What to check out in August


Paddle with them on a kayak, watch them from Double Island Point Lighthouse on a Surf and Sand Safari Tour or from a lookout in town. We only have them pass by for a few more months, so book in now.

Salad Sandwiches

Across the road a bit at Ed’s Beach Bakery (the bakery at the Shell Service Station) – you could choose one of their famous pies, but I highly recommend a custom made corn beef and salad sandwich – with mayo and pickles! Their salad bar is so fresh, and the corn beef is REAL corn beef, like you make at home. Plus they give you the larger restaurant slices – it’s huge!

Carlo Sandblow

Did you know Carlo Sandblow is the number 1 attraction for all the Gympie Region? And now wonder, it is magnificent – you can’t but be wowed by this natural wonder and views to boot. People still visit Rainbow and neglect this gem, don’t let it be you!

Sunset at Carlo Point

Watch the sun sink over the ocean, with the silhouette of fishers and boats coming into shore. It’s a 3km bike ride or walk. There’s always plenty of parks. Bring a beverage and relax as the day ends.

Take a Gym Class

We do have our gym onsite, but again – just across the road you can attend classes at the Rainbow Beach Fitness Centre – including Hiit, Pump and more. They offer class passes, give it a try when you’re here.

February & March are a great time to visit

Are you short on time – looking for a couple of long lazy days on the beach – or getting the kids away from the school routine and get out for a weekend of adventure? 

Experience a fabulous 4WD tour on the Great Beach Drive, scuba, swim, surf or just relax. You are only a five minute walk to patrolled beaches, there’s clubs & restaurants and of course, the iconic coloured sands and Carlo Sand blow to visit. Your apartment is fully self contained, spacious and air conditioned with free WI-fi.

Come and experience the Great Beach Drive on our 

Sleep in Sunday Special
Stay 2 nights
Late checkout on Sunday until 4pm
$20 breakfast voucher
PLUS a bottle of wine
Limited time only – for bookings for February and March 2019

Call us to book  – 07 54 863 500

Events Coming Up

Chisel RevivalWe are letting you know about these now, so you can plan ahead – and book not only your tickets, but also your apartment. These are sure to be busy weekends on the coast.

March 16 Chisel Revived – tribute show at the Tin Can Bay Country Club. Cold Chisel classics followed by Jimmy Barnes favourites, so you can rock the night away.

April 27 Rainbow Beach Bull & Bronc Spectacular – Gates open at 3pm with action from 5pm. There’s live music, food stalls, bar and After Party at the Rainbow Beach Sports Club. In conjunction with The National Rodeo Association & Xtreme Rodeo Events.

May 6 Hot Rod and Rockabilly Rumble at Rainbow Beach Sports Club (across the road). Expect Rock’n’Roll, dancing, beautiful vintage cars, pageant queens – live music 11am ’til late.

May 17, 18, 19 Cooloola Bioblitz. One for nature lovers – last year they found a new moth and 37 spider species. There will be free presentations for all the Citizen Scientists – and art workshops inspired by nature. All welcome.

July 19-27 Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic Super Early Bird tickets on sale NOW. Use the link below or call the Sports Club to put your early entries in. https://www.trybooking.com/ZXUX

February is the month of Love

It’s the month of love! February is a perfect time to visit! One – there’s hardly anyone visiting Rainbow, and two – it is still summer. You can soak up the sunshine and relax on the sand, surf or horseride together or learn on a tour or 4WD or trek in some of Queensland’s most pristine National Parks. If you walk to Poona Lake, it is likely you’ll have it all to yourselves!

Skip an extra day or so on the 14th and 15th and give yourselves a Valentine’s long weekend! Alternatively purchase a voucher from us for a Valentine gift you can enjoy when you both have time.

I’ve had my mum and sister stay – mum enjoyed her coffees down the street, lunch at the Surf Club and drinks on the Deck at Sea Salt. Whilst she retreated to the pool and her book, Debbie walked me all over town – we did over 30 km in three days!

We trekked up to the Sandblow (the long way, where the track starts near National Parks Office). We walked to the cliff (pictured) then stopped for a drink with the sunset, took in a circuit nearly out to Inskip (not quite!), boardwalks at Searys Creek – including exploring the entire creek and of course, down to our beautiful Coloured Sands.

We even had the boogie boards out – it was lots of laughs catching them in together. The weather has been perfect whilst they were here and it still is fantastic, but we’d love to see more rain for the farmers.

5 New happenings at Rainbow Beach and the coast for summer.

Rainbow Beach Christmas

Rainbow Beach Headland lights up
Look out for the new lights on the Rainbow Beach pine trees, next to the lookout. It will be beautiful and it due to start mid month.

Live music at the Surf Club
Much loved local, Joel Mak is featured at the Surf Club, December 14. come listen to his tunes, and enjoy the raffle night.

The Great Christmas Toy Raffle
For the first time ever, Tin Can Bay Country Club invite you to their festive event for the whole family on December 16. There’s $1500 worth of prizes! You must be present to claim your prize. Tickets sell from 2pm, and the draw starts at 3pm. Daisy the Face-painter will be back, meet Santa and have a photo.

Family Karaoke
On December 19 and 26, and January 2 join in for Family Karaoke Wednesdays at Rainbow Beach Sports Club from 7pm. Check out the new Summer menu whilst you are there.

A Christmas Carnival
Held on the Tin Can Bay Foreshore from December 22 to January 6 – plus 2 nights of Fireworks! From 5 every evening, except Christmas Day – there’ll be old fashioned rides, sideshows and carnival food, plus the biggest travelling Ferris Wheel in Australia.

For all the usual holiday activities, read the paper – or  click on Holiday Fun.

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