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Luxury Beachside Apartment Rainbow Beach Australia

 

Rainbow Beach Attractions

The Beach

Sun Bathing And Surfing
Rolling Surf, kilometres of unspoilt white sandy beaches, Rainbow Beach is an ideal nitch to unwind from the stresses of modern life. Lay down your beach towel, or pick up your surf board.

Surfboard Riding School
Learn to Surf Ph: 0408 738 192

Four-Wheel-Drive Beach Driving
The Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park is ideal for four-wheel -driving adventures. Visit deserted beaches, coloured sands, fresh water lakes and tranquil rainforests.

Take a trip to Fraser Island in your own 4wd or hire one, crossing in the barge, from Inskip Point. With its freshwater lakes, rainforests growing in sand, crystal clear creeks and long white beaches Fraser Island is a truly beautiful place.

Fraser Island has at least 40 lakes including half of the worlds perched dune lakes. The beaches and sandy inland roads are suitable only for 4WD vehicles. Going independently, requires a permit available from the National Parks Office at the entrance to Rainbow Beach township.
www.adventurecentre.com.au

Beach and Estuary Fishing
Fishing is probably one of Rainbow Beach’s greatest attractions. Fishing in all its styles, is available right on our doorstop. Varieties include Bream, Whiting, Tailor, Dart, Dew and Flathead.

Estuary fishing in Tin Can Bay Inlet, through the Inskip Point area and up the Great Sandy Straight is perfect fir those with a boat or the wish to hire one. Access is from an efficient boat ramp at Carlo Point. Another ramp is located at Bullock Point.

Ecology

World Heritage Fraser Island Tours
Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island 123km long by 15km wide. It was world heritage listed in 1992. It is composed almost entirely of vegetation covered sand, with over 40 freshwater lakes and dense rainforest.
www.fraserexperience.com
www.safari4wdhire.com.au

Colour Sands Walks and Tours
Read the legend on the coloured Sands. Starting from Phil Rogers Park, walk along the beach towards Double Island Point for a kilometre or so to these Majestic Coloured sand cliffs. Or you can take a half day tour, which will show them off in all their glory – and lots more. Amphibious LARK – takes you where no others can. (07) 5486 3131

Great Sandy Strait
A Stunning Aquatic playground the Great Sandy Straight is perfectly situated between Rainbow Beach, and Hervey Bay, protected by Fraser Island. Mangrove-lined shores, sandy tidal flats, protected by beaches and a maze of tidal creeks and islands are a future of the area. The serene waterways offer numerous locations providing safe anchorage and inviting further exploration. Stop at one of many islands for a picnic, go fishing, catch a feast of mud crabs or soak up the pure luxury of tranquil surroundings.

Rainforest Bush Walks and Drives
Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island offer walking tracks and drives. Depending on your fitness level there are many walking tracks. There are some wonderful walks to Lake Poona through spectacular Rainforest. Allow 40 minutes walk to reach Lake Poona. Lake Fresh Water is only accessible by 4WD, Tour or walking. Walking tracks start at the Bymien picnic area. The round trip from Rainbow Beach will take a full day and requires fitness.

Cooloola Hinterland
www.maryvalley.com.au
www.cooloola.org.au

Ocean and Waterways

Whale Watching Cruises
Hervey Bay is the Whale Watching Capital of the world and is one hour approx from Rainbow Beach. See these magnificent up close in all their glory.
www.tasmanventure.com.au
www.spiritofherveybay.com

Feed The Dolphins Cruise
Thirty five minutes by ferry from Carlo Point to view the Dolphins at Tin Can Bay.
www.barnaclesdolphins.com.au

Scuba Diving
World Class Scuba diving can be found at Rainbow Beach. Wolf Rock is a formation of four volcanic pinnacles ideal for multi-level scuba diving.
www.wolfrockdive.com.au

Boat Hire
Tinnies – may be hired at Rainbow Waters Holiday Park (07) 5486 3200 Fishing Dories may be hired from Dolphin Dories (07) 5486 3610 House Boat – Tin Can Bay (07) 5486 2669
www.tincanbayhouseboats.com.au 

Estuaries Canoeing Ecology Tours
Explore the mangrove fringed waters of Carlo Creek, Carlo Island and Tin Can Bay inlet in a canoe available for hire from Carlo Canoes
(07) 5486 3610

Deep Sea Fishing
Spend a day with pro fisherman on board a 20ft plate alloy vessel Fish for: Snapper, Red Emperor, Pearl Perch, Parrot, Sweetlip. And many other quality table fish in the beautiful clean waters off Fraser Island & Rainbow Beach 0407 146 151
www.keelyrosefishingcharters.com.au

Sport

Horse Riding
Relax and ride Rainbow Beach absorbing the natural splendour of Cooloola with views to Double Island Point and Fraser Island Rainbow Beach Horse Rides 0438 710 530

 Hang Gliding, Paragliding and Sky Diving
Come and have fun with skydiving at Rainbow Beach. Get your knees in the breeze and check out the awesome views over Fraser Island, Double Island Point and the spectacular Coloured Sands, that Rainbow Beach is famous for.

Feel the freedom of surfing in the air, experience on instructional tandem flight or learn to fly with the eagles at Rainbow Beach.
(07) 5486 3048 or 0418 754 157

www.paraglidingrainbow.com

Carlo Sand Blow is one of the top spots for hang gliders in Queensland with the national Championships being held there each January. 0408 863 706

Golf
A par 3 hole golf course is located at Rainbow Shores Resort. Members of the public are welcome. A picturesque course at Tin Can Bay also attracts golf addicts.
www.tcbcc.com.au/golf.html

Canoeing
Explore the mangrove fringed waters of Carlo Creek, Carlo Island and Tin Can Bay Inlet in a canoe.
Carlos Canoes (07) 5486 3610

Tennis/Bowls
Two courts are available at the Sports & Recreation Club. Booking are essential.
(07) 5486 3191
www.rainbowsportsclub.com.au

Tourism

4 Wheel Drive Vehicle Hire
If you don’t have your own 4WD vehicle or are reluctant to put your own vehicle on the beach, there are a number of 4WD hire companies.
www.adventurecentre.com.au
www.safari4wdhire.com.au

Tourist Flights
Rainbow Beach Scenic Flights will treat you to special views over Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island. Fly over Inskip Point, the coloured sands and Double Island Point. Seeing these beautiful areas from the air is very special. Charter flights available.
(07) 5450 0516
0427 512 718
0438 765 668

Cooloola Connections
Airport Shuttle Service, door to door Brisbane and Maroochydore airports. Available from Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay
www.coolconnect.com.au

Tourist Information
www.rainbowbeach.org

Historic Steam Train Rides
This spectacular journey begins at historic Gympie station, a tribute to Cooloola’s golden heyday in the 1860’s the country side is beautiful with an abundance of curves, gradients and bridges.
www.thevalleyrattler.com

Library
Services include; access to online data bases, free access to internet and word processing facilities and an extensive book and magazine collection.
www.gympie.qld.gov.au

Shopping
Rainbow Beach has plenty if boutique and speciality stores to meander around and the casual beachside ambience lend a timeless experience of relaxation
www.bitchychix.com.au

The Pub
The Rainbow Beach hotel has been redesigned to compliment its small beachside community. The hotel is a stunning “Queensland” style: building. Modelled after a traditional country pub with wide timber verandas double hung windows plantation style fans and french doors.
These elements combine together to create a charming and understated beachfront hotel
www.rainbowhotel.com.au

Forest and Timber Museum
The Woodworks and Timber Museum gives visitors a fascinating insight into the timber works of yesteryear. The museum features an impressive display of old equipment form the colonial era

Gold Fossicking
The discovery of gold by James Nash in 1867 in a gully near the Mary River began the first major gold rush in Queensland. Gympie produced the largest single nugget ever found in Queensland, the “Curtis Nugget” weighing in at over 27kg. Gold mining is still operational in Gympie today. Today tourists and holiday makers can still try their luck. Licences start from $5.95
1800 444 222
www.gympie.qld.gov.au