The History of Harry’s

The original building was constructed in 1880 by Harry Board, a carpenter and coffee grower. In 1901 he decided to open his home, then at 75 William Street, to visitors, so becoming the first guesthouse to operate in Buderim. ​

The Simpson family bought the property in the 1920’s and called it home until the 1960’s.

A succession of families lived in the old house over the next thirty years, until tenants Eric and Lyn Moses finally brought it to the attention of the Maroochy Shire Council.

The then owners, Brian and Victoria Kimbell, donated the house to the people of Maroochy Shire in 1990 and, in 1991, Harry’s was relocated to the Buderim Forest. 

Renovation took place over the next few years, the Maroochy Shire Council returning it, as much as possible, to its original state.

Harry’s Restaurant has been operating since 1994 and the wide verandas, once again, welcome diners, as they did in Harry Board’s day.



Wednesday to Sunday
12:00 - 2:00
(kitchen closes 2pm)

Thursday to Saturday
from 6:00

Sunday surchage applies 10%


11 Harry's Lane, Buderim
Sunshine Coast, Queensland

  Ramp access on right hand side of building

Secluded location at the bottom of Buderim Forest Park with plenty of on-site parking available.