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February 15, 2019 Destination Global No Comments Email Email


Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days to propose and in celebration of the romantic month of February, Destination NSW reveals some enchanting places to pop the question. With everything from snow-capped mountains to whimsical castles and sunlit picnics amongst the vineyards, here are 15 ideas for memorable NSW spots to say ‘Yes!’ …

PICNIC PROPOSAL

Hunter Valley
Picnic among the vines in the beautiful Hunter Valley. Pick up cheese platter ingredients from The Smelly Cheese Shop, sweets from The Hunter Valley Chocolate Company and wine from a boutique winery. Set up in one of the natural havens dotted throughout the region, such as the grounds of Pokolbin Community Hall, Wollombi Wines, or Audrey Wilkinson Winery, with stunning valley views.

South Coast
At Two Figs Winery sample their award-winning boutique wines and put together a picnic from the delicious onsite deli. Two Figs is perched atop one of Mount Coolangatta’s foothills offering breathtaking views along the Shoalhaven River from the Heads to Nowra for a memorable proposal.

Byron Bay
Enjoy Australia’s first mainland sunrise with an intimate picnic experience at Cape Byron Lighthouse. Toast The Sun Picnic Experience includes a gourmet picnic hamper, stylish picnic setting and the option to personalise. Book between June and November to catch a glimpse of the annual whale migration.

COUNTRY LOVE

Fairytale castle
Along the drive from Greenethorpe to Young in Central NSW, a castle rises up amongst the rural landscape. Heritage-listed Iandra Castle circa 1911, sits grandly amongst rolling green lawns, rose gardens and established trees. The owners offer Open Days (the next one is Easter Long Weekend) or you can get in touch for special events. Take a picnic and explore this magical part of Australian history.

Rural romance
Located 25km South of Tamworth, Goonoo Goonoo Station houses a completely restored 19th century village with landscaped gardens, unique accommodation, award-winning restaurant, as well as a chapel and wool store event space. Enjoy a lavish lunch of seasonal produce at Glasshouse restaurant, propose in the stunning grounds then stay over in the Shearer’s Quarters.

Outback glamping
For another authentic country experience with a side of luxury, stay at Kimo Estate outside Gundagai in the Riverina. Housed on a 7000 acre working sheep and cattle farm, the venue offers a historic homestead, gardens, romantic cottages and a unique glamping experience at JR’s Eco Hut with panoramic rural views.

PERFECT PROPOSAL
If you need some expert crafting your memorable proposal, my proposal co. is a confidential service specialising in tailor made marriage proposals. The Sydney-based creative team can plan luxury proposals all over New South Wales and beyond, with the industry contacts, local knowledge and event planning skills to create a high impact, romantic moment you’ll never forget. They also offer picnic styling services, including location scouting, bespoke gourmet hamper, background music and a hidden photographer to capture the special moment.

WEEKEND ESCAPE

Go glamping
Paperbark Camp in magical Jervis Bay on the South Coast of NSW has a collection of safari-style glamping tents nestled in coastal bushland. Order one of their gourmet picnic hampers, take a complementary rowing boat out along the river and propose to your partner amongst the serene native Australian bush. Finish with a candlelit dinner at award-winning restaurant, The Gunyah.

Wine weekend getaway
In the Southern Highlands, Bendooley Estate offers everything you need for the perfect proposal setting. With everything from luxurious cottages to lakeside locations, fine dining and vineyards, this romantic estate as ample and private nooks for you to choose from.

Stay in a treehouse

Tucked away in the world heritage Blue Mountains bushland, Love Cabins are exclusively for couples and offer self-contained accommodation in such unique structures as a Treehouse, a Love Tee Pee, as well as an Enchanted Cave with a spa bath overlooking the pristine wilderness.

Sailing into the sunset
Taylor Made Escapes charter private yachts in iconic Palm Beach, either overnight or for a few hours. Enjoy 360° waterfront views of Pittwater whilst relaxing on deck with a glass of your favourite bubbly. Perfect for weekend getaways and proposals.

ADVENTURE TOGETHER

Take your love to new heights
Once the snow melts away, propose on Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciuszko. The Mount Kosciuszko Summit Walk —usually snowbound in Winter — is a moderate grade, six to eight-hour return trip from Charlotte Pass and four to five hours from Thredbo. Along the way you’ll see Lake Cootapatamba, blooming wildflowers and panoramic mountain views. Can’t trek the 2,228 metres? Take a Summer Scenic Chairlift, which takes around 15 minutes one way and rises 560 metres.

Horse riding trail
Ride through lush rainforest on Mt Moollootoo with Kangaroo Valley Horse Riding. From the peak of Moollootoo there are panoramic views of Morton National park, Lake Yurunga and the Kangaroo River — a spectacular backdrop for your big moment. Suitable for all horse riding experience levels.

Dine under the sea
At Sydney Aquarium dine with your loved one in the ‘heart’ of the Great Barrier Reef under huge underwater windows revealing fish, sharks and turtles cruising amongst coral. Surprise your partner with a self-guided tour of the aquarium to reveal your intimate private dining space in the New Day and Night on the Reef zone, where dinner and drinks await. Tour, three-course dinner and drinks included in the Aquarium Private Dining Experience.

Up, up and away
Fly high and propose during an exclusive hot air balloon ride with Cloud9 Balloons, floating together over the lush Hawkesbury region. For a faster pace, enjoy a private helicopter ride with Slattery Helicopters over the Hunter Valley, with extras such as cellar door tastings and an intimate lunch. Ask the team to drop you off in a stunning location for your proposal.



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