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Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

  • September 17, 2021
  • By 50 Shades
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Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

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.

New South Wales Sunsets

Crescent Head

One of my favourite little beach towns in Northern New South Wales, not only has great surf, but has spectacular sunsets.

Majestic Australian Sunsets and Sunrises

Crescent Head, NSW Sunsets

Lake Macquarie

The lovely lakes near Newcastle can produce some stunning sunsets.

Home of the Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth, has some of the most breathtaking scenery and colourful sunsets.

Scotts Head

There is nothing more enjoyable than sipping on a glass of wine watching the sunset, and surfers catching the last waves at Scotts Head.

Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

Surfers catching the last waves at Scotts Head

Iluka

Perched on a jetty on the Clarence River, I captured this exquisite sunset.

Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

Sunset over the Clarence River

Lennox Head

During the Australian Bushfire Crisis in 2019 this sunset over Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head, created a smoky, blood orange sun.

Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

An amazing orange sunset reflecting on the lake

Repton, Coffs Coast

Caravanning on the Bellinger River, I witnessed this lovely sunset.

Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

A Bellinger River sunset from our caravan park

Tweed River, Northern NSW

A sunset boat cruise down the Tweed River revealed this magical sunset, with Mt Warning as the backdrop.

Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

Northern Territory

Darwin

A famous sunset spot at Mindil Beach, Darwin.

Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

Darwin Sunset

Queensland Sunsets

Bundaberg

I’m so glad I got up early to photograph this amazing sunrise at Moore Park, Bundaberg.

Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

Sunrise at Moore Park Beach

Caloundra/Glass House Mountains

The Glass House Mountains were remarkably visible at sunset from our unit in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.

Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

Views of Glass House Mountains at Sunset from Caloundra

Outback Queensland

The outback of Central Queensland has a unique beauty at sunset, as these photos demonstrate.

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Outback Queensland Sunsets

North Stradbroke Island

Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island is a great place to watch the sun dip to the west.

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Sunset from Point Lookout Hotel

Sunshine Coast

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.

Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

Carnarvon Gorge

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.

Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast

I was rewarded by this beautiful sunset when I was dining at Currumbin Beach Surf Club.

Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

South Australia Sunsets

Ardrossan

A lovely soft sunset off the jetty in Ardrossan on the Yorke Peninsula.

Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

Sunset view from the jetty in Ardrossan

Lake Alexandrina, Narrung

Camped right here on the shores of Lake Alexandrina there was a pretty sunset over the lake.

Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

Lake Alexandrina, Narrung

Flinders Ranges

Although I’m not an early riser I did get up early to capture this gorgeous sunrise over the Flinders Ranges in South Australia.

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Sunrise over the Flinders Ranges

Robe

An absolutely stunning sunset from our caravan park by the beach on the Limestone Coast at Robe.

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Sunset in Robe

Port Lincoln

Just to prove that I do sometimes get up early this sunrise was snapped at Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula.

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A gorgeous vibrant sunset over Boston Bay in Port Lincoln

Point Drummond

A free camp right on the beach at Point Drummond on the Eyre Peninsula.

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Our remote free camp spot on the cliff of Drummond Point

Victoria

Lake Mulwala, Yarrawonga

We spent a few nights camped on the shores of Lake Mulwala and were in awe of these spectacular sunsets.

Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

Lakes Entrance

Dining out on the wharf at Lakes Entrance entreated me to this magnificent sunset.

Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

Tasmania

Freycenit Peninsula

Sunset over Coles Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula.

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West Australia Sunsets

Cable Beach, Broome

Arguably one of the best beaches in the world, Cable Beach, also produces a stunning sunset over the Indian Ocean, camels and all.

Cable Beach, Broome Sunsets

Cable Beach, Broome Sunsets

Exmouth

Home of the Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth, has some of the most breathtaking scenery and colourful sunsets.

Exmouth, WA Sunsets

Exmouth, WA Sunsets

The Nullarbor

Even out in the vast desolate Nullarbor Plains the setting sun puts on a show.

Sunset & Sunrise in The Nullarbor, WA

Sunset & Sunrise in The Nullarbor, WA

North Western Australia

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.

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The North West of WA Sunsets

Kununurra

My view from our campsite on Lake Kununurra in The Kimberley was one to remember.

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Sunset on Lake Kununurra

Lake Argyle, The Kimberley

Another remarkable spot in The Kimberley in West Australia with gorgeous soft hues at sunset.

Majestic Australian Sunsets & Sunrises

It simply doesn’t get much better than this. Australia you are ablaze with magical, colourful landscapes and sensational sunsets and sunrises!

 

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By 50 Shades, September 17, 2021 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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50 Shades

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.

10 Comments
  • Mary
    September 5, 2014

    Beautiful! I live in the states just outside Chicago and although I love it here, we certainly don’t have those views!

    • Kathy
      September 5, 2014

      We are fortunate that we live on the coast and we are afforded these majestic views of sunsets and sunrises over the ocean. Thank you for visiting my blog :)

  • Lee-Anne
    September 5, 2014

    Exquisite – can never decide which I prefer, sunrises or sunsets… :)

    • Kathy
      September 5, 2014

      If I can drag myself out of bed, I think I prefer sunrises. There is something magical about watching the sun come up for a brand new day!

  • Rae Hilhorst
    September 5, 2014

    Magic, magic photos xxx

  • Pinky Poinker
    September 6, 2014

    Wow, wow and wow! I just showed my husband who was blown away too!

  • Kathy
    September 6, 2014

    Thank you. There is a lot of ‘Wow factor’ amongst these photos. I have just had one printed onto a large canvas which I think will look spectacular on my wall.

  • Johanna
    September 6, 2014

    Stunning photos Kathy and some (just) worth getting up early for ;) I loved the ones of Cable Beach, but then I’m a bit biased about all things WA! Just wondering if you got to Margaret River for any sunsets – I love taking from the river mouth – and also Yallingup is spectacular. I’m wondering where your fave spot is going to be at the end of your trip – or if there have just been so many magical moments.

    • Kathy
      September 6, 2014

      Yes I think Cable Beach was one of my favourite sunsets. But as you say, there is so much beauty in Australia, it is a little hard to choose one place. Th Kimberley was pretty special and so was Kalbarri, the South West and the Eyre Peninsula in SA. I didn’t get any sunset photos at Margaret River unfortunately, I was too busy out and about tasting the gorgeous wines and sampling the food in the area!

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