Picture enchanting sunsets, draping red dunes and sacred landmarks that are centuries old. There’s no better way to share your life-changing bond than the palatial Northern Territory, where you’re spoilt for backdrops when it comes to popping the question. See our top NT locations for the most paradisiacal places to capture your, “I said yes.”
Proclaim your life devotion to each other atop Ubirr – home to one of Kakadu National Park’s famous Aboriginal rock art galleries. Imagine staring off into the idyllic Northern Territory horizon together (if you can manage to take your eyes off one another).
Kings Canyon Rim Walk
Lace up your matching hiking boots and practice your walk down the aisle on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk where you can photograph until your heart’s content. This six kilometre walking track boasts magnificent views of the Canyon, as well as ‘The Lost City’ and ‘Garden of Eden.’
Uluru at Sunset
Uluru is the spiritual landmark of the Red Centre, and vaunts cultural beauty to all that lay eyes upon it. As the colours of Uluru change with the setting sun, you'll know there's no more iconic and idyllic place in Australia to pop the big question.
Hot Air Balloon over Alice Springs
Hide your proposal nerves behind the dizzy heights as you glide over the Alice Springs outback at sunrise on a Hot Air Balloon ride. You’ll need to keep your balance on one knee while you both drift over the magical desert plains brimming with native wildlife and flora. This experience is sure to be one that’ll take you and your beloved to places you’ll never forget.
Gunlom Plunge Pool
Take the plunge with your sweetheart at Gunlom Plunge Pool. Located in Kakadu National Park, the crystal clear waters overlook the sweeping vistas of Kakadu and serve for the ideal post-engagement photo. The seasonal waterfall boasts a serene pool to take a dip before settling into a shady picnic spot to woo your lover, ask for their hand, and share your #engagedintheNT moments.
Pat’s Lookout, Katherine Gorge
Gaze out over the picturesque views of Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge at Pat's Lookout. Take advantage of the endless epic photo opportunities: you can walk to the lookout with your boo from the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre, or take the ferry to Southern Rockhole where you can climb to the viewpoint. Either way, there are plenty of insta-worthy locations at this spot to ask for his or her hand.
Ghost Gum Walk, Ormiston Gorge
Discover hidden gems with your gem along the Ghost Gum Walk, Ormiston Gorge – nestled in the West MacDonnell Ranges. The walk is approximately 20 minutes one way, and you will be rewarded with one of the most spectacular views at the Ghost Gum Lookout, perfect for that down-on-one-knee moment! Experience the local wildlife and sacred sites, and follow up with a refreshing dip in the gorge. Don’t forget your swimming costume... (and the ring!)
Cuddle up to your one and only while you watch the sea kiss the shore as the sun descends on the day at Mindil Beach, Darwin. Soak up the buzzing atmosphere at the local Mindil Beach Sunset Markets (operating Thursday and Sunday nights in the dry season), before settling down on the sand to embrace your honey. Show off your new market goods (and your new relationship status) to your social following.
Lonely Beach, East Arnhem Land
There’s no need to be lonesome as you stroll along Lonely Beach, East Arnhem Land. Immerse yourself in the Aboriginal culture that's present throughout the landscape. It’s the perfect place to devote your lives to one another, gaze off into the coastline and pose for your post-engagement beach pic.
Dive into love head first at Florence Falls. Fall in love all over again as the waterfall meets the emerald waters of the plunge pool. Snap a post-engagement shot amidst the panoramic views over Litchfield National Park and let one of the most memorable moments of your lives be as picturesque as the scenery.
Capture the moment
Is that important question just around the corner? Be ready to capture the moment by planning your Northern Territory escape. Want more Instagram inspiration? Follow the @AusOutbackNT Instagram, and tag us in your own romantic moments using #NTaustralia.