Postcard from Perth at sunset

Postcard from Perth at sunset

The East Coast of Australia is blessed with many things–awesome coffee, gorgeous beaches, killer street art–but incredible sunsets are unfortunately not one of them. Luckily, Perth has sunsets breathtaking enough to make up for the whole rest of the country (along with many other pretty reasons to pop over to WA).

Beautiful pink sky sunset from Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia

While it might not be seaside, the perfect place to watch the sky fill with impossibly vivid color is Kings Park. Perched high on a hill overlooking the city, it’s a short walk from the CBD and it’s a lovely place to picnic at dusk.

Perth skyline at night, Western Australia

How gorgeous is the Perth CBD at night?

Red flowers in Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia

Wander through the lovely suburb of Subiaco on your way to Kings Park.

Gorgeous orange sunset from Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia

War memorial at dusk in Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia

Where’s your favorite place to watch the sunset in Perth?


  • Somehow I thought Perth was an outback type town, not city. It’s gorgeous! Wish we had more time in Oz. One month is not enough at all. 

  • Incredible shots. I spent most my evenings working in Freo so I never got to see sunset from King’s Park (not that the ones in Freo weren’t amazing either!). Perth really is pretty lucky to have such beautiful skies!

  • jenny@atasteoftravel

    Great photos. I didn’t recognize my own city! I love watching the sunset at Cottesloe Beach. It’s always stunning

  • From the top of the DNA Tower in King’s Park! I’ll be back in Perth in less than a week and I cannot wait!

  • I second sunset at Cottesloe Beach near Perth. Though, these city-sunset photos are beautiful, too!

  • Lovely photos. I’m only just over in NZ and have to say I know very little about Perth.

  • I can’t even believe those shots are real! Well done!

  • Jan

    Scarborough Beach!

  • Beautiful photos! I am so excited to go to Western Australia! 😀

  •  The sunsets are spectacular almost every day in Perth during summer. 

  • camorose

    Not at all–I was there for 10 months and still haven’t seen enough of Oz. Perth is definitely much more compact than Sydney or Melbourne, but still a major city!

  • camorose

    What’s crazy about this sunset is that it was really basic and boring, and then BAM–out of nowhere the sky was completely pink and orange. Incredible!

  • camorose

    Glad you enjoyed them– I really loved Perth 🙂

  • camorose

    Ahhhh next time I’ll catch a sunset from up there!

  • camorose

    I spent my last night in Oz watching the sun set over Cottlesloe Beach–definitely not a bad place for it 🙂

  • camorose

    Well it is quite a long way from NZ–all the way across Australia as well. Still worth a visit, such a beautiful city surrounded by such natural wonders!

  • camorose

    Thanks! Unedited at that!

  • camorose

    Didn’t make it there on this trip–next time!

  • camorose

    Excited for you–it’s an amazing place!

  • camorose

    I believe it!

  • I literally gasped when I saw the first shot. Now that’s a sunset!

  • camorose

    Gorgeous, eh? It came on all of a sudden–sky was blue and then it was just GORGEOUS.

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  • Those photos came out really nice. Can I ask what type of camera was used to take them?

  • camorose

    Canon Rebel XSi 🙂