This is heavenly sub-tropical, coastal town situated on the Great Beach Drive that is an aquatic lovers playground. Rainbow Beach, is a major entry point to the 41,000 hectare Cooloola National Park and the southern gateway to world heritage listed Fraser Island.
A short drive north from Rainbow is Inskip Peninsula where there’s a barge to take you and your 4WD across to Fraser Island. According to the Kaby Dreaming, Yiningie, the spirit of the gods, often took the form of a rainbow. Yiningie was killed in a fight when he crashed into the cliffs and his spirit coloured the sands.
Rainbow Beach is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Gympie in Queensland, it is located approximately 174kms from the capital Brisbane and extends over an area of 13.319 square kilometres. Rainbow Beach has a recorded population of 1249 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.
If you are planning a visit to Rainbow Beach we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Rainbow Beach and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.