Choose from two variations of this full-day tour. Both tours start with morning pickup at the Jen Hotel in Brisbane for a 1.5-drive to the Eumundi Markets. Both also have a knowledgeable guide and travel in a climate-controlled minivan.
Depending on the tour that you select, have either 40 minutes or two hours at the Eumundi Markets, which features more than 600 vendors who sell their handcrafted toys, household items, one-of-a-kind jewelry, locally designed clothes and more. If you work up an appetite, choose from a range of tasty ready-to-eat dishes, fresh-baked breads, local cheeses, fresh salads, homemade chocolates, cakes and beverages.
After the market, embark on the next leg of your journey (options listed under Itinerary below). Throughout the day, your guide shares the history of the places you visit and tips on the best spots to check out.Eumundi, Noosa & Hinterland:
Spend 40 minutes at the Eumundi Markets then take a short drive to Noosa, where you have 1.5 hours free to explore the relaxed coastal town's beaches, restaurants and bars. Walk along the beach and boardwalk to watch the surfers, or take in the fashionable shops along Hastings Street. Your tour includes a ferry ride on the Noosa River that takes you into the heart of town, with photo ops of Noosa National Park and Laguna Bay.
In the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, less than one hour’s drive from Noosa, mountain roads lead to the town of Montville. Admire the town’s architecture, with Tudor, Irish and English cottages that sit next to Swiss- and Bavarian-style chalets. Stroll down streets lined with art galleries, restaurants, wineries and small shops that sell items such as handmade candy, cheese, clothing and cuckoo clocks. Other notable sights include an old mill with water-wheel and panoramic views over the coastal plain.
Continue a few minutes down the road to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. You can opt to take a leisurely guided walk through the rain forest, gazing up at towering trees and across the Hinterlands at the Glass House Mountains.
Eumundi & Hinterland:
This tour spends three hours at the Eumundi Markets and does not go to Noosa. After perusing the wares at Eumundi Markets, you’ll meet your guide and drive a half hour to reach Montville. From here, the tour continues as above and returns to Brisbane in the early evening.