Best places to watch the sunset in Australia

Posted: 12 February 2020 | Updated: 12 February 2020

While we may have inspired you to experience the joy of watching the sunset over some truly inspiring locations in other parts of the globe in our recent post, opportunities to experience a myriad of unforgettable sunsets can be found right here in Australia!

Australia is an incredibly vast and diverse country that is home to every kind of natural environment you can imagine. From the tropical climate of the Top End to the arid desert of Central Australia, it is amazing just how different watching the sunset becomes when you move from place to place.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day (because what is more romantic than watching the sunset over a picnic of wine and cheese!), we have handpicked our top seven sunset viewing experiences across the wonderful land of Australia.

Cable Beach, Broome 

The magic of an Indian Ocean sunset is something one simply has to experience at least once in their lifetime. Whilst you could easily spend all day wandering along the 22km stretch of pristine white sand and exploring the weird and wonderful Gantheaume Point, be sure to take a seat in time to watch the dramatic colour show take over the sky.  

Experience this on our Kimberley tours.

Mindil Beach, Darwin

The tropical climate of Australia’s Top End means ideal conditions for an unbelievably beautiful sunset. From April to October, you can almost guarantee that if you were to head to Mindil Beach on any night of the week you will witness a magical sunset. During the Dry Season, the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets operate on Sundays and Thursdays, serving up an incredibly vast variety of cuisines and specialty foods such as fresh oysters and Sri Lankan curries to make your sunset viewing experience even more special. Our pick is the laksa!

 Experience this on our Top End Highlights.

 

 

Ubirr Rock, Kakadu National Park

Another Top End favourite, Ubirr in Kakadu National Park offers the perfect vantage point to view the lush green floodplains that the area is renowned for. The intriguing group of rock outcrops is a popular picnic spot, as many locals and visitors gather to watch the spectacular green landscape contrasted against the vibrant oranges, pinks and yellows of the tropical sunset.

Experience this on our Kakadu tours.

Kata Tjuta, Northern Territory

Photos simply don’t do a Kata Tjuta sunset justice. One must experience for themselves the 36 mystical domes light up with a bright orange glow that is truly mesmerising. On our half day Kata Tjuta Sunset tour, you will get to experience this all with a glass of bubbles in hand! An unforgettable outback experience.

 

 

Uluru, Northern Territory

Uluru is without a doubt one of the most incredible destinations in Australia to watch the sunset, and can often be found at the top of many keen travellers’ bucket lists. Boasting striking silhouettes and dramatic colour palattes, we think the best way to experience an iconic Australian Uluru sunset is on our Uluru Sunset BBQ Dinner.

 

 

Fraser Island, Queensland

One of the few places on Earth where ancient rainforests grow along the sandy banks of crystal-clear creeks, Fraser Island is a natural paradise we are so lucky to have in our backyard. There is something so special about swimming during sunset, knowing you are experiencing mother nature at its best.

Experience this on our Tropical Islands & Rainforest tour.

Sydney Harbour, New South Wales

Sydney is without a doubt one of the world’s most beautiful cities. With the iconic Sydney Harbour at its heart, the cityscape contrasted with the still blue waters is a truly unique setting that offers the perfect sunset viewing experience. Best experienced at a rooftop bar we think!

 

Wherever you're spending your Valentine's Day, we hope you get to experience an incredible sunset somewhere as beautiful as these destinations. 

By Laura Vitucci for AAT Kings