One of the biggest questions you can ask (or answer) is ‘will you marry me?’ Asking someone to commit to you for the rest of their life is a big deal, so you want to get the moment just right. To carry off a proposal that you’ll be telling the grandkids decades down the line, hop in a car and drive somewhere that sets the scene.
Australia’s landscapes seem to have been custom-built for couples in love, with everything from deserted white beaches to soaring mountains. [deleted lb]To help you get inspired, we have put together a list of some of the most romantic spots to get down on one knee.
1. The beach proposal
There’s a reason ‘long walks on the beach’ are a romantic cliche. They never disappoint. Pop the question in an idyllic beach setting at Noosa Main Beach. This beach has all the eye-poppingly beautiful white sand and blue water that make Queensland famous, but it is unique because of its sheltered north-facing position. The gentle waves create a peaceful atmosphere and Noosa’s bars and restaurants are close by, so you can celebrate your happily-ever-after moment.
2. The adventurous proposal
Take your spouse-to-be on a walk to remember to the Carnarvon Gorge. A full day’s drive from Brisbane, the gorge isn’t easy to get to, but it’s worth the trek. The white sandstone walls of the gorge form a deep chasm in the earth, filled with rainforest, hidden pools, caves and Aboriginal stencil artwork. The Carnarvon Great Walk is a seven day hike, but for the purpose of your proposal you can spend just a day discovering the flora and fauna of the gorge.
3. The adrenaline-fuelled proposal
Treat your significant other to a sky dive over the Gold Coast and be ready and waiting to whip out the ring when you land. After sailing over the spectacular coast, adrenaline and good feelings will be running high and a proposal would only take your fiance-to-be to new heights.
4. The fine dining proposal
Put a haute dining twist on the classic restaurant proposal. Aria Restaurant in Sydney will offer your loved one glorious views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The setting is perfect for a special occasion, with food to match the atmosphere. A proposal here will be a glittering affair and a night to remember for all time.
5. The sunrise proposal
Get your life together off the ground with a hot air balloon ride at sunrise over the Yarra Valley. Sailing over the misty vineyards, watching the sun usher in a new beginning will be the perfect time to pop open that little box and ask the big question. The serenity of a morning far off the ground will make the moment seem all the more surreal. Your other half might even forgive you for dragging them out of bed at the crack of dawn!
6. The luxury proposal
For a luxurious and intimate getaway, shoot down to the Saffire Freycinet Lodge, a coastal sanctuary tucked away in Tasmania. This discreet lodge is an oasis of tranquillity overlooking the Hazards Mountains. With a spa, restaurant, and endless views of Great Oyster Bay, this is much more than just a place to stay. It’s a luxury experience, and the perfect place to relax before building up to popping the question.
To get to the destination of your choice, you’ll need a sweet ride. Treat the lucky person you are about to propose to by hiring one of our comfortable vehicles and whisking them away on a trip they’ll never forget.