Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival

Explore and discover our local wildflowers on free guided walks across the Coast

Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival

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.

2022 Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival

The Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival will run from Saturday 20 August - Sunday 4 September 2022.

Bookings open Friday 8 July 2022. Book your spot now because they fill up fast!

All the activities can be viewed on Sunshine Coast Events website or download your copy of the program.

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[560KB][560KB].

View the Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival self-guided walks brochure [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. Before heading out on your walk please check current information on trail condition or alerts on their website.

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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