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Holiday and Tourist information for Rainbow Beach

Holidaying in sunny Rainbow Beach on the Sunshine Coast is the ultimate seaside vacation. Rainbow Beach is located at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast and is the jumping off point to visit Fraser Island which is one of Australia’s leading holiday destinations. The beach at Rainbow is a beautiful surfing beach and gets its name from the magnificent coloured sand cliffs just north of Double Island Point. Things to do in Rainbow Beach; this town has a quiet, laid back, village like atmosphere and is popular with backpackers, families and well to do tourists alike. Here you will find superb accommodation right on the beachfront at Rainbow Shores resort and in the town centre there are many accommodation options such as hotels, resorts and Rainbow Getaway Apartments which provides quality self contained holiday apartment style accommodation that is close to everything. Rainbow Beach has one of Queenslands most famous surf beach’s and the holiday resorts and attractions located in the near vicinity.

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Fraser Island lies just to the north and Rainbow Beach is the ideal location to overnight before catching the barge from Inskip Point. The National Parks office sells camping permits for the island and there is also a four wheel drive hire service. A number of tours to Fraser Island also operate from here. Tin Can Bay is located nearby and if you visit the boat ramp early in the morning it is common to be able to see and feed a pod of Bottle Nosed Dolphins that have been visiting now for many years. This is a wonderful opportunity to get close to some of the wonderful wildlife.

Rainbow beach is also located at the southern end of the Great Sandy Straits and this gives you the opportunity to hire a house boat and explore this magnificent and protected waterway. The Straits have many secluded bays and inlets all the way through to the marina at Hervey Bay and this creates a very special cruising area.

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