Eumundi profile – rental

Eumundi profile


is a historic town with a rich history. Built largely on timber and dairy the town has now become a creative haven for artists and craftsmen and a favourite stop with visitors.

Most of the old buildings in the main street were built between 1890 and 1930 and are classic examples of that era, including the original bank building, the old bakery and the original School of arts.

The name Eumundi came from the aboriginal chieftain called Ngumundi or Huomundy. It is reported that the chieftain adopted an escaped convict and treated him as his son in 1831.

The first road was cleared through Eumundi in 1867 after gold was discovered at Gympie. The main street soon filled up with horses and timber loads. There wasn;t long till the main street saw a bakery, general store, saddler, blacksmith, butcher and auctioneers.
In 1891 the railway opened up from Yandina to Cooroy and hence Eumundi developed as an important centre for the timber and dairy industry. The dairy industry so prominent the town built a butter factory at Eumundi and one at Cooroy.

Today the hustle and bustle can be heard every Saturday and Wednesday and this hinterland town springs to life with the famous Eumundi markets. Shoppers browse while strolling under the towering heritage listed fig tree that rise above the 500 plus market stalls.

The main street is lined with gourmet eateries, historical pubs and many interesting craft and giftware stores.

Eumundi is a stunning part of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, north-east of Maroochydore and Coolum and 30 minutes south of Gympie. The area features rolling green hills, large areas of protected forest, panoramic mountain views and self-sustainable living. Sitting more than 100m above sea level, the elevation provides a moderate sub-tropical climate – glorious sunny summers and enjoyable mild winters.

The population of Eumundi explodes from 500 residents to several thousand as visitors flock to the world famous Eumundi markets.

Eumundi is approximately 140 km from Brisbane and 230 km from the Gold Coast, traveling time is 1.25 hours and 1.75 hours respectively. The Bruce Highway will help direct travelers to the appropriate turn off.

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