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Rainbow Beach visitor guide

06 Dec 2017

Nestled between Fraser Island, Cooloola National Park and the Pacific Ocean, Rainbow Beach is an idyllic coastal town for beach-goers, fishermen and camping enthusiasts. 


Home to the phenomenon of natural coloured sands, from which its name is derived, and the vast and impressive Carlo Sand Blow, Rainbow Beach is Australia’s hidden treasure.  

The town is the closest access point to Fraser Island when travelling north of the Sunshine Coast and provides barge access for four wheel drive (4WD) entry.

Horse riding, Rainbow Beach
Horse riding, Rainbow Beach

There are many ways to explore Rainbow Beach. Whether your idea of the perfect holiday involves relaxing on 30 kilometres of uncrowded, sun-soaked beach stretching from Inskip Point to Double Island Point or something more adventurous such as skydiving, paragliding, surfing, camping, scuba diving at Wolf Rock or exploring the Great Sandy National Park or Cooloola Wilderness Trail - there is something for everyone’s holiday choice and budget at Rainbow Beach. 

Double Island Point
Double Island Point

From resorts to beach houses and fantastic campgrounds, there’s accommodation to cater for every type of coastal holiday. Camping at Inskip Peninsula provides the perfect relaxed camping atmosphere, with water on both sides and views to Fraser Island. Booking and camping permits are required. Visit the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service website.

Compete in the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic or simply revel in the festival atmosphere which includes live entertainment and other sporting activities.