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Sunshine Coast Rainbow Beach

Between Tin Can Bay and the Pacific Ocean lies Rainbow Beach, a vibrant coastal town named for its multi-coloured sand dunes.

Rainbow beach is the perfect launching pad for those with a taste for adventure and who would like to swim with dolphins, explore Fraser Island and see the nearby rainforests.

Rainbow Beach Attractions, Activities & Things to Do on the Sunshine Coast


Rainbow Beach is located immediately north of the Great Sandy National Park, one of the most loved natural attractions on the Sunshine Coast. The park stretches over 56,000 hectares and is divided into two sections; the “Cooloola” section on the coast between Noosa Heads and Rainbow Beach and the “Fraser Island” section which encompasses almost all of Fraser Island.

Popular activities within the national park include walking trails, scenic drives, hiking, canoeing, picnicking and camping. The best way to see Great Sandy is by walking or four-wheel-driving as the sand tracks are rough. You can also access the Great Sandy by travelling up the Noosa River by kayak or small boat which can be hired from the Boreen Point and Elanda Point private camping areas.

During your visit to Rainbow Beach, make sure to check out the Carlo Sand Blow, Double Island Point Lighthouse, Poona Lake and Inskip Point. These natural attractions are one of a kind and whilst gazing out into the water, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a pod of dolphins, turtles, dugongs, sharks and other marine life.

Camping is available in the Great Sandy National Park, however, permits and fees apply. If you are looking for accommodation in Rainbow Beach, then there are a range of options including family-friendly apartments, B&Bs and a resort. There are also a number of accommodation options over the river at Tin Can Bay.



Inskip Point

Inskip Point

Inskip, QLD

Inskip Point is a beautiful peninsula north of Rainbow Beach in Queensland. This area is commonly used as a gateway to Fraser Island, another popular destination here. Inskip Point, Camping, Accommodation, Weather...

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Carlo Sandblow

Carlo Sandblow

Rainbow Beach, QLD

The Carlo Sandblow is one of the most iconic and stunning attractions in Rainbow Beach. Famous for its surreal moonscape terrain, this unique sand mass is over 15 hectares large and from here one can enjoy views of the...

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Great Sandy National Park

Great Sandy National Park

Cooloola, QLD

One of the most loved natural attractions on the Sunshine Coast is the Great Sandy National Park, a breathtaking park that stretches over 56,000 hectares. These massive sand dunes are a surreal environment to be in...

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Rainbow Beach – Attraction

Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach, QLD

Rainbow Beach is a great beach destination near the Cooloola Recreation Area between the Great Sandy National Park and Fraser Island. It’s the perfect starting point for those with a sense of adventure and who...

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Manta Ray Barge

Manta Ray Barge

Inskip, QLD

Manta Ray Barge is a locally-run ferry service that takes travellers to and from Fraser Island at affordable rates. They are best known for their reliable and professional service in shipping vehicles to and from Fraser...

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Cooloola Recreation Area

Cooloola Recreation Area

Cooloola , QLD

The Cooloola Recreation Area is a stunning outdoor space that is simply perfect for unplugging from the digital world and immersing in natural beauty. It’s famous for thrilling four-wheel-drive adventures along coloured...

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Searys Creek

Searys Creek

Cooloola, QLD

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Carlo Point

Carlo Point

Rainbow Beach, QLD

Carlo Point is a popular attraction in Rainbow Beach. If you’re looking for a laid-back coastal destination with plenty of opportunities to relax, this place is highly recommended. Sunset is the best time to visit the...

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Rainbow Beach Shopping Centre

Rainbow Beach Shopping Centre

Rainbow Beach, QLD

The Rainbow Beach Shopping Centre is a convenient place to buy your essentials and groceries. Located on Rainbow Beach Road, this shopping centre is near the beach and several parks, which makes it ideal for those who...

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Bullock Point

Bullock Point

Inskip, QLD

Bullock Point is a small three-lane public boat ramp and floating walkway located in Inskip, Queensland. It’s a quite a popular boating and fishing destination. Bullock Point, Public Boat Ramp, Road, Camping &...

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Inskip Point Recreation Area

Inskip Point Recreation Area

Inskip, QLD

The Inskip Point Recreation Area is a picturesque campsite on a beautiful beach, surrounded by stunning coastal trees including cypress pine and beach she-oaks. The site is just 15 minutes away by car from Rainbow Beach...

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Rainbow Beach Sports Recreation And Memorial Club

Rainbow Beach Sports Recreation and Memorial Club

Rainbow Beach, QLD

Rainbow Beach Sports Recreation and Memorial Club is a world-class membership club designed with terrific amenities at excellent prices. Becoming a member is one of the most rewarding experiences. Rainbow Beach Sports...

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Rainbow Beach Commerce And Tourism

Rainbow Beach Commerce and Tourism

Rainbow Beach, QLD

The Rainbow Beach Commerce and Tourism is a not-for-profit association that operates in a visitor centre. This is a wonderful destination for all visitors who want to seek advice and help to book tickets, as well as...

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Phil Rogers Park

Phil Rogers Park

Rainbow Beach, QLD

Phil Rogers Park is a playground in Rainbow Beach that’s filled with lots of exciting play equipment that the kids will love. The park received recent some upgrades in the past years, so visitors can expect well...

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Lawrie Hanson Park

Lawrie Hanson Park

Rainbow Beach, QLD

The Lawrie Hanson Park is a scenic park in Rainbow Beach that features a picnic area and playground. It’s equipped with quality features for a cosy picnic but it’s well-loved by local families. Lawrie Hanson Park...

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