If an extended stay in Noosa is in order, make sure you reserve and organise morning for a trip to the famous Eumundi Markets. Humming with local activity, spend the day with the sounds live music while you shop specially curated and crafted artisanal products in pure Australiana goodness. Have an early breakfast or late lunch while you wander from stall to stall, until you find the perfect thing (we promise it won’t be hard!).
Located 20 km east of Noosa, a short drive just 20-30 minutes will take you straight to the markets. You may get lucky and find public parking, or pay a $5 parking fee to enter the market’s carpark on Memorial Drive. A local bus also operates regularly and is a 45-minute ride if you’ve arrived in Noosa without a vehicle. The Eumundi Markets take place every Wednesday from 8 am to 1:30 pm or Saturday from 7 am to 2 pm. Upon arrival, we suggest grabbing your morning coffee and a bite to eat at any number of the food stalls within the market itself. There is a wide variety of local and internationally inspired cuisines including those with Italian, French, and Turkish influences.
After you’ve had some morning fuel, you can begin perusing the vendors' items ranging from local art and pottery to hand-crafted furniture, locally designed labels, vintage clothing, jewellery, and skin care creams and soaps made from native ingredients. Pick up artisanal cheeses, olives, pastries, and bread at any number of food stalls. You can take a break at any massage stations, meditational music stands, or have your palm read instead. Otherwise, skip to the beat and join in dancing, singing, or simply listening to the whatever musicians are playing that morning.
Bring your family and friends to join in on the festive markets that take place no matter the weather. Dogs are also permitted on leash, with shade in abundance on a hot day. With items and experiences from normal to odd, the Eumundi Markets celebrate local authenticity unlike any other and will make for a memorable morning with remarkable goods.