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Watch the sunrise, it’s a new dawn for New Year’s Day

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You’ve spent the night surrounded by friends, laughing, dancing and enjoying life. There’s been fireworks and Happy New Year’s kisses, but as the night ends and dawn approaches, you wonder where you should be to welcome in 2021. Let us unveil the region’s top locations for watching the sunrise this coming New Year’s day!

Red Beach by @rise_and_shine_bribie_ Sunrise Red Beach Bribie Island credit rise and shine bribie

From the Beach

There’s no denying that sitting on the beach, watching the sunrise is magical. The Moreton Bay Region has a number of beaches and parks by the Moreton Bay were you can welcome in the New Year:

  1. Red Beach, Bribie Island
  2. Woorim Beach, Bribie Island
  3. Godwin Beach, Godwin
  4. Sandstone Point
  5. Beachmere Conservation Park, Beachmere
  6. Moreton Terrace Park, Beachmere
  7. Deception Bay Beach
  8. Scarborough Beach, Redcliffe
  9. Queens Beach, Redcliffe
  10. Redcliffe Beach, Redcliffe
  11. Suttons Beach, Redcliffe
  12. Margate Beach, Redcliffe
  13. Scotts Point Beach, Redcliffe
  14. Gayundah, Redcliffe
  15. Toorbul Beach, Toorbul


@gezza63 Woody Point Jetty pastel Sunset near Brisbane Moreton Bay Region

From the Jetty

Pull up a board, dangle your legs over the water and just watch the sunrise from one of these adorable timber Jetties:

  1. Donnybrook Jetty
  2. Bongaree Jetty
  3. Redcliffe Jetty
  4. Woody Point Jetty


Jollys Lookout Sunset 1

From the Mountains

Why not throw on some walking shoes and go for a hike up into the region’s mountain rangers.

  1. Jolly’s Lookout, South D’Aguilar National Park
  2. Camp Mountain Lookout, South D’Aguilar National Park
  3. Bulls Falls Lookout, Mount Mee

Discover more about the D'Aguilar National Park here.



@tracey_mac_photographer North Lakes Lake Eden Sunrise near Brisbane credit Tracey Mac Photography

From the Lakes and Rivers

Not able to make it to the beach, but still want to watch the sunrise over the water? Fortunately, Moreton Bay Region has a number of lakes, river and creeks that make this possible!

  1. Lake Samsonvale, Warner
  2. Lake Kurwongbah, Petrie
  3. Leis Park, Strathpine
  4. Lake Eden, North Lakes

Discover some great places to visit in the new year in the Moreton Bay Region



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Looking for more things to do and see? Pop into one of the region's Accredited Visitor Information Centres, the volunteers have a wealth of knowledge about things to do and see in the Moreton Bay Region.



Words by
Zoe Harvey

Zoe is a lover of sharing and exploring all things Moreton Bay Region has to offer. As a sunrise fiend, a foodie fanatic, cocktail connoisseur and keen ocean lover you can sure count on her to know what's on and what's hot in Moreton Bay and surrounds.

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