The last time the Sunshine Coast received a major 5-star hotel development, Stephen Hawking’s ‘A Brief History in Time’ was published, archaeologists uncovered the Globe Theatre AND Iran/Iraq found peace after eight devastating years of war.

Wrap your head around that!

Fast forward 30 years later and The Sunshine Coast Council is ready to give southern Queensland new life by approving development for the Badderam Eco-Luxe Resort & Spa.

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The 5-star property is scheduled to open in 2020, the same year as the Sunshine Coast’s new international airport, and will be located in Buderim, offering visitors a bushland setting on an ancient volcanic mountain 10 minutes away from the Sunshine Coast’s beaches.

Owners said the property will distinguish itself in the region by reflecting a combination of Australia’s Indigenous culture and state-of-the-art environmental initiative. It will be built with a 6-star ‘Green Star’ building rating and will aim to be Queensland’s first zero-waste eco-resort.

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Inside, guests will find 111 rooms and suites along with three restaurants and bars, a wellness day spa and heart centre, heated resort-style pool, hot tubs, wine tasting room and wine cellar.

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Other features include a conference and function facilities, as well as other specialties such as a cookery school, a chauffeur service and a Tesla electric vehicle fleet for complimentary guest usage.

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Visit Sunshine Coast’s Chief Executive, Simon Latchford, welcomed the property, saying it’s the type of investment the destination’s “economy needs”.

“Together with the game changing Sunshine Coast Airport project, Badderam will assist in providing the five-star accommodation and facilities that domestic and international visitors are seeking.”

Simon Latchford, Visit Sunshine Coast Chief Executive

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What are your thoughts on the new property?