Rainbow Beach attractions things to do & see on holiday.
The dramatic landscape of the layered, multi hued sands, coloured by the rich mineral content such as rutile, monazite, zircon, and ilmenite, steep cliffs that overlooking the white sandy beaches of Wide Bay, extending up to the lighthouse at Double Point Island make a honeymoon in Rainbow Beach or family holiday package. Rows of Pandanus palms lining the esplanade, and excellent swimming and surfing beaches and on the eastern side of Double Island lies Teewah Beach, the site of the wreck of the 1,600 ton Cheery Venture.
Only accessible since the late 20th century and less than 1km from Frazer Island, a Rainbow Beach vacation or Rainbow Beach holiday package is a great base to explore National Parks and nearby Heritage sites; explore freshwater lakes for swimming and bird watching , see Cooloola National Park in the Great Sandy National Park. Follow the trail to the Carlo Sandblow, a 120 metre high dune, see migrating whales in season, and discover 56,000 hectares of banksias and scribble gum, wildflowers and rainforest, winding down to the mangrove lined Tin Can Bay Inlet. Tin Can Bay is perfect for a fishing holiday at Rainbow Beach, drop a line amongst schools of bream and whiting or launch the vessels from the boat ramps at Carlo or Bullock Point.
Excellent surf breaks roll out at Double Point Island and snorkelers and divers will love exploring amongst the sea life surrounding Wolf Rock; scuba diving is possible to depths of some 40 metres, presenting a unique activity for a family holiday at Rainbow Beach, or romantic break. Gropers, turtles, manta rays, cod, leopard sharks, coral trout and grey nurse sharks cluster around the swim throughs and vertical gutters formed by four volcanic pinnacles, creating fascinating memories of marine activities on a Rainbow Beach package holiday. And pods of dolphins regularly gather around Double Island Point, where sea kayaks can paddle right out amongst them.
Skydiving is a Rainbow Beach adventure sport; challenge yourself to a tandem jump from heights of 14,000 feet, join the hang gliders and parasailers take off from the peak, tee off at the 9 hole golf course or take an early morning horse ride along the beach. Soothe the soul with a visit to World Heritage listed Fraser Island where the rainforest meets perfect sandy beaches and some 350 different bird species wheel overhead while you take a dip in a freshwater lake or sooth the mind with a treatment at the Plantation Spa retreat where couples packages are available for honeymooners or those enjoying a romantic holiday in the scenic Rainbow Beach area.
Take part in an Indigenous workshop; see didjeridu or boomerang making, and hear of ancient Dream Time stories of country on your Rainbow Beach vacation in Queensland then unwind over a well deserved meal, enjoying the money saved by booking a Rainbow Beach holiday package as you dine out with the family at Cherries by the Sea for fresh local seafood and steaks. With a log fire, the Georgie is a romantic choice for winter honeymoons in Rainbow Beach and for the best dining views in town choose and an a la carte menu at the Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club fits the bill. booking a treatment at the Plantation Spa retreat. Couples packages are available for honeymooners or those enjoying a romantic holiday in the scenic Rainbow Beach area. Alternatively, unwind over a round at the 9 hole golf course.