Best sunrise photography spots in Melbourne. Our guide to some of the best and most easily accessible sunrise locations around Melbourne.
We love a good sunrise. It’s our favourite time of the day. Being based right in the CBD, it’s not always easy to find one with all the high rises surrounding you. But here’s a few different ideas and places we consider to be the best sunrise photography spots in Melbourne.
Sandridge Beach – Port Melbourne
Port Melbourne is definitely one of the best places in Melbourne for some sunrise photography, there’s so many spots to pick from, all offering something a little different. From the far end of Sandridge Beach you can watch the sunrise to the right of the city skyline and light up Port Philip Bay.
King Street Bridge
Right on the river, the King Street Bridge is another of the best spot for sunrise in Melbourne CBD. A nice close and central one for us. Watching the sun creep up and out from beside the high rises and light up the Yarra River is a great way to start the day.
Melbourne City Marina – Docklands
One of our favourite spots in Melbourne for both sunset and night photography as well, Docklands is also a pretty cool place for a sunrise too. Make your way over to the Newquay Promenade and head out on the Melbourne City Marina where you can find an east facing spot. We’ve seen some stunners from here!
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A jetty on the Webb Trail – Port Melbourne
The Webb Trail (and Bay and White Reserve Boardwalk Trails) in Port Melbourne are great places for a morning stroll. And from anywhere along the Webb Trail you have awesome views of the city skyline and with the right conditions the colours in the sky above and around it can be spectacular.
Evan Walker Bridge
As with the feature image, the Evan Walker Bridge can be one of the best spots in Melbourne CBD for sunrise. There are few places in the world we have ever witnessed a more moody sunrise than the one above. Fast moving dark rain clouds coming over as the sun rose resulted in a seriously eerie sunrise. Obviously they are not all as the dramatic as this, but it’s a reliable and central spot for a good sunrise when conditions permit.
On the waterfront of WTC Wharf
Maybe not the first place or direction you’d think of when looking for a sunrise photo. It’s usually one of our favourite sunset spots, but on a nice still morning it can be a lovely spot for both twilight and as the sun rises behind you. With colour in the sky and Seafarers Bridge reflections in the water, it’s something a little different.
Princes Pier – Port Melbourne
The Princes Pier is popular with photographers (and fisherman) anytime of day. But for us we love heading down at sunrise and sunset, when there’s a bit of colour in the sky. With the sun rising to the east, don’t expect the sun to pop up in front of you as you look out over Port Philip Bay, but with a little cloud in the sky it can make for a nice photo as the sun rises and lights up the bay.
From Flinders Walk
Similar to the views from Evan Walker Bridge, but instead featuring it rather than photographing from it. There are several decent spots on the Flinders Walk both in front and behind of the bridge to watch the sun rise, making it a lovely sunrise stroll.
Sandridge Lookout – Port Melbourne
A bit of a walk for us, but definitely worth the effort. The raised Sandridge Lookout offers stunning vistas over the Port Philip Bay to the Melbourne skyline beyond. For us this is undoubtedly one of the best sunrise photography spots in Melbourne.
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