Buderim Palmwoods Heritage Tramway

45 min to 1 h 15 min

3.7 km

↑ 136 m
↓ -136 m

Easy track
Starting from Telco Road, Mons, this return walk explores the Buderim Palmwoods Heritage Tramway in the rainforest around Buderim Hill. Get ready to travel back in time as you hike along the tramway that was once crucial for the developing community back in the day. There are multiple informational signposts along the track that will inform you about the history of the area. You’ll be making your way through gorgeous towering trees that provide lots of shade throughout the walk. Speaking of, the sunlight shines through the trees beautifully in the afternoon, creating a picturesque view for you to take in. Whilst taking in the view, keep an eye out for koalas and birdlife as well. 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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Heritage Tramway Walking trail & Telco Road (-26.6930103,153.0276899)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Sunshine Motorway, 70
  • Turn on to then drive for 440 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 40 m
  • Turn right onto Tanawha Tourist Drive, 25 and drive for another 235 m
  • Turn slight left onto Tanawha Tourist Drive, 25 and drive for another 410 m
  • Turn right onto Crosby Hill Road and drive for another 2.3 km
  • Turn left onto Scenic Av and drive for another 195 m
  • Turn left onto William Street and drive for another 350 m
  • Turn slight right onto Mons Road and drive for another 1.2 km
  • Turn left onto Telco Road and drive for another 60 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Telco Road(40 metres south of intersection with Mons Road), head towards the slanted informational signpost near the track head with metal railings. Head along the said switchback track and make your way into the forest gently downhill. Stay on the designated track as you head deeper into the woodland to continue along Buderim Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Heritage Tramway Walking trail & Telco Road Start heading along Heritage Tramway Walking trail (a footpath).
There is a car park (about 40 m back from the start).
Continue another 1.9 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.8 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Buderim Palmwoods Heritage Tramway

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 3.7 km
Time 45 min to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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