A notable feature of Buddina is the Kawana Shoppingworld shopping centre, which is one of the largest shopping centres on the Sunshine Coast and features over 100 stores including Big W, Woolworths and Coles.
The eastern half of Buddina fronts the Pacific Ocean, with a long stretch of beaches, whilst the western half of the suburb is a canal neighbourhood.
The Mooloolah River is at the tip of Buddina. The river rises from the eastern slopes of the Blackall Range and flows east-northeast, similar to the Maroochy River to the north. The mouth of the river is at southern Mooloolaba.