for visitors to learn more about the history of the area. As you progress along the walk there are spectacular views through the trees towards the West, looking over valleys and hilly countryside, and there is a variety of animal and plant life to keep budding biologists entertained on this walk.
While the walking track itself slopes gently down (or up, if you’re returning to your car), there are some steep drops to the side of the path so be careful with younger Brisbane Kids or those who may be wary of heights.
There are seats to rest on and take in the view along the walk, and there hare been distance markers placed at approximately 100m intervals upon trees along the track so Brisbane Kids can track how far they’ve walked, and count back down to how far there is left to go. An advantage about this kind of walk with a single track is you can turn around at any point, so younger Brisbane Kids might enjoy a 500-metre walk (1km round trip) and still get the bushwalking and rainforest experience, while other families might prefer to do the entire Buderim Tramway walk .
Things to know before you go
- There are no toilet facilities at the car park or along the track.
- Dogs on leads are very welcome to join their families on this walk and are a common sight, so puppy-loving Brisbane Kids might be delighted to meet some new furry friends on their adventure.
- As with any outdoor activity, it’s advisable to take water with you (especially in warmer months) and to wear comfortable walking shoes. The track may be slippery during or after wet weather. The track is mostly well shaded as it passes through the rainforest on the Western side of Buderim Mountain.
- Pop some mosquito repellant in your bag. You might not need it but sometimes after rain and humidity, they can be a problem and you will thank us.
- You can find out more about the walk here.
The Buderim Tramway walk is a great way to see a different side of the Sunshine Coast and is a great bushwalk for beginners or those after a relaxing stroll, or a dog-friendly outing.. For more Sunshine Coast walks, check out our reviews on the Buderim Falls Walk and Cilento park and walk.