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Welcome to Rainbow Beach


Welcome to Rainbow Beach - The city of magnificent beaches


Rainbow Beach is situated on the Queensland south east coast north of Noosa and is the gateway to Fraser Island.Go and reach the end of the rainbow at Rainbow Beach. Due to the coloured sand and cliffs this place is named Rainbow Beach. According to the Kabi people the sand dunes got their colour when the spirit Yiningie, who is represented by a rainbow, fought against an evil tribesman and plunged into the cliffs. Now, Rainbow Beach is considered as the gateway to many amazing natural attractions of that area. It doesn’t matter what you want to do, you can do it here. Whether it is swimming with the dolphins, skydiving or exploring the spectacular scenery of Fraser Island, the rainforests, heathlands and freshwater lakes. The small town of Rainbow Beach is quite cheerful and busy and has been growing very much in the last years because of tourism.




Information and Facts


Numerous pubs, bars, restaurants are opened the night in Rainbow Beaches. You can also walk around the magnificent beach for a peaceful moment.



Rainbow Beach has a few shops selling clothing, and two small supermarkets. There are plenty of places selling and renting camping gear, and plenty selling ice, bait, firewood, ... For a larger supermarket or a pharmacy, you'll need to visit Cooloola Cove, which is about 25km from Rainbow Beach on the round way to Tin Can Bay.



There's so much to see and do in Rainbow Beach. Beautiful rolling surf, sandy unspoilt beaches and surrounding national parks make Rainbow Beach the perfect place to get away from it all. While staying at Rainbow Beach a visit to the Carlo Sand Blow is a must, its a sand dune that is 120m high. After climbing it, you have a great view on the sea and the rainforest. However, you can also see Coloured Sands, sand formations of different colours ; walk south along the beach for about 2km. Finally, Poona Lake is a beautiful place with a beautiful tea-coloured freshwater lake surrounded by a white sandy beach.



Standard time zone : UTC/GMT +10 hours



To Rainbow Beach, the climate is rather good has any period of the year. The minimal temperature is 10.3 °C in July. The average temperature of the year is 25°C. The summer is in December until February and the temperature varies until 28 and 20°C. In the winter, until June and August, the temperatures varies until 22 and 10°C.


Public transport

Rainbow Beach is small enough to walk around, though there are taxis available if you need to get to some of the further flung caravan parks. In Rainbow Beach, you can travelled in buses, car, taxis, train or plane.


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