The Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival is an annual, spring event to celebrate the beautiful display of wildflowers on the Sunshine Coast.
The wildflower festival was born in 1967 by Kathleen McArthur, an artist, author, environmentalist and founding member of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland.
Since its humble beginnings the festival has grown each year with the support of local community groups hosting activities.
The wildflower festival provides free, public guided walks and activities across the Sunshine Coast. From Bribie Island to Noosa National Park people can immerse themselves in nature. Discover the diversity of native, flowering plants in our local environment.
2023 Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival
The Sunshine Coast wildflower festival will be held on Saturday 19 August - Sunday 3 September 2023.
Bookings opened Monday 3 July. Be quick to book, as they all fill up fast.
Sunshine Coast wildflower identification
Explore the rich biodiversity of Sunshine Coast native wildflowers during the months of July, August and September each year.
Identify a selection of wallum wildflowers with the wildflowers of the Sunshine Coast brochure (PDF, 560KB).
View the Sunshine Coast wildflower festival self-guided walks brochure (PDF, 4192KB) to discover 10 trails you can explore at your own pace. Trails highlighted in this brochure are managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.