The 10 most Instagram-worthy spots on the Sunshine Coast

03 Aug 2020

With so much natural beauty in this part of the world, it would kind of rude not to get your phone (or even your camera) and share some snaps with your nearest and dearest – and all of your Instagram followers!

Some of these spots are well-known but you might find some hidden gems. In no particular order, here are our 10 most Instagrammable spots on the Sunshine Coast.

Mt Ngungun summit

The view from the top of Mt Ngungun in the Glass House Mountains has to be one of the best in Queensland. The peak offers amazing views of near perfectly-aligned Mount Coonowrin and Mount Beerwah, and is particularly composition-friendly when backlit at sunset.

The 2.8km track also serves up plenty of highlights on your way to the top.

Buderim Falls

Also known as Serenity Falls, this sub-tropical oasis is a paradise for nature lovers and photographers alike.

Explore the beautiful walking tracks and get lost in the lush bush while posing for the perfect candid photo with the falls and the bridge overlooking them to frame your shot.

Point Cartwright

Snap the views of Kawana from the headland or time your visit for some unique light.

Point Cartwright is one of the few spots on the Sunshine Coast where you can watch the sun set over the ocean (at certain times of the year). Add in the lighthouse and the tessellated pavement at low tide and you have all the ingredients for some epic photos.

Lake Dunethin

Dunethin Lake has one of the most impressive jetty and pontoons on the Sunshine Coast which makes it perfect for your Instagram feed.  While the lake is truly beautiful, be sure to take mosquito repellent as the mangroves provide the perfect breeding ground.

Sunset is the best time to visit with amazing views in the afternoon light.

Cotton Tree

Photo-worthy subjects abound in Cotton Tree - sublime water views, endless golden sands and a shoreline fringed with palms, cotton trees and pandanus will keep your camera busy.

Head to the bunch of palms near the holiday park and you will have a sure-fire Insta-worthy pic at any time of day.

Noosa National Park

Noosa National Park has an abundance of quality outlooks and postcard-perfect hidden beaches that will inspire any budding photographer.

There are so many vantage points to choose from, including west-facing beaches like Laguna Bay and Tea Tree Bay that will give you the elusive east-coast beach sunset shot.

Alexandra Headland

Take a walk along the pandanus-lined coastal paths and bushland from Mooloolaba to Alexandra Headland to capture magnificent views of the ocean that will be sure to make your friends green with envy.

Double Island Point

This spot is definitely one of Australia’s best kept secrets. The Lighthouse is not to missed if you love photography. Walk up from either side of the point to capture the perfect shot and don’t forget to capture the amazingly clear aquamarine waters below and the colourful sands of Rainbow Beach in the distance.

Coastal views from the headland at Moffat Beach

From the viewing platforms along the Caloundra Coastal Pathway, you will get epic views up and down the coastline. The spots along the cliffs with Mt Coolum in the distance will make the perfect backdrop for your Insta-snaps.

Mt Ninderry

This spot is truly a local gem and you might even get the viewing platforms at the top all to yourself – perfect for your feed. The top of the wave-shaped mountain offers both the hinterland and the coastline as options for your landscape photos.

 


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