Located about 20 kilometres from Noosa in the hinterland village of Eumundi you will find these premier artisan markets which are held every Wednesday and Saturday. Eumundi markets are only about an hour and a half drive from Brisbane so you could easily enjoy a day trip.
We parked in the exclusive markets parking area for $5 for the day and then it was only a 2 minute walk to the actual markets. As we walked in the entrance from the parking area, there was a tent set up with live indigenous music playing which added a great vibe to the atmosphere.
The Eumundi Market is one of the most popular markets on the Sunshine coast and has been a twice weekly event for many years. With over 200 stalls, you will find a range of quality goods including artworks, paintings, furniture, handbags and shoes, clothing, home wares and skincare, as well as fashion and jewellery created by local designers. You will find just about anything appealing to different tastes and money.
Many people come to the Eumundi Market for the fabulous food. Here you will find a wide variety. The choice is excellent which can make the decision making a little more difficult, however we were very pleased with our selections. We also managed time out for a coffee break – the coffee was exceptional.
There are few markets that can complete with the Eumundi markets due to the vast number and variety of stalls. Whether it’s clothing, or cosmetics, or accessories, or craft or … well pretty much whatever … the markets are likely to have it. There is something for everyone. You can spend hours strolling around here. There are toilets on site and dogs on a leash are welcome. You will find plenty of shady spots to stop for a rest Be sure to take a hat and water, and remember to wear sunscreen as it is out in the open and can be very hot.
When you need a shopping break, duck across the road to the Imperial Hotel for a cold glass of something that takes your fancy. When we were there, it was a very hot day so a nice cold locally made beer went down very well for me.
This majestic Queenslander has been welcoming locals and tourists since its opening in 1911. The Imperial hotel with its sweeping verandahs and tasteful decor, overlooks the leafy main street of the town’s creative community. A wonderful spot to sit back, people watch and enjoy the fabulous atmosphere. And, a fantastic finale to a super day in Eumundi.