A brochure for the Sunshine Coast
A brochure for Queensland
I live at Buderim, on
the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. The Sunshine Coast is
a holiday destination, approximately one hour drive from Brisbane. When
the school holidays commence the population increases considerably. At
other times, it is busy with holiday makers from the southern states. Our
house is in close proximity to the main shopping centre and great beaches.
The church, hospital and sporting venues, are also handy. Buderim is well
known for it's beautiful sub-tropical gardens.
Our home is situated on
an allotment of 835sq.m. Because it is fan-shaped it has a large
frontage and a small back yard. The only lawn area is the footpath. The
ground rises up to the house and is planted with lots of palm trees and
shrubs. This helps create a cooling effect in the in our hot climate. The
grevilleas attract the lorikeets. Their noisy arrival in the morning and
late afternoon signals feeding time. The kookaburras can be heard,
laughing in the day, at 4.30am. We have just completed making a small fish
pond and have twelve gold fish in it. I enjoy relaxing in the shade of the
front verandah and watching the world go by.
Just down the highway at
Beerwah, is the home of Australia Zoo ... 12
noon is crocodile demonstration time with alligators, freshwater crocks
and a big saltie.
Hunter .... Terri Irwin's Website
The Big Pineapple is a
"must see" adventure for the whole family. A Macadamia Nut
Factory also operates from the complex.
Spice up your life, by
visiting the Buderim Ginger Factory. You can see how ginger is grown and
processed. It is a major exporter. The factory is at Yandina.
Sugar is grown in the
UnderWater World at
Mooloolaba has to be seen to be believed. Mooloolaba also boasts, having
the most expensive toilet. Situated on the beach it is named
"Loo With A View".
are many more places of interest for visitors, this is just a sample of
what is available.
House Mountains National Park
Glass House Mountains, a group of volcanic peaks are a prominent feature
of the Sunshine Coast landscape. From a distance the three larger peaks
stand out as blue-glass figurines... thus the name "Glass
the park, rare plants, remnants of once widespread vegetation, and their
dependent animals are conserved.