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11 places to pop the question on the Sunshine Coast

byGemma Westacott-07 Mar 2018

If you’re planning to pop the question and want to be sure that it’s everything she (or he) has dreamt of, here are some of the best places to propose on the Sunshine Coast.

Love is in the air and you want to pop the question, but don't know where?

The Sunshine Coast has a wealth of scenic locations for the perfect, memorable proposal that is sure to get your loved one's heart racing in the most romantic of ways.

The Sunshine Coast is also home to many suppliers of romance, such as Deep Love Picnics and Sunshine Coast Picnics, who can provide a bespoke picnic to make popping the question at the picture-perfect spots below all that more magical.

1. Gerrard’s Lookout – Maleny

Located on Maleny-Montville Rd in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Gerrard's Lookout offers sweeping views out towards the coastline and inland to the Glass House Mountains. It's an ideal spot to watch both the sunrise or sunset. There's even a picnic table to hold your celebratory champagne (or for support if your legs turn to jelly with nerves!)

2. One Tree Hill – Maleny

One of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland's most Instagrammed locations, One Tree Hill is the perfect, picturesque spot for a proposal picnic. The tree itself is on a private working farm, so you will need to seek the owner's permission before entering the paddock. However, they usually only ask for a $50 donation to book the paddock, with all monies raised given to local charities.

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Credit: DeepLove Picnics

3. Cotton Tree sand bar – Cotton Tree

Get down on bended knee on the soft sand at Cotton Tree. Walk away from the crowds and out along the sand bar in the middle of the mouth of the Maroochy River to propose at one of the most picture perfect, natural spots you'll find on the Sunshine Coast.

4. Rainbow Beach (Horse Rides) – Gympie Region

Gallop into life together during a beach ride with Rainbow Beach Horse Rides. Perfect for the equestrian fan or adventurous at heart, they will even liaise with a picnic provider to create a ‘surprise’ champagne picnic in the sand dunes so you can pop the question in style. Giddy up!

Pop the question in style.
Pop the question in style.

5. Buderim Falls & Kondalilla Falls

Why not woo your lover with a waterfall proposal? Buderim Falls, in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, offers an idyllic location to pop the question and is only a short walk through stunning sub-tropical rainforest. Meanwhile, Kondalilla Falls' impressive drop would make a spectacular backdrop to one of life's biggest questions.

Buderim Falls
Buderim Falls

6. Top of Mount Ngungun – Glass House Mountains

Show just how far you'll go in the name of love by hiking to the top of Mt Ngungun - the sixth tallest of the Glass House Mountains at 253m. Get down on bended knee as you take in the vista or watch a spectacular sunset over the Glass House Mountains at another of the Sunshine Coast most Instagrammed locations.

7. The top of the Aussie World Ferris Wheel

Have a bit of fun with your proposal and take it to new heights at the Sunshine Coast's only theme park. Aussie World's classic 1960s Ferris Wheel offers the perfect place to pop the question as your gently circle through the sky.

Aussie World Ferris Wheel
Aussie World Ferris Wheel

8. Point Cartwright – Mooloolaba

Spread out your picnic blanket and relax on the rolling grassland under Point Cartwright Lighthouse. It's an ideal spot to pop the question as you watch the sunset, with panoramic views northwards to Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland and Mount Coolum in the far distance.

Point Cartwirght lighthouse and headland
Point Cartwirght lighthouse and headland

9. Any beach – you can’t beat a romantic sunset or sunrise on the Sunshine Coast.

The Sunshine Coast has a wealth of stunning beaches to choose from, and the combination of the sun and sand will surely have your diamond engagement ring sparkling that much brighter. Choices range from Noosa's iconic Main Beach, to the privacy offered by Peregian or Buddina Beaches expansive white sands.

10. Noosa National Park

As you meander along the Coastal Path in Noosa National Park, you'll have your pick of picturesque locations to pop the question. The tough decision will be whether to opt for one of the national park's epic vistas, like Dolphin Point, or one of the pristine beaches, like Tea Tree Bay.

11. Noosa Dreamboats

Let Noosa Dreamboats take care of everything for you. Sit back and enjoy the glamour of a bygone era as you cruise the Noosa River on a gorgeous classic wooden speed boat, pulling up at a secret beach location where a romantic picnic will be set up for your arrival, with those romantic words emblazoned on beach pebbles or a driftwood sign.

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Credit: Noosa Dreamboats

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