Sweep your loved one off their feet by getting down on one knee inside Melbourne’s giant observation wheel. With panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay, Mount Macedon, and the Dandenong Ranges, the Melbourne Star is an easy-to-access, impossible-to-forget proposal location. One rotation takes 30 minutes, which gives you plenty of time to profess your love and enjoy the view. For a glittering perspective, hop on just before sunset.
For an atmospheric and spiritual proposal, head to Australia’s red centre and stand before the sacred sandstone formation known as Uluru (Ayres Rock). Ripe in tradition and Indigenous culture, asking your partner to spend the rest of their life with you in the shadow of Uluru will leave you both with a great sense of admiration for each other and the landscape and history of Australia. You can even return to exchange your vows with the awe-inspiring Uluru in the background.
Located on the scenic Great Ocean Road, The Twelve Apostles offer a commanding and ever-changing coastal vista unlike any other in the world. Watch as the windswept pillars transform their colours throughout the day in accordance with the light. For an unforgettable experience, set your alarm and arrive to watch the pastel sunrise; this will make for a brilliant proposal setting. You may be sharing the moment with dozens of strangers, but the views will be worth it.
If you’re too anxious to wait all day, then pop the question bright and early during a Barossa Valley hot air balloon flight. This romantic bucket list activity will literally make you feel like you’re floating as you watch the sunrise and drift over the world-famous wine region with 360-degree views of the countryside and vineyards. Located an hour north-east of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is our top choice for those looking for a peaceful proposal destination.
Situated in Broome, Western Australia, Cable Beach is a 22-kilometre stretch of dazzling white sand, azure water and fiery tangerine soil, and while there is a lot to see and do in the area, for your special moment, Culture Trip suggests a sunset camel ride. While camels aren’t the most romantic of creatures, a sunset ride along the beach while looking out at the natural phenomenon Stairway to Heaven (March-Oct) will make your partner feel like an Arabian prince or princess on safari in some exotic faraway kingdom.
For a proposal that will leave you both feeling on top of the world, visit Tasmania’s exquisite Cradle Mountain. Choose between the reflective Dove Lake, the Overland Track or Lake St Clair, all of which are swept with natural beauty and rugged scenery. Your special moment might even be crashed by wombats, wallabies and possums, and if you’re hoping for snow, plan your trip between July and September.
Australia’s premier spa destination is the ideal place to pamper your partner and induce relaxation before popping the question. Immensely serene, your time in Daylesford, Victoria will present with it a number of idyllic places to propose; it’s simply up to you to choose the opportune moment. Whether between treatments at Hepburn Springs, at the Glenlyon Estate boathouse or while walking through the lilac, lavender fields of Lavandula, any place in Daylesford will leave you both starry-eyed.