Rainbow Beach is as the name suggests a very colourful beach. This little coastal town is most popular for being gateway to Fraser Island. The township of Rainbow Beach offers a small cluster of shops, pubs, accommodation facilities and a range of tours that offer a range of activities. From Fraser Island tours to horse-riding on the beach.
The Cooloola National Park is only accessible by 4WD and you can either hire a 4WD or embark on an action packed day trip that departs from Noosa. With over 26 different coloured sands it is a natural wonder. A very popular destination for surfers and beach lovers alike, this stretch of coast line boasts to be Australia’s longest drivable beach and its no wonder it’s so popular among the locals.
THINGS TO DO IN RAINBOW BEACH
As one of the regions most popular activities 4X4 driving is very accessible from Rainbow Beach and with a great range of tour and hire car companies in the town you can choose the right experience for you. Embark of a 4WD tour to Fraser Island or hire you own vehicle for an added sense of adventure, either way you’ll be mesmerised by the many magic beaches.
Each year Rainbow Beach sees hundreds of pro and semi-pro surfers compete on its beaches. Double Island point is what many consider to be Australia’s longest surfing wave. You can bring your own board or take a few lessons with a surf school but remember this little local gem is only accessible by 4WD.
Rainbow Beach’s Inskip Point is home to one of the 2 barges that can take you to World Heritage Listed Fraser Island. Only accessible by 4WD you have to either hire a car or take a tour to get there. The 15 minutes vehicle ferry crossing offers the most picturesque way of arriving onto the island and is just $120 return.
Carlo Sandblow offers an amazing lookout over Double Island Point Lighthouse and the Coloured Sands. A great place to watch the sunrise over the ocean and set over the hills and if you lucky enough to be in the area on a full moon it’s breathtaking to see the moonrise orange over the ocean.