Eumundi, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, is a scattered blend of what the old dairy town use to be and what it is today.

Eumundi, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, is a scattered blend of what the old dairy town use to be and what it is today.Intertwined with one another are heritage buildings and new boutique stores, but our main spotlight is on the internationally recognised Eumundi Markets that run every Wednesday and Sunday.

“Great food, great people watching and fabulous shopping.” – Sally Obermeder

Under the town’s gorgeous fig trees that tower above more than 500 market stalls, the sounds of live music and street theatre echo throughout, as visitors saunter past local artworks, tarot readers and booths to tempt their tastebuds with international and local cuisines. Celebrating their 30th birthday in 20 09, March 21 saw a massive ’70s-themed party hit the streets to mark the milestone.

It’s like no other market in the country, and not just because of its enormity; there’s an immense community feel as most local businesses also gather to the markets to help out. A cruise through to the neighbouring town of Montville via the Hinterland Drive will uncover local wineries and breweries of the region. But there’s also the option to stay in town and head to famous Joe’s Waterhole for a beer and to be entertained by live music shows.

 

Where? // In the Sunshine Coast hinterland,
140km (1hr 25min) north of Brisbane.

Did you know? // Eumundi is one of two owns in Queensland to have fig trees planted as “Memorial Trees” by the Women’s Patriotic Committee after WWI. Each tree has its own white picket fence and marble plaque to mark the memory of 20 local servicemen who lost their lives.

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