Sunshine Coast Arts and Crafts Drive

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While most visitors instantly identify the Sunshine Coast with her bedazzling beaches, away from the surf and sand there's also a thriving artistic bent to this destination. And it starts at the Noosa Regional Gallery at Tewantin before winding to Queensland, and indeed Australia's biggest and best arts and crafts markets at Eumundi. From there, head to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland hills of Montville and then on to Buderim, to satisfy your creative urge.

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Duration
24 Hours
Distance
78 Kilometres

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The Noosa Regional Gallery is located in the suburb of Tewantin and presents a changing exhibition program which features leading local and national artists. The professional curators and education staff develop and deliver a range of exhibitions and public programs exploring the unique culture and character of the Sunshine Coast.

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They say food is an aphrodisiac and visitors are spoilt for choice at the Eumundi Markets, home to more than 500 stalls nestled under towering heritage-listed fig trees. Staged each Saturday and Wednesday, this is a great place to start your romantic journey and also Australia's art, craft and produce market. You will discover original artworks, sculptures, and furniture, handmade toys, home wares, and skincare, cutting edge fashion and jewellery by local designers, as well as fresh local produce. Just a stone's throw away is a stunning visual display of glass art at the Tina Cooper Gallery. Hot glass-blowing creations and unique sculptures sit alongside works from leading local artists.

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Considered by some as the "creative soul" of the Sunshine Coast, wind your way west and up towards Montville. The Montville Art Gallery is home to paintings and sculptures by established and up-and-coming Australian artists.

Geordie Lane, located on the corner of Montville and Benecke Roads at nearby Maleny, showcases an impressive array of china and porcelain cups, vases, bowls, dishes and teapots. It's set off beautifully by the tea room's menu which features freshly made scones, shortbreads, coffee, and old-fashioned leaf tea served in fine china cups. Meander through Maleny, in particular the antiques shops lining the main drag through town. Maleny Country Antiques houses antique furniture textiles, jewellery, and vintage wares.

Head on towards Buderim where Buderim Craft Cottage is the epicentre of stellar artistic creations for locals and visitors. The Cottage houses the Atrium Gallery which showcases work by Craft Cottage members with displays featuring paintings, silverwork and fabric art.

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Level of Difficulty Level 2: Suitable for families with young children

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Munga-Thirri National Park (Simpson Desert)

Birdsville, Diamantina Area
Free Entry
Munga-Thirri National Park, also known as the Simpson Desert, spans 1,012,000 hectares in the arid outback, making it Queensland’s largest protected area. Parallel wind-blown sand dunes dominate the striking landscape.

Windorah

Windorah, Barcoo Area
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Birdsville

Birdsville, Diamantina Area
Possibly outback Queensland's most renowned and remote town, the name Birdsville prompts thoughts of pioneering history and outback adventure in the 'back of beyond'. Once a toll point for stock crossing the Queensland and South Australian border, Birdsville had a pre-federation population of over 300.

Big Red

Birdsville, Diamantina Area
Free Entry
Standing at 40 metres in height, and situated just 35km from Birdsville; this famous sand dune provides a challenge for any four wheel drive enthusiast. The first of 1,140 parallel dunes in the Simpson Desert, the spectacular sunsets from the top of Big Red are an experience not to be missed.

Bedourie

Bedourie, Diamantina Area
Bedourie, meaning ‘dust storm', is a quaint little town with a population of 120 people. Perched on a sand dune and surrounded by Eyre Creek, it is the administrative centre of the huge 95,000 square kilometres of the Diamantina Shire – perfect for a one-of-a-kind getaway.

Diamantina National Park

Bedourie, Diamantina Area
Free Entry
Stretch your gaze across vast, treeless plains, over sand dunes and along river channels towards low ranges on the horizon. Camp in the shade of a coolabah tree, dreaming at night under endless starry skies of the Maiawali and Karuwali people and travellers along the mighty Diamantina River long ago.

Birdsville Billabong

Birdsville, Diamantina Area
Free Entry
The billabong, located on the edge of town, is a beautiful place to view the outback sunset and you can also enjoy walking, kayaking, swimming or fishing. Across the water is Pelican Point, a small peninsula with a great view of the billabong and its birdlife.

Deon's Lookout

Birdsville, Diamantina Area
Free Entry
Have your camera ready when you arrive at Deon's Lookout. You will love the spectacular and long-ranging views. With a rest area, public toilets and picnic table, this is a great place to break your journey.

Boulia

Boulia, Boulia Area
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