Pacific Travel: The Glorious Sun and Sunsets of Australia


Ahhh, the land Down Under and it’s magical sun and sunsets. There’s a reason why Here Comes The Sun is one of my all time favorite songs – the sun makes me happy.  I’m one of those people who need to see it and feel the warmth on my skin to be in a good mood.  Luckily Australia was just what the sun doctor ordered; I experienced 27 days in Australia soaking up the sun.  That equates to 54 sunrises and sunsets – and I believe that about 40 of them were some of the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises I had ever seen.  I left Oz sun kissed after all of that time outside enjoying the rays.

I took countless pictures of the beautiful and sometimes tumultuous sun the beach, hot air balloons, and the desert.  It was hard to pick my favorite sunrise and sunset photography, but I have narrowed it down to a few of my favorite in those 27 days.

uluru sunrise

Sunrise at Uluru in Northern Territory

sunset noosa

Sunset Noosa Beach

gin and tonic sunset

Sunset and a glass of gin and tonic in Darwin.

sunset spicers lodge

Sunset and a sliver of moon over Spicers Peak Queensland

Surf sunset coolangatta

Sunset and a surf board in Coolangatta beach Queensland

sunrise Gold Coast

Rays of sun greet me for sunrise in Room753 on Broadbeach

outback sunset

Sunset in the outback

Sunset Silhouette

Sunset Silhouette  in Darwin Northern Territory

sunrise broadbeach

A stormy Sunrise at Room753 Broadbeach

Lifeguard sunset

Lifeguard sunset on Coolangatta Beach Gold Coast Queensland

Hot air ballon sunrise outback

Sunrise over the outback in a hot air balloon near Alice Springs

sunset alice springs

Sunset Alice Springs Northern Territory

sunset Australia

Sunset in Darwin – looks like a water color painting!

Disclosure:  I was invited to enjoy Queensland and Northern Territory by the Queensland Tourism Board and Northern Territory Tourism Board however all the opinions expressed her are solely my own!


Sherry Ott
Sherry Ott is a refugee from corporate IT who is now a long term traveler, blogger, and photographer. She’s a co-founder of, a website offering career break travel inspiration and advice.

Additionally, she runs an around the world travel blog writing about her travel and expat adventures at
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