Find the best sunrises and sunsets in Queensland

If you love the beauty of a sunrise or sunset, you’ll find plenty of outstanding locations in Queensland to enjoy these wonders of nature.

It’s not called the Sunshine State for nothing. Queensland has some of the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets in the country. Here are a few locations you can experience a brilliant start or finish to your day. Just make sure you have your camera charged so you can capture the moments.

Moreton Island

Just two kilometres north of Tangalooma Island Resort, you will enjoy the sunset over the Tangalooma Wrecks on Moreton Island.

Fraser Island

The largest sand island in the world offers lots of locations to capture the sunrise or sunset. Seventy-Five Mile Beach is just one of the best spots to capture the colour.

Gold Coast

Looking west from the coastline at Surfers Paradise at dusk gives you a calm, reflective image across the water and over the hinterland.

Outback Queensland

There are numerous townships and remote locations to capture the long sunset of the outback. At Longreach, you can experience the colour and charm of ‘Matilda Country’ at sunset.

North Stradbroke Island

The island offers a seemingly endless coastline, with hardly a hint of civilisation early in the morning or at dusk. Adder Rock Beach is a just one of the locations offering dream images for photographers.


The pretty seaside village of Scarborough is located at the most-northern point of Moreton Bay in Redcliffe where you can enjoy pink, gold, indigo and other vibrant colours as the sun sets.


Whether it’s the view from the beach at sunrise or across the Noosa River nestled between the coast and hinterland, you are assured of stunning views.