To get to Fraser Island one of the launch locations is Rainbow Beach. So named because of the varied coloured sand cliffs that are a part of the beach physical environment.
Much of the sand colors stem from the rich content of minerals in the sand, such as rutile, ilmenite, zircon and monazite. A black dune of ilmenite sands, overgrown by dune vegetation can be found north west of the main town and offers a secret place of beauty for the nature enthusiast.
Historically Rainbow Beach was a fishing village, but now its fortunes are 80% tied to the Fraser Island tourists and people from the south escaping the cool, cold and wet winters. Tourism is the go industry.
This s is a great spot and deserves a two night stay over, inc a visit to Fraser Island at a minimum.