Our Top 10 List: Our Favourite Happy Hour Drink Spots of Australia

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At the end of a day of travelling, nothing beats pulling up a seat and watching the sun go down nd reflecting on the amazing things that had happened that day. This list is our own personal top-ten Happy Hour Drink Spots we have seen in our travels around Australia, mostly from our 2008 around Australia trip.

[updated in 2020 with Cheela Plains]

1. Cheela Plains, WA

Cheela Plains Sunset

When staying at the Cheela Plains station, you must walk up the hill for an amazing sunset view

2. Douglas Hot Springs, NT

Douglas Hot Springs NT

Relaxing in the warm river water at the Douglas Hot Springs campground in the Northern Territory

3. Buley Rock Holes, NT

Buley Rockholes NT - Waterfalls

4. Noah Beach, Cape Tribulation, QLD

Sunset Cape Trib

5. Uluru, NT

Uluru Sunset Drinks

Sunset drinks at the iconic Uluru

6. Rottnest Island, WA

Rottnest Happy Hour

After a day of riding around the island, heading to the beach for an afternoon drink is just what is called for

7. Horseshoe Bay, Bowen, Queensland

Bowen Sunset Drinks

A sunset like this at Bowen in Queensland requires a toast

8. Matilda Bay, WA

Matilda Bay WA

Our favourite picnic spot in Perth Western Australia, looking over the Swan River towards the Perth city skyline

9. Devils Marbles, NT

Devils marbles happy hour

After exploring the marbles, which doesn’t take long, sit down and enjoy the sunset. You have probably driven a long way to get here, you need to enjoy it.

10. City Beach, Perth WA

City Beach Sunset

Our favourite beach in Perth, City Beach is perfect for a sunset picnic as there is lots of grass to find a place to set up and watch the sun go down.


* Happy Hour Drink Spots missing out on the top 10 are: Pildappa Rock in South Australia, Trial Bay Gaol at South West Rocks in NSW, cruising Darwin Harbour NT.

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