Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Noosa

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Those last few moments when the sun dances with the edge of the earth, bright, vibrant colours painting the sky with purples, pinks and oranges. Here are a few places that we think should be top of the list as the best places to see the sunset in Noosa:

Sunshine Beach Surf Club

Make the most of the Sunshine Beach Surf Club and watch the sun fade behind Noosa National Park, with a drink in hand, from a comfortable seat on the deck. A bonus is watching surfers catch the last waves of the day amongst friends and locals in the town’s bustling club.

Laguna Lookout

While this spot can get crowded, it offers up some of the most stunning views of Laguna Bay, Main Beach, Noosa River, waterways, the hinterland, and the mountains beyond. Just a short 5-minute drive from Noosa, or a swift walk from the centre of town, Laguna Lookout is a beautiful place to grab a picture and let the views sink in. We’d also recommend grabbing a bottle of wine and enjoying it on the hillside with stunning views of the Shire of Noosa.

Noosa River

The Noosa River remains one of the most undisturbed rivers, acting as a mirror for the sunset to glimmer and sparkle on, with the hinterland in the background. When the beaches and lookouts are too crowded, head to Gympie Terrace, which is always a peaceful spot to watch the sun go down. To really satisfy all the senses, enjoy the show with fish and chips from Noosa Boathouse or take away pizza from Zachary’s.

Noosa Spit

The mouth of Noosa River is another quiet place to watch the sun retire for the day. The point where the river meets the ocean and day meets night is not to be missed. Bring a picnic, sit on the sand and gaze across to the wild, but alluring Noosa North Shore.

Noosa Ferry Sunset Cruise

Take your supper and drink of your choice on board the Noosa Ferry Sunset Cruise; this hour-long journey will let you see the sunset from another dazzling perspective. The sound and sight of water making for a super relaxing evening. The esky and glassware are provided onboard but make sure you book ahead as they run at 50 % capacity for the sunset cruises.

Mount Tinbeerwah

Finally, just 15 minutes outside of Noosa, you can get to Mount Tinbeerwah for some of the best views of the valley and hinterland. The mountain acts as a perfect point to watch the sun in the west, splaying colours of purple, blues, orange and pinks for your eyes to feast upon. The drive alone will make you feel miles away from the stresses of the everyday. This view can’t be beaten, with a panorama of the Glasshouse Mountains in the background.