9 unforgettable places to propose in Queensland
Looking for the ultimate romantic backdrop to propose to your other half? Look no further than these nine swoon-worthy locations in Queensland that will have them saying ‘I do’ in no time.
1. Airlie Beach, The Whitsundays
When you’re in a place as beautiful as Pioneer Bay in Airlie Beach you’ll only need a few things to make this the sunset you’ll never forget. An iPod dock with all your fave tunes and a bottle of bubbles so you can toast to your future together should do the trick.
Venture to the magical Daintree Rainforest on a Daintree Wonder Tour day tour to find yourself surrounded by plenty of wild locals as witnesses to your engagement – we’re talking tree frogs, flying foxes and Australia’s largest butterfly (growing 15cm in wingspan).
If you’re keen to splash out and treat your fiancé-to-be, book a long weekend or week away to one of the Whitsundays’ island resorts. Go high-end at qualia, chill out at Daydream, inspect the new-look One&Only Hayman Island (come July 1, 2014), or escape to Breakfree Long Island Resort. For your honeymoon you can travel to the ones you miss!
Your once-in-a-lifetime moment should be remembered with a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and if that day happens to fall within turtle season you should take advantage! Get a glimpse of the hatchlings as they break free of their shells before scurrying towards the sea and their ride on the EAC. It’s the way to every eco-warrior’s heart.
One of the most well-known proposal spots in Queensland would have to be Noosa Heads. And we’re not talking just your average kneel on one knee in a restaurant. You could walk through the Noosa National Park and spot koalas in the treetops along the way before stopping to take in the view and put a ring on it, or take a romantic cruise along Noosa River with the gorgeous Noosa Dreamboats.
A whale of a time
Did you know a whale’s heart weighs 700 kilograms! That’s a whole lot of lovin’! Hervey Bay is the whale watching capital of the world and offers amazing experiences where you can see them frolicking in the water before you pull that bling out and pop the question!
If you want to catch a few barrels before you propose with gorgeous views of Burleigh Heads, minus the price tag of an exxy restaurant, pack a picnic lunch and get ready to celebrate in one of the most scenic parks the Gold Coast has to offer.
Fly to Townsville and catch the ferry to one of the most magic places in Queensland – Magnetic Island. Think pristine beaches, a laid-back pace and a never-ending summer. Sounds like the perfect backdrop to one of the biggest moments in your life, right? There’s something for everyone on this island but for the adventurers? A day of jet skiing will rev you up for your big proposal.
At great heights
Whether you live in Brisbane or you’re just passing through, a climb to the top of The Story Bridge will give you something to talk about for years later. Story Bridge Adventure Climb has a package for all die-hard romantics called ‘The Height of Romance’, which includes a walk to the top for you and your sweetheart, a memento photo and a night at The Brisbane Marriott. Woot, woot! Don’t forget the champagne!
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