Have a blooming marvellous time at wildflower festival
  • Tuesday 12 July 2016

In late winter and spring the Sunshine Coast’s wildflowers burst forth in a stunning array of sizes, shapes and colours.

You are invited to explore these natural beauties blossoming all across our region as part of the Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival from August 21 – September 3.

Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said Sunshine Coast Council had partnered with a number of local community groups to offer a range of free activities celebrating wildflowers including 16 guided walks in areas between Bribie Island and Noosa.

“The wildflower festival is an opportunity for people of all ages and interests to learn more about the natural environment of our region,” Cr McKay said.

“Wildflowers such as those celebrated in the festival typically only grow in wallum heathland—a unique Australian ecosystem stretching from Bundaberg to Byron Bay.

“Here on the Sunshine Coast, we have a number of examples of wallum heathland, making this one of the few places in the world to experience this sensory display on such a scale, however the proximity to the ocean has always been a challenge to this ecosystem.

“This highlights the importance of understanding our local environment and making well-informed planning and management decisions that protect our natural environment into the future.” 

For a copy of the full festival program and to book, visit council’s website. Places are limited and bookings are essential.