Australia is a wild and wonderful country. Sunburnt landscapes, lush forest, iconic land marks and impressive mountain ranges provide an array of choices for the romantic couple chasing a holiday filled with endless sunsets that dazzle the human eye! Get yourself started on your itinerary by making a stop at these places for a great view of the Aussie sun.
Western Australia is the only place on the continent where you can watch the sun go down over the ocean! There are miles of beaches that give uninterrupted views of the horizon for spectacular sunsets. Take a trek on a camel, hike or four wheel drive to your secluded beach destination to experience a natural wonder with your partner. There are a variety of beach locations to choose from along the whole length of the Western Australian Coast line that also offer beautiful couples accommodation for a special night away.
Watching sunset over Uluru is an awe-inspiring event of nature. The big red rock (formerly known as Ayers Rock) transforms through a spectrum of colours as the sun sinks behind the horizon. The variety of colour changes that Uluru moves through at sunset is due to the effect that the atmosphere (and the contents of the atmosphere) has on filtering the light that illuminates the big rock. To have a truly romantic experience you can book into an Uluru tours favourite, the “Sounds of Silence” dinner with champagne, or you can take in the view from atop a camel. Whichever way you do it, Uluru at sunset is assured to be a beautiful and romantic way to experience the heart of Australia.
Glass House Mountains
Located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the Glass House Mountains offer a stunning foreground to any sunset. You can view them from the crest of the hinterland range, or you can take a ride in a hot air balloon to get a peaceful bird’s eye view of the mountains, rolling fields and forestry. Whilst you are in the area, you can take a couples stroll through beautiful Rainforest of Mary Cairncross Park and enjoy a cosy picnic on the open lawns. The winding tourist drive through the Maleny and Montville area’s is relaxing and scenic with plenty of viewing platforms along the way from which to choose from for your sunset date.
The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters rock formation is an iconic image of the Blue Mountains National Park. Take your seat at Echo Point Lookout with a rug, champagne and your favourite person and you have a romantic sunset made in heaven! During the walk to Echo Point Lookout you will encounter beautiful native wild birds, and waterfalls which only serve to enhance the experience to be shared between you and your sweetheart.
Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park can offer you and your partner a whole week of romantic sunsets from all different locations of this magical part of the world. You can perch atop the Ubirr Flood Plain, find your own special place in Arnhem Land, or view the setting sun from the Kakadu Escarpment. You can try an organised tour, or you can roll up in your camper van, throw out the deck chairs and a nice bottle of wine and a platter of cheeses and you’ve got an experience made in heaven!
There are sure to be some spectacular sunsets in this amazing country that you will never forget! Bring your camera to remember those special moments with your partner in the awe of Mother Nature and her unlimited creative potential of colour, sky’s, clouds and landscapes!
Written by Alice Boyd
Alice has been writing about her travel in Australia for nearly 12 months. Her most memorable experiences are watching sunset in the Northern Territory and the Uluru tours. The next adventure on her bucket list is to do white water rafting in the Tropical North Queensland.