If a sunrise is a glorious start to the day, then surely a sunset provides a magnificent end. And sure enough, the Sunshine Coast offers up a myriad of venues to enjoy this occasion.
Here are our top four suggestions for watching the sunset on the Sunshine Coast:
Number four: Maleny, Montville and Mapleton The Sunshine Coast hinterland sits elevated from the coast, providing the area with natural elevation, and plenty of scenic opportunities to take in the sunset. Restaurants such as Key Restaurant provide a perfect vantage point if you feel like something a little special.
The Glasshouse Mountains are a group of rocky volcanic peaks that sit against the Sunshine Coast's western horizon. With eleven peaks on offer, take your pick (or try a different one each day), find a vantage point and watch the silhouette take form as the sun sets behind it.
Number two: Bulcock Beach, Caloundra. Bulcock Beach itself faces South, meaning if you chose your vantage point and time of day right, you can take in the sunrise to the left, or the sunset to the right. Watching the sunset from Bulcock Beach, you will be able to see the sun set over the Pumicestone Passage.
Number one: Take a sunset cruise. Whether you wish to cruise the Pumicestone Passage with Caloundra Cruises or glide along Mooloolaba's canals with Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba, taking the sunset views from onboard a specialised vessel is the ultimate (affordable) luxury. Cruises start from $15 and are a unique way to experience this natural attraction.
Woody Point is one of the few (if only) places to view sunset over water in South East Queensland. It has a fabulous jetty, picnic grounds and play equipment as well as several places to eat out including the excellent Masala Indian Restaurant and the iconic Belvedere Hotel.