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Picking the Perfect Place to Propose in Melbourne

There’s no shortage of incredible places to propose to your girlfriend in Melbourne. You only get one chance to pop the question, so getting this right will create an ever-lasting memory etched into your relationship forevermore.

Below we’ve summarised 10 great places to propose in Melbourne that represent some the best proposal locations that are sure to impress.


City Iconic

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

The Southern Hemisphere’s only giant observation wheel provides a view like no other and an experience neither of you will ever forget. Day or night, you’ll feel on top of the world as the Melbourne Star glides on its gentle arc through the sky. Watch the constantly changing drama of the busy port, scenic gardens, bustling streets and bright lights of the city below—a truly Melbournian way to propose.

Contact:Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Distance from CBD:3km


Breathtaking Walk

St Kilda Boardwalk

St Kilda is Melbourne’s seaside playground and is renowned for its palm-lined boardwalk and expansive view of Port Phillip. The pier provides panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline and the perfect spot for popping the question. You’re also surrounded by a ton of great restaurants and bars in Acland and Fitzroy Street to celebrate the special occasion right after she says ‘yes!”

Distance from CBD:8km


Hidden Gem

Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens

Not many people know about this place, but the Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens are the perfect blend of novelty, beauty and bonding. This place will add an element of fun right before you get serious and ask the ever-important question. The site contains a beautiful circular rose maze accompanied by a flowering Lavender Labyrinth—all set among 25 acres of world acclaimed gardens.

Contact:Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens
Distance from CBD:94km

Eau De Vie

Stylish & Swanky

Eau de Vie

Eau de Vie is a classy seated cocktail bar located in Melbourne’s CBD. Known for its stylish ambiance and incredible spirits collection, its cocktails are served under plumes of liquid nitrogen with food designed to accompany good drinking. The perfect place to set the scene for a classy proposal!

Contact:Eau de Vie
Distance from CBD:1km

Half Moon Bay

Beautiful Beach

Half Moon Bay Beach

This beautiful spot is a stunning beach-bay that is perfect for just sitting on the rocks and taking in the magic of the ocean. If you’re lucky, there’s a chance you’ll see dolphins or seals. With its secluded and intimate cliffs right behind you, Half Moon Bay Beach maintains a warm and calming ambiance that’s perfect for snuggling and cozying up with your wife-to-be.

Distance from CBD:20km


Serene Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

With its stunning vistas, tranquil lakes and diverse plant collections; Victoria’s Royal Botanic Gardens are a place of continual discovery and delight. This inner-city oasis is home to more than 10,000 plant species that act as the perfect kaleidoscope backdrop for popping the big question.

Contact: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Distance from CBD:2km

Eureka Skydeck

Perfect View

Eureka Skydeck

After the sun sets over Melbourne, Eureka Skydeck becomes one of the most beautiful spots in the city for romantic proposals. Located 285 metres above the ground, Eureka Skydeck ensures breathtaking 360° floor-to-ceiling views of the stunning Melbourne skyline. Take advantage of the private Edge ridge—a transparent glass cube suspended off the deck—for one of the most romantic ways you’re able to propose.

Contact:Eureka Skydeck
Distance from CBD:1km

Kayak Melbourne

On the Water

Moonlight Kayak Tour

This is a spectacular way to experience the sights of Melbourne from a unique water-level perspective. Kick-off from Victoria Harbour and continue upstream under the Bolte Bridge and past the stylish Southbank and dramatic fire-ball display. Conclude at the Rowing Sheds directly across from Federation Square. With the ability to propose at any point along the way, it’s a special way to ask a special girl that special question.

Contact:Kayak Melbourne
Distance from CBD:3km

Picture This Ballooning

Fun & Different

Hot Air Ballooning over Melbourne

Imagine flying in a private balloon over Melbourne, the Yarra Valley or Daylesford. You have the option of having a chauffer come pick you up and drop you off as well as present her with a bunch of roses to complement the ‘Will You Marry Me’ banner on offer too. You can also invite your family and friends to join you afterwards for a champagne breakfast!

Contact:Picture This Ballooning
Distance from CBD:29km


Fine Dining

Vui de Monde

Considered one of Melbourne’s most glitzy and glamorous restaurants and cocktail bars, Vui de Monde is definitely worth considering if style and class is what you’re going for. It’s located on the 55th floor of Melbourne’s iconic Rialto building, and has sweeping views of Melbourne’s cityscape. It’s bound to impress and imbue the occasion with elegance and sophistication.

Contact:Vui de Monde
Distance from CBD:1km

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