On day 3, we drove up north to Eumundi Markets. It's a market place where traders all over Australia gather to pender their wares and services. It's only open on Wednesday and Sunday morning to afternoon.
It took about 1 hour to drive from Surfer's Paradise. The best way to get around in Australia is to rent a car. The roads of Australia are very well paved and very good for driving.
Eumundi Markets is my favourite tourist spot for this trip.
I love entrepreneur spirit that's in the air. All the stuff sold were made by the merchants themselves. You won't see anything made in China.
There are stuff like ginger beer, coffee beans, face painting, pipe blowing, massage, tarot card readings, camel riding and so much more! It will occupy you the whole morning. It's busy with people and buzzing with activity. Visitors to Queensland should mark this place with a thick marker on the map!
Lunch was at Maleny, a very beautiful idyllic small town locate on the hillside of extinct volcanoes. The scenery along the drive up and down the winding hillside road is breathtaking. You see the city area and the sea far away and how the clouds cast shadows on the cows that are grazing in the farms.
Here you get to wine and dine with by the huge windows overlooking the countryside scenery.
Terace of Maleny serves some really amazing pumpkin bread.
Again, I ate another ton of seafood. Well, this is Australia. The oyster at the top left of the photo actually has Char Siew on top!
This is the catch of the day, a grilled snapper.
Another beautiful town Montville is just beside Maleny. Both towns are popular for their art galleries, craft shops and pubs.
Dinner's at Hunt By The River. They have a limousine pickup service for dinners.
One thing about the way prawns are cooked in Australia is, they are a bit crunchy in a non crunchy way. It's like steamed prawns where the meat is sweat and each bite is firm. The prawns I ate had the crunchiness that is similar to biting a pickle.
All the days in Queensland:
Day 1: High Flying Queensland
Day 2: Live in a Warner Brothers Movie Trailer
Day 3: Eumundi Markets is Amazing