14 Beautiful Spots to Watch the Sunset in Melbourne

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Australia's Melbourne is renowned for its rich cultural legacy, outstanding cuisine and captivating street art. It has been recognized as one of the world's most vibrant cities. No doubt the city offers so much to see and do. But watching the Sunset in Melbourne is something that isn't recommended enough. From rooftop restaurants and bars, parks and gardens, serene beachsides, and over historical monuments, the experience of watching the orange hues of the sun slowly fade away is nothing short of breathtaking.

Scroll down to these finest places to see the Sunset in Melbourne -

1. Transit Rooftop Bar

View from the Transit Rooftop Bar, Melbourne
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Watching the sun slowly set over the Yarra River and the Melbourne Cricket Ground is best done from the Transit Rooftop Bar. Guests can bask in the evening sun with some live music and delicious food from the Taxi Kitchen. In addition, one can choose to watch the sunset from the dining room, the patio, or the river room.

2.  Arts Center Melbourne

An Evening in Arts Centre Melbourne
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Located by the banks of the Yarra River, the Arts Center Melbourne is a centre for performing arts consisting of theatres and concert halls. Most notably, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl within the Arts Centre is a great spot to witness the sunset in Sydney. Hosting concerts and music festivals on the regular, this vast outdoor venue is fantastic for soaking in the setting sun with some live music.

 3. Flagstaff Gardens

Flagstaff Gardens, West Melbourne
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Flagstaff Gardens is a public park and space situated at Melbourne's western edge. It is renowned for its horticultural efforts and natural aesthetic and is among Melbourne's oldest. With plenty of benches laden across the park's pathways, guests can spend some quiet time in the park in the evenings watching the sunset in Melbourne. Flagstaff Gardens also has other facilities, such as children's playgrounds, tennis courts, public toilets and more.

4.  Naked in the Sky, Fitzroy

View from Naked in the Sky, Fitzroy, Melbourne
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Naked in the Sky, one of the original rooftop bars in Melbourne, provides a great view of Melbourne's surroundings. Enjoy some of its melty baked camembert cheese with crusty ciabatta or split a dark chocolate ganache tart with a heaping scoop of coffee ice cream. There aren't any better ways to conclude the day than viewing the setting sun slowly slipping behind Melbourne's tall buildings.

5. The Big Drift

Sunset from Wilsons Promontory National Park
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The Big Drift at Wilsons Prom is an exotic expanse of flowing dunes situated two and a half hours southwest of Melbourne's CBD. A two-kilometre hike through scrub and forest from Stockyards Campground brings you to an unusual and shifting landscape. The Vereker mountain in the east and the sea in the west are both stunning to see. The view is even more spectacular at dusk when the sinking light turns the golden sands into a stunning shade of rose gold.

6. Albert Park Lake

Aerial View of Albert Park, Melbourne
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The lovely Albert Park Lake is located in the inner-city Melbourne district. The course surrounding it also serves as the site of the Australian Grand Prix. Take a stroll around Albert Park Lake in the early evening, then go to The Point for a drink or dinner for the best chance to watch a glorious sunset in Melbourne.

7.  Ponyfish Island

Sunset Over Ponyfish Island, Melbourne
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Under the pedestrian bridge on the Yarra, close to Melbourne's Southbank, is this floating eatery and bar. A dining experience as quirky and unique is only topped by the beautiful hues of the setting sun over Melbourne. Guests can gorge on delectable dishes coupled with some great drinks and capture some beautiful pictures to put even the gods to envy.

8.  Royal Park

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It's simple to overlook the fact that the CBD is only a little more than four kilometres away while you're immersed in nature among the numerous pathways, grasslands, and marshes of Royal Park. The 180-hectare area is today the largest park in inner-city Melbourne. Plan your visit for dusk to enjoy the magnificent view of the CBD as the sun sets.

9. Olivigna Restaurant, Warrandyte

Inside the Olivigna Restaurant, Warrandyte
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Watch the sunset from Warrandyte's Olivigna Restaurant, which is only a few kilometres from Melbourne. This lovely Italian restaurant aims to transport its guests to a bucolic setting in Tuscany with its sumptuous dishes, freshly baked bread and choicest of wines on offer. Visitors can also choose from their sweet and organic jams on sale.

10. Lui Bar Melbourne

Lui Bar, Melbourne
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In the centre of Melbourne's central business district, on the 55th story of the famed Rialto building, is where you'll find The Lui Bar. The bar offers a wide selection of wines, as well as a snack menu created by Vue de Monde. It makes for a nice spot in the centre of Melbourne to enjoy drinks and the sunset.

11. The Shrine

Sunset at Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne
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The ANZAC and Remembrance Day ceremonies are held at the Shrine. From Flinders Street Station, take a tram to this well-known Melbourne landmark, which is situated on the popular St Kilda Road, where you can sit and enjoy a quiet sunset in Melbourne.

12. Half Moon Bay

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In the Black Rock district of Melbourne, one can find Half Moon Bay. This magnanimous natural structure is a great point providing panoramic views of the ocean and also a beautiful view of the sunset over the beach and bay. 

13. Sky High Mount Dandenong

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Get amazing views of the sunset in Melbourne from SkyHigh Mount Dandenong. From the Melbourne CBD, it takes less than an hour to go to this fantastic location. SkyHigh offers magnificent and stunning views of Melbourne's horizon day or night, making it one of Victoria's best holiday spots. Guests can also relish delicious seafood while taking in the breathtaking sunset.

14. The Boatbuilder's Yard

Sunset Over The Boatbuilders Yard
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View a stunning sunset from The Boatbuilders Yard in Melbourne. Located on the Yarra River bank, it is a family-friendly cafe and bar where one can take in the setting sun's splendour. This yard has on offer a wide range of beverages and Mediterranean and South American cuisine. Due to the ample play space, your children will also enjoy this location.


These are among the few serene and lovely spots where one can see the nicest sunset in Melbourne. The city boasts a diverse combination of beautiful structures and everyday splendour, with serene lakes, luxurious hills, and rugged mountains, creating an exceptional sunset sight.

This post was published by Saba Fakhr

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