Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland

Mapleton Lilyponds

The Sunshine Coast is the ideal elopement location if you want to get married in Queensland. It’s not just the scenery, which is perfection of course, but the vibe of the coast that will make your time here romantic, relaxed, and memorable.

The Sunshine Coast is one of the most popular destination wedding locations in Australia –  A Sunshine Coast hinterland wedding is a unique and romantic way to get married in QLD in a gorgeous location without getting your feet all sandy and your hair all blown around. If the mountains are your happy place this location is for you.

Your ceremony will be held in the heavenly Lilyponds park, in Mapleton, a town at one end of the stunning Blackall Ranges. It’s a cute little town, with amazing views and is very close to popular towns like Montville and Maleny. After your ceremony you can head off to one of the many local cafes or restaurants for a beautiful lunch or dinner.

Location Highlights: The Mapleton Lilyponds is renowned for its peaceful and serene atmosphere. Arriving here the soothing sounds of flowing water and birdsong will calm your wedding day jitters and let you settle into the chilled vibe to tie the knot. The mix of natural and landscaped gardens are perfect for wedding photos. And for many people it’s just nice to get away from the busy coastal strip of the Sunshine Coast to say I do somewhere that feels more ‘you’.

Local features: The hinterlands are characterized by rolling green hills, lush rainforests, and breathtaking mountain ranges, offering a serene and tranquil escape from the bustling coastal cities.  Make the most of your time here and explore charming towns and villages nestled within the hinterlands, such as Maleny and Montville, which are known for their arts and crafts, boutique shops, and delicious local produce.

Important things to note:  In summer holidays it’s worth booking your accommodation and your celebration afterwards as far in advance as possible. This is a very popular area.

Other locations to consider:  Be sure to check out our other locations before picking your favourite. Nearby we have a beach location, locations on the Gold Coast, three Brisbane locations and several down the NSW coast and across Australia.

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