From Broome to Byron Bay, the best sunsets in Australia dazzle travellers with vibrant pink skies and glimmering orange rays.
Although our serene sunrises are equally pretty, they require rising at an ungodly hour. Plus, it’s totally socially acceptable to sip a refreshing alcoholic beverage while marvelling at the magic sunset colours—most folks turn up their noses at a sneaky 5 am tipple.
As Australian sunsets are a clear winner, we’ve whittled down the top spots to witness this atmospheric end-of-day display.
Byron Bay, NSW
Australia’s coolest coastal town comes alive at sunset as holidaymakers descend on Main Beach. Grab some picnic nibbles (and/or bubbles) and lay down a blanket to cosy up for the spectacular natural show.
Moreton Island, QLD
A quick boat trip from Brissie, Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) offers some of the most scenic sunsets on the eastern seaboard. Hit west-facing beaches like Tangalooma for sparkling sun-over-water views. Pro tip: the Tangalooma Wrecks cast a striking sunset silhouette.
Cabarita Beach, NSW
As one of the top Tweed Coast beaches, Cabarita charms sunset lovers with its wide blue skies and endless golden sands. Take a hike to the top of Norries Headland at sunset for wrap-around 180-degree views.
Victoria’s most treasured trekking mecca has abundant sunset lookouts. The most sought-after spot is The Balconies, an easily-accessible granite outcrop overlooking Lake Wartook and the rugged Grampian Ranges.
Sunset brings welcome relief from the searing heat at Kakadu, a sprawling national park in the Tropical North. The Nadab Lookout at Ubirr Rock boasts the most impressive end-of-day vistas—keep an eye out for Bininj/Mungguy artworks enroute.
The sacred heart of the Red Centre turns its crimson-tinged best as the sun sets over the horizon each day. Make a beeline for the aptly named Uluru Sunset Viewing Area to watch the magic unfold.
Great Ocean Road, VIC
Australia’s most iconic road trip culminates at The Twelve Apostles, a string of seven limestone rock stacks piercing through the deep blue sea. Predictably, this postcard-perfect scene looks especially spectacular come sunset.
Cable Beach, WA
Broome’s legendary Cable Beach lures a steady stream of locals and travellers as the sun comes down each afternoon. Four-wheel drives line up along its squeaky white sands, while camel trains offer the ultimate photo opp.
Sydney Harbour, NSW
Cityscapes don’t get much more epic than Sydney Harbour, with its sail-shaped Opera House and iconic steel arch bridge. While prime sunset viewing spots abound around the harbour, our top pick is Cremorne Point.
Mindil Beach, NT
Darwin’s west-facing Mindil Beach is a magnet for sunset lovers, especially in the dry season when visitor numbers explode. Time your visit to align with the Mindil Markets (Thurs & Sun, Apr-Oct) to munch on food stall delicacies and listen to smooth live tunes.
Enjoy an Epic Australian Sunset with Kiff & Culture
We love epic sunsets in Australia. And we do our best to incorporate this colourful natural display on our day trips and multi-day tours.
If you’re craving a decadent epicurean adventure with epic views, contact us today. We offer a range of indulgent food-focused itineraries in South East Queensland and Northern NSW.