On the intersection of King Street and Gloucester Road, Buderim has a new panoramic attraction, the Buderim Village Park. Landscaped gardens with a lush village green and sensational panoramic views of the Glasshouse Mountains and the Pacific Ocean are all part and parcel of this three plus hectare public park.
Immaculate green space for everyone's enjoyment - Image: Elaine de Wet
The Council has set aside this area specifically to be a green space for everyone to enjoy. Wide paths zig-zag through the grassy stretches, fringed in places by ferny gardens, trees and Buderim volcanic rock.
Wide paths zig-zag through the grassy stretches - Image: Elaine de Wet
If you move to the upper section of the Buderim Village Park, on a clear day the views towards the coastline are superb, with the ocean views interspersed with container and cargo ships and if one is really lucky, a cruise liner. The views to the south embrace the suburban sprawl of Caloundra and Little Mountain.
Breathtaking views of the coastline - Image: Elaine de Wet
While the excavation work was underway, the Council found bottles and jars showcasing Buderim's heritage and these are now displayed in custom-designed coffee tables in the picnic areas. These bottles are displayed under a layer of specialised glass with their original labels etched into it. It's a wonderfully unique gesture to recognise the historical background of this exceptional park.
Creative coffee table with seating - Image: Elaine de Wet
New sheltered picnic areas including two new barbecues and lighting for those evening excursions to feel the night-time breezes in the midst of summer have been created, ensuring the views are a constant for everyone.
Creative seating to take in the views - Image: Elaine de Wet
Artistically-created seating, sometimes concrete, sometimes timber, has been placed strategically throughout the park to capture the breath-taking views of the ocean, turning this new scenic attraction into a true asset for Buderim.
Sheltered picnic areas with barbecues - Image: Elaine de Wet
There are still plans afoot for further development, which will include a multi-functional performance area and a childrens' play area as well as public amenities, all subject to future budget considerations by the Council.
Plans for future development - Image: Elaine de Wet