Best Places In Victoria For Sunset Views

Before the COVID-19 crisis and before our movements were restricted, many of us probably took for granted Victoria’s gorgeous sunsets and stunning views.

What we used to ignore and gave less attention to, now seems important. Simple things like watching sunsets, going for a drive, and enjoying stunning views are things we are starting to appreciate that little bit more.

Now that COVID-19 restrictions are slowly being lifted, it’s important that we don’t take these little things for granted. Do you miss watching sunsets? We do.

Therefore, we have come up with a list of the best places to watch sunsets in Victoria. Now that we are free to go out and travel again, watching sunsets seems like the best way to enjoy the beauty of nature and be thankful for what we have in our own backyard.

Sunsets have a magical power that seems to draw out our emotions and make us feel appreciative and thankful.

With that in mind, let’s take a look now at the best places to watch sunsets in Victoria.

1). Mungo National Park, Mungo

The Mungo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a protected National Park. Its rugged, desert, moon-like terrain turns orange when the sunsets. Watching the sunset here will feel like an out of this world experience. The sunsets here are simply stunning!


2). Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

Watch the sunset by the wharf while having a picnic or barbecue. Imagine the sunset reflecting on the calm, serene water, with different colours stirring all kinds of emotions. They also have a playground for the kids in case you want to bring the whole family with you.

Best places Victoria sunset views - Lake Wendouree Ballarat

3). Lake Mulwala, Yarrawonga-Mulwala

This lake is popular for birders and anglers. All kinds of wildlife thrive here which makes it even more attractive. Imagine the sunset reflecting on the picturesque lake with the remains of the Red Gum Forest in the foreground. This is a perfect place to watch the sunset and enjoy the great outdoors.

Best places Victoria sunset views - Lake Mulwala
4). The 12 Apostles, Victoria

This amazing wonder of nature is located off the shores of Port Campbell National Park by the Great Ocean Road here in Victoria. The 12 Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks that change colours and reflect the sea and the sunset beautifully. The sunset and its beautiful limestone formations with the ocean in the background make for the most picturesque views imaginable. 


5). Point Danger, Torquay

Off the coast along the Great Ocean Road of Victoria, this is a great place to park, enjoy the limestone formations by the ocean and watch the colours of the sky change during sunset. Make sure you take a scenic drive to Point Danger – you will not regret it!

Best places Victoria sunset views - Point Danger Torquay

6). Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island

With breath-taking ocean views of Bass Strait and the Pinnacles, the ancient pink granite in the area acts as a beautiful foreground with the equally beautiful sunset as the backdrop. The drive to Cape Woolamai is just as enjoyable and scenic as the sunset views.

Best places Victoria sunset views - Cape Woolamai Phillip Island

7). Boroka Lookout, Grampians National Park

This nature reserve is known for its sandstone mountains, wildlife, and wildflowers. It has campsites, camping grounds, and caravan parks. You can enjoy the mountain views, the stunning sunset, and camp out during the night under the stars. Just one of the many places in Australia where nature and beauty collide.

Best places Victoria sunset views - Boroka Lookout Grampians

8). Red Rock Volcanic Reserve, Colac 

This place boasts explosive views over the volcanic plain and Lake Corangamite. It is a great place to watch sunsets and take in the beautiful volcanic landscape and geologic formations. The red rock volcano is a quaternary complex volcano located in the small city of Colac and a very unique place to watch the sunset.

Why We Need to Watch Sunsets

  • It is healthy – physically, emotionally, and mentally.
  • It will inspire you.
  • It will make you appreciate life and be thankful you’re alive.
  • It stirs up emotions that will make you feel alive, happy and content.
  • It will force you to put your phone down.
  • It forces you outside.
  • It slows you down to appreciate nature and take some time for introspection.

After our challenging experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic, let’s start healing by spending time in nature and appreciating the natural beauty that is all around us. 

You can enjoy the beauty of sunsets no matter where you are in the world but nothing compares to the sunsets in Victoria.

Have fun taking a road trip and heading to the places mentioned above, and make sure you enjoy the journey as much as the destination. 

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