Perhaps it’s the way the morning sun’s golden rays illuminate the ocean, the magic that unfurls in every corner of the hinterland, or our decadent restaurant scene.
Personally, we think it’s all of the above, and more! Whatever your love language, there are plenty of ways to embrace the beauty of the region with your special someone.
Whether it’s something as simple as a romantic picnic with a side of jaw-dropping views or taking the next step with the ultimate proposal or Sunshine Coast wedding, love is well and truly in the air in these parts.
The perfect place to celebrate an anniversary, honeymoon or just simply slow down and reconnect with your significant other, there’s a good reason the Sunshine Coast is where lovers converge for a getaway. So, call us Cupid, and let us help you create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.
Picnic with a view
The Sunshine Coast is steeped in the kind of natural beauty that is usually only found inside the pages of a Nicholas Sparks novel.
Here, mother nature does most of the heavy lifting, so soak up all of her goodness with a romantic picnic at one of the region’s stunning lookouts. Throw a towel town on the sugar white sand and let the ocean lap at your feet, or traverse the Glass House Mountains, with a dusky pink sunset as your backdrop.
Alex Hill (The Bluff Beach), Alexandra Headland
And when it comes to what you fill your basket with you don’t even have to lift a finger, with a number of local businesses available to set up luxury picnics at your destination of choice, such as Gather by Bonnie. Or head to the local markets and fill your basket with fresh produce picked from the hinterland farms that very morning.
Cupid tip: Some of the best spots to pull up a rug - guaranteed to score you serious brownie points with your lover - are Point Cartwright Lighthouse, Alexandra Headlands hill and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. You can thank us later.
The perfect date
A grand romantic gesture can mean different things to different people, but a helicopter ride to a dreamy Sunshine Coast Hinterland estate for high tea is something we can all agree is right up there with Hollywood movie scene stuff.
Whether you’re looking to take your romance to new heights or put a modern twist on your traditional dinner and a movie, the Sunshine Coast has you covered when it comes to planning the perfect date.
Kick it old school, load up on your significant other’s favourite snacks and snuggle up close while catching a movie under the inky black night sky at Starry Nights Outdoor Movies in Eumundi. Treat your love to a decadent degustation menu at Harry’s On Buderim or go on an adventure together with a hike up the Glass House Mountains or jet ski down the sparkling azure blue waters of Pumicestone Passage.
Couple walking along the boardwalk at Bulcock Beach, Caloundra
A night of romance
The easiest and quickest way to impress your love? Book any number of the Sunshine Coast’s most romantic retreats.
Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland was voted the most romantic hotel in the world in the 2021 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. Nestled in the pristine rainforest on the edge of Kondalilla National Park, you’ll feel like you and your partner have the hinterland and waterfalls to yourself.
Narrows Escape, Montville
But it’s not the only Sunshine Coast accommodation provider feeling the love, with Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat taking out third place in the same category… and it’s not hard to see why. At the five star boutique hotel you can snuggle up in front of a Victorian fireplace, unwind in your double spa before resting your head on a plush four poster king bed. It’s romantic vibes personified.
Need more inspiration? There’s luxury glamping under a blanket of stars, cosy cottages in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and beautifully appointed beachside suites where you can sip champagne while watching the sunset. Whether your taste is rugged, romantic or luxurious, the Sunshine Coast has the perfect love nest for you.
From this day forward
Seriously, we’re weren’t kidding when we said we know how to throw an epic wedding, with the Sunshine Coast home to a thriving professional wedding industry ready to help couples turn their Pinterest boards into a reality.
From the Sunshine Coast Hinterland’s established wedding scene to beautiful coastal venues on our sparkling shores, it’s easy to get swept up in the romance of the region - so kick back and let the professionals do their thing.
Old Maleny Dairy Wedding Festival Trail
Walk down the aisle on sugar white sand fringed by our pristine ocean or surround yourself with rustic country elegance. Read: rugged mountains and rolling hills awash with lush greenery.
Dance the night away under the stars, feast on farm to
fork menus or plan a lavish sit-down affair for your closest loved ones.
When it comes to a Sunshine Coast wedding, the options are limitless, all that’s left to say is ‘I do’.