5 Best Places In Australia To ProposeFive locations to make popping the question extra special!

Okay, so the Yes vote proved that Australia’s not quite as backwards as we might have feared, and now we’re shining our shoes and clearing our calendars for a wave of fabulous rainbow weddings. But before the nuptials comes to the proposal… so where are the most romantic spots around the country to pop the question?

Hunter Valley

2 women riding a pushbike in the hunter valley

A hot-air balloon ride over the vineyards at sunrise, a picnic at a world-class winery, a candlelit dinner at a romantic restaurant… the rolling green hills of the Hunter Valley wine region – just two hours north of Sydney – provide plenty of perfect spots to get down on one knee.

Cable Beach

Camels on Cable Beach WA

Nothing says ‘marry me!’ like the country’s most famous sunset, stretching over the Indian Ocean as camel trains saunter along the 22km expanse of white sand, ochre soil and turquoise water near laidback Broome in WA’s remote Kimberley region.

Cradle Mountain

Canoing on Cradle Mountain

You’ll feel on top of the world when they say yes on top of Tassie’s most iconic peak, surrounded by dramatic alpine scenery, craggy cliffs, ancient rainforests, serene lakes and native wildlife that help make Tasmania Australia’s hottest – or coolest? – destination right now.

Palm Cove

woman standing on the beach in Palm Cove, Cairns

Escape the crowds with your own little patch of paradise in tropical North Queensland, beneath the towering palms that lean lazily over the sand. Don’t miss the chance to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and head further south to Heart Reef if you’re not afraid of a cheeky cliché.

The Grampians

young couple overlooking The Grampians

Only three hours from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne but feeling a world away, unplug and unwind with a tranquil bush retreat that’ll leave you and bae all warm and snuggly.

Where to stay?

YHA Australia has a network of 80 properties across Australia – including plenty of private ensuites rooms for couples – so there’s a comfortable, clean and welcoming place to stay wherever you’re planning your next getaway.