Make like the locals in Noosa each weekend, and head to your local farmers market for fresh farm-grown produce, artisan gourmet goodies, and some unique local charms. We’ve rounded up our guide to the best markets to discover in Noosa and beyond!
While on half of Noosa’s population heads straight for the closest beach, or wherever the surf is pumping on Sunday mornings, the other half flocks to this beloved local farmer’s market. Nestled under the eucalyptus trees bordering Lake Weyba, market stalls take over the rocky enclave and offer an array of locally-grown produce, sustainably-caught seafood, fresh flowers, grass-fed meats, freshly-roasted coffee, hinterland-grown macadamias, gourmet dips, jams, pickles, artisan cheeses and butter, authentic French pastries – and just about everything else you can think of. Take a picnic blanket or pull up a stool under the shade of the trees and watch Noosa Sunday mornings roll by.
Where: 155 Weyba Road, Noosaville
When: Every Sunday, 6am - 12pm
Venture to the tiny seaside village of Peregian Beach and unearth some of the best unique local treasures at the laidback Peregian Village Markets, which wind gently around the sprawling grassy area next to the surf club and the beach. Chilled village vibes abound here, and you can take a relaxed meander around the edited selection of food trucks and market stalls selling native plants, local arts and crafts, handmade jewellery, artisan ceramics, sustainable fashion, and farm produce. Finish off your morning with a wander around the eclectic boutiques and a leisurely lunch on the village’s nearby main square.
Where: Peregian Park, Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach
When: 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, 7am – 12.30pm
In the beating heart of the Noosa Hinterland, explore the vibrant town of Kin Kin, and its friendly local market, held one Sunday every month. It’s the perfect space to connect with the country community and discover some of the region’s best produce and gourmet producers, many of which call the rolling farmland hills of Kin Kin home. The market selection is suitable eclectic – with artisan goodies, farm-grown produce, handmade local skincare, organic herbal remedies, arts and crafts, and second-hand and vintage goods being sold from car boots. Look out for their annual Christmas Market and Kin Kin Art Fair, where you can watch local artists at work and add to your collection. While you’re there, check out some of the incredible treasures to be found on the town’s quaint main street.
Where: Kin Kin Oval, Kin Kin
When: 1st Sunday of each month, 8am – 12pm
What these markets lack in size, they more than make up for in old-world country charm. Located around 30 minutes from the heart of Noosa, Pomona is a thriving hinterland town that boasts some excellent eats and abounds with friendly country vibes. Expect an interesting selection of food trucks and stalls including home-style Vietnamese cooking, freshly brewed organic chai, homemade slices and jams, organic seedlings, native plants, spray-free and certified organic farm produce, fresh flowers, open-air massage, crystals, unique trinkets, and collectible and vintage finds. Follow up with a wander across the road for lunch at Pomona Distilling Co, or ramble up the imposing, nearby Mount Cooroora.
Where: Stan Topper Park, Pomona
When: Saturdays, 7am - 12pm
Plan an idyllic Sunday morning with a trip on the Noosa Ferry and hop off at the Noosa Marina to explore these small, friendly local markets! Find the selection of colourful awnings dotted along the timber boardwalk of the marina, with local artisans selling a selection of arts and crafts, and gourmet produce, with live music and entertainment providing the backdrop for a perfect lazy Sunday.
Where: Noosa Marina, 2 Parkyn Court, Tewantin
When: Sundays, 8am – 1.30pm
It wouldn’t be a definitive list without including the region’s best-known market – the epic, sprawling Eumundi Markets. It’s hard to convey just how truly large this beloved market is, when it takes over the otherwise sleepy hinterland town of Eumundi every Wednesday and Saturday. The winding corridors of the market’s maze of laneways boast over 500 stalls selling arts, crafts, jewellery, local artworks, international foods, unique fashion, herbs and crystals, plants, fresh produce, gifts, and everything else in between. You’ll find many on-the-brink of greatness small businesses thriving at these markets, and some truly one-of-a-kind gems. Set aside at least a few hours to explore the maze of stalls, although you could easily spend a whole day here, and set aside some time to explore the local country pub and the town’s bohemian main street.
Where: 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi
When: Wednesday 8am - 2pm, Saturdays 7am - 2pm