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Picking the Perfect Place to Propose in Sydney

There’s no shortage of incredible places to propose to your girlfriend in Sydney. 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 Sydney that represent some the best proposal locations that are sure to impress.

BridgeClimb Sydney

City Iconic

Top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

The top of the Harbour Bridge is the perfect place to get down on one knee and declare your love at great heights, with one of the best views of Sydney as your backdrop. Your special lady will already be so thrilled just to be climbing this iconic landmark that they’ll have no idea that their experience is about to get even better!

Contact:BridgeClimb Sydney
Distance from CBD:2km


Breathtaking Walk

Bondi to Coogee Walk

There’s no shortage of stunning places to pick from on this six kilometre walk past some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches and beautiful coastline. Choose from Bondi, Tamarama, Bronte or Clovelly Beach; or any of the other stunning spots on the way.

Distance from CBD:10km


Hidden Gem

Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden

This much-loved oasis in Lavender Bay is only a short walk from the North-side of the Harbour Bridge. It is a haven where you can explore meandering pathways, discover sculptures on your journey, or simply enjoy the nature and serenity of the beautiful surroundings. It’s an ideal location for a serene proposal amongst calming natural elements.

Contact:Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden
Distance from CBD:2km

Blu Bar on 36

Stylish & Swanky

Blu Bar on 36

One of Sydney’s most iconic cocktail bars, Blu Bar is set high up in the sky, on level 36 of the Shangri-La Hotel. You and your special lady will be greeted with uninterrupted breathtaking views of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and harbour lights. All of this will enhance the shimmering glamour of proposing in one of Sydney’s signature destination bars.

Contact:Blu Bar on 36
Distance from CBD:1km

Shelly Beach

Beautiful Beach

Shelly Beach

This beautiful small beach with shallow-depth water is only a stone’s throw from Manly’s busy promenade, yet you could easily feel like you’ve parachuted into a hidden paradise on another planet. You’re also able to enjoy a brisk walk around the bush track which hugs the headland and offers spectacular views of North Head and the Northern Beaches.

Distance from CBD:17km


Serene Gardens

Chinese Garden of Friendship

These enchanting gardens are a serene place of beauty that live secretly at the Southern end of Darling Harbour. Wander serene pathways and take in exotic plants, blooming flowers and a lake of shimmering Koi. The Garden follows the Taoist principles of ‘Yin-Yang’—the balance of opposing yet complementary forces—and is the perfect symbolism for your life ahead with your special lady.

Contact: Chinese Garden of Friendship
Distance from CBD: 1km

Mrs Macquarie's Point

Perfect View

Mrs Macquarie’s Point

With panoramic views of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and Sydney’s harbour; it’s no surprise that this has become a hotspot for proposals. There’s a lovely patch of grass or easily accessible rocks that you’re able to relax on to set the scene before asking popping the question and enjoying one another’s company after she says ‘yes’.

Distance from CBD:2km

Rose Bay Acquatic Hire

On the Water

Kayaking on Sydney Harbour

Whether you propose on the water or at close-by Shark Island, a kayak proposal ticks all the boxes: beauty, novelty and thoughtfulness. It’s a fun and bonding activity at the best of times, with the sparkle of the water to complement the sparkle of her new engagement ring!

Contact:Rose Bay Acquatic Hire
Distance from CBD:8km

Luna Park Sydney

Fun & Different

Top of the Ferris Wheel at Luna Park

With the picture-perfect Sydney harbour as its backdrop, the Ferris Wheel at Luna Park is the ultimate in old school cool for thrill-seekers and easy-riders alike. Hop in a carriage and hold your breath as you float up to 40 metres above the Harbour. Enjoy the view of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Luna Park Sydney. A magical place to propose.

Contact:Luna Park Sydney
Distance from CBD:3km


Fine Dining


Quay is one of Australia’s most celebrated restaurants. The interplay of textures and colour brings life and a vibrance that embraces the restaurant’s place in the dress circle of Sydney Harbour—the perfect symbolism of your new life ahead. An ode to the Australian landscape, from the vast ocean floor, to the cracked bark of a paperbark tree, every detail from the ground up has been thoughtfully considered. It also has unsurpassed views to die for!

Distance from CBD:1km

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