One thing that I love to do on a sunny Sunday morning (if I am awake early enough), is to head to the many morning markets that are held around the Sunshine Coast region.
Rummaging through people’s bits and bobs and finding a piece of treasure amongst the junk is the most rewarding feeling. At many of the markets around the Coast you will find stalls upon stalls of people selling books, clothes, DVD’s, plants, candles, home décor, fresh produce and the most important thing, lots and lots of yummy food stalls and trucks!
If you ever find yourself with a free Sunday morning, I have listed below a few of my favorite markets on the Coast that you can go and check out!
MOOLOOLABA COLLECTIVE MARKETS
The Mooloolaba Collective Market is made up of local sunshine coast designers and small businesses who come together to sell their unique products every second and fourth Sunday of the month. At the markets you will find stalls selling candles, clothes, bags, plants, beauty products, home décor, lots and lots of food and much much more! Some of my favourites were the Creative Bowerbird a business that makes hand made hand woven wall art, Follow the Sun which sells hand made jewellery and gorgeous leather walletes, bags and Garzie + May that has the absolute cutest bohemian homewares and interiors!
Mooloolaba Collective Markets every second and fourth Sunday of the month from 8:30am – 12:30pm.
15 Meta Street, Mooloolaba.
CALOUNDRA STREET FAIR
If you’re looking to go out for breakfast on a Sunday morning but have no idea what you want, I highly recommend heading to the Caloundra Street Fair to find yourself a feed!
At the street fair you will find markets stalls selling bits and bobs and also lots of fresh produce and street food. On my ‘must eat list’ at Caloundra Street Fair is definitely the famous potato slinky, french crepes and dutch pancakes!
Caloundra Street Fair is held every Sunday morning from 8am-1pm.
Bulcock Street, Caloundra.
FISHERMANS ROAD MARKETS
The fisherman’s markets are perfect for when you need to do a fruit and veg shop but are running low on the cash money. Here you will find the freshest fruit and vegetable for half of the price you’ll pay at the supermarket (#lifehack). Apart from the fruit and veg, people also have stalls where they sell all of their bits and bobs that they no longer want. Most of the time you will find someone who is cleaning out their wardrobe and I can guarantee that you will always find a good bargain!
Head to the Fisherman’s Road Markets every Sunday from 6am – 12pm.
Fisherman’s Road, Maroochydore.
By Isabelle Alexandra – Study Sunshine Coast Student Ambassador