Visiting Eumundi on a market day is like stepping into another world.
The vibrant Hinterland village comes alive with talented creatives, free thinkers, musicians, producers and performers, with more than 100 market stalls to explore under the town’s heritage-listed fig trees.
The Original Eumundi Markets, held each Wednesday and Saturday morning, started with just three market stalls in 1979. Fast-track more than 40 years, and the markets have become the biggest and best arts and craft markets in Australia, but the essence of what makes them unique remains the same.
“Make it, bake it, sew it, grow it” continues to be at the forefront of the market’s ethos.
Here the emphasis is firmly on locally grown and hand-made produce. From produce picked fresh off the farm that morning to mouth-watering street food, local arts and crafts, skincare, clothing, homewares, massage therapists, palm readers and performers, the markets are the heart of what makes Eumundi so special.
But beyond the colourful stalls there’s still plenty to explore. The streets of Eumundi are lined with historical buildings such as the Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre, art galleries, original works by David Suters Timbercraftsman Showroom Gallery and boutique breweries.
The town is also home to some fantastic eateries, including The Imperial Hotel and Eumundi Brewery, and is the place to discover talented visual artists, a thriving live-music scene as well as renowned galleries, studios and theatres.
Enjoy something to eat at the Bohemian Bungalow, Humdrum Espresso or Joe’s Waterhole, visit the Wan’din’in Art Space, and be sure to set aside an hour – or two – to explore the Berkelouw Book Barn & Café.
For a truly memorable stay, try The Eumundi Dairy which was an operating dairy farm for more than 100 years and is now a beautifully restored farmhouse.
But visitors are spoilt for choice, with The Eumundi Farmhouse, Little Red Barn and a number of boutique accommodation options available to suit all tastes and budgets.