Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival
  • Last updated:
  • 26 May 2019

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.

2019 Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival

The Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival will run from 17 August - 1 September 2019.

Expressions of Interest to host an activity in the Festival is now open. Complete our form and return by Monday 27 May to bushcare@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Program will be uploaded in early July 2019. Bookings are essential for each activity.

Sunshine Coast Wildflower Identification

Explore the rich biodiversity of Sunshine Coast native wildflowers during the months of July, August and September each year.

View the Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival self-guided walks brochure [4192KB]to discover 10 trails you can explore at your own pace.

Identify a selection of wallum wildflowers with the Wildflowers of the Sunshine Coast brochure[560KB].