Sunshine Coast residents are encouraged to save the date on 4 October to participate in the world’s biggest ‘Instameet’, a landmark social media event to capture thousands of images of Queensland destinations.
An initiative of Tourism and Events Queensland, Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd (SCDL) are organising a range of Instameets throughout the region to be attended by one of the country’s top instagrammers, Pauly Vella.
Sessions will be held at 10.30am at Little Cove in Noosa, 1.00pm in front of the Mooloolaba Surf Club and 5.00pm at Bulcock Beach in Caloundra.
SCDL CEO Simon Ambrose said the initiative would showcase the diversity of Sunshine Coast experiences to the world.
“We have coordinated a series of instameet locations and want to get as many people along to share their favourite spots on the Sunshine Coast and inspire others to visit. With more than 200 million monthly users worldwide, Instagram is a powerful social media platform,” Mr Ambrose said.
“We are pleased to have someone of Pauly’s calibre join us on the Sunshine Coast. With over 300,000 followers alone and a specialisation in landscape style photography, this will really share our natural assets with a broad audience,” added Mr Ambrose.
Locations with instagrammer - Pauly Vella
10.30am Little Cove, Noosa National Park, Noosa
1.00pm Mooloolaba Beach (in front of the surf club), Mooloolaba
5.00pm Bulcock Beach (opposite Rumba Resort), Caloundra
Other Sunshine Coast locations
7.00am Point Perry Lookout, Coolum
9.00am Maleny Botanic Gardens, Maleny (must register with Maleny Chamber of Commerce)
10.00am Aussie World, Palmview
10.00am Australia Zoo, Beerwah
10.30am Sea Life, Mooloolaba
11.00am Amphitheatre Stage, Eumundi Markets, Eumundi
11.00am The Edge Restaurant, Montville
1.00pm Big Kart Track, Landsborough
5.00pm Imbil Yabba Creek Bridge, Mary Valley
5.00pm Carlo Sandblow, Rainbow Beach
5.30pm Caloundra Music Festival
What is an Instameet?
An Instameet is a pre-determined place and time where a group of Instagrammers or photographers get together for about an hour or so to meet each other and take photos. Then they upload the photos to Instagram to share with each other and the world. Usually there’s a hashtag to group all the photos together in one gallery and for the Queensland Instameet the hashtag to remember is #thisisqueensland and #visitsunshinecoast.
All you need to participate is a smart phone with the Instagram app installed and your account set-up.
Who is Pauly Vella?
With a passion for the ocean and Australia's beautiful coastline, Pauly Vella has taken his photos to a world wide audience through his instagram following. Based in the Hawkesbury in North western Sydney, Pauly's photography has taken him to incredible international destinations like Turkey, Canada, and New Zealand. Always searching for the clear water to dive into, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is definitely Pauly's idea of paradise!
For more details about Sunshine Coast locations visitsunshinecoast.com.au/instameets
For more information on this initiative visit queensland.com/instameet
Sunshine Coast 'instameet'
Various locations listed above
4th of October 2014
Times listed above for the various locations
Various Locations, Sunshine Coast Wide
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