11 Jul 2019
We’re a bit bias but Australia really is the most beautiful place. From the glistening beaches to the rolling hills, everywhere you turn is an Instagram moment waiting to happen.
But Australia really comes alive at golden hour, that magical time as the sun is rising over the ocean or above the mountains and covers the sky with a golden glow or cotton candy skies.
To help make your early alarm worthwhile we’ve found the best sunrises in Australia and how you can see them. We couldn’t think of a better way to start your day than basking in the glow of these beauties.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA - BROOME
The iconic Cable Beach in Broome is one of Australia’s most iconic landscapes where 22 kms of white sand meets bright blue water. But the beach isn’t just famous for its iconic camel rides but the uninterrupted views are the perfect place to settle in and watch the sun creep out from the ocean.
Stay at Discovery Parks - Broome
QUEENSLAND - AIRLIE BEACH
Airlie Beach is the vibrant gateway of the Whitsundays and the perfect mainland base for your island getaway. The tropical location overlooks the Airlie Beach lagoon making for an ideal destination to spy a dreamy sunrise.
Stay at Discovery Parks – Airlie Beach
TASMANIA - CRADLE MOUNTAIN
One of Tasmania’s most visited attractions, Cradle Mountain is home to some of the most breathtaking views across Australia. Get up early and you’ll be treated to a golden sky reflected in the crystal clear water.
Stay at Discovery Parks – Cradle Mountain
VICTORIA - LAKE HUME
Lake Hume is a picturesque spot on the border of VIC and NSW, near Albury Wodonga. The Lake holds more than 6 times the amount of water as Sydney Harbour which provides the perfect mirrored canvas for a glowing sunrise.
Stay at Discovery Parks – Lake Hume
NEW SOUTH WALES - BYRON BAY
Some people swear the air is clearer at Byron Bay which makes this coastal town the ideal location to catch a colourful sunrise. This famous travellers destination evokes a sense of calm and it’s not uncommon to spy yoga enthusiasts dotting the beaches as the sun rises each morning.
Stay at Discovery Parks – Byron Bay
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - BAROSSA VALLEY
The Barossa Valley wine region needs little introduction and while it’s known for its rolling vineyards and delicious produce, the area’s glowing skies are reason enough to visit. If you’re an early riser you can watch as the golden sunrise sneaks across the lush landscape before you tackle a full day of wine sipping.
Stay at Discovery Parks - Barossa Valley