Less than an hour’s drive from the CBD, the rolling hills of Melbourne’s Yarra Valley offer the perfect romantic getaway for couples to declare their undying love to each other.
Looking for the best places to propose in Yarra Valley? Take a look at our hot tips for five of the most romantic spots to pop the question in one of Victoria’s most scenic locales.
So you’ve finally decided to pop the question to the love of your life. But where will you go? Only 45 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne’s CBD, the Yarra Valley is a cornucopia of lush, rolling hills, fresh food, and fine wine. With an amazing array of colourful native birdlife, gourmet produce and beautiful forests and vineyards, the valley offers the perfect backdrop to propose to your partner.
Here at Bridal Expos Melbourne, we’ve picked out five of the best spots, so you don’t have to!
Places to Propose Yarra Valley – Bridal Expos Melbourne
Mt Donna Buang
For lovers of ice and snow, you can’t go past this winter wonderland – though the mountain is equally scenic all year round. Overlooking the Yarra Valley, Mt Donna Buang offers thrilling toboggan runs in winter and a 21 metre lookout tower offering spectacular panoramic views of the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, the Alps, and the city for ample opportunities to pop the question.
Animal and nature lovers will love this cosy little nook where you can observe stunning lyrebirds and adorable wombats in their native habitat. Lovingly built in mud brick and timber, this rustic bed and breakfast offers stunning views of Melbourne and beyond, while being the perfect place to observe the area’s wildlife.
Since its inception in 1978, Oakridge Wines has grown a reputation for producing wines of exceptional quality in the Valley, as well as offering fresh gourmet meals prepared on site with local produce. With over 10 hectares of gorgeous vineyards, what’s not to love? Oakridge offers complementary guided wine tasting open 7 days, 10am to 5pm.
What could be more romantic than a picnic for two with wine and cheese, overlooking rolling hills and picturesque vineyards? Hanrahan Vineyard has been open to the public since 2013, and has since become a must-stop destination in the Valley. Hanrahan Vineyard offers the unique concept of ‘reverse BYO’, where you bring your own picnic while enjoying the wine on offer – choose from a selection of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Shiraz.
Wirra Willa Rainforest Walk
If hiking boots are more your style, try Wirra Willa on for size. This 2km walk gives you an opportunity to take in the sights, scents and sounds of the forest, surrounded by beautiful Myrtle Beech and Sassafras trees, giving you that perfect opportunity to bust out that ring.
With gorgeous lyrebirds, lush rainforests, and spectacular vineyards, the Yarra Valley offers ample choice for pop the question. What’s stopping you?