Update: Due to the ever-changing impact of COVID-19, we understand that a weekend escape to Canberra might not be possible for you right now. Keep this article handy so that, when it's all over, you can get back out there and support Canberra and our region.
February 11, 2020
Make your proposal memorable, and commit to your loved one in our spectacular, one-of-a-kind locations.
If you’re planning to pop the question while on a trip to Canberra, here’s our top picks for where to set the scene.
Plant the seed for a beautiful life together, surrounded by 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees. This living institution will be around for decades to come providing the perfect backdrop for your annual celebrations as your love grows year-on-year.
Drunk in love is the only sort of inebriation you’ll be with a romantic stroll through one of Canberra’s 30 wineries within 35 minute drive of the city. Pop the question before popping a cork – what a grape idea!
Before you place a rock on the finger of the love of your life, hike Mount Ainslie for picture perfect views. Take the walking track up a short steep incline to experience panoramic vistas from the top. Impressive at sunrise and sunset, you'll want to pack a picnic and bubbles.
Ask the once-in-a-lifetime question during a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Be swept off your feet with a sunrise hot air balloon flight across the capital. Bonus: you’ll have already arranged a glass of sparkling to be waiting for you at the end of the flight back at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra.
Is there anything more idyllic than getting on the water with in boat with your love and a picnic basket in hand? Captain your own GoBoat on Lake Burley Griffin and find the perfect spot to pop the question.
They say food is the way to someone’s heart, and perhaps the most romantic cuisine of all comes courtesy of Italians – Lady and the Tramp style. Head along to Molto Italian for a traditional spaghetti cacio e pepe. One consideration – you may have to compete for the attention of your beloved from the spaghetti served straight from the cheese wheel. We’re not saying it’s impossible, just difficult. If they pass that challenge, you know it’s meant to be.
“Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars” crooned Frank Sinatra. Well, Frank, we’ll do you one better at Questacon in Canberra. Here you’ll find a seven metre in diameter replica inflated moon suspended above a darkened room – the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere. No need to leave terra firma.