It’s the Weekend!

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If you haven’t already than you must go exploring through the Noosa National Park! It’s a beautiful walk along a coastal track and stunning views like this one. Don’t forget to look up high for a cuddly koala around the Tea Tree Bay area.

Eumundi Markets

Eumundi Markets are a must see tourist attraction on the Sunshine Coast! It is on Wednesday and Saturday mornings starting at 7am. Just need to catch the bus 630 from the Noosa Junction station and get off at Eumundi Station. Have fun exploring the hand made items at the markets and enjoying all the delicious food and drink stalls. Yum!!

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Another must see tourist attraction would have to be the world famous Crocodile Hunter Australia Zoo at Beerwah. You can catch a greyhound bus from the Noosa Junction and it will take you there and back for the day. If you need help booking see the wonderful staff members at the Student Uni Travel store located near the school.

Kayak 7 Another weekend idea could be to hire a kayak or stand up paddle board and explore the Noosa River. Just see the friendly staff at Boardwalk Boat Hire down near the Sofitel Jetty in Noosa Heads.

LiveMusic

There is always plenty of music to listen to around the Noosa Heads area!

Cafe Le Monde has live music from Captain Squidlicker & The Sinking Ships starting from 8.30pm Friday night. Join your friends for some dinner and drinks and have a wonderful night out!

Aromas Noosa has the best cocktails in the town. It’s located on Hastings street it’s the perfect location to take a seat and watch the day go by.

The Driving Force Tour are gearing up for an epic night in Noosa this Friday and Cornerstone can’t wait to have them live on stage.

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Nestled among fragrant gum trees, the footy grounds become a hive of activity for the Noosa Farmers Market. The markets offer plenty of different stalls including organic produce, skin care products, marinades, sauces, skin care products, freshly baked breads and cheeses.

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With a weekend of spring sunshine ahead, a swim or surf at Noosa Main Beach sounds like the perfect remedy to a long working week!

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday 15th August – Public Holiday

Lexis Noosa will be closed on Wednesday 15th August 2018. Here are a few suggestions for you and your friends to do on your day off.

Noosa National Park Walk

Why not explore the Noosa National Park? Make your way all the way down to the Noosa Main Beach and then follow the water around to the right until you find the boardwalk. Walk all the way out to Hells Gate for spectacular views of the coast. Make sure you are look in the trees at all times as you might see koalas and in the water you might see dolphins, turtles or whales.

Eumundi Markets

Eumundi Markets  Come enjoy the enchanting experience of the world famous Original Eumundi Markets – renowned for locally made artisan treasures.

Catch bus 631 from the Noosa Junction stop A at 8.03am. It will cost $3.96 one way. Download the journey Planner app on your phone to have access to all the bus timetables and prices.

Australia Zoo

Koala Australia Zoo

If you see Carol at our Student Uni Travel shop you can book tickets for the bus and entry into the zoo.

 

Mount Coolum

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Just need to catch the 622 Bus at 9.00am or every hour and hop off at Mount Coolum national park. It cost $3.96 for one way bus travel. Beautiful views await from the top of the mountain and it should only take you 30 minutes to climb to the top.

For more ideas please see the beautiful ladies at Student Uni Travel! 

I hope you have a wonderful day off and I’ll see you back at school on Thursday 16th August 2018 bright and early at 9am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s the Weekend!

Looking for some fun ideas to do this weekend?

 

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Noosa Junction Cinema – Saturday Timetables

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Saturday: The Original Eumundi Markets

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Come enjoy the enchanting experience of the world famous Original Eumundi Markets – renowned for locally made artisan treasures. You’ll find handcrafted furniture, homewares, artworks, ceramics, and cutting-edge fashion and jewellery by local designers, along with a wealth of fresh produce and gourmet delights. When you need a break from shopping, indulge in a massage, have your palm read, or just be entertained by a stellar line-up of musicians and street performers. Step into a world of original design at the best art and craft market in Australia – and meet the artisans face-to-face every Saturday and Wednesday, rain, hail or shine.

 

Saturday or Sunday: Australia Zoo

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Wildlife in this popular zoo was captured by Australia’s famous “Crocodile Hunter,” a legendary herpetologist excelling in snake and crocodile capture techniques. There is no other zoo like Australia Zoo! We pack in stacks of wildlife action every day and there are always plenty of exciting wildlife shows to see.

Noosa National Park Walk

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Noosa national park features the spectacular coastal scenery of Noosa Headland, and nearby areas around Lake Weyba, Peregian and Coolum. Surrounded by development, this park is a wildlife sanctuary, protecting beautiful stands of eucalypt forest, woodland, melaleuca wetland, colourful wallum heathland and pockets of dense vine-strewn rainforest.

 

 

 

 

Teacher Profile – Charmaine Prosser

Introducing our Elementary teacher Charmaine!

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We sat down and asked the hard questions to our teacher Charmaine to find out a little bit more about her.

What Languages do you speak? I speak Spanish and English.

What is something we don’t know about you? I bet you didn’t know that I’m a Kiwi.

What places have you lived in? In Australia I have lived in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland and South Australia (nearly all the states). Overseas I have lived in New Zealand, South Korea and in Mexico.

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be? I think I would be an artist.

What do you like to do on the weekend? On the weekend you will find me relaxing at home, in the Noosa National Park or at the Eumundi Markets.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret? Noosa’s best kept secret is to get up early and watch the sun rise and to see the native animals / locals. 

What is your favourite food?  My favourite food is curry. Yum Yum!!

What is your favourite pastime? My favourite pastime is painting, reading, cooking and skiing.

What is your English tip? My English tip to the students would be to find the lyrics to a favourite English song, play the song and read the words and then play the song and sing along. Most of all have FUN!!

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Charmaine one of our teachers at Lexis English Noosa. 

What to do this weekend…..

Here are some ideas for you to do over the weekend. Have fun exploring the Sunshine Coast.

THE ORIGINAL EUMUNDI MARKETS

Eumundi Markets

 Renowned for its locally made artisan treasures, there’s no other market quite like it. Mark it in your diary – open rain, hail or shine every Saturday and Wednesday.

Step into an ever-evolving collaboration of talented locals seeking to share their gifts with the world. The Original Eumundi Markets is the biggest and the best art and craft market in Australia.

 AUSTRALIA ZOO

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Australia Zoo – Your ultimate wildlife adventure and conservation destination!

Australia Zoo on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is nestled on over 100 acres of natural Australian bushland, and is home to 1,200 native and exotic animals.

Check out giraffe, rhinos, cheetah and zebras on the African Savannah, plus Sumatran Tigers, Bengal Tigers and red pandas in South-East Asia. And be sure to visit the newly opened Bindi’s Island, where guests can get up close with ring-tailed lemurs, giant Aldabran Tortoises and colourful macaws!

Grab a good seat for the midday Wildlife Warriors show, where you can catch all the slithering, swooping, jaw-snapping action of our snakes, birds and crocs LIVE in the Crocoseum.

You can also learn heaps about our amazing animals by booking in for one of our animal encounters or checking out the other daily shows on offer. And don’t forget to say hello to all the roving wildlife around the zoo too!

 

 

SEA LIFE – Mooloolaba

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Take a fascinating journey from the coast to the ocean depths at Underwater World SEA LIFE Mooloolaba.

Explore 16 themed zones and soak-up the amazing view from the sea bed in our 80 metre ocean tunnel. Get up close to over 10,000 creatures including Australia’s largest collection of jellyfish. Meet our rare weedy sea dragons, our resident seals plus over 20 species of shark and rays. With 14 fun talks and animal feeds, including our family favourite seal presentation, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy at SEA LIFE Mooloolaba.

 

Noosa National Park

Noosa National Park

Walk in the Noosa National Park. Make sure you bring your walking shoes on any visit to Noosa. The Noosa National Park is at the end of Hastings Street and features spectacular coastal scenery and provides a home for many animals including koalas and birds.

 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

Markets around the Sunshine Coast

Eumundi Markets

  • Where: Memorial Drive, Eumundi
  • When: Saturday 7am to 2pm

The Eumundi Market is the biggest on the Sunshine Coast and one of the biggest in Queensland. Any Wednesday or Saturday of the year around 10,000 locals, interstate and international tourists come to enjoy the atmosphere, the fun and of course the multitude of arts, crafts and produce on display, over 300 stalls of them in fact, as well as music and street theatre.

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Noosa Marina Markets

  • Where: 2 Parkyn Court, Tewantin
  • When: Sunday 8am – 2pm

The Noosa Marina art, craft and local produce market has an idyllic setting on the deck, overlooking the Noosa River.

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Big Pineapple Growers & Artisans Market

  • Where: Big Pineapple, Nambour Connection Rd, Woombye
  • When: Saturday 6.30am – 12noon

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Caloundra Street Fair

  • Where: Bulcock Street, Caloundra
  • When: Sunday 8am – 1pm

Located in the heart of Caloundra, Markets on Bulcock is a ‘must do’ for locals and visitors. Browse the handcrafted, locally made products and art, enjoy the live entertainment, buy fresh produce, and a range of tasty food options. Set in the main street, the market is surrounded by cafes, boutiques and specialty shops – and it’s all only two blocks from beautiful Bulcock Beach. For stall enquiries phone 0488 222 805, and for general enquiries phone 07 5492 5977

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Cotton Tree Markets

  • Where: King Street, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore
  • When: Sunday 7am to noon

Cotton Tree Markets offers something for everyone. For more than 22 years the Market has featured local artisans, designers or inventors selling their own unique and creative works within a precinct of fine cafes, fashion and wares. You’ll find fashion, jewellery, original artworks, sculptures, skincare, pottery, shells, plants, baking, homewares, kids toys and more. Soak up the friendly market atmosphere and be entertained by local performers. By supporting the Cotton Tree Markets you’re not only supporting the Sunshine Coast’s local artisan’s, designers and inventors, you are also supporting people living with cancer.

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Noosa Farmers Market

EVERY Sunday at The Noosa Australian Football Club on Weyba Road, Noosaville between 7am and 12pm where we showcase some of the finest and freshest produce in the region.

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Hope for have fun exploring the Sunshine Coast and everything this region has to offer! 

Eumundi Market Excursion

Our two Upper Intermediate classes went on on excursion to Eumundi market. Equipped with a task sheet our students explored the market, interviewed stallholders, tried exotic food like kangaroo burger and lychees and had a wonderful time. Watch this space for the students’ written reviews.

 

Eumundi Stall Holders’ Bio

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Eumundi Market is the biggest art and hand craft market in Australia. There are more than six hundred stalls and all stalls are quite unique and lively.

Among them is a beautiful painting stall I want to introduce you to. I would say, if you want to buy a painting to make your room more beautiful, this shop is the best.

It sells the owner’s original hand paintings. All paintings are colorful, beautiful and fascinating.

She draws various sizes of paintings. Depending on the size, it takes approximately three hours to three weeks for her to finish each one.

She started painting about forty years ago. After she had been in some other markets, she started opening her stall in Eumundi ten years ago. She especially loves this market because it’s an artistic market. People who come here look for works of art. Also there are a lot of artist’s stalls. She likes to hold her shop in this atmosphere.

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She usually starts setting up her stall two hours before the market. Under the trees, in nice weather, she really enjoys this location.

But when it’s raining, she has to take care of her drawings and protect them from the rain. This is the most difficult thing when she runs this stall.

The happiest moment is when people like her paintings and buy them. When they buy her paintings, people are so happy and look very satisfied. So she feels her paintings make people happy.

You can only get her paintings at the Eumundi Market. It’s so special. If you are interested in her paintings, please visit her facebook “Ko Heart”. On this page, you will see many of her paintings which decorate many houses.

Come to Eumundi Market and find this amazing creative shop!

By Machiko Vanderaar

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Richard Goldsworthy is the owner of a music piano stall in Eumundi’s market. He has been working there for almost ten years now, always doing  the same routine which starts with taking one hour to set up his stall.

What he likes the most about working here is meeting new people everyday, even if the weather can be a real problem sometimes. He creates music for Solo Piano and spends a lot of time doing it.

He likes to think that his work is tranquil, soothing, melodic and uplifting. To advertise his merchandise, the musician uses a lot of different things like flyers and postcards. But he also has a website and a few accounts on social media, where we can buy his CD at any time.

Working only in Eumundi’s market for now, he thinks that what makes a real difference here is that there are many people coming in. Despite the crowd, he admits that he has regular customers. People even cry while listening to his music, so that proves that he must be good.  

BY EMILIE DETHIER

Our Excellent Eumundi Excursion

img_2998On Wednesday, 16th November 2016 we made a trip with our Lexis Upper Intermediate A class to Eumundi Market. We caught the bus at 8.55am in Noosa Junction with our teacher Olly. There we made some teams and he gave us some instructions.

Our team had to do an interview with a seller from the Market. While we were walking Kim disappeared and we found him in a clothes’ store.

img_3001That is how we met Scott, a 55 old Australian who lives in Coolum. He has been working there for 25 years every Wednesday and Saturday with his wife. He also has another store in Caloundra, where he works every Friday. He was very friendly and open-minded and he told us he really likes working at Eumundi Market because he can meet a lot of people and interact with them. He said we were good guys and he enjoyed talking to us. 

We had an amazing time there and saw many different and interesting things. We saw a lot of hand-made things, artistic people and all different kinds of international food.  We met a lot of warm-hearted people who gave us the opportunity to speak with them.

We hope you enjoy our text a lot. 

See you on the next trip!!!!!

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E xcellent opportunities to buy special “Aussie” things

nique atmosphere surrounded by the melody of the didgeridoo 

arvelous smells of international food, spices, leather, candles and flowers

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ice weather with a fresh breeze for browsing the shops

elicious flavors of pancakes with chocolate and cream

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Eumundi Market: Then and Now

The first Eumundi Market took place on Saturday 24th of March in 1979. The whole market included 3 stalls and 8 people went to the market. Originally the market was created for the local artists who wanted to sell their handmade products. The original Eumundi Market was expanded in 2002 to include a Wednesday market. In 2009 the stalls were expanded to more than 600. Today approximately 1.6 million people visit the market each year. One of the first sellers was Christa Barton. She still produces beautiful pottery but she left the market in 2004 and moved to Tasmania. Eumundi rocks!

By Olly’s class