THINGS TO DO
Looking to visit Rainbow Beach & the Cooloola Coast? Make sure to check out all the great activities & things to do while you’re in the area. Cooloola Coast region is known for its gorgeous beaches, wild life and breath taking sand dunes, that are well worth exploring.
The unique and breathtaking sandscape covers over 15 hectares and provides some of the most spectacular views of the coastline and the coloured sands. You can even see the southern tip of Fraser Island. To explore this up close and personal, you need to make your way to the end of Cooloola Drive where you’ll find a short walk to sand blow.
The Coloured Sands are located 2km south of the Rainbow Beach Surf Club. You can visit the multicoloured cliff face via 4WD, horseback or a leisurely beach stroll. If you do choose to walk, be mindful of cars making there way along this beach highway. This unique sight can display up to 72 different coloured layers of sand ranging from orange, to black and even red. These layers can also change depending on the conditions.
Rainbow Beach Horse Rides have a variety of riding options for you to explore the area including beach riding, country day rides, full moon rides & more. If you haven’t ridden a horse but are still interested in doing a tour, each ride includes a instruction prior to departure so no riding experience is necessary.
There are a range of Fraser Island tours available that vary in duration, locations and price. If you’re only after a day trip make sure to check out the Nature, Getaway or Adventure Tour. Each tour includes ferry transfers, National Park fees, morning and afternoon tea and a BBQ lunch including complimentary drinks and explores some of Fraser Islands most beautiful areas.
Wolf Rock Dive Centre is located just off Double Island Point & is considered to be one of Australia’s best dives. This dive is well known for the Grey Nurse Sharks & Manta rays that can be found year round. Other ocean life that can be seen at Wolf Rock, include humpback whales, leopard sharks, giant groper, eagle rays, turtles, octopus, pelagic fish & other varieties of tropical fish.
If you’re exploring the region, make sure you check out Seary’s Creek on Rainbow Beach Road. The beautiful freshwater creek is a great place to relax with the family without having to worry about any waves. There is a wheelchair accessible timber boardwalk that passes through the Australian bush to meet the creek, where you can easily get into the water.
Located just a short drive from the heart of Rainbow Beach, the Cooloola National Park is great place to explore during your stay. There’s plenty do to including bush walking, boating, fishing, picnics and swimming; there’s even picnic areas for you to enjoy a spot of lunch.
Tin Can Bay is blessed with a unique collection of spectacular wildflower species. Many natural areas throughout the Bay come alive with brilliant colour in the Spring months, although wildflowers can be seen year round. Take a close look at their wonderful wildflowers in their natural environment.
You will soon discover that Tin Can Bay is home to a truly wonderful variety of birds. With a list of 143 species already sighted, our Foreshore is gaining a reputation as a great place to bird watch, providing a range of habitats for an excellent birding experience!