Named for its colourful sand cliffs, Rainbow Beach is an idyllic coastal town in Queensland that serves as the perfect base for everything the region has to offer.
WHAT TO DO & SEE AT RAINBOW BEACH
HOW TO GET AROUND RAINBOW BEACH
Your Greyhound bus to Rainbow Beach will drop you at Spectrum Street, between Fraser and Dingo Backpackers.
You’ll soon find that Rainbow Beach is a fantastic town to explore on foot, with a pleasant subtropical climate, stunning scenery, and most shops and amenities in one central location on Rainbow Beach Road.
The coloured sands are a 2km walk from the Rainbow Beach Surf Club, and are well worth the walk, while the Carlo Sand Blow can be accessed via a 600m walking track along the cliffs at the southern end of Cooloola Drive.
Rainbow Beach does not have a public transport network, although cabs can be booked through the Rainbow Beach Taxi Service (131 008). To visit attractions that are further out of town, like the Double Island Point Lighthouse, head to the Rainbow Beach Tourist Centre to arrange a tour or to hire a car.
Bear in mind, any vehicle you hire will need to be a 4WD if you plan on driving on the beach, or heading to Fraser Island. Alternatively, you can take a guided tour of Fraser Island from Rainbow Beach and let someone else do the driving!