Discover Rainbow Beach

WITH POSTCARD VIEWS AND SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING NATURAL ATTRACTIONS IN THE WORLD, RAINBOW BEACH IS A MUST SEE HOLIDAY DESTINATION.

Discover miles of pristine sandy white beaches, fresh water creeks and lakes and stunning sandscapes at Rainbow Beach. Located an hours drive east of Gympie. On Queensland’s Cooloola Coast, Rainbow Beach offers everything for a perfect getaway. Boutique stores, fine dining and a full range of activities combine with the casual beachside ambience for a timeless experience of relaxation. Relax in luxury 5 star accommodation or get back to nature with beach camping. Go fishing, four-wheel driving, camping and hiking. Surf and kayak alongside whales, dolphins and turtles. Discover historic highlights such as Harry’s Hut beside the Upper Noosa River and the lighthouse at Double Island point.

Take in the amazing views of the Cooloola Coast from Carlo Sandblow. Watch hang gliders and parasail’s as they launch off the world renowned sandblow and ride the wind. Walk or four-wheel drive along the beach to view the magnificent coloured sands that light up the coastline south of Rainbow Beach.

Fraser Island is on Rainbow Beach’s doorstep. Take a ten-minute vehicle barge from Inskip Point and explore the world’s largest sand island. Tours and four-wheel drive hire are available from Rainbow Beach.

Imagine waking to watch the sunrise over Rainbow Beach and listening to the waves crashing on the beach. There are sheltered camping sites along the beach at Inskip Point or choose from a range of accommodation options in Rainbow including backpackers hostels, caravan parks, beach houses and luxury resorts.

Real Experiences

  • Adventure & Sports
  • Events
  • Heritage, Arts & Culture
  • Tours & Activities
  • Markets & Shopping

adventure-sports-

Adventure can be found everywhere, from beneath the water, on the water, on land or in the air.  With Mary Valley Country being acknowledged as the last natural playground in South East Queensland, it adds to the rich choices of adventure found on the Cooloola Coast.

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events-whatson

A number of world-class events occur throughout the year from the coast, city to the country. A diverse selection of events celebrate the environment, food, wine, music, art and culture.

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heritage

Restored buildings from the gold rush era add character and charm to Gympie. Take a heritage walk or drive past traditional shop fronts and historic buildings to view glorious examples of 19th century architecture. The region has a strong cultural and artistic community which is supported by a stunning Regional Art Gallery in the city centre, events and festivals celebrating the region's diverse heritage.

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whales

With the diverstiy of landscape that makes up the Gympie Cooloola region visitors have many options from coast to country, beach to bush, mountains to mudflats.

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markets-shopping

A variety of markets occur throughout the region including growers markets which provide the buyer with fresh local food.

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Getting there