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5 Australian Sunsets You Need to See in Your Lifetime

October 11, 2016

This is a guest post by CaravanRVCamping.com.au

The setting of the sun has been romanticised by great poets, artists, and writers since the beginning of the time. There’s something universally captivating about long, muted stretches of skyline colour and our bright daily light being replaced by the rising moon. Throughout history, sunsets have been interpreted in a variety of different ways. Despite the varying opinions, however, at the end of the day, no one can say that they are immune to their beauty.

Take advantage of Australia’s natural beauty by checking out a few of these amazing Australian sunset locations.

Cable Beach, Broome (Western Australia)

Located just a quick drive from the central Broom area lays Cable Beach, a 22-kilometer stretch of soft, sun-kissed white sand and gorgeous turquoise waters. Brilliant red ochre cliffs surround the Indian Ocean location, which has become renowned for its incomparable sunsets. In the southern region of Cable Beach is Gantheaume Point where visitors can also view 130-million-year-old dinosaur prints and, depending on the season, migrating dolphins and whales.

Cable Beach sunset
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Uluru (Northern Territory)

Cradled in the southern region of the Northern Territory lays Uluru, a majestic sandstone formation located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Alternatively named Ayers Rock, Uluru is a great spot to watch the sunset, with its large red surface reflecting a myriad of ever-changing colours. Outback Australia Travel Secrets accurately describes Uluru at sunset as “a quintessential image of the Australian Outback, a must-have trophy for nearly every Australia traveller”.

Uluru sunset
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Freycinet National Park (Tasmania)

Located on Tasmania’s luxurious East Coast lays the beautifully abundant Freycinet National Park.   Home to a wide variety of bays, beaches, and birds (including large numbers of majestic black swans), Freycinet National Park also houses Wineglass Bay lookout, one of the most spectacular lookouts Australia-wide. For those willing to make the trek, Wineglass Bay allows visitors an overarching view of Oyster Bay and the Swansea Village coastline. Hazards Range, a region of splendid, pink, granite peaks is also housed at the park, their granite peaks known for glowing in brilliant shades of pink during the twilight hours.

 

Wineglass Bay sunset

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Sydney Harbor Bridge (New South Wales)

Nestled between Sydney’s central business district and the North Shore lays the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge. Popular with tourists and Australians alike, the Sydney Harbor Bridge offers one of the most spectacular vantage points to say goodbye to the setting sun. During the autumn months in particular, it’s not rare to see bunches of roaring clouds illuminated in vibrant shades of purples, reds, and oranges lounging over the endless, waving, waters.

Sydney Harbor sunrise
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Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road (Victoria)

The breathtaking limestone stacks known as the 12 Apostles are enough to make a worthwhile visit on their own. Located 275 kilometres west of Melbourne and formed approximately 10-20 million years by wind erosion, these awe-inspiring former caves give the illusion of changing their colour with the sunset and sunrise.  Watching the 12 Apostles morph from sandy, welcoming structures into black and ominous silhouettes is a breathtaking experience that needs to be experienced at least once.

12 Apostles Sunset
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