Best Sydney Locations to Propose This Spring & Summer

Oct 17, 2022 | Engagement Stories

You’ve chosen the person (and the ring) of your dreams, now it’s time for the big moment – the proposal!

This proposal will be your very own romantic story that you’ll be telling friends and family for years to come, and the location will forever hold a special place in your memories.

At MAX Diamonds, we love hearing the love stories of couples proposal plans and stories, so we pulled together our list of the best places in Sydney to propose to the love of your life.

The Best Views in Sydney

The first day of the rest of your lives deserves to be set against Sydney’s breathtaking views. Here are our favourite spots to enjoy the city’s skyline.

Mrs Macquarie’s Point in the Botanic Gardens

At the edge of the Botanic Gardens you’ll come across uninterrupted views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Lined with beautiful grand trees, it’s ideal for a summer picnic or to see the city’s lights against the harbour. 

Manna Point Lookout

Hidden away in Greenwich Point just up the Parramatta River, you’ll find a lesser seen perspective of Sydney’s skyline and coastal suburbs. Make a day of it by taking the ferry from Circular Quay and enjoy the scenic ride. 

Milk Beach

Located just off Hermit Bay in Sydney’s National Park Milk beach is a small, secluded beach with stunning views of the city. It’ll feel like you’re the only two people on Earth in this private and romantic setting.

The Picture Perfect Proposal

From Sydney’s natural beauties to iconic locations with picturesque décor, you need to make sure your engagement announcement photo is spot on! Here are our top recommendations for a picture-perfect proposal.

Amongst the jacarandas in Erskineville

A street blooming with vibrant jacaranda trees is nothing short of magical. Catch this lavender wonderland throughout October and November in:

  • Kirribilli in North Sydney
  • First Fleet Park at The Rocks
  • Macquarie Street in the CBD
  • Oxford Street in Paddington
  • Glebe in the Inner West
  • Parramatta Park in Parramatta

Chinese Gardens of Friendship

Located at the south end of Darling Harbour, the hubbub of the city will wash away as you walk into a world of towering willow trees, cool lagoons and colourful fish. Amongst its stunning architecture or its enchanting gardens is the ideal place to pop the question.

Grounds of Alexandria

Whether it’s coffee, patisseries or a three-course meal the Grounds of Alexandria are known for their decadence and awe-inspiring rustic scenery. Updating their displays with the seasons, you’re guaranteed a stunning backdrop to begin your engagement.

Nature and coastal walks

If you both find happiness amongst nature, then these serene coastal walks are guaranteed an outstanding ‘YES’ when you drop the knee.

  • Bondi to Coogee
  • Federation Cliff Walk
  • Manly to Split Bridge Walk
  • Hermitage Foreshore Walk
  • Bradley’s Head to Chowder Bay Walk
  • Bundeena to Wedding Cake Rock (The Coast Track)
  • Botany Bay Coastal Walk

Most importantly, make the moment personal! Bring your pet, incorporate a meal or celebratory drink at your favourite restaurant or ask your family and friends to help you plan the perfect day! Whatever you do, it’s going to be the perfect proposal because it’ll be with your best friend, your person and soon to be your fiancé! 

If you simply couldn’t wait to ask your significant other to marry you and proposed with a stand-in ring, come see our experienced and passionate team at MAX Diamonds to find your forever engagement ring.

Meet with our dedicated and experienced designers and gemologists at our Sydney showroom for a hands-on experience in creating the ring of your dreams. Call us on (02) 9231 3454 or email us on

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