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Places in or around Canberra to pop the question?

By Hank - 14 July 2010 41

Hello All

Well its crunch time! I’m going to get engaged (hopefully)… As I am hopeless with anything romantic I am turning to you all to help me come up with some ideas of places in or around Canberra to pop the question.

I am planning to do it in around November, December as I am still saving for the ring.

What’s Your opinion?

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Places in or around Canberra to pop the question?
bd84 1:01 pm 14 Jul 10

Oh write it on a sheet and tie it onto one of the bridges around town that you drive under, totally classy.. Although the number of rock throwing fences on bridges may prevent you doing that..

amarooresident3 12:47 pm 14 Jul 10

I assume you have someone to ask?

If you do, find out what he/she thinks would be the perfect proposal. Then do that.

Enlist one of their close friends to help you find this out if you are not confident about broaching the subject without giving the game away(as long as they can keep a secret!).

Good luck.

la mente torbida 12:41 pm 14 Jul 10

Canberra has so many venues where it is romantic…none of them cost money

grunge_hippy 12:22 pm 14 Jul 10

my husband asked me (read: gave me the box, assumed he was asking me) on our couch. so romantical.

trust me, we women remember!

I like the picnic by the lake, summer evening, nice.

p1 11:49 am 14 Jul 10

+ for the mountain top idea. It can be harder to plan in advance though, since nice weather is clearly a plus. Personally I think sunset in the way to go, cause I don’t like getting up early.

prhhcd 11:41 am 14 Jul 10

Definately on a balloon. I was one one when a guy proposed to his girlfriend. It was so romantic. Was so jealous! Better than my partners “lets get married”
Ho hum

Thumper 11:36 am 14 Jul 10

On the big screen at a Raiders game.

Nothing SHOUTS love like 10,000 Raiders fans…

Seriously, go for an early morning walk somewhere along the lake on a sunny winters morning. Stunningly beautiful and quiet. Just perfect one would think.

BimboGeek 11:00 am 14 Jul 10

Mountain top. You don’t have to go all the way to Kosciuszko though, there are some lovely places nearby and again if she says no, you can just walk your separate ways down Mount Ainslie!!

Genie 10:52 am 14 Jul 10

The cheetah lookout spot at the Zoo…. its slighty off the beaten path right in front of a man made waterfall. Its a stunning view !

justin heywood 10:38 am 14 Jul 10

I proposed to my wife in a friend’s back garden -we happened to be standing on top of a septic tank. That didn’t mean much to me at the time, but my wife has never let me forget it.

So while we blokes may laugh, the choice of venue is important. I would go for a drive up to the mountains. Kosciusko is pretty spectacular, and there are some pretty cosy and romantic accommodations in Thredbo.

Jungle Jim 10:34 am 14 Jul 10

I popped the question during a nice quiet and quite romantic weekend away to Gundaroo and the surrounding Canberra wine region. This was at the end of August, so it was still pretty cold out there, but the warm fires at Grazing helped with the romance!

The drive back can also be beautiful, taking the Murrumbateman route with a stop off at Poachers Pantry for lunch. Alternatively, you can take the quick way back, through Queanbeyan, if the answer isn’t what you had hoped.

Best of luck, Hank.

gospeedygo 10:30 am 14 Jul 10

The ring her food would be a bad idea.

stereo henry 10:20 am 14 Jul 10

buy some television advertising during her favourite program and do a piece to camera (hopefully she prefers late night infomercials as opposed to masterchef or it could set you back some)

MrNurseRatchet 10:18 am 14 Jul 10

I was thinking that the scenic lookout in the centre of Tidbinbilla would be good.

johnboy 10:07 am 14 Jul 10

Unless you’re VERY sure of the answer hot air balloons are a bad option.

Do you want to be bolted in with 8 strangers for half an hour after that kind of rejection.

Picnic by the lake would be my bet.

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