Eumundie Markets, Best In Australia
These markets located in the hinterland less than a 20 minute car drive from Noosa are well worth the effort to visit. We visited on a Saturday and could not believe the size of the market, people everywhere. There was a tremendous variety of stalls, including arts & crafts, boutiques selling clothes for all sizes and shapes, beads and jewellery, plenty of food stalls and restaurants to enjoy whilst having a break from shopping.
These markets are open on Saturday and Wednesday, if you pass the area on another day you will see nothing except a vacant paddock. You can easily spend 3 or 4 hours at these markets.
"The Sunshine Coast"
Noosa Heads is one of the three major centres of the Noosa region on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is located 136 kilometres (85 mi) north of Brisbane, the state's capital. The Noosa River forms one boundary of the town, the headlands of the Noosa National Park another. Behind is Noosaville and Noosa Junction (these urban areas run into each other).
Noosa Heads hosts a population of koalas, which are often seen in and around Noosa National Park. Koalas are present all year around.
"Noosa Surfing Festival"
The Noosa Festival of Surfing was established in 1992 at Noosa, Queensland by members of the Noosa Malibu Club, as an amateur surfing competition called the Noosa Malibu Classic. It allowed club members to invite friends to surf Noosa's right-hand point breaks and the event's popularity among competitive longboarders gave the club a chance to take the event to a higher level. In 1996 a professional division was introduced and prompted the name change to The Noosa Festival of Surfing (NFoS) in 1998. The World Tandem Surfing Championships were brought to Noosa in 1999 and Stand up paddle surfing was incorporated into the Festival in 2007 with live entertainment and fundraising auctions also being held.The festival is currently sponsored by Global Surf Industries and is maintained and managed by USM Events and commences with the traditional Mixing of the Waters ceremony led by Hawaiian waterman Brian Keaulana. The Noosa Festival of Surfing is an official Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Longboard rated event.
Noosa was truly the heart of Australian surfing in the lates 50s and early 60s, with some great innovations in surfboard design. Most notably, the shorter boards they were riding at the time.In the early sixties, Kevin Platt, one of Australias and arguably the worlds more influential shapers, designed the early shorter transitional boards under influence from George Greenough . He was working at the time for Hewston Surfboards. A later and shorter advancement of these designs can be seen ridden in Paul Witzigs 1967 film "The Hot Generation". Trevor Hewston was the first boardbuilder in Noosa from around 1958 and although managing to stay "underneath the radar", his influence on surfboard design through the following decades was nothing less than outstanding. Trevor is still innovating today with advancements in epoxy technology.
The points at Noosa produce long peeling waves with perfect barrel sections. In those days a perfect wave could be shared amongst a few friends and you could camp at the end of Hastings street. Noosa today suffers from overcrowding and the unfortunate reality of development and urban sprawl. However a good wave can be snagged if you're early and it will be guaranteed a memorable one.
Sunshine Beach is a suburb in Noosa, Queensland, Australia. The area south of Noosa Headlands was formerly known as Golden Beach but was rarely visited before the 1920s. In 1928, Thomas Marcus Burke gained land there in exchange for building roads and bridges from Tewantin. After World War II it was marketed by his son, Marcus, as Sunshine Beach.
Sunshine Beach is home to the Sunshine Beach Surf Lifesaving Club from which volunteers patrol the beach every weekend from September school holidays to ANZAC Day.