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.
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, who can provide a bespoke picnic to make popping the question at the picture-perfect spots below all that more magical.
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!)
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.
Deep Love picnics
Credit: DeepLove Picnics
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.
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!
rainbow beach horse rides
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.