Fire in the sky – Victoria’s top sunset-viewing spots

A stunning sunset is always a captivating sight.

You can’t beat a cracking sunset. A kaleidoscope of vibrant colours engulfing the sky is a captivating sight.

In Victoria, the best vantage points for witnessing a colour-cloaked evening show are many and varied, from coastal hotspots to prime riverside destinations.

And this handy guide from Visit Victoria will help you uncover the finest sunset viewpoints for that winning #nofilter Instagram pic when planning your next BIG4 break.

Grampians National Park offers panoramic views, making for a spectacular sunset scene.

Hilltop hoods

Boroka Lookout, Grampians National Park
One of the best lookouts in the Grampians, with 180-degree views of western Victoria, looking out over Halls Gap and Lake Bellfield.
Stay at…BIG4 Grampians Parkgate Resort.

Reed Lookout and the Balconies, Grampians National Park
Two lookouts offering stunning, panoramic views of Victoria Range, Lake Wartook and Mt Difficult.
Stay at…BIG4 Grampians Parkgate Resort.

SkyHigh Mt Dandenong & Scenic Lookout, Mt Dandenong
On the uppermost reach of the Dandenong Ranges, with views stretching from the Mornington Peninsula to the You Yangs.
Stay at…BIG4 Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park.

Mt Macedon Cross, Macedon Regional Park
At the summit of Mt Macedon, one of the highest peaks of Victoria's Great Dividing Range, with views across the southern plain towards Port Phillip Bay.

The Balconies in Grampians National Park offer spectacular views at all times of the day, especially at sunset.

You Yangs Regional Park, Werribee
Distinctive granite peaks with views over the flat volcanic plains between Melbourne and Geelong.
Stay at…a BIG4 park in Melbourne.

Red Rock Volcanic Reserve, Colac
Explosive views over the world's third-largest volcanic plain and 25,000ha Lake Corangamite.

Mt Buninyong
Extinct volcano 15km southeast of Ballarat, with sweeping views of the surrounding area from its 745m summit. Keep an eye out for koalas.
Stay at…BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park or BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park.

Melville Caves, Kingower
Huge granite boulders in Kooyoora State Park, with a directional disc atop pointing out the park's features and landmarks.
Stay at…a BIG4 park in nearby Bendigo.

Mt Alexander, Harcourt
Rising 350m above the surrounding area, offers panoramic views from Dog Rocks and Shepherd's Flat.
Stay at…nearby BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park.

The Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road are a must-visit location, especially at sunset.

High seas

12 Apostles
Those limestone stacks, that coastline, those colours.
Stay at…a BIG4 park in the Great Ocean Road region.

Point Addis lookout, Anglesea
Sandy beach and sandstone cliffs, accessed from the Koorie Cultural Walk, part of the Surf Coast Walk.
Stay at…BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park.

Point Danger, Torquay
Gateway to the Great Ocean Road, the easily accessible headland is home to a war memorial and affords views over the beach and Point Danger Marine Sanctuary.

Teddy's Lookout, Lorne
Hilltop viewing platform with stunning vistas high above the coast where the St George River empties into a small cove.
Stay at…BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park.

Bay of Islands, Nullawarre
Just west of Peterborough, two different viewing areas here offer vistas over the Southern Ocean and the bay's towering limestone stacks.
Stay at…nearby BIG4 Hopkins River Holiday Park or Discovery Parks BIG4 – Warrnambool.

Cape Bridgewater, Portland
Striking clifftop views across Cape Bridgewater, over rock platforms and a fur seal colony.

With a stunning backdrop of ancient pink granite and breathtaking views, Cape Woolamai on Phillip Island makes a great vantage point for watching the sunset.

Mutton Bird Island Lookout, Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell
Stunning views of blowholes, offshore limestone stacks and towering cliffs. Get there at dusk to watch the short-tailed shearwaters (mutton birds) fly home.
Stay at…a BIG4 park in the Great Ocean Road region.

Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island
Against a backdrop of ancient pink granite, breathtaking beachy views of the Pinnacles and over Bass Strait.
Stay at…BIG4 Phillip Island Caravan Park.

San Remo foreshore, Phillip Island
Gateway to Phillip Island and anglers' haven, a top spot to watch fishing boats return home each day with a fresh load of seafood.
Stay at…BIG4 Phillip Island Caravan Park.

Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove
Perfect for beach sunsets, looking back towards the bluff in Barwon Heads.
Stay at…BIG4 Bellarine Holiday Park or BIG4 Beacon Resort.

Norman Bay, Wilsons Promontory
Close to Tidal River campground, flanked by Norman Point and Pillar Point, with stunning views of Mt Oberon.

Snap an Insta-worthy picture at sunset at Ballarat's Lake Wendouree.
Image courtesy: Jill Wharton/www.ballaratcameraclub.org.au

Lakeside

Lake Wendouree, Ballarat
Ideal spot for sunset picnics, barbecues, walks and bird watching, complete with playground for little sunsetters.
Stay at…BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park or BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park.

Lake Mulwala, Yarrawonga-Mulwala
Picturesque lake dotted with the remains of a red gum forest. Popular with anglers and sunset snappers.
Stay at…BIG4 Yarrawonga Mulwala Lakeside Holiday Park.

Watch the sun set over beautiful old gardens from the Poppet Head lookout at Rosalind Park in Bendigo.

Up the garden path

Rosalind Park, Bendigo
Beautiful old gardens with conservatory, fernery and Poppet Head lookout tower offering the best view over Bendigo.
Stay at…a BIG4 park in Bendigo.

Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens, Daylesford
Perched high on the summit of an extinct volcano, offering panoramic views of Daylesford and surrounds.

Experience desert lunar-like landscapes at sunset at Mungo National Park.

Just deserts

Mungo National Park, Mungo
Ancient, heritage-listed national park with rugged, desert lunar-like landscapes and the spectacular Great Walls of China.

 

Where is your top pick for viewing a sunset in Victoria or anywhere in Australia? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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First appeared at visitvictoria.com

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