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.

Rainbow Beach has a War Memorial that overlooks the beach.

The Rainbow Beach Hotel was established in 1958.

Given Rainbow Beach is a new community the churches are of modern design.

Rainbow Beach is known for its sunsets.

This s is a great spot and deserves a two night stay over, inc a visit to Fraser Island at a minimum.


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
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Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
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Movie Location   Mountain Biking
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Hang Gliding Golf Course