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A cultural getaway to the Eumundi countryside

byAnika McMahon-07 Nov 2017

Eumundi is the perfect getaway, to an eclectic small town overflowing with culture, history and surrounded by natural bliss. A wonderful escape from the big smoke, a weekend away with friends or a romantic slice of heaven, there is something for everyone.

Journey Details

Duration: 2 Days       Mode of Transport: Car and foot      Degree of Difficulty: 1/5

Activities

  • Culture
  • Markets
  • Hike
  • Food and drinks

Itinerary

Eumundi

Friday

Your weekend getaway begins Friday evening as you make the trip to your accommodation at The Farmhouse Eumundi. Once you have settled into your home away from home, drive to The Imperial Hotel to enjoy dinner and an evening of live music. At your leisure drive back to The Farmhouse.

Saturday

The Original Eumundi Markets
The Original Eumundi Markets

Plan for an early rise this morning and drive to The Original Eumundi Markets. Choose your breakfast from the selection of delectable food stalls, catering for a variety of food intolerances. After you have satisfied your grumbling tummy, take the time to explore the artisan market place and the wonderful trinkets, clothes, knick knacks, local produce and so much more. Purchase some fresh baked goods for tomorrow’s breakfast and treat yourself to some local cheese and wine to enjoy a homemade cheese board later in the evening.

Take the short walk across the road to Artisans Gallery Eumundi for an immersive cultural experience. The gallery proudly exhibits regular guests and emerging skilled creatives, and is also home to owner, David Suters, "Timbercraftsman". With over 30 years of experience, David showcases his work in glass, clay, stone and metal artworks, as well as textile and visual mediums. 

Eumundi lager on tap at The Imperial Hotel
Eumundi lager on tap at The Imperial Hotel

Head to The Imperial Hotel for lunch before taking a tour through their onsite Eumundi Brewery - the spiritual home of the handcrafted flagship Eumundi brews. The Eumundi Brewery tasting tour will take you on a journey of brewing history, where you will explore their 100 year old hotel and new brewery. Sip and sample brews direct from the brewery tanks with a tasting log, made up of the new Eumundi Brewery Lager, Eumundi Brewery Pale Ale, as well as other seasonal beers.

Make your way back to your accommodation for a relaxed evening hidden amongst the tranquil Eumundi countryside. Board up your selection of cheese and local produce from this morning’s market visit, and enjoy your meal over a glass of wine on the deck, gazing up at the vast sky filled with constellations, with a serenity only found in the country. 

The Farmhouse Eumundi
The Farmhouse Eumundi

Sunday

Enjoy a slow start to the morning, before checking out of your accommodation and heading into the town for breakfast at Bohemian Bungalow - a boho, laid back and easy restaurant to enjoy locally sourced, fresh and seasonal food and drinks. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner if you decide to dine again. Following breakfast, wander the streets of Eumundi, taking time to explore the local boutique and specialty stores.

Dining at Bohemian Bungalow. Photo credit: @thebohemianbungalow
Dining at Bohemian Bungalow. Photo credit: @thebohemianbungalow
Dining at Bohemian Bungalow

After your walk, head to Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre, and delve into the amazing history of the Eumundi township. Explore the adjoining Wan’din’in Art Space, a local indigenous Kabi Kabi word for a gathering of people. This art space is home to interchanging art exhibitions, highlighting local and international art.

For lunch, book a picnic is Eumundi Regional Park with either Sunshine Coast Picnics or Deep Love Picnics. Relax as lunch is set up for you, all you have to do is arrive on time and enjoy the delicious selection of local produce and bespoke setup. Perfect for an insta-worthy photo op!

Eumundi makes a great base for exploring the Sunshine Coast. It is only a short, scenic drive to the Ginger Factory and the world-renowned, Spirit House Restaurant and Cooking School. After your picnic lunch, drive to the Ginger Factory and discover the paddock to plate process of confectionary ginger on the Factory Tour. Watch the honeybees as they go about making their honey, before taste testing delicious samples.

The Spirit House
The Spirit House

After your delicious trip to the Ginger Factory, take the short drive to the Spirit House. The tranquillity and authenticity of the restaurant has you stepping across the ocean and spending a few hours in Thailand, enjoying local culinary delights.

Stay another night in Eumundi, or explore the surrounding suburbs taking you to the coast or further into the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.  

Tip: Before you leave;

  • Check for road closures.
  • Book in advance for a picnic in Eumundi Regional Park and for Spirit House.
  • Check out the music line up at The Imperial Hotel.

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Anika McMahon
ByAnika McMahon

I am currently working as a Social Media Assistant at Visit Sunshine Coast. I have a double degree in Business and Journalism and have nearly completed a Graduate Certificate in Nutrition. I have a passion for marketing and social media and a love of writing and traveling.