Peace and tranquillity reign supreme in the Sunshine Coast, so it comes as no surprise that this is the places creative types gravitate to.
It’s easy to breathe life into your artistic creations when you are inspired and uplifted by your gorgeous surroundings.
Numerous potters, painters, leather workers, glass artisans, timber and stone carvers and artisans in precious metals now call the Sunshine Coast home.
To support and showcase these local artisans, numerous galleries and boutique shops have sprouted up that feature some of Australia’s best creative talent and most famous painters.
If you’re into the healing arts such as massage, aromatherapy and even indulgent spa treatments hidden and picturesque villages that have turned “bohemian boutique” await your discovery.
If world-class bed and breakfasts and luxe resorts are more of your thing, you’ll find these too and most give you the option of having the healers come to you.
Many musicians, theatre and television performers and writers also choose to call the Sunshine Coast their home that makes for an eclectic local culture that’s never dull.
If you choose to discover the Sunshine Coast with Coast to Hinterland Tours you can follow established arts and crafts gallery trails with us through the villages of Montville, Maleny, Flaxton and Mapleton in the hinterlands.
But if you just want to shop locally made works are readily available at Queensland’s famous Eumundi Markets.
For the serious art collector Noosa is also becoming internationally recognised for its art with local artist’s works being snapped up by renowned international collectors.