The beautiful township of Eumundi is a vibrant rural community situated on the Sunshine Coast, 15km inland from Noosa on the Bruce Highway. This festive hinterland town is famous for its artisan markets, held each Wednesday, Friday & Saturday where artists, growers and providores sell their wares to locals and national and international tourists.
If you’re coming from the South – Nambour, Beerwah, Caboolture, Brisbane – follow the Bruce Highway and exit at the Eumundi/Noosa offramp. Turn right at the roundabout, left at the next roundabout, and you’re in the main street.
If you’re coming from the North – Cooroy, Gympie, Wide Bay, Central or Northern Queensland – follow the Bruce Highway and exit at the Eumundi offramp. Take the second exit off the roundabout, and follow for less than a kilometre, and you’re in the main street.
If you’re coming from the southern Sunshine Coast – Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Caloundra – head North on the Sunshine Motorway, turn left at the roundabout on Eumundi-Noosa Road, and follow all the way to Eumundi. You’ll need to turn right at the roundabout as you get into Eumundi, and you’re in the main street.
If you’re coming from Noosa, follow the Eumundi-Noosa Road all the way to Eumundi. You’ll need to turn right at the roundabout as you get into Eumundi, and you’re in the main street.
If you’re coming from interstate or overseas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar operate daily flights into the Sunshine Coast airport from Sydney and Melbourne. From the airport, head North on the Sunshine Motorway, turn left at the roundabout on Eumundi-Noosa Road, and follow all the way to Eumundi. You’ll need to turn right at the roundabout as you get into Eumundi, and you’re in the main street.
Getting Around & Parking
Once you arrive in Eumundi, you can get most places with a short stroll through town. If you are staying at a B&B they will provide you with a map and directions on how to get around town.
On market days, Wednesday and Saturday 52 weeks of the year, parking is at a premium.
Regulated parking is in place, so be careful not to overstay the limit otherwise you may get a parking fine!
The town has two public car parks in Napier Street and you can access these for a contribution which goes back into the town’s community groups and infrastructure development.
How the parking is connected to Experience Eumundi:
As per our constitution (found on our Community page), our 3 primary objects summarised are:
- Supporting projects that benefit the town,
- Promote & encourage tourism & business opportunities, and
- Acquire & operate community activities.
Given our primary objects, we use the parking fees to enhance our community in many ways with just a few of the examples shared below.
How the parking fees contribute to our community:
- Maintenance and upkeep – we pay rent to the Sunshine Coast Council for the use of the car park and invest in the maintenance of the car park grounds, boom gates and RV stopover.
- Township infrastructure upgrades – such as the market terraces area, community notice boards and the infamous rickety bridge in Dick Caplick Park.
- Street art installations – such as the Caplick Way tunnel and refuse bins along Memorial Drive.
- Community events – such as the Eumundi School of Rock, Eumundi Christmas Extravaganza, Sunshine Sounds Festival, Curated Plate and Horizon Festival.
- Local sponsorship – sporting and community club sponsorships and fund-raising opportunities such as community spaces and youth activities.
- Local business promotion – marketing of Eumundi businesses to encourage visitors to attend the village 7-days a week.
- Volunteering funds – provides an opportunity for local community groups to raise money for their association by volunteering at the car park each Wednesday and Saturday.
The current list of groups we support (current as of February 2023):
- Cooroora Woodworkers Group
- Eumundi Historical Association (EHA)
- KNGO Australia
- Mekong Quilts Overseas Aid (Aust)
- Project Vietnam (PVI)
- Riding for the Disabled
- Rotary Club of Eumundi
- Rotary Club of Noosa
- Sunshine Coast Buddies Refugee Support Group
- Sunshine Coast Alliance Inc
- Bellbunya Community
- Buderim Community Band
- Coolum Caravan Club
- Cooroy Chamber of Commerce
- EDV Residents Groups
- Eumundi Chamber of Commerce
- Eumundi Live
- Eumundi School of Rock
- Eumundi Tennis Club
- Eumundi Wildlife Rehab Centre
- Foundation for Culture & Arts Eumundi (EHA)
- Hot Ginger Chorus
- Noosa Men’s Shed
- Queensland Koala Crusaders
- Rotary Club of Eumundi
- Royal Flying Doctor
- The Lions Club of Peregian
- Verridale Rural Fire Brigade
- Zonta Club of Noosa
History of Eumundi
Eumundi is an historic town and we are proud of our rich heritage. You will see many historic buildings as you wander around the village and the pretty little museum is a must, with plenty of fascinating artefacts and information presented to engage all ages.
The township of Eumundi came into being in 1891 with the construction of the railway line between Cooroy and Yandina. It’s main industry was timber getting and in its heyday the town boasted two saw mills. It is now a vibrant rural community situated on the Sunshine Coast, 15km inland from Noosa on the Bruce Highway. Learn more here.
Eumundi is aptly named after a local Kabi Kabi elder and warrior who open heartedly adopted an outcast. To this day, the spirit of ‘Ngumundi’ lives on in the inclusive culture of our fascinating community.
The best starting point to experience the history of Eumundi has to be – Eumundi Museum. The friendly centre staff can give you the inside scoop on all things Eumundi and help you plan your adventure. The Centre is also the custodian of a number of historic Eumundi artifacts and collections taking you back to a simpler time. Learn how the first settlers lived and all about the indigenous culture of the area or take a trip to the old jail house. You’ll find all your looking for and a little bit more.