The Dandenongs are one of Australia’s most iconic natural wonders. They’re the ideal location to pop that important question and there are plenty of places to propose in the Dandenongs.

With a myriad of gardens, parks and attractions, you’ll find some of the perfect places to propose in the Dandenongs.

Everyone has an idea of where they’d like to propose or be proposed to. The occasion calls for something that must be perfect for both of you. Here we’ll look at a variety of places to propose in the Dandenongs.

Cloudhill Gardens

This is a garden at the top of the Dandenongs. There you’ll find a maze of stone walls and jewel-like garden rooms within woodlands of glorious trees, some a few hundred years old. 20 garden compartments are spattered with European beech, maples, magnolias. You’ll also find a collection of Himalayan tree rhodendrons. Japanese weeping maples are a big focus here too. Everything combines to form a dream-like location for a proposal.

Puffing Billy

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Puffing Billy is Australia’s favorite steam train. The Puffing Billy is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. It’s a century old and still running on its original 24 kilometre mountain track. You’ll travel from Belgrave to Gembrook, through the enchanting forests and gullies of the Dandenongs. You can appreciate the stunning views outside the open-sided carriages and this will make for the perfect proposal opportunity!

Grants Picnic Ground

One of the top attractions in the Dandenong Ranges and deep within Sherbrooke Forest, this makes for a lovely location to propose. If your lady loves birds, this is the place, as it’s famous for bird feeding opportunities. You can take a nice walk through the native plants and wildlife, before accessing the bird feeding area. Make sure you purchase a token, and you’ll get some seeds to feed the birds with.

Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (formerly National Rhododendron Garden)

If she’s a fan of flowers, she’ll love this garden. Blooming here are over 15,000 rhododendrons, 12,000 azaleas, 250,000 daffodils and 3000 camellias. Seasonal changes mean there is endless excitement all year round. Coupled with the colourful beauties are all kinds of dark shades and textures, and more foliage. Breathe in the wonderful fragrance of nature wafting in the air while you’re there. It’ll only add to the magic of the proposal.

The Cuckoo

If you’re after a more unique and quirky experience, or simply if your bride-to-be is a fan of all things German, head to The Cuckoo for your proposal. This is a 400 seat restaurant, yet feels like the warm embrace of a family gathering. In the style of a Bavarian chalet and staff dressed in traditional costume, they’ve welcomed people from all over the world, for all kinds of occasions. Why not make your proposal their next big event? First, enjoy a delicious Bavarian meal complete with freshly made cakes and pastries, accompanied by live music and yodelling. Then pop the question. And just so you know – they offer wedding celebrations within views of the forest.

The Dandenongs have so much to offer. Whatever your tastes and preferences, the Dandenongs will have something to accommodate you. Your marriage proposal will be unique and memorable – something you both can cherish for the rest of your lives.

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