These are the top places to watch the sun set on the Gold Coast, in no particular order. Enjoy!
1. Mount Tamborine
Drive Time From Wyndham Surfers Paradise: 44 minutes
Nothing says ‘romantic sunset’ like watching the day end from any of Mount Tamborine’s gorgeous lookouts. Gaze out to the west from the popular Rotary Lookout and Hang Glider Lookout along Main Western Road, or go for something more intimate with a north-western view of the mountains from Jourdana Drive.
2. SkyPoint Climb
Drive Time From Wyndham Surfers Paradise: 1 minute
If you haven’t experienced the Gold Coast from 270 metres in the air, you’re seriously missing out. Want to make it even better? Book you and your partner tickets to the Twilight SkyPoint Climb – you can cap off a day of exploring with 360-degree views of the Gold Coast as the sun sets. Watch the sun set in a glorious blaze of colour, and share a moment you’ll never forget with your favourite human.
3. Burleigh Hill
Drive Time From Wyndham Kirra Beach: 18 minutes
Burleigh might look out over the eastern sea, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great place to be as the evening sets in. Grab a blanket, buy some takeaway, and cuddle up with your partner on Burleigh Hill – as the eastern sky fades to shades of pastel and the waves lap gently at the Burleigh foreshore, you can watch Surfers Paradise become a city of glittering lights. It’s romantic, it’s peaceful, and it’s the perfect way to experience the southern end of the Gold Coast.
4. Springbrook Pinnacle
Drive Time From Wyndham Kirra Beach: 52 minutes
We won’t lie – getting to Springbrook Pinnacle requires a bit of walking (a twenty-kilometre-return hike, actually). Once you make it there, though, you’ll realise it’s worth every step. With incredible 360-degree views over Springbrook’s rugged mountain ranges, the Pinnacle is a truly special location.
5. Kirra Hill Lookout
Drive Time From Wyndham Kirra Beach: 4 minutes
Like Burleigh Hill, Kirra Hill Lookout faces east. You won’t technically be able to watch the sun set here, but you can still bask in the aftermath – the great waves, the beautiful colours, the ocean breezes caressing your skin. Bring snack food along for a romantic picnic, or keep it casual with a sunset walk instead.
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