River Glow: Summer Sunsets On The Murray
Imagine watching a stunning summer sunset over the Murray River that hangs on the horizon for hours, without having to share it with thousands of others…
This is what sunsets on the Murray River promise: unparalleled access to your own private sunset viewing, where you feel like the only person on earth.
It’s a well-kept secret that the best sunsets in Australia are on the Murray River, but we’re here to lift the veil on this hidden wonder and share some insider knowledge on the very best vantage points to help you make the most of your Murray River sunsets.
The beauty of a falling sun over the Murray is that you can capture it from everywhere and anywhere along our stunning river region. From all the way upstream in Albury Wodonga where a myriad of sunset colours shift over the floodplains from Eastern Hill Rotary Lookout, to downstream vistas at the aptly named Murray Sunset National Park, west of Mildura, where the only thing more impressive than the sunset is the great night sky.
Summer is the ideal time of year to watch a Murray River sunset linger on the horizon, for what feels like an eternity, as the colours shift from deep reds, pinks and oranges to the almost-dark hues of purples and blues that only exist in this part of the world.
There’s something sacred about watching the sun set over the water, especially a body of water as legendary as the Murray. Every bend is different from the last, offering changing views, a new skyline, bigger river red gums and wildlife taking a drink before settling for the night.
Local birds typically herald in the sunsets along the Murray and even if you wanted to make a call on your phone, you wouldn’t be able to hear over the chorus of roosting cockatoo, galah and corellas - it's the chorus of the Murray and we love it.
Position yourself on the bank, cold drink in hand or some takeaway from the local cafe and just look, listen and learn. This is your permission to put life on hold to watch the night sky slowly take over the day. The Murray River is a place where you can see the remnants of the day still hanging in the west sky, long after the sun has set. The summer days are long here, which stretches your holiday to a point where one day feels like two and a week feels like a month.