Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Rainbow Beach is on the bucket list for many and it’s not hard to see why – stunning beaches with stretches of golden sand, beautiful water that’s as clear as day, warm weather, especially heading into summer, and nature to boot, with anything from whales to dolphins to grey nurse sharks and everything in between… but you know the best part? There’s no one here!

One excursion to Rainbow Beach warrants a trip to the Carlo Sand blow. Imagine this – 15 hectares of sand that’s seemingly engulfing the forest around it. From the top you can take in views out to Double Island Point, aptly named by one Captain Cook, or the most southern point of K’gari.

Pack in the boogie board for a ride down the side of the sand blow but be warned – for those seeking out a thrill, it comes at a risk. Sand, everywhere and we mean EVERYWHERE when (not if) you fall off … and if you’re not match fit, like the saying goes “what goes up must come down” – if you’ve ever hiked a sand dune before, you’ll know what we mean.

Want to get up close and personal with the locals? Drive over to Tin Can Bay, a 30-minute trip, to Barnacles Dolphin Centre, where for a crisp $10 you’ll be able to feed a wild dolphin – what an awesome experience!

Finish up at the BIG4 Breeze Holiday Park at Rainbow Beach which is right on the water and has had a makeover.

They’ve recently added 27 new beachside cabins to their repertoire and there’s a brand-spanking new camp kitchen. Talk about fancy camping.

The kids as well looked after too – great play equipment and they can even roll through the park on these sweet buggies. Great facilities, great view, great times!!

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