Nestled in the Sunshine Coast’s lush hinterland, let time slow down and Sunshine Moments unfold with a visit to Eumundi. Expect warm smiles from the locals as you meander through the charming village, melodic tunes from street performers drifting through the streets, lined with boutiques and galleries.
It’s a pretty magical place to be.
What The Locals Love
❤️ Shop your heart out at the Original Eumundi Markets every Wednesday and Saturday.
❤️ Find your next page-turner amongst the shelves at Berkelouw Book Barn.
❤️ Sip a crisp IPA from Eumundi Brewery.
Twilight Foodie Markets, Eumundi
When looking for the best things to do in Eumundi, you’ll want to kick things off with the iconic Original Eumundi Markets. Held each Wednesday and Saturday morning, what started with just three market stalls in 1979 is now one of the biggest and best arts and craft markets in Australia - but the essence of what makes them unique remains the same with stallholders encouraged to “make it, bake it, sew it and grow it”.
Weave your way through the labyrinth of stalls surrounded by towering heritage-listed fig treesand have a yarn with the talented makers and creators selling everything from plants and handmade soaps to one of a kind art works, jewellery and clothing. Embrace Eumundi's melting pot of cultures by taking your taste buds on a journey around the world. There’s German hotdogs and schnitzels, crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth pastries from Portugal, Turkish gozleme, curries, stir-fry and loaded tacos - all of which are made using fresh ingredients picked from local farms that morning.
Humdrum Espresso, Eumundi
Pro tip: come hungry and wear loose pants. Pull up a stool in the open air food court and while you devour your haul of tasty treasures, you can bliss out to the roving roster of talented local musicians.
Beyond the colourful stalls there’s still plenty to explore. The streets of Eumundi are filled with historical buildings such as the Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre, Berkelouw Book Barn and art galleries like Copper Artist and the David Suters Timbercraftsman Showroom Gallery. Afterwards, zen out with a yoga session at Shambhala Farm, a beautiful, open-air space, perfect for connecting to the stunning surroundings.
Imperial Hotel, Eumundi
While you might have gotten your fill at the markets, save some room for Eumundi’s thriving foodie scene. The Bungalow Eumundi, Popina, Eumundi Coffee Co., Humdrum Espresso and The Imperial Hotel are all worthy of your time and stomach space. Just make sure you wash it all down with a crisp IPA from Eumundi Brewery.
With so many incredible spots to explore, you’ll surely want to extend your stay in Eumundi. Fortunately there’s loads of dreamy places to check into. HOLA Eumundi is a boutique hotel inspired by the village’s rainforest backdrop and local artists, while Eumundi Rangeview Cottage (a beautifully restored Queenslander workers’ cottage from 1910) and Little Red Barn offer a true taste of country life with a touch of decadence.
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