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How to spend a romantic holiday in Sunshine Coast

As one of Queensland's most popular beach holiday hotspots

Mount Tinbeerwah Image by Albinfo via Wikimedia Commons (CC0 1.0)

it should come as no surprise that the Sunshine Coast is also a romantic getaway destination for many couples. Home to some of the country's finest beaches, the laid-back and recreational atmosphere of this sun-kissed paradise provides the perfect backdrop for honeymooners and couples to enjoy a romantic holiday together. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your couple's tour of the Sunshine Coast.

1. Hike up Mount Tinbeerwah

Active couples looking to explore the wildernesses of the Sunshine Coast and go off the beaten path can hike up the stunning Mount Tinbeerwah. Regarded as a prime location for making proposals, couples can trek up to the summit of this picturesque mountain and enjoy the panoramic views at every turn. The short but engaging hike is ideal for those of varying fitness levels so couples need not worry about pulling a hammy or any other mishaps when exploring the flora and fauna dotting this scenic mountain trail.

2. Enjoy a Round of Golf

The Top Shots mini-golf course is one of the Sunshine Coasts' favourite recreational hotspots and the perfect place to go on a blind date according to local publications. Couples can spend hours upon hours putting their best shots at this popular family attraction before or after a dinner date and work on their golf strokes at the same time.

3. Go Fishing

Sign up for fishing and dining out with Noosa Fishing and Crab Adventures which takes visitors to all the best angling locations along the river. Couples can crank up their crab pot and cook their catch right on the boat or dig into a scrumptious meal on the shore. Visitors based at Oaks Seaforth Resort and other beachside hotels due to Sunshine Coast hotel deals can book a fishing tour via their accommodation provider.

4. Get Back to Nature

Newlyweds and couples with a love of nature should not forget to tour the lush, verdant and dramatic landscapes of the Noosa National Park. Spread out across a whopping 4000 hectares, the national park is split up into four zones and includes idyllic beaches, rocky headlands and captivating lookout points including Boiling Point and Dolphin Point. The latter is one of the best spots on the Sunshine Coast to witness dolphins from the shore while a stroll across Alexandria Bay and some of the woodlands, rainforests and heathlands occupying the park is a great way to reconnect with a loved one and the natural world.

5. Hit the Beaches

No holiday in the Sunshine Coast would be complete without spending a few days discovering the area's best beaches. Mooloolaba beach is arguably one of the finest on the coast as its shallow waters and breathtaking location makes it ideal for swimming activities. Lined with restaurants, the white beach is a sparkling waterfront of the romantic variety where couples can work on their tan, catch the sunset or enjoy a quiet stroll hand in hand. Noosa Main Beach is no less impressive although it's slightly more crowded. As one of the handfuls of beaches in the country that faces the north, this idyllic patch of paradise is perfect for swimming and water sports activities.

6. Tour Australia Zoo

Wildlife icon Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo occupies pride of place in the Sunshine Coast and couples who appreciate the late icon's wild antics can explore this extensive sanctuary devoted to creatures large and small. As one of the finest wildlife attractions in Australia, the zoo which is run by the Irwin family to this day is home to 1200 animals and is spread out over nearly a thousand acres. What's more, couples can walk with wombats, pet koala and feed kangaroos by hand in this conservation hub with its own animal hospital.

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