Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival

Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival
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.

2024 Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival

The Sunshine Coast wildflower festival will be held on Saturday 17 August – Sunday 1 September 2024.

Does your organisation want to host on activity in 2024? Complete the Activity Expression of Interest Form and email to [email protected] by 29 May 2024.

All the activities are listed on the Sunshine Coast Events website. For example of pervious years, you can download a printable copy of the program here.

Bookings opened Monday 1 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. 

Before heading out on your walk please check current information on trail condition, or alerts on their website.


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