Turn left : From the intersection, the walk heads to the left of the ‘Martins Falls’ sign (towards the falls). Needless to say, if you act on any information here, you do so at your own risk.
Follow the path up to get to the trail end at the viewing platform below the three-level Martins Creek Falls. Buderim Forest Park and Falls is undoubtedly one of the Sunshine Coast's hidden, natural gems. The meeting of the two creek provides a relaxing sound of rushing water and a cool spot to rest on warmer days. It seems aptly named, with many springs and creeks leading away from the ridge at Springwood, including Sassafras Gully, Magdala Creek and Glenbrook Creek. The falls were a favourite recreational place for the region’s indigenous people and have been unofficially named “Serenity Falls”, but are widely known as the Buderim Falls. The 350m bush track from Quorn Close is steeper and leads directly down to the top of the waterfalls, where the wooden, high arch Serenity Bridge offers a spectacular elevated view of Buderim Falls. Amazingly much of the creek actually belongs to private land owners as once did the waterfall! A walk to test your legs and your camera. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Just before second waterfall the trail makes a sharp right turn as you approach an open area, crossing Martin Creek. Total climbing: 20m, This two-day walk, or very solid one-day walk, takes you from station to station, through lush, scenic forest in the lower Blue Mountains.
From the road you enter a different world as you walk high above Glenbrook creek.
Over all, it is a short, moderate climb to an above average waterfall. At the end of the short loop road, you will find an elevated wooden boardwalk, which carries you through the forest, criss-crossing Martins Creek at several spots. The area has a gazebo, picnic table and water tank (water needs to be treated). Edna is famous for creating many gardens around the world and actually retired here to Buderim in Lindsay Road. We would not advise swimming in the water. Buderim Falls is the perfect location to enjoy a picnic, and is an ideal day trip for families and couples alike. Hike Difficulty: Becky Branch - Easy and Martin Creek - Difficult Directions: From HWY 441/ Warwoman Road intersection in Clayton, take Warwoman Road east for 2.8 miles. The remaining (410m) is clearly signposted. Depending on how much you like hiking, you can get to Martin Creek Falls on a short 1/2 mile hike via Finney Creek Road or a longer 2 mile hike (one way) from Warwoman Dell via the Bartram Trail. This section of the path is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs, but if taken slowly and with caution, even younger children should be able to navigate the route.
This two-tier waterfall is approximately 3 feet high with aqautic plants covering the weeping rock wall. Reaching a large campsite at just under 15 miles, the trail carves sharply northbound to reach Martin Creek Falls, crossing Martin Creek over a wooden bridge just below the waterfall. A great shady and quiet area for a camp. Ask us!
Springwood also takes the title for the oldest railway station in the Blue Mountains. There will be a small pull off on the left you can park on or you can park at the Warwoman Dell picnic area and follow the trail past the old CCC trout raising …