Not to be outdone by any other city in Australia, the Sunshine Coast is leading when it comes to beaches, wildlife, and hinterlands. The area is made up of 100 kilometers of glimmering coastlines and amazing surf spots, and their restaurants serve sumptuous food.
With endless possibilities surrounding the area, there is no wonder why a lot of tourists flock to the area for their vacations. And, of course, what better way to preserve your memories than to take pictures? Instagram was one of the most used social media platforms in 2016 and we are here to discuss which attractions in the Sunshine Coast earned the most hashtags and geotags.
The late Steve Irwin, more commonly known as the “Crocodile Hunter”, was a well-known nature expert and TV personality. The Australia Zoo was his home, which offers a full and exciting experience of Australia’s amazing wildlife. It is 70 acres and people can visit the zoo for a minimal entrance fee. Families, especially children, always gets excited whenever they see koalas, kangaroos, crocodiles, eagles, and a whole lot more. Last year, the zoo generated a total of over 102,000 hashtags on Instagram. If you are interested in seeing what the zoo has to offer, simply search for the hashtag #australiazoo.
Unsurprisingly, a lot of beaches are going to be included in this post. Peregian Beach is very popular for those who are looking to take a relaxed vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The accommodations are self-contained and the beach is being patrolled all-year round, so you can be sure that you will be safe. Commuting to this beach (or any beach around the coast) can be a hassle to some, so if you are up for a comfortable and convenient ride, then better check some car hire in Sunshine Coast. Simply search for the hashtag #peregianbeach on Instagram, and you will find over 20,000 posts about it.
Double Island Point
This spot is definitely one of Australia’s best kept secrets. Its marine life is so rich, and divers just can’t get enough of it. It is rated as one of the top 10 dive spots in Australia, where you can see different sea creatures such as manta rays, batfish, leopard sharks, trout, perch, mackerel, and a whole lot more. The hashtag #doubleislandpoint garnered almost 9,000 hashtags back in 2016.
This beach is best visited with the whole family or with a group of friends. Upon exiting your accommodation, you get to put your feet on fine, warm sand. You can watch the sunrise or sunset straight from your hotel’s balcony, too. With excellent seafood cafes and the crystal clear water waiting for you to dive right in, you will surely enjoy your time here in Mooloolaba beach. With over 20,000 #mooloolababeach hashtags on Instagram, you surely would want to hop in on a car or a plane and head straight to this location.
This one is a “chill” type of beach. You can enjoy a quick dip in the morning and a glass (or two) of wine at night. The multicultural cuisine being offered by the restaurants is also a big hit in the area and the music scene is so alive that food and music lovers would think this is paradise. The Maroochy river offers different activities such as canoe hire, fishing charters, and sunset cruises. With more than 55,000 hashtags on Instagram, it’s no wonder this beach is being visited all the time by both tourists and locals. Search for the hashtag #maroochydore for inspiring travel pictures.
Nothing compares to the joy that travel brings to people. Put your shades and sunscreen on and be ready to be amazed by the wonderful Sunshine Coast!