You must try out the Surf Club verandah, when you are next here. The views are fabulous! There is seating for 120 people now outside – not just 3 smalll tables!
Another thing to spot are the whales. Our son was home for holidays last week and saw them out the front! (Just near the tower.) It is always a thrill to see these magnificent creatures breaching and playing in our waters as they make their annual migration.
Fishing Classic – we are a proud sponsor of this fine occasion. Worth the visit just to watch the weigh-ins. There are so many prizes, and you don’t even need to fish for some of them. On August 15-21.
More Fishing Competitions – the early bird tickets will be out July 1 for the third annual Gardiners Fishing Whiting Competition. There are also fishing trips scheduled for the local Fishing Club – Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers most months.
The Ambulance/SES station is growing! Lots of activity there, so hopefully it won’t be long before it is also complete.
The hot topic around Rainbow Beach is that we and our National Park have been selected as one of five locations to have Queensland Government’s Ecotourism Trails program.
As well as guided walks from Noosa to here (with lots of extra comforts like beds, hot showers and the like) – they plan on introducing a three day walking package starting and finishing in Rainbow Beach – with sleepovers near Poona Lake and on top of Double Island Point!
It is still a long way off. They hope to have it all operational in 2023. People will still be able to trek the Cooloola Great Walk the 5-night 102 km trail – it is only $6 per night, but BYO tent, sleeping gear, stove and food. There are sandblows, freshwater lakes and views galore. But good you get to relax at Rainbow Getaway at the end of it! If you are really keen you can continue onto the Fraser Great Walk!
Holidays are here, winter is a beautiful time in Rainbow Beach – come and experience it!
July 6 PRO AM Tin Can Bay Country Club invites you to a special event. The Pacific GWM Haval PRO AM has fantastic amateur prizes valued at $3000. At only $40 admission includes lunch and 18 holes with a PGA professional. The 7am and 12pm shotgun start “Stableford” is open to men, ladies and juniors. Call into the PRO SHOP or 0409 727 577 to book!
June 13 -14Moppy Bowls Day Mens Pairs and Seafood Day A two day event and the Rainbow Beach Sports Club’s first Seafood Day for the year.
June 26 Johnny O’Keefe Tribute Show Don’t miss out on a fabulous FREE night of entertainment at the Tin Can Bay Country Club on June 26 from 7pm – he’ll make you believe you are listening to the great JO’K! Enjoy a meal from the Chinese Restaurant whilst you are there!
June 26/27 Dragon Boat Regatta Tin Can Bay Yacht Club is the destination for a weekend of fierce competition for dragon boat teams all over south east Queensland. Great viewing!
July 31 – August 1 Rainbow Beach Double Triathlon This unique event offering athletes the opportunity to compete in either the ‘double’ race or just one, a 750/20/5 triathlon, as an individual or as a team event. Entries are limited.
August 7 Rainbow Beach Trail Festival This is Run Queensland’s most popular event outside the Blackall 100, and is already nearly half sold out before promotion began – so make haste if you are keen for this one (11km, half marathon and marathon).
August 15 – 21 Fishing Classic The 2021 Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic and Expo has six days of weigh-ins with the Grand Finale on Saturday 20 full of prizes and fun. Register online or download a form at rainbowsportsclub.com.au or call to find out more: 5486 3191.
In all the years I’ve lived in Rainbow, I finally ticked off a goal, joined 15 like minded souls and walked from Rainbow Beach to Inskip Point!
It was a beautiful day, the wind at our backs – and after 13.5km (and a fruit/water stop) we arrived at the barge for drinks, nibbles and sunset. It was all in aid of multiple sclerosis and the #TheMay50K fundraiser, but anyone could enjoy it when you visit. I do recommend a support crew – or at least a vehicle, at the end!
You can now look out for whales when you visit us! It is July to November the humpbacks migrate through our waters. You can spot them from our viewing platform and lookout, Sandblow, and off the headland at Double Island Point and sometimes our beach. Alternatively book a dolphin kayaking tour or Great Beach Drive Tour – ask us at reception.
School holidays are on June 26 until July 12. Remember winter is one of the best times to visit us! We’ll give you some great tips for more of our favourite walks or ask at reception. Oh, and ask us about our special seven night deals! If you are keen on any of the events below – do book your accommodation before it is sold out.
April 25 On ANZAC Day our Rainbow Beach RSL Sub-Branch has a 4.15 am Dawn Service at the Cenotaph, followed by a Gunfire Breakfast at the Surf Club (limited numbers due to COVID requirements). All welcome at the 10 am street March which starts at the Centre Block followed by the Citizens Commemoration of ANZAC Day (pictured). All of this overlooks the ocean – it is great to be able to attend and pay our respects.
May 1-2 Cooloola Farm Trails are an event I have been wanting to attend for years! You can tour through the Gympie region to experience production and farm shops for berries, coffee, essential oils, macadamias, even a school kitchen garden, and a nursery. I might stop into the Big Rosella Festival, on the same weekend, as well.
May 1 Highly recommended is the Bay to Bay Yacht Race, you can actually follow the fleet to Inskip Point on the Dolphin Ferry Cruise. They continue on the next day to Hervey Bay on this annual sailing spectacular.
May 1-2 Go see Tin Can Bay Model Flying Club’s Australian Large Scale Fly-In. It is a fascinating day out – the models on display will be some of the largest in Australia and there will be lots of flying demonstrations.
May 14-16 Cooloola CoastCare’s BioBlitz is for any citizen scientist to help our local environment, and includes: evening presentations, nocturnal field trips, a special Sci-art program, guided walks – come for one day or the whole weekend. I’d book in early for this one!
All of May Gympie Council host Forage events – everything foodie – from the Rattler Tasting Train, Paella Sundays, Pumpkin Festival, a Dinner under the Stars, farm tours and a long lunch!