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On my travels around Australia, I became obsessed with some of the majestic Australian sunsets and sunrises that I witnessed. There were a kaleidoscope of colours, including fiery red, crimson, cerise, magenta, lilac, burnt orange, tangerine, golden yellow, saffron, vermillion and shocking pink. Some were captured over the ocean, lakes or lagoons and some were captured over the land peeping over mountain ranges, through grassy plains or scrubby bushland.
State by state here are some of these majestic sunsets and sunrises that I have captured of our sun-drenched land, that will truly astound you.
One of my favourite little beach towns in Northern New South Wales, not only has great surf, but has spectacular sunsets.
The lovely lakes near Newcastle can produce some stunning sunsets.
There is nothing more enjoyable than sipping on a glass of wine watching the sunset, and surfers catching the last waves at Scotts Head.
Perched on a jetty on the Clarence River, I captured this exquisite sunset.
During the Australian Bushfire Crisis in 2019 this sunset over Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head, created a smoky, blood orange sun.
Caravanning on the Bellinger River, I witnessed this lovely sunset.
A sunset boat cruise down the Tweed River revealed this magical sunset, with Mt Warning as the backdrop.
A famous sunset spot at Mindil Beach, Darwin.
I’m so glad I got up early to photograph this amazing sunrise at Moore Park, Bundaberg.
The Glass House Mountains were remarkably visible at sunset from our unit in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.
The outback of Central Queensland has a unique beauty at sunset, as these photos demonstrate.
Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island is a great place to watch the sun dip to the west.
Some of the best sunsets I’ve witnessed on the Sunshine Coast were on the Noosa River at Noosa Heads, Mount Coolum and the Maroochy River in Maroochydore.
Camped on the edge of the gorge there was an incredible sunset to herald the end of the day, and an equally stunning sunrise to awaken to.
I was rewarded by this beautiful sunset when I was dining at Currumbin Beach Surf Club.
A lovely soft sunset off the jetty in Ardrossan on the Yorke Peninsula.
Camped right here on the shores of Lake Alexandrina there was a pretty sunset over the lake.
Although I’m not an early riser I did get up early to capture this gorgeous sunrise over the Flinders Ranges in South Australia.
An absolutely stunning sunset from our caravan park by the beach on the Limestone Coast at Robe.
Just to prove that I do sometimes get up early this sunrise was snapped at Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula.
A free camp right on the beach at Point Drummond on the Eyre Peninsula.
We spent a few nights camped on the shores of Lake Mulwala and were in awe of these spectacular sunsets.
Dining out on the wharf at Lakes Entrance entreated me to this magnificent sunset.
Sunset over Coles Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula.
Arguably one of the best beaches in the world, Cable Beach, also produces a stunning sunset over the Indian Ocean, camels and all.
Home of the Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth, has some of the most breathtaking scenery and colourful sunsets.
Even out in the vast desolate Nullarbor Plains the setting sun puts on a show.
The sun sets over the Indian Ocean in the West that produce some spectacular sundowns. These coastal locations in the north-west of Western Australia include, Barnhill Station, Coral Bay, Kilbarri and Forty Mile Beach.
My view from our campsite on Lake Kununurra in The Kimberley was one to remember.
Another remarkable spot in The Kimberley in West Australia with gorgeous soft hues at sunset.
It simply doesn’t get much better than this. Australia you are ablaze with magical, colourful landscapes and sensational sunsets and sunrises!
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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