Make the most of our romantic city – and everything it offers – with the 10 Best Places to Propose in Melbourne.

Melbourne is a beautiful place and what a city for a proposal! If you live in or around Melbourne, or re looking for an ultra-special romantic weekend, Melbourne is the place to be.  Here are the best places to propose in Melbourne to get the ideas flowing!

The city has quirky laneways, great culture, and beautiful drives nearby. The beaches, cliffs, and beautiful, clear water make this an ultimate setting when you are looking for the best places to propose in Melbourne – pop the question in style.

Best Places to Propose in Melbourne
  1. Great Ocean Road

A scenic drive around great ocean road is oh-so-romantic. We recommend Kennett River or Wye River as scenic spots that are perfect for a proposal. Loch Ard Gorge beach is one-of-a-kind, with crystal clear water and in between two large beautiful cliffs. Absolutely stunning.

  1. Studley Park Boathouse

Hire a rowboat and cruise along the Yarra River. Follow up with some fine dining at the restored boathouse.

  1. Melbourne City

The city of Melbourne is timeless and vibrant. It is the perfect spot for a proposal at night with all the city lights and views. There are also a number of stunning locations during any time of the day or evening. Start with a show and dinner, and maybe choose a horse and carriage ride to set the scene. The botanical gardens are lovely, or why not enjoy a river cruise around the city.

  1. Vue de Monde

For those who love the finer things in life, Vue de Monde offers 360-degree views of Melbourne while enjoying delicious cuisine.

  1. Hot Air Ballooning

If you like a little adventure, hot air ballooning is fun and romantic. Many companies have a champagne breakfast that is pure romance –  and you get to see Melbourne from a totally different perspective.

  1. The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

This is a top choice for proposals in the city. Experience beautiful views over Melbourne City, Mount Macedon, Port Phillip Bay, and the Dandenong Ranges.

  1. Eureka 89

Eureka 89 is located on the 89th floor of the Eureka Skydeck. You have stunning views of Melbourne city and a delectable menu. If you can book your dinner reservation around sunset that will only add to the romance of the evening.

  1. Carlton Gardens

If you are nature lovers, the Carlton Gardens are ideal. Picturesque green lawns, Heritage listed buildings, and the beautiful Victorian end Hochgurtel foundation.

  1. On a Helicopter Flight

Start with champagne then board a Melbourne Helicopter flight. There is no better time to pop the question that as you take in the majestic views.  You can organise beforehand for the pilot to take you to a secluded spot.

  1. Hosier Lane

Propose in grunge style using street art or arrange for an artist to do it for you. Add a picture of you both.


Proposals can be tricky. The mood must be right, and  the atmosphere must be just so. One of the most difficult to things to judge is the timing of popping the question. There is no wrong way to propose – but if you are going to go the extra mile the above locations can help you to create a story that you can remember for the rest of your lives.

Check out the Melbourne Bridal Expos directory for more great ideas!

Places to Propose in Melbourne