Eumundi Markets Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s premier artisan markets and a popular stop on tours of Queensland’s lively Noosa Region. Located just 15 minutes west of Noosa and an hour north of Brisbane, this sprawling old-fashioned market is the perfect place to while away a Saturday morning sampling ethnic food, picking out the perfect didgeridoo or trying on unusual hats. Browse stalls brimming with original artwork, sculptures, artisan soaps, hand-blown glassware and unique toys, or just relax and tap your foot to some country tunes while sipping a mug of gourmet coffee.
Mornings at the Market
Offering a wide range of locally grown and produced food, jewellery, souvenirs and apparel, the market is the perfect place to pick up a unique gift, luscious picnic lunch or cool new outfit. With over 300 stalls gathered along the bustling, shady streets around Memorial Drive in Eumundi, Eumundi Market is serviced by buses making special additional runs from Noosa.
Food and Fashion
Amazing Eumundi Market has something for everyone. A foodie’s paradise, the market brims with locally grown and produced fare ranging from old fashioned lemonade to artisan cheeses and freshly baked bread. Browse fragrant, colourful stalls loaded with treats including calamari, paella, cakes, fresh fruits, laksa and so much more, all locally baked or grown. Fashionistas will love the hip little boutique shops, brimming with locally-made gifts, jewellery , one-of-a-kind frocks and beautiful fabrics.
Take a break from shopping and browsing to enjoy diverse entertainment ranging from world music bands to massages and palm readings. Check out your favourite entertainers, dance in the streets or set the kids loose in the amazing jumping castle. Little ones love to get their faces painted and admire the many unique, hand-crafted toys. Starting the day with some eclectic retailing is a delight, and it’s always fun to follow up a marketing morning with a bit to eat at one of the trendy cafés along Eumundi’s main street. If you’re on a tour, make plans to stay overnight and enjoy all this delightful region has to offer, including nearby Noosa’s lovely beach, excellent restaurants and wide variety of shops.
Hours and Events
The market is open rain or shine on Wednesdays from 8 am to 1:30 pm and Saturdays from 7 am to 2:00 pm. Special events include the Summer Nights series in December, May’s colourful Australian Body Art Carnival, family-friendly Easter festivities and a special Celebrate Queensland celebration in June. The market is closed Christmas day but open on New Year’s Day. Best time to visit is often Wednesday mornings when fewest folks are abroad and the air is still cool. If you’re on a tour, make plans to stay overnight and enjoy all this delightful region has to offer. Nearby Noosa has a lovely beach, excellent restaurants and a wide variety of shops.