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

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Posted 24 January

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 2018. Let us unveil the region’s top locations for watching the sunrise this coming New Year’s day!

Bribie Island Sunrise

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
Discover more about the Moreton Bay Region beaches here. Redcliffe Jetty

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

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.

Leis Park Lawnton Boat ramp Visit Moreton Bay Region

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



Sunrise times for New Year’s Day 2019

Make sure you get to your desired location on time.

TIME: 4:56 AM 
DATE: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 (GMT+10)
LOCATION: Sunrise North Brisbane QLD

To really get the full experience, aim to be at your special spot 30 minutes before the sunrise time.

New Year's Eve 

Haven't made New Year's Eve plans yet? Find a New Year's Eve event near you 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 local knowledge.

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