Every person who has ever proposed will know the angst of trying to find a proposal location with the perfect balance of personal, scenic and memorable aspects.
Your partner will recount the proposal story countless times following the engagement and undoubtedly throughout the remainder of her life. Our guide to the top 5 best proposal locations in Australia will make sure that your proposal story is one worth hearing!
1. Margaret River Region, WA
An eagle takes flight deep within the heart of the Margaret River region during a foggy, sun-kissed morning. This is Cape Mentelle, one of the "founding five" wineries that pioneered these hills and helped to put our region on the map. It's not hard to see why the old timers chose to settle down here way back in the day, it's a magical place and one that photographers like @thenegri (shooting here for @francesandrijich) could explore dawn after dawn documenting the ever changing scenery. Now that's living. 👌
The Margaret River region located in Western Australia has a diverse array of picturesque landscapes, scenic locations and romantic activities that would appeal to almost any future proposer.
If your partner is a wine enthusiast, the Margret river region is the perfect location. Home to 20% of Australia’s premium wine, Margaret river cellar doors are also blessed with vistas to beautiful farmland, wine country and coastal landscapes.
The Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse situated in Dunsborough is the perfect proposal location for panoramic views of the ocean, especially during whale watching season!
Busselton Jetty located on Geographe Bay offers ocean sunset views unique to the West Coast of Australia. The picturesque boardwalk makes the perfect photo opportunity for a proposal. Ride a train along the 1.8 km jetty to an underwater observatory to view some of the vividly coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates for a truly memorable day.
2. Cradle Mountain, TAS
A perfect winter reflection of Cradle Mountain's jurassic slopes is captured in the waters of Dove Lake in this striking shot from @deborahhunterphotography. Many say that the time to experience this view is at first light or at day's end – when the pastel colours transform before your eyes, the silence is heavy and calming, and the sweet-smelling freshness of the world-heritage wilderness is strangely invigorating. Some choose to sit quietly and soak up the scenery. Others embark on one of a range of walks – the Dove Lake Circuit, to Marion's Lookout, or to Wombat Pool and Crater Lake. Either way, the landscape and wilderness in this part of @tasmaniasnorthwest is guaranteed to have an impact. Thanks for tagging #discovertasmania, Deborah.
Located in the Central Highlands 2.5 hours west of Launceston, Cradle Mountain is the pride and joy of Tasmania. With spectacular alpine sceneries, this proposal location is sure to take your partner’s breath away! The mountainous peaks surrounding the glasslike surface of Dove Lake provides picture perfect scenery for the special moment.
If your partner is the adventurous type, Cradle Mountain area has plenty of walking tracks, canoeing, abseiling, horse riding and mountain biking locations to explore.
However, if hiking isn’t her thing, take a scenic helicopter ride over the World Heritage Wilderness Area and finish the day off with a spa treatment or cuddle up to a warm fireplace with some cognac in one of the many neighbouring lodges.
3. Mornington Peninsula, VIC
An hour south of Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula is the perfect location to propose to your wine and food loving partner. Victorian’s are renowned for their emphasis on culture and sophistication. If this is your style, plan a romantic getaway to the cosmopolitan coastal town and embracing your artsy side visiting local galleries, gardens, rainbow bathing boxes and boutique markets.
To set a romantic mood visit the Peninsula Hot Springs, a natural thermal mineral spring and day spa. The hot springs are the perfect location to relax, unwind and rejuvenate.
Later on, visit some of the local cellar doors for some fine wine and gourmet dining from hatted winery restaurants. They say food is the way to the heart, so why not pop the question surrounded by the very best cheese and wines.
4. Whitsunday Islands, QLD
Hamilton Island off the coast of Airlie Beach, North Queensland is arguably one of the most popular proposal destination in Australia.
Hardy Reef located just off the coast is home to Heart Reef. The contrasting colours of the ocean and the 17m wide heart shaped reef make an impressive view for the ultimate proposal snap.
Special flights can be arranged over the unique natural coral phenomenon for the ultimate display of your love. Pilots are specialled trained to fly low over the reef, allowing you to spot some of the aquatic wildlife such as turtles, sharks and manta rays which inhabit the reef.
With the beautiful white sand beaches and dense rainforest on Whitsundays Island a stone throw away, finish the special day off with a picnic on the coastline of the Whitsundays or some luxury pampering with a spa visit and massage.
5. Sydney Harbour, NSW
Sydney Harbour is the most breath taking of Australian cities, featuring some of our most iconic landmark including the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Luna Park and CenterPoint Tower adjacent to the vivid, cerulean water .
Whether you are planning on wandering the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens or tackling the Bridge Climb, the Sydney Harbour has million dollar views from almost every angle.
Observatory Hill which is located just a short walk from the cobbled laneways of The Rocks is a fairy tale setting for a proposal. The bandstand rotunda located on the Hill is surrounded by a spectacular evergreen Moreton Bay Fig tree which provides a magnificent frame for the harbour backdrop for the magical moment.
If you want to achieve maximum awe factor, hire a helicopter to observe the spectacular view from the sky. This is especially stunning in spring when Sydney’s famous jacarandas are in full bloom.
Once you have sorted out the perfect location for the proposal, make sure you get an INSTANT QUOTE for your engagement ring to make sure you have peace of mind while hiking, swimming or flying across some of Australia’s most beautiful locations.