Rainbow Beach Tourism & Travel
Rainbow Beach Australia
Located north of Noosa on the Queensland coast, Rainbow Beach is 3 hours drive from Brisbane and is the gateway to Fraser Island and the Cooloola National Park.
Rainbow Beach - Aboriginal History
The traditional Aboriginal owners of the area tell the tale of Yiningie, the spirit of the God of the Rainbow who was killed in a battle at Rainbow Beach; the colourful spirits of Yiningie were spread across the cliffs when he died, colouring the cliffs for all time.
Rainbow Beach - History
Rainbow Beach was established and gazetted in1969 as the service centre for the local sandmining industry, which existed for some 7 years. There had previously been no road access to Rainbow Beach, which could only be reached by boat from Tin Can Bay. Originally known as Back Beach to the locals, Rainbow Beach was renamed when it was gazetted.
Rainbow Beach - Today
Today, Rainbow Beach is tiny township set at the base of the Inskip Peninsula. Boasting spectacular multicoloured cliffs and a population of some 900 souls Rainbow Beach is an idyllic fishing and beach holiday location.
Rainbow Beach - Attractions
Discover the spectacular coloured cliffs on walk of some 2 km along the beach; or a track just 600m along the cliffs at the southern end of Cooloola Dr takes you to the Carlo Sand blow; a 120m tall dune, sitting on a hill overlooking Rainbow Beach with fantastic views. Tandem paragliding, sea kayaking and canoeing are all available from Rainbow Beach, and Rainbow Beach is a gateway to World Heritage Listed Fraser Island.