Backpacking Rainbow Beach

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    THERE ARE KILOMETRES OF STUNNING SANDY BEACH TO LAZE AWAY AT: Photo courtesy Tourism Queensland
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    CHECK OUT THE COLOURED SANDS THAT RAINBOW BEACH IS FAMOUS FOR: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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    UNDERTAKE AN ADVENTURE AND GO PARAGLIDING TO EXPLORE THE COASTLINE: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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Rainbow Beach Highlights

  • Popular place for four-wheel drive enthusiasts and backpackers.

  • Best known for its 74 different coloured sands found on Rainbow Beach itself.

  • Shortest barge access to World Heritage Listed Fraser Island.

  • Gateway to the Northern Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park, which has some spectacular coastal scenery and is excellent for four wheel driving.

  • Check out the Carlo Sand Blow, a unique sand mass covering over 15 hectares and looks something like you might see on the moon.

  • Great area for some adventure activities such as surfing, scuba diving, paragliding, skydiving and wild dolphin feeding tours.

About Rainbow Beach

Population 1,000

Rainbow Beach is a laidback town set along some stunning coastline. The town is popular with four-wheel drive enthusiasts and backpackers and is best known for its 74 different coloured sands found on Rainbow Beach itself.

Rainbow Beach also has the shortest barge access to World Heritage Fraser Island, which is located 13 kilometres north of the town at Inskip Point.

The town is also the gateway to the Northern Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park, which has some spectacular coastal scenery and is great for four wheel driving.

There are plenty of sandy beaches around this small town and you can get some good surfing waves nearby.

One kilometre southeast is the 120 metre high Carlo Sand Blow and further south along the beach at Double Island Point is the wreck of the Cherry Venture. There are tours available from Rainbow Beach that will take you to these places.

Rainbow Beach is also good for some adventure activities such as scuba diving, paragliding, skydiving and wild dolphin feeding tours.

Orientation Map for Rainbow Beach


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Rainbow Beach Tourist Information Centre

8 Rainbow Beach Rd,
Rainbow Beach QLD
Phone (07) 5486 3227
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