Perth is well renowned for its beautiful sunsets and the ritzy western suburbs holds some of WA's most well known sunset destinations. Here's my pick for the top 5 sunset spots in Perth's western suburbs.
Note: for the purposes of this article the western suburbs are south of Scarborough Beach Road, west of Harborne Street/Rokeby Road/Thomas Street and north of the Swan River .
Bold Park There are few places with better 360 degree views of the city. From Reabold Hill in Bold Park you can see the CBD, the ocean, Herdsman Lake, Rottnest, the beaches, harbours and an endless pattern-work of suburbia.
For sunsets it's best to position your camera so you get plenty of the bush in the foreground. You have the option of including suburbs, the mount Kenneth reservoir, ocean... and of course the hill is perfect for panorama mode as well.
It's one of the best spots in Perth to get a photo any time of day, but mornings and evenings bring out the best in Herdsman Lake. You can sit there for an hour watching the sun dip below the trees before the sky is painted sunset orange.
The sun peaks through stormy clouds of Herdsman lake.
Find a spot on the east side of the lake, where you have uninterrupted views across the placid waters. From here you can get great shots of the sun piercing trees and bouncing off the lake. You can also wait until the clouds turn orange and reflect onto the lake itself.
City Beach Cottesloe may feature on all the postcards when it comes to selling Perth's beaches but it can't match City Beach when it comes to watching the sun go down.
I say this because City Beach is the only place in Perth where you can enjoy local craft beer and good food in a relaxed pub with nothing between it and the beach whilst watching the sun dip below the ocean. I am of course talking about sunset dinners at Clancy's Fish Pub, a must do for all locals and travelers to our city.
Colonial Gardens Impressive mansions, riverside views, lush green grass covered by native bushland. Colonial gardens is largely unknown outside the golden triangle but it's one of Perth's better riverside parks.