December 4, 2018
As the temperatures soar, so too can the desire to commit yourself to your loved one, forever and ever.
If you’re planning to pop the question while on a break to Canberra this summer, 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, scale Booroomba Rocks as a couple. Wander through tall forests and take the walking track up a short steep incline to experience panoramic vistas from the top of massive granite cliffs. Just don’t drop the ring, please.
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.
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.
Ring in the new year with a new ring! Kiss goodbye to the year that was and say hello to a new life together – replete with music, food and fireworks. Sparks are sure to fly in Civic Square.
Discover the world of love and desire as expressed by the Pre-Raphaelites this summer in Canberra. For the first time ever, John Everett Millais’ Ophelia and John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott have left the Tate gallery at the same time – making Love and Desire a not-to-be-missed exhibition. Make the most of this opportunity by professing your love in front of some of the most famous artworks of this time.
And not to put a time pressure on it or anything, but one lucky couple could be walking away with a lot more – the National Gallery of Australia is hosting a wedding on them this March.
“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.