If you’re not already in love with the Sunshine Coast’s Insta-ready hinterland, here are 10 things that’ll surely inspire an image search session. A fave with couples and romantics, this world-class destination really is heaven on earth for weddings.
1. Views – Obviously
If there’s one thing the Sunshine Coast hinterland is known for, it’s the views. Seemingly endless, they stretch across valleys, mountains and out to the ocean. And they’re also an ah-mazing backdrop for wedding photos.
2. Wide Open Spaces
Planning a large-scale, festival-style wedding? The Sunshine Coast hinterland has plenty to offer. Scattered with grassy, rainforest-fringed open parks, it’s the perfect spot to pitch a teepee and park a few food trucks – cue Big Pineapple Music Festival vibes.
3. Beautiful Wedding Venues
Whether you’re dreaming of tying the knot outdoors, in an old-school chapel or at a vineyard, you’ll find a whole world of gorgeous venues waiting for you in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
4. Dream Themes
With a multitude of venues in the hinterland, there’s also a world of different themes you can play around with. Timeless classics include rustic vintage, simple and sweet, and boho-chic, while bright and colourful, and whimsical forest styles are equally enchanting. All of them are possible in this beautiful part of the world.
5. Airport Please, Driver
Just over an hour’s drive from Brisbane and its airport, the Sunshine Coast hinterland is a convenient location for out-of-town guests. There are many hire car services available in the area, or if you’re expecting a sizeable group look into hiring a bus for the day. Guests can also fly directly into Sunshine Coast Airport. Easy.
6. Room For Two
The Sunshine Coast hinterland is home to a wide range of stunning accommodation options. Your guests will love making the most of their getaway when they book a room at one of the many chalets, boutique hotels, eco-retreats, B&Bs and cottages that populate the area. Hello, wedding weekend!
7. Local Attractions
If opting for a wedding weekend celebration, the hinterland has an array of restaurants, stores, hiking tracks, spas and wineries worth discovering. Organise a big pre or post-wedding get-together, or make a sweet little map of the local attractions and let your guests explore the region for themselves.
8. Wine A Little
The strictest of wine snobs will be impressed by the many wineries in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. For a memorable getaway, take a wine tour together and pick up a bottle or two as a souvenir of your wedding.
9. Food, Glorious Food
We can’t talk about the Sunshine Coast hinterland without mentioning its famous produce. Fine cheeses, artisan chocolates, generous country-style meals and fine-dining experiences make this region a foodie heaven.
10. Beach Retreat
After saying “I do” in ￼￼￼hinterland style it’s only a short drive (about one hour) to the nearby celebration, the hinterland has an array of beaches. A week-long wedding, perhaps?