The Sunshine Coast region is rich with art, heritage and cultural experiences. Spend some time following the art trails and exploring our history during your next stay with this great collection of attractions, tours, markets and annual festivals.
Saltwater Eco Tours – Cultural Tour Mooloolaba
Immerse yourself in the Dreamtime legends, ancient traditions, beliefs and stories of the Sunshine Coasts first eco-custodians, the Gubbi Gubbi or Kabi Kabi people. All while cruising the Mooloolaba Canals on board a beautifully resorted timber sailing vessel.
Maroochy RSL Military Museum Maroochydore
Opposite Maroochy RSL is the Military Museum within RSL House, which curates a substantial collection of memorabilia from Australia’s participation in global conflicts. Memorial Avenue Maroochydore.
Montville Art Gallery Montville
Journey up to the gorgeous hinterland town of Montville and pay a visit to the Montville Art Gallery where, housed in a charming 1890s Queenslander, you’ll find original art from more than 40 local artists. Find them at 138 Main Street Montville.
Boomerang Art – Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery Coolum Beach
Located at 13 William Street Caloundra, Boomerang Art offers original Aboriginal Paintings sourced directly from Utopia Artists or Aboriginal owned Art Centres located in remote areas of Central Australia. You can visit the gallery Friday’s and Saturday’s 10 am to 12 pm. or by appointment.
Caloundra Regional Art Gallery Caloundra
Delivers a range of changing exhibitions and public programs that have been developed by professional curators and education staff that explore the unique culture and character of the Sunshine Coast. Find them at 22 Omrah Avenue Caloundra.
Laneway Mural Trail Caloundra
Meander the laneways of Caloundra and check out the colourful graffiti art murals that would be just as at home in Melbourne than this laid-back coastal town. Be sure to take your cameras!
Queensland Air Museum Caloundra
Experience Australian Aviation history at Queensland Art Museum where you’ll discover the largest and most diverse aviation museum in Australia, with a focus on Australian Aviation history through ongoing acquisitions and restoration of historically significant aircraft. Visit QAM at 7 Pathfinder Drive Caloundra.
Noosa Regional Gallery Tewantin
Situated on the picturesque Noosa River at 9 Pelican Street Tewantin, Noosa Regional Gallery, presents a diverse program of contemporary exhibitions featuring local, national and international artists, matched with a suite of public programs including artist talks, masterclasses and workshops for all ages.
The Original Eumundi Markets Eumundi
With a motto of ‘Make it Bake it Sew it Grow it’ the Eumundi Markets is famous for its locally made artisan products and cool village vibes. That’s why the Original Eumundi Market is the biggest and best artisan market in Australia. Open Wednesday 8am to 2pm and Saturday 7am to 2pm.
Gympie Regional Gallery Gympie
Housed in the beautiful and original School of Arts Building, built in 1905, Gympie Regional Gallery is a community-oriented gallery, celebrating its own professional and amateur artists, as well as displaying a range of high quality exhibitions from around Australia. Visit them at 39 Nash Street Gympie.
Gympie Bone Museum Gympie
Australia’s first and only museum dedicated entirely to the art and science of modern bones and skeletons! Located at 8 Fraser Road Gympie.
Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum Monkland
The ‘town that saved Queensland from bankruptcy’ and home to Labor’s second Prime Minister, Andrew Fisher. Gympie has an important and colourful history, and you can find out all about it at this interesting museum with a vast collection of documents, artefacts and photos dating back to 1867. 215 Brisbane Road Monkland.
The Sunshine Coast is also home to a wide array of exciting annual festivals. Why not coincide your visit to catch one of these great events –
Australian Body Art Festival
Open Studios Sunshine Coast
Noosa Alive! Festival
Noosa Festival of Surfing
Craft Beer Sunshine Coast Festival
Goomeri Pumpkin Festival
Craft Beer Sunshine Coast Festival
Sunshine Coast Craft Beer & Cider Festival
Big Pineapple Music Festival
Caloundra Music Festival
Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Festival
Jungle Love Festival
Visit our WHAT’S ON page for more information on upcoming Sunshine Coast events.
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast accommodation
Look no further for your Maroochydore Sunshine Coast accommodation than Elouera Tower. Choose from 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully-self contained holiday apartments as well as a 3 bedroom penthouse for the ultimate stay. Onsite our guests have access to our outdoor heated pool and spa, sauna, full size tennis court and just a short walk to the beach.
Of course, during these times things can change quickly so we suggest that you check directly with event organisers and local government authorities for the latest information, amendments, cancellations and COVID-19 advice.
*image of Saltwater Eco Tours courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland