Rainbow Beach Location Map
Nestled against Great Sandy National Park, Rainbow Beach is a small coastal village encircled by the natural beauty of sculpted coloured sand cliffs, tall coastal forest and the brilliant blue of the ocean. Rainbow Beach is located just 2 ½ hours drive north of Brisbane and 1 ½ hours from the Sunshine Coast.
This unique natural landscape was formed by the same dune building processes that created World Heritage listed Fraser Island which is just a ten minute ferry ride from Rainbow Beach.
An incredibly diverse range of natural attractions offer endless opportunities for exploration and relaxation. Explore vividly coloured sand cliffs, freshwater lakes and Carlo sandblow or enjoy slow-paced strolls along an endless white beach accompanied by the relaxing rhythm of waves rolling into shore.
Coloured Sand Cliffs
The surrounding national park is an inspiring, exotic and pristine environment which can be explored by 4WD or on an extensive network of walking tracks into secluded and tranquil places. Retreat into rainforests teeming with birdlife, emerging onto sand dunes which are millions of years old, offering vantage points to enjoy incredible coastal vistas north to Fraser Island and south to Double Island Point lighthouse.
Rainbow Beach lies within the Great Sandy Biosphere and is an internationally recognised destination where tourism and nature exist in harmony. The township has a feel of laid back coastal charm with friendly local people keen to assist visitors in appreciating the natural rhythm of chosen activities, be it pure relaxation and reinvigoration or exhilaration through adventure.