Sunset at Mooloolaba
In the mix, we’ve got natural wonders, stunning walks, perfect picnic sites and quirky backdrops. It’s over to you now to get snapping!
Kondalilla National Park
Kondalilla Falls in the Kondalilla National Park, Montville
If you’ve got an earthy green aesthetic populating your Instagram feed, this is the location for you. Featuring bubbling creeks, a secluded bridge crossing and plenty of lush forestry, Kondalilla National Park is home to a photo opportunity at every bend in the trail.
Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary
Looking for a vivid wilderness to inspire your followers? Here at the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, you can tick three items of your social media to-do list: take an amazing photo surrounded by salt marsh, eucalyptus trees and other local flora, create a reel (or two) while wandering the pathway winding between the mangroves and be on the hunt for crabs – they’re the true Instagram superstars, after all!
Ball Lookout, Eumundi
Ball Lookout, Eumundi
This is your sign to host the picture-perfect picnic. Ball Lookout, situated in the rolling farmland of Eumundi, hosts idyllic views of our lush countryside… making it the ideal setting to lay down a blanket and enjoy a leisurely lunch. Sunsets are spectacular here, too (and popular on Instagram as well, making it a double win!). Carve off a slice of Woombye cheese, enjoy some fresh local strawberries and survey the hinterland in all its glory.
Kayaking down the Noosa Everglades. Credit: Tourism & Events Queensland
You can almost hear the serenity. The water dripping off your paddle, the gentle hum of cicadas acting as nature’s own Spotify, and the warmth of dappled sunlight on your skin – this is as #forreal and #unfiltered as locations get. Maybe you’re looking for an action shot as you carve through the water on your kayak, or maybe you’re after a calming landscape shot to act as your new background. Either way, the Noosa Everglades beckon.
Rick’s Garage, Palmwoods
Epic foodie reels require an epic foodie location. Load your table up with calamari, mac & cheese, a classic burger, fried chicken and waffles, apple crumble and a caramel hot fudge sundae. You’ll have all your friends salivating as they like your post! This is the place for American fare with an Aussie twist, plenty of retro content and good vibes. #foodinspo starts here!
Sunsets are done right at Mooloolaba Beach. Simply point your phone at the horizon and start snapping! With a new array of cotton candy colours and pastel ombre decorating the sky each evening, you’ll bear witness to the ultimate Sunshine Coast magic. Here, there’s no excuses for not capturing a gorgeous photo… just watch the likes and comments flood in!
The Nines Café (Maroochydore)
Loaded shakes, epic servings and a fun social media presence are all rolled into one at The Nines Café in Maroochydore. This place knows what it takes to make showstopping foodie creations that will have all your friends diving into your DMs for all the details! The only question that remains is: can you tackle their Brookie Monster’ chocolate shake, loaded up with a brookie, chocolate-ice-cream cookie sandwich and caramel sauce?
Alexandria Bay Walk (Noosa)
#wanderlust comes to life at the Alexandria Bay Walk, located in the Noosa National Park. This is the secret spot for those who want to capture Noosa from a different angle. You’ll stroll through lush heathland along a winding sandy trail framed by native flora, before being welcomed into the spectacular embrace of Alexandria Bay. This is the perfect place to capture video footage for your next #travelinspo reel.
Dingle Avenue Mural (Caloundra)
Dingle Avenue Mural, Caloundra
Not so keen on the pastels and aesthetic beach shots? If you’re after a fun, out-of-the box photo to make your content POP, then we’ve also got you covered! Dingle Avenue Mural in Caloundra is a local icon, renowned for artist Steven Bordonaro’s bright and creative visual storytelling. Here, you’ll find a vibrant tale of Caloundra’s identity – making it the perfect addition to your cultured Instagram feed.
Mary Cairncross Reserve
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve in Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
There’s bubbling streams running through the trees. There’s a looming forest protecting its rich undergrowth from the dappled sunlight. There’s red-legged pademelons peeking out from behind the ancient tree trunks. Welcome to Mary Cairncross Reserve – the place for the cosy, magical forest content you’ve been searching for.