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Top 10 Must-Do Activities at Rainbow Beach (2024)

Here are the Top Things to Do in 2024

Nestled along the picturesque coastline of Queensland, Rainbow Beach is a vibrant gateway to some of Australia's most stunning natural wonders. Known for its coloured sands, laid-back atmosphere, and access to the World Heritage-listed K'gari (Fraser Island), Rainbow Beach is a paradise for campers and outdoor enthusiasts. If you're planning to set up your tent or park your caravan at Breeze Holiday Parks, you're in for a treat. 

Here's your ultimate guide to making the most of your camping experience.

1. Explore the Coloured Sands of the Carlo Sandblow

Begin your adventure with a sunrise walk to Carlo Sandblow. This unique moonscape of dunes offers panoramic views of the coastline and the perfect vantage point to witness the myriad colours that give Rainbow Beach its name. The coloured sands, with hues ranging from deep reds to vibrant yellows, are a stunning natural display that is not to be missed.

2. Take a Dip in Poona Lake

After a morning of exploring, cool off in the freshwaters of Poona Lake. Tucked away in the Great Sandy National Park, this perched lake is an ideal spot for a refreshing swim. Surrounded by rainforest, it's a peaceful retreat where the only sound is the rustling of leaves and the gentle lapping of water against the shore. 

3. Visit the Iconic Double Island Point

Accessible by 4WD, Double Island Point is a coastal headland that promises adventure. Home to the historic lighthouse, offering stunning views, it's also a popular spot for aquatic activities. You can surf the long waves, snorkel around the headland to discover a colourful underwater world, or simply enjoy the tranquil beaches. 

4. Discover Underwater Wonders While Snorkelling or Diving

Rainbow Beach is a gateway to some of Australia's best snorkelling and diving spots. Explore the Wolf Rock dive site, known for its encounters with critically endangered grey nurse sharks, giant groupers, and an array of subtropical fish. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced diver, the underwater scenery here will take your breath away. 

5. Take a 4WD Adventure Along the Beach

Experience the freedom and excitement of driving along the beach with your 4WD. Rainbow Beach is famous for its beach drives, with miles of shoreline to explore. Make sure to check the tide times and obtain the necessary permits, then hit the sand for an exhilarating ride. 

6. Canoe or Kayak on the Pristine Waters

For a more serene experience, hire a kayak or canoe and paddle the calm waters of Inskip Peninsula. Keep an eye out for dolphins, turtles, and a myriad of birdlife. As the sun begins to set, the water often turns to glass, reflecting the changing colours of the evening sky - it's pure magic.

7. Visit K'gari (Fraser Island)

Take a day trip to the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island. You can join a guided tour or explore on your own. Wander through ancient rainforests, swim in crystal-clear lakes, and marvel at the rusting wreck of the Maheno ship.

8. Camp Under the Stars

After a day full of exploration, there's nothing quite like returning to BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks - Rainbow Beach to camp under the vast Australian sky. With all the necessary amenities, it's the perfect place to unwind, roast marshmallows over a campfire, and share stories of the day's adventures. 

9. Enjoy Local Cuisine

Don't forget to indulge in some local cuisine. Visit the quaint cafes and eateries in town to taste fresh seafood and regional specialties. The friendly locals are always happy to share their favourite spots. 

10. Relax and Recharge

Lastly, take the time to simply relax. Rainbow Beach is not just about the adventures; it's also the perfect place to unwind. Take a book, stroll along the beach at a leisurely pace, and watch the world go by.

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