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Top picnic spots for Valentine’s Day

Top picnic spots for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a busy time of year for many dining venues both indoors and out, but for those who prefer a picnic in the park there are also many choices of great places to enjoy a romantic picnic lunch especially for residents of GemLife Pacific Paradise. Here are just a few:


Grab a picnic hamper and head for beautiful Alexandra Headland where there is not only a great spot to lay down a picnic rug but while dining on some Valentine treats, visitors to this popular spot can also take in all the surfing action of ocean-going enthusiasts or revel in the exquisite views of Mount Coolum.


Overlooking the water and with plenty of open space for everyone to roll out their rugs and enjoy a picnic with their family and loved ones, Cotton Tree Park in Cotton Tree is a big drawcard for all ages.


Located in the middle of the Maroochy River, Chambers Island is a fantastic getaway that can be accessed by the footbridge or boat. It is located parallel to Bradman Avenue at the Thomas Street corner in Maroochydore and offers a well-appointed picnic area with tables and a playground with slide and swing set.

This popular island hosts many fabulous outdoor recreational activities ranging from fishing and sailing to jet skiing, paddleboarding and boating.


Located near the mouth of the Mooloolah River, Point Cartwright is renowned for its landmark lighthouse and scenic beauty.

A stunning ocean mural also grabs the attention of visitors to the reservoir that is adjacent the lighthouse and an ideal location for picnics, weddings, rockpool exploring and rock fishing. The beautiful beaches, surf and views make this a fabulous choice for those wanting to enjoy something special this Valentine’s Day.