Driven by a passion for the region, Alyssah is a Rockhampton local who works as a marketing and communications officer, sharing her storytelling skills to enhance the profile of our exciting destination. When not writing about the wonderful discoveries you will find when you Visit Capricorn, you will find Alyssah out and about exploring every opportunity to experience the best our region has to offer.
Have you secured ‘the one’ and planning a marriage proposal for Valentine’s Day? Among the hardest decisions is where and how. Asking the question at the perfect moment and choosing a unique, romantic and personal place to do it is almost as important as the big day itself.
If you are thinking about making 2020 the year for proposing to your loved one, there are plenty of intimate, exhilarating and memorable ideas for popping the question.
Whether you want to make the ask in a cute and simple way, or you’re ready to organise a super unique surprise, if 2020 is your year for popping the question, we have seven of the most intimate, exhilarating and unforgettable ideas to ensure he or she says ‘YES’!
1. Capricorn Caves
For a truly unique proposition, open your heart to your loved one surrounded by the natural beauty of spectacular limestone caverns at Capricorn Caves. Book into the Cathedral Tour and get down on bended knee to the beautiful acoustics of ‘Hallelujah’ by candlelight or book an Adventure Caving tour and surprise your partner along the way! Speak with the team to organise your private proposal.
2. Onboard the Keppel Explorer
A proposal is the absolute last thing your lover will expect on board The Keppel Explorer! Get both of your hearts pumping on an epic tour of discovery, sightseeing, and photo opportunities before being dropped at a secret, secluded beach where you will feel like you are the only two people in the world. This exhilarating and scenic adventure will not be forgotten in a hurry.
3. CQ River Cruise
With the sunset bouncing off the mighty Fitzroy, champagne in hand, onboard a 30ft pontoon boat custom built for cruising, your moment to become engaged awaits! The one-hour sunset cruise which includes nibbles and refreshments is the ideal way to enjoy your partner while enjoying the sunset over Rockhampton. Book the 10-seater boat for a private cruise or surround yourselves with those most important people in your life for that sentimental touch.
4. Sapphire Gemfields
If you have dreamt of fossicking for the perfect gemstone for your engagement ring, a trip out to the Sapphire Gemfields in Central Highlands is a must. With jewellers on site at Rubyvale Gem Gallery, once you find that perfect sapphire for your gem, you can have it cut down and worked into a beautiful piece of art. This meaningful proposal will be simply unforgettable.
5. Rockhampton Helicopters
If you are looking to totally sweep your loved one off his or her feet, pop the question during a scenic helicopter flight overlooking Yeppoon and Keppel Bay islands. From the air, everything is just so much more romantic. Rockhampton Helicopters can ensure that your proposal is like a scene out of a romantic movie so take to the skies to showcase your love.
6. Henderson Park Farm Retreat
Take a moment to step away from your busy life and visit Rockhampton’s country retreat at Henderson Park Farm Retreat. Set on the brinks of the beautiful Hedlow Creek, this haven is a truly romantic place to say ‘I do’. Once the nerves have subsided after he/she says yes, surround yourselves in bushland, wildlife and a stunning sunset at Henderson’s luxurious accommodation or private cabins.
7. Mount Archer
Sweep your lover off their feet by getting down on one knee as the sun goes down over Rockhampton at Mount Archer National Park. This easy-to-access and impossible-to-forget location will give you plenty of time to profess your love whilst enjoying the view. There are plenty of special spots to enjoy a picnic, drink and soak up the atmosphere on top of the world.