Starting from Quorn Close, Buderim, this walk takes you on a circuit in the Buderim Forest Park, visiting the popular Buderim(Serenity) Falls along the way. Located along Martins Creek, the lovely set of cascades have such a tranquil feel to them that they’ve been called Serenity Falls for some time. Remember to bring your swimmers as you’ll be able to swim in the rock pools as well. You’ll be accompanied by the birdsong of catbirds and eastern whipbirds. The amenities in the area include electric BBQs and picnic tables, which makes this walk near-perfect for families. According to aboriginal lore, there were 3 sisters that were crushed by the death of their lovers, which went on a hunt and never returned. The sisters were so saddened that they simply didn’t stop crying, and the gods -that are tired by this situation- turned them into waterfalls. Shortly after, their dead lovers turned themselves into rainbows so they can be with the sisters. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn right onto Lindsay Road and drive for another 3.7 km
Turn left onto Quorn Close and drive for another 470 m
Turn left onto Quorn Close and drive for another 315 m
Keep left and drive for another 65 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park on Quorn Close(near Edna Walling Memorial Garden), head towards the sheltered passage that is marked by the wooden green “Buderim Forest Park” sign along the concrete path. Head through the passage and follow the designated walking track into the woodland. After about 90 metres, veer/turn left at the 3-way intersection to continue along Buderim(Serenity) Falls Circuit in the clockwise direction.....
Directions & comments
There is a toilet (about 35 m back from the start).
After 105 m find a seat.
After another 25 m veer left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to the rock pool below the waterfall. Take care around wet rocks as they can become extremely slippery. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 70 m turn right.
After another 20 m cross the bridge (about 30 m long)
Turn left, to head along Circuit Track.
After another 45 m pass the "Serenity Falls" (15 m on your left).
After another 360 m turn right.
After another 30 m turn sharp left.
After another 90 m come to the end.
This side trip takes you to the rock pool below the waterfall. Take care around wet rocks as they can become extremely slippery.
Directions & comments
After another 40 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
At the intersection of Circuit Track & Serenity Bridge veer right, to head along Circuit Track (a walking track).
About 10 m past the end is "Serenity Falls".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 55 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Buderim(Serenity) Falls Circuit
20 min to 40 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)