16 January 2013

Eumundi - At The Market

Just 30 minutes out of Noosa via Eumundi-Noosa Road towards the hinterland, we reach the small town of Eumundi. A charming hinterland town bustling with locals and tourists. Eumundi is a historic town made famous by its 'Eumundi Markets'. The township also offers rustic shops, cafes, restaurants and art galleries to explore and to indulge in at your leisure.

For us, the main attraction of Eumundi has to be its markets. There is the Original Eumundi Market and there is the Eumundi Square.

Both markets open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7.30am to 1.30pm and on Sunday’s the permanent Eumundi Square Markets are open from 8:30am to 1.30pm. On market day this normally sleepy little town really comes alive. The car park was practically full by the time we got there, and this was around 8:30am in the morning. We are not early risers.

Eumundi Square is a market with a roof, providing a permanent home for 90+ businesses that offer a diverse selection of products, including clothing, tableware, design accessories, art, plus for the foodies superb chocolates and beautiful cakes. One of the noticeable things about the place is the many colours you see of the products on display. The second is the number of people there.

The Original Eumundi Markets is made up of potable stalls. It is where you’ll find original artworks, sculptures, furniture, handmade toys, homewares, and skincare, as well as "cutting edge" fashion and jewellery made by local designers. ALL sorts of things can be found in this market. As well as hundreds of stalls we found artworks, street entertainment, music and excellent food and drinks. All these add to the atmosphere of the place.

We later discovered that the ethos of the market is “we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it”. It short, all things here are originals. It's a terrific way to spend a morning, have some breakfast and get some genuine, locally-made souvenirs.

For more images of Eumundi and its markets, click here.

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