Sunsets and sunrises are sensational. They are one of natures most wonderful gifts and are enjoyed by people all around the world. Thanks to Australia’s natural landscapes and beautiful lookouts over the ocean, we are often treated to some of the most spectacular sunsets in the world. 

Here’s a list of the top 10 sunset and sunrise hotspots around Australia! 

1. Busselton, Western Australia

Situated south-west of Perth, the small seaside town of Busselton has been named the state’s top tourist town in three separate years. Busselton Jetty extends out an incredible 1/8km into the waters of surround Geographe Bay and is the perfect spot to take in the town’s famed sunsets. The sunsets here often had a distinct indigo-purple tinge integrated into their spectrum, making it very special. 

2. Mt Kosciuszko, NSW

The views from Australia’s tallest peak, Mt Kosciusko, show an incredible sunrise. The snow and mountains reflect the golden hues and reds of the sunsets, reportedly making on lookers feel as though they are standing in a painting. 

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Via: Laurence Bate

3. Sydney Harbour Bridge, NSW

The Sydney Harbour often turns it on at sunrise and sunset, making prime real estate anything that looks over the harbour. To make the sunset or sunrise experience even more incredible, you can climb the harbour bridge as part of an organised tour. The glass of the skyscrapers reflect the colours of the sun and sky. You’ll also be able to stay on well after dark after the city lights flicker on. 

4. Cable Beach, Western Australia 

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The main attraction of the entire Cable Beach and Broome region is it’s sunset. There is an unbelievable display of colours and of course, the appeal that it is facing the Indian Ocean. The best time to see the sunset here is between March and October. It’s during this period that you’ll see the Staircase to the Moon phenomena in it’s full glory. This is because the clear skies combined with lower tides (exposing the mud flats of the bay) allow the sun’s reflection to form a perfect ‘line’ leading seemingly directly towards the full moon itself. 

5. Great Ocean Road, Victoria 

The red hue of the sun playing on the numerous and beautiful rock formations known as the Apostles along the Great Ocean Road is spectacular. The road runs for a total of 243kms so if you’re feeling adventurous and love to surf, this is not only a wonderful roadtrip, but also a major hotspot for beautiful sunrises and sunsets. 

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6. Glenelg, South Australia 

While Glenelg is already a popular spot for it’s coastal escapes, laid-back vibe and pleasant waterfront leisure & shopping front. However it is the sunsets that can be enjoyed from the pier that make it a truly must visit destination! Just 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD, Glenelg’s waters are teeming with marine life (particularly dolphins) and the area is also filled with wildlife as well. 

7. Uluru, NT 

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The sunset casting it’s glow over Uluru is one of Australia’s most iconic images. At sunset, it’s colours are often at their richest, due to the ever-changing lighting conditions playing with the natural contours of the shone to form some truly remarkable spectacles. 

8. Lord Howe Island, NSW 

Lord Howe Island is located directly East of Port Macquarie, 600km out to see in between Australia and New Zealand. This island’s mountainous structure makes for some impressive effects as the sun casts its path around their outline. Spectacular 360 degree views are on offer if you walk up the 875 metre high Mount Gower that dominates the island. 

9. Moreton Island, Queensland

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Just an hour away from the Brisbane CBD is Moreton Island. Moreton Island’s sunset’s are special because of the boat wrecks that can be found dotting the coastline. Numbering 15 in total, they are a hot spot for divers as well as a wonderful backdrop for the sunset. 

10. Grampians National Park, VIC

The various canyons, gorges, peaks and valleys all provide different aspects from which to take in the rugged Australian bush. The most famous spot to take in the sunset at the Grampians is ‘The Balconies’. The Grampians are can be a day trip or 2 day trip from Melbourne. 

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