December 21, 2017
Experience a spectacular dusk at these iconic Canberra locations. Our clear, vibrant sunsets (and sunrises for the early risers) will immerse you in nature.
Here are enough Insta-worthy ideas so you’ve got your sunsets sorted for a week.
There are multiple locations for a sunset view at the National Arboretum Canberra. Set up your tripod near the Wide Brown Land sculpture, or follow one of the walking trails to find the perfect visual perspective.
Many of the hills surrounding the main building provide panoramic views over Lake Burley Griffin, Telstra Tower and Canberra’s unique bush vista. Gorgeous.
Stop showing off Canberra! A sunset view taken from the National Arboretum Canberra - @kazuriphotographycanberra
A chopper ride as the sun begins its descent is spectacular. Join Canberra Helicopters on scenic flights over Canberra and surrounds.
Both easy to access by car or a hike, Mount Ainslie Lookout and Red Hill Lookout provide sufficient height to view many of Canberra’s wonders. From both vantage points, the scenic outlook takes in Parliament House.
The sunset colours provide a stunning backdrop to the city, its national attractions, planned layout and remarkable mountains in the distance.
Watch the colours change at dusk from atop Mount Ainslie Lookout - @alexgkearney
On or around Lake Burley Griffin you’ll soon find yourself absorbed into the early night-sky colours. Try hiring a kayak or SUP, taking a cruise, setting up a picnic or throwing in a line. There’s even a Sunset and Serenity on the Lake kayak tour!
Capture the glorious sky anywhere on or around Lake Burley Griffin - @elbearo
As the sun sets during March, the impressive lighting projections come to life at Enlighten. Dusk is the perfect time to enjoy the atmosphere of the event – including street artists, musical acts and delicious food – then watch the skies change before your eyes (and camera lenses).
Time your 8.2 kilometre journey along Gibraltar Peak walking trail so you can capture a beautiful sunset. This is a moderate to hard walk in a national park, so make sure you do the preparations or engage an experienced guide.
Capturing dusk in the mountains of Gibralter Falls - @jeska.therese
One of Canberra’s most photographed locations, Telstra Tower sits atop Black Mountain and offers stunning 360-degree views across Canberra’s breadth.
The 195-metre tower has both open and enclosed viewing areas for all seasons.
Get up high for a sunset vista from Telstra Tower - @mydroneandme