Where To Catch The Best Sunsets In Brisbane

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From golden skies ablaze with colour to picture-perfect dustings of purple and pink, Brisbane sure knows how to put on a ripper sunset. Want to know where to catch the best sunsets in Brisbane? Check out our list of prime vantage points below for the ultimate sunset in Brisbane.

Howard Smith Wharves

With the Story Bridge and Brisbane River as the backdrop, Howard Smith Wharves offers a great, new location to witness a glorious sunset. Whether you perch yourself at Mr Percival’s or find a free barstool at Felon’s Brewing Co, bask in the beauty of Brisbane at dusk with a drink in your hand.

Learn more: www.howardsmithwharves.com/


Kangaroo Point

When it comes to chasing the best sunsets in Brisbane, Kangaroo Point is a no brainer. Head to the Lower River Terrace for an early barbecue dinner as you watch the sun sink into the river, or stay up top and watch the river begin to glisten below a brilliant sunset.

Learn more: www.kangaroopoint.com.au/


South Bank

Follow the bend in the river around to South Bank to witness golden hour from another angle. Find a patch of green on the riverfront and watch the cityscape sparkle under the setting sun. Pack an early picnic dinner or choose one of the restaurants behind River Quay Green for a bird’s eye view. If you’re lucky you might be able to catch free live music on the green.

Learn more: www.visitbrisbane.com.au/south-bank/things-to-do/nature-and-wildlife/parks-and-gardens/river-quay-green?sc_lang=en-au


New Farm Park

On any given day, this bustling park is abuzz with parkgoers playing cricket, throwing around a footy, playing lawn games or simply sitting back and relaxing. This grand park’s riverside location offers a great spot to watch the sun go down over the river.

Learn more:  www.newfarmpark.com.au/

Mt Coot-tha Lookout

Watch the sun set on Brisbane’s skyline from atop Mt Coot-tha. Throw down a picnic blanket and look up to the sky or head up to the observation deck for panoramic views of Brisbane and out to Moreton Bay as Brisbane’s cityscape comes alive with lights.

Learn more: www.brisbanelookout.com/


Woody Point Jetty, Redcliffe

Brisbane’s bayside offers some seriously Insta-worthy sunsets. Take an afternoon stroll along the jetty and enjoy the cool bay breeze as you watch the sun set on another day. This Moreton Bay beauty is a popular spot for sun(set) seekers.

Learn more: www.visitmoretonbayregion.com.au/natural-attractions/woody-point-jetty-redcliffe


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