Take a drive to Rainbow Beach to discover natural wonders
IF RAINBOW coloured sand and turquoise water wasn't enough to bring you to Rainbow Beach, the abundance of outdoor activities will.
Whether you're visiting for a holiday or a day trip, we've put together our top picks that'll take your experience to the next level.
Perched between dunes and surrounded by native trees, cool off in the fresh water or make your way to the white sand beach for a picnic.
WHERE: Cooloola Recreation Area Poona Lake - walk Class 2. Formed track. 4.2 km return. Allow 1.5hrs.
Rainbow Beach Horse Rides
Offering a variety of horse rides in a beach or country setting and catering to all experience levels, this adventure is a memory-maker.
For more information call 0412 174 337
WHERE: 23 Clarkson Dr, Rainbow Beach
Carlo Sand Blow
Take the easy 600m nature walk to the unique "moonscape" sand mass which overlooks the coastline from Double Island Point to Inskip Point and the southern tip of Fraser Island.
WHERE: 85 Cooloola Dr, Rainbow Beach
Wolf Rock Dive
Considered as one of Australia's best diving experiences, the underwater paradise is home to grey nurse sharks, manta rays, colourful tropical fish, turtles and more.
For more information call 5486 8004.
WHERE: 2 Goondi St, Rainbow Beach
A natural breakwater at the entrance to Tin Can Inlet and Great Sandy Strait, Inskip is ringed by open ocean beaches and sheltered estuary shores.
Inskip Peninsula, more commonly known as Inskip Point, is ideal for campers and day trippers.
If you needed another reason to visit, dogs on leash are permitted.
WHERE: Inskip Point Rd, Rainbow Beach
Surf & Sand Safaris Half-day guided four-wheel-drive tours taking in the sights of the area's natural and unique coastline, wildlife and traditional Aboriginal artworks.
For more information call 5486 3131.