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Published October 16th 2015
Dare to Step Back in Time
We know that there is a propensity to go to theme parks – which of course are exciting and the children generally have a wonderful day, but they are expensive and there are many other ways to entertain the children without needing a healthy budget to do so.
Buderim Pioneer Cottage
Why not take a quieter, less expensive visit to other places where the children can learn about Australian and local history?
The Pioneer Cottage at Buderim is one such place and while it may not be an all-day event for the family, there are plenty of other places around Buderim to explore and fill in the day.
Bedroom in the Cottage
The Cottage at 5 Ballinger Crescent is open Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm, and there is an entry fee of $5 for Adults, and $1 for Children.
This Heritage-listed Pioneer Cottage was built in 1882, and stands where it was built. The building, gardens and surrounds are wonderfully cared for by The Buderim Historical Society and the local community, and is a wonderful example of life in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
There is a little slab hut at the rear of the cottage – with many of the tools that were in use for the manual labour that was the way things were done in the early days of our history.
Group tours and morning tea can be arranged by appointment. Phone 5450 1966 to book. Small school groups often visit the Cottage and learn about life in the days of John Burnett, who had the cottage built for his family, which included his wife, eight children and an elderly relative.
So head to Buderim, see the views from the Lions Park on Burnett Street, and visit the other tourist spots in the area. The children (and adults) can burn off their energy at the Buderim Forest Park or Foote Sanctuary.