The weather is scorching and so is your love for that special someone in your life.
Proposing to someone is no easy feat – it’s enough to leave the bravest of souls faint-hearted. If you’re not convinced that letting your local restaurant bake the ring into your lover’s dessert is the best way to propose, why not channel some inspiration from the below?
Twinkle twinkle little star
Forget star-crossed lovers – settle in for a night of stargazing under the southern sky. Pack a rug and some hot chocolate (and a ring!) and head to the hinterland to get lost in the cosmos.
Far from the city lights, Rosins Lookout in Lower Beechmont offers soft grassy knolls and uninterrupted views, making for an ideal location to snuggle up with your soon-to-be significant other. Try to catch a glimpse of the Milky Way and spot various constellations or simply spend the evening watching the night sky twinkle away as you bask in your exciting news.
Tips for stargazing:
• Avoid light pollution – the darker the sky, the better!
• Less moon = more stars. Best conditions for stargazing are when the moon is below the horizon or near a new moon.
On cloud nine
Recreate your very own ‘Cappadocia moment’ and hitch a hot air balloon ride over the Gold Coast. Soar high above the clouds and experience a magical panorama of the Gold Coast from above while dawn breaks. With breathtaking views and your beloved in tow, we can guarantee you’ll both be on cloud nine once you pop the question.
Do it for the adrenalin rush
Get your heart racing in more ways than one (as if the nerves weren’t enough!) and take a non-traditional approach to popping the question at one of the Gold Coast’s theme parks. Whether your inclination to spend a lifetime with your significant other inclines on the Superman Escape or you feel like declaring your undying love at the top of the Giant Drop, the moment certainly will be unforgettable.
Pro tip: hold onto the engagement ring until the safety harness has been released.
Sail into the sunset
Avid boaties, this one’s for you! Combine the two loves of your life and sail into a future together on the Broadwater. From mooring on South Stradbroke Island to simply staying onboard and watching the sunset, the salty breeze is sure to sway them into saying yes.
Falls meets fiancé
Your grand gesture might take their breath away but the track at Purling Brook Falls is guaranteed to take yours. Embark on the descent before whipping out the ring at the base of the falls.
Just be careful near the edge – high emotions and slippery rocks don’t bode well.
Meet me on the border
You’re from the north and they’re from the south – avoid a State of Origin style clash and get down on one knee smack bang on the Queensland/New South Wales border at Point Danger. With sweeping views of the coastline as your backdrop, they’re sure to be swept away.
Commitment with a view
We’re not ones to boast (ok we totally are) but the Gold Coast has some pretty spectacular views across the city. Take your pick from panoramic views of the hinterland at Canyon Lookout in Springbrook National Park, enjoy the view from the top at Elephant Rock in Currumbin or take in a seaside setting at Rainbow Bay lookout.
Word of warning – you may need to compete for the attention of your loved one with the view.
Whisk your lover away to one of the Gold Coast hinterland’s wineries for a romantic stroll through the vineyards. A glass of liquid courage will help settle your nerves while you scope out the perfect spot to drop on one knee.
The best part? You can pop a bottle to celebrate your upcoming nuptials afterwards.
Take me to the ball game
Unite over a shared support of footy and commit to kicking some life goals together at your team’s next home game. With footy season kicking off soon, you can ask for their hand at Cbus Super Stadium or Metricon Stadium. Ring in the goal winning match with some flashy bling or take advantage of half-time for a heart-felt declaration of love.