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Top 10 Places To Propose In Cairns

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Jess Munro
Updated Wed 05 Jul 2023

So you’re ready to take the next step in your relationship and pop the big question. But you have to ask another question first…Where do you propose? 

Top 10 places to propose in Cairns

Located in tropical paradise, it’s easy to understand why Cairns is a popular destination for couples to get engaged. But if you’re looking for inspiration on how, when and where to ask one of the biggest questions in your life, then this article lists some of the top places to propose in the Tropics of North Queensland, Australia. 

Private Helicopter To Vlasoff Cay

Vlasoff Cay Proposal

Propose to your significant other on a private chartered helicopter ride to the secluded Vlasoff Cay on the Great Barrier Reef. Take a scenic flight over the turquoise waters before landing on this pristine sandy Isle. Enjoy a relaxing 2 hours swimming in sparkling waters, soaking up the sun and picnicking in paradise before popping the big question. It’ll make for an unforgettable moment, marking the start of the rest of your lives together.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot Air Balloon Sunrise

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Wake up with the sun and journey to the stunning Atherton Tablelands for a sunrise hot air balloon ride with your boo. Bask in the morning glow while you float gracefully above the rolling hills and green paddocks. Take the opportunity to propose to your sweetheart in this ultimate romantic setting. Come back down to Earth and celebrate your new engagement with a 5 star beachside breakfast in Palm Cove.

Paronella Park

Paronella Park Proposal

Take your love on a stroll through the enchanting gardens of Paronella Park. This fascinating heritage-listed rainforest destination feels like stepping into a fairytale. Admire the Spanish castle ruins, marvel at the giant Kauri Pines and then find the perfect spot to ask your soulmate the all important question. The ethereal ambience of this historical place will set the tone for the perfect proposal.

Sunrise Picnic At Ellis Beach

Ellis Beach Proposal

For an intimate proposal idea, wake up early and catch the sunrise at Ellis Beach. Pack a picnic brekkie, find a quiet spot on the beach fringed by palms, set the scene by the coral sea, then declare your love. It’s a simple, yet personal way to tell your better half that you want to spend the rest of your life with them.

The Top of Walshs Pyramid

Walshs Pyramid Proposal

Nothing says commitment like hiking to the summit of a monolithic mountain. When you conquer the steep climb with your kindred spirit, you’ll be able to conquer anything together. As you arrive at the peak of Walshs Pyramid and look out over the breathtaking landscape of Far North Queensland, that’s when you reach into your pocket and reveal the hidden gem on bended knee. A symbol of your shared dedication, strength and love.

Sunset Dinner Sail

Sunset Dinner Sail

Experience a romantic evening on Spirit of Cairns cruising the calm waters around Trinity Bay, while watching the sunset with a glass of bubbly in hand. As the sun dips behind the mountain ranges, enjoy a delicious dinner underneath the starry night sky with your sweetheart. Take a walk out onto the front deck surrounded by the twinkling fairy lights and declare your love, creating a memory that will last the rest of your lives.

The Island Resorts

Fitzroy Island Couple

Cairns is fortunate to be surrounded by a collection of utopian tropical island resorts. Closer to Cairns you’ll find Green Island and Fitzroy Island, to the south is the dazzling Bedarra Island, and further north is the secluded and luxurious Lizard Island where all the celebs say when they visit TNQ. These idyllic isles provide the most picturesque backdrops for a proposal. It’ll be the perfect blend of luxury and a love story!

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

Head out to the Great Barrier Reef, and dive into an underwater paradise to propose amongst the kaleidoscopic colourful corals and marine life. Book a scuba dive on a day trip and secretly arrange with the crew and underwater photographer to help plan the most unique underwater engagement. Take it one step further and jump on an adventurous overnight reef trip. Divers Den do an exclusive Sharks in the Dark experience that’ll make for an unforgettable proposal trip!


Skydive Cairns Proposal

Take your love to new heights with Skydive Australia and feel the rush of adrenalin to help combat the nerves of popping the biggest question to date. Set up a sign with the land crew pre flight, then as you both soar back to earth together your partner will see their name in big bold letters followed by “Will You Marry Me?” With 360 degree views of the rainforest and the reef, it’ll be the most breathtaking backdrop to express your love and commitment while sharing this exhilarating moment.

One Of The Many Waterfalls

Waterfalls Cairns Proposal

The fringing areas surrounding Cairns are renowned for their impressive waterfalls. Milla Milla Falls is the classic proposal spot, but be sure to get there early to savour this tranquil destination without all the crowds. Alternatively, Josephine Falls is just as stunning, or Windin Falls at sunrise paints a dreamy scene to propose amidst nature’s radiant canvas.

From scenic flights to sunset sails, island resorts, scuba diving and so much more, you can see that Cairns has plenty of top places to declare your love in a unique, romantic and memorable way. Your significant other will no doubt be head over heels with pure delight and it will show just how committed you are to spend forever with them.

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