How to spend Valentine’s Day on the Sunshine Coast

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There’s something romantic about Valentine’s Day on the Sunshine Coast.

From watching the sunrise over the ocean to star-studded nights in the hinterland, the natural beauty of the region offers the perfect backdrop for a grand romantic gesture.

This Valentine’s Day surprise your date with a decadent dinner for two, or take your romance to new heights with a helicopter ride over the stunning Glass House Mountains.

With plenty of romantic accommodation options to choose from, there’s every reason to turn this Valentine’s Day in to a Sunshine Coast weekend escape.

Watch the sunrise from Mount Coolum

What’s more romantic than declaring you love for someone on top of a mountain at sunrise?

With views stretching across the coastline Mount Coolum is the perfect way to kick of Valentine’s Day.

Make sure to bring a blanket to enjoy the view, and finish the morning with breakfast at one of the Coolum’s many beachside cafes.

Dining decadence

Embrace the romance of Spicers Tamarind Retreat this Valentine’s Day with a dining experience at their chef hatted restaurant, The Tamarind.

Indulge in a two or three-course Asian feast with your loved ones.

Paint and Sip

For a date night with a difference, head to Frida's Sip n Paint in Noosa or Mooloolaba.

Here they host ‘Paint and Sip’ workshops where you can test your artistic talents on canvas, with a paintbrush in one hand and glass of wine in the other.

On Tuesday, 14 February they will host a ‘Love Island’ event, making for a fun night out this Valentine’s Day weekend.

Table for Two

Good wine, great food and even better company makes for the perfect Valentine’s date.

Pitchfork Restaurant is not only serving up a delicious three-course V-Day menu your way, but they will also play some old-school vinyl while they do it. 

If you’re looking for somewhere extra special, why not try one of the 10 Sunshine Coast hatted restaurants recognised in the 2019 Chef Hat Awards including: Spirit House RestaurantNoosa Beach HouseThe TamarindThe Long Apron, Locale Noosa, Rickys River Bar & Restaurant and Spice Bar Mooloolaba.

Relax and unwind

Taking time out to do something for yourself is a rare commodity for most.

This Valentine’s Day, why not put your feet up and take your partner to one of the Sunshine Coast’s luxurious day spas.

From The Spa at Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort to the Salt Caves in Mooloolaba, there’s an experience for every couple.

Fly with Ocean View Heli

Take your romance to new heights with a romantic day-trip - by helicopter.

Ocean View Heli offers adventures to some of the Sunshine Coast’s most scenic locations, including across the stunning coastline or Glass House Mountains.

Oceanview Heli

Oceanview Heli

For something extra special, try their Fly ‘n’ Dine Experience tour taking you to the Sunshine Coast’s own Flame Hill Vineyard for lunch.

For the ultimate romantic gesture, they also offer engagement and proposal packages.

Get a bird's eye view

Step back in time and have a romantic experience above the Sunshine Coast with Paradise Seaplanes. 

This is not an ordinary joy flight. This is an Adventure Flight - the Wilga 80 is perfectly designed for reconnaissance, has more glass than a helicopter and excels at flying low and slow.   

Choose from short flights over the Maroochy River or head north to Noosa along the coastline for some epic views.

Explore our Hinterland walks

Hinterland walks

Hinterland walks

Get off the beaten track and explore some of the Sunshine Coast hinterland’s best kept secrets this Valentine’s Day.

With its aqua blue waters and serene Conondale location, Booloumba Creek is the ultimate hinterland oasis.

Or if you’re looking to get away from it all, Gheerrulla Falls in the Mapleton National Park offers the perfect escape.

Tapping in to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, this peaceful track will take you 1.5km down to a secluded waterhole.

Sunsets and Seafood

Seafood cruise with Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba

Seafood cruise with Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba

Enjoy fresh seafood straight off the trawler on a sunset cruise of Mooloolaba.

Cruise Mooloolaba takes guests out on the Mooloolah River to watch the sunset over the horizon, all while enjoing a local seafood platter on board.

Weekend away

With Valentine’s Day falling on Tuesday this year, there’s every reason to turn your romantic gesture in to a mid-week escape.

From romantic bed and breakfasts in the Sunshine Coast hinterland to seaside luxury apartments, there’s no shortage of accommodation options on the Sunshine Coast.

Acai bowls at Mooloolaba Beach

Acai bowls at Mooloolaba Beach