8 Great Things to do in Eumundi
Eumundi may be famed for its iconic weekly markets but there’s lots more on offer if you take a wander through the charming old town.
Eumundi truly has something for everyone. Of course, we are home to what’s probably the largest artisan market in the Southern Hemisphere but there is far more to discover in our pretty hinterland town. The main street, Memorial Drive, is lined with lovingly designed unique boutiques and characterful aromatic coffee shops, bars, and stylish restaurants. Artisan workshops open their doors to visitors and many of the buildings have heritage status, yet play host to some extraordinarily innovative business ventures.
Creativity sits at the heart of our town, so you’ll normally find that things are served up with more than just a dash of colour. Here’s our guide – 8 Great Things to do in Eumundi.
1. Boutique Shopping in Eumundi Town
As it’s full of unique boutiques, Eumundi offers ‘not on the high street’ shopping at its best. You’ll find the shops are decorated with creative charm and sell the finest range of unique purchases imaginable, with products often sourced with sustainability at heart.
Pearls for Girls is located halfway down Memorial Drive. They create beautiful, locally handcrafted designs from naturally cultivated pearls and precious stones. Every piece is unique, so it’s the perfect place to find a special gift for a loved one.
If you’re looking for a new outfit, cross over Memorial Drive where you’ll find chic Eumundi Style selling gorgeous clothes made of natural fabrics and fine prints, all designed with our climate and lifestyle in mind. The accessories are beautiful and you’ll even find homewares and gifts in here.
2. Explore the Art Galleries of Eumundi
Eumundi is a Mecca for artists and boasts a community of creatives of every type. As you approach from the Eumundi Noosa Road, you’ll see a sign for Timbercraftsman David Suters and his workshop and gallery. Here you’ll discover furniture, timber art and sculptures, as well as more unexpected pieces. David draws inspiration from the beauty of wood. Most pieces are made from Australian native timbers and offcuts to ensure nothing goes to waste.
3. Soak in the Creative Vibe at Eumundi Markets
Of course, we can’t leave out our iconic artisan markets. If you’re in Eumundi on a Wednesday or Saturday, you’ll find the full array of stalls, eateries and music.
Eumundi Square is also open on Friday. It covers a vast area and has a great diversity of stalls, entertainment and food. Visiting on Friday offers the perfect opportunity to explore the town when it’s a bit sleepier and the restaurants and bars are quieter.
Market days are Saturdays 7am to 2pm and Wednesdays 8am to 2pm. Eumundi Square is open from 730-2pm Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Arrive early to get the best parking!
4. Devour Delicious Fast Food
If you want to grab something delicious yet quick to eat, Eumundi Markets has a vast array of amazing stalls selling international cuisine. There are deignated seated areas where you can soak in the vibe and music while you eat. You’ll meet some interesting characters here too!
Just opposite the markets on the main street Memorial Drive, you’ll find a number of original little cafes where you can rest your legs in arty and inspired surroundings. Look out for PC’s Pizza & Burger Bar baking and grilling up mouthwatering take away options.
Grab your lunch and head over to shady Dick Caplick Park to relax and eat.
5. Have a Lazy Drink in the Iconic Bars & Breweries of Eumundi
So, you’ve done your shopping, it’s getting a bit steamy-warm and you fancy some light refreshment before checking out the museum and heritage buildings. Time to stop for a cool beverage at one of Eumundi’s iconic bars…
Famous for its weekly live music offering, great food and characterful heritage building, the Imperial Hotel Eumundi is also home to the Eumundi Brewery and Eumundi Distillers. The creative decor suits the quirky appeal of our hinterland town and it’s the perfect venue for events. Take a seat on the old wooden veranda opposite the park (great for kids!) and lazily watch the world of Eumundi go by as you sip on your hinterland craft beer or Eumundi Folktale Gin.
Situated midway down the main street, Joe’s Waterhole is Eumundi’s original pub and oldest building. It hasn’t lost its traditional Aussie feel. Joe’s remains a favourite with the Eumundi locals and serves up substantial and delicious helpings of pub grub. Shoot some pool in the pool room or check out which band is playing in the beer garden, you never know who you might meet at Joe’s.
6. Chillax in the Park
Located in the centre of town and edge of the markets, Dick Caplick Park is a pretty shady oasis and a fine place to idle a while over your scrumptious market goodies whether you have kids or not. Kids will love the extensive colourful playground complete with a train and a colourful drawbridge nestled in the trees.
7. Savour Freshly Roasted Eumundi Coffee
When it comes to coffee, Eumundi packs the punches, with its range of quirky coffee houses owned by people who really, really love their coffee! Take heavenly Eumundi Coffee Roasters for a start. This funky venue oozes cool and the coffee beans are freshly roasted right here on the premises. You can’t get fresher than that! The service is always impeccable and your drink will be served up in ways you can’t imagine …we’re giving away no secrets, you’ll have to check it out for yourself!
8. Dive into the Past and Explore the Heritage & History of Eumundi
Memorial Drive is steeped in history and lined with heritage buildings and majestic historical trees. From the hairdressers to Eumundi Service Station, don’t forget to look beyond the shop front as you will uncover fascinating architecture from days gone by.
The recently renovated Eumundi Museum is housed in the old Methodist Church which was built in 1911. Wander in and you’ll find a world of fascinating artefacts, images and documents that will really bring your Eumundi experience to life and engage kids with interactive displays.