As Rainbow Beach is a stellar wedding destination, many brides and grooms have chosen to stay with us. However, for the 16 years Rainbow Getaway has been run by our family, it is the first time a wedding has been held at Rainbow Getaway!
No doubt this is due to all the TLC Heatley has poured into the grounds – they are looking fantastic. New blooms, trim hedges and an enviable lawn. Returning guests have also remarked how good the renovations are – the fencing, paintwork and more.
Congratulations, newlyweds – we’re sure you enjoyed your honeymoon at the Getaway, Rainbow Beach is such a relaxing spot to escape to! We’ve been loving our beach walks, and those beautiful Coloured Sands.
We have also been busy helping out at the Big Summer Blowout. What a day – we are so grateful to the Sports Club for organising another fun day out, and just across the road.
So now that March is here, (I know, it is hard to believe – didn’t the year just begin?) we can offer you a few more events! I’ll be at Ladies Day on March 8th (see our article below), there will be some green shenanigans for St Patrick’s Day on the 17th and nature lovers, it is BioBlitz, on the 20th-22nd (check our Facebook page for details). Then school holidays begin April 4, with Easter break the weekend after.
Join the Rainbow Beach Community as they host Ladies Day 2020 on Sunday March 8 to celebrate International Women’s Day.
The special guest of honour is Vanessa Fowler, Chairman of the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation and sister to Allison who was the victim of domestic violence – as a community, we need to raise awareness of domestic violence.
Another of our special guests is Jody Allen, the founder of www.stayathomemum.com.au – known to mothers all other the world and a regular on Australian Television – and just a great girl.
Gillian Duffy from BreastScreen Qld will speak and also have an information stand on breast screening.
Kerrie Atherton creator of Stories of Hope Australia #1 and about to launch #2 and Rachel Pope, widow and author of Gifts from Grief will be speaking in the marquee and available for a chat at their stall.
We have more well qualified, educated guest speakers listed below who we are thrilled to introduce to you.
But wait…… there’s more..we have even more star power at this one day event with the Sunshine Coast Fashion Awards owner and creator, Jacinta Richmond running an exclusive fashion parade at 2 pm with 18 models, wearing incredible designs from Judy Copley, RobynGraphs; Missy D; 7th Wave; Cymbaline Art; Catherine Hunt Fibre Artist; Billy J and Sharka Bosakova.
The day’s program is below:
6am Rainbow Beach Boardriders Paddle Out – all welcome
6am Free Yoga on the beach – bring water and a mat – all welcome
7am Surfing lessons – sold out. They have opened up Saturday at 9.30 for more women.
At 9am the doors open serving freshly brewed coffee, delicious breakfast, icy cold champagne along with gluten free offerings and and the day begins in full.
9.15 Welcome by Councillor Mark McDonald with wife Jill McDonald
Speakers in the Marquee
9.30 am Welcome by Phyllis Grigg, Silver Koru 10 am Sharon Maloney, PhD, Author
10.30 am BreastScreen Qld, Gillian Duffy
11 am Suzanne Norman, Cooloola Counselling Services
11.30 am Alanna Geary, Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery, Metro North Hospital and Health Service
12.00 Kerrie Atherton, speaker, counsellor, founder and host ‘Stories of Hope Australia’, Author Stories of Hope Australia
12.30 pm Rachel Pope, widow, grief specialist, speaker, author Gifts from Grief
1 pm Jody Allen, Founder of Stay at Home Mum and monetisation strategist for Tenacious Digital,
1.30 pm Vanessa A Fowler, Chair of the Board of Directors, The Allison Baden-Clay Foundation.
2 pm Fashion Parade by Jacinta Richmond. With designs from: Judy Copley; RobynGraphs; Missy D; 7th Wave; Cymbaline Art; Catherine Hunt Fibre Artist; Billy J, Sharka Bosakova; Elizabeth Martin, Hair and Make Up teams director
Plenty of food and drinks by Rainbow Beach Fruit, Cafe Jilarty, Village Food and Events, Plantiful Rawfood, Coffee Cart of Maryborough.
Licenced Bar and Champagne Garden: Rainbow Beach Sports Club
DJ is Jacob Tompkins from the coast and local Jed Elmer.
There will be an ATM on site however we do suggest you pre-purchase your tickets to avoid disappointment www.trybooking.com/BHVBT
For more information have a look at the Facebook page for: Ladies Day 2020 Rainbow Beach.
Our sincere thanks to our sponsors:
Rainbow Getaway Apartments
Rainbow Beach Community Centre
Rainbow Beach Commerce and Tourism
Rainbow Beach Sports Club
Rainbow Beach Helicopters
Plantation Resort at Rainbow
Rainbow Beach Learn to Swim
Rainbow Beach Wellness
Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News
and Womens HQ
This is a not for profit, community event and any and all profit from the event will be donated to the Rainbow Beach Surf Club for Bronze Camps for children who might not normally be able to access this wonderful service because of the cost ($250 each) and also to the Allison Baden-Clay foundation to educate people on Domestic Violence.
We hope to see you there for this exciting day of fun, fashion, food and education!
We offer 3 and 5 day suggested itineraries for couples and families … to really make the most out of your stay. Valentines, start here:
Day 1: Walk to Carlo Sandblow
Spend your day on the beach – enjoy a swim at the flagged area any time of year, and a walk up to the Coloured Sands. (Just remember to check tides first!)
In the afternoon pack your camera, some bubbly and a torch in a knapsack and walk up to the stunning sand blow. You can take the bushwalk track from behind the National Park Office, or drive to the carpark at the top of Cooloola Drive.
Soak up the views together from Double Island Point, turn west and you can watch the sun slowly sink over the sandy straights. Walk down the bushwalk to Cooloola Dr and back to the Getaway!
Haven’t prepared dinner? Stop in at the Rainbow Beach Sports Club for a delicious meal on the deck, just across the street from Double Island Drive.
BOM has got us again! Bookings have been scarce for this week due to dire forecasts a few days back, of flooding rains – only to find, we’ve been lucky to have an inch! And now they are telling us that it is only a few showers we should expect and a fine weekend!
At any rate, our gardens are looking beautiful and green. Our only wish is that we could send that rain to the parched drought-areas.
February is the month of love – Valentine’s day is Friday week. Since the 14th falls on a weekend this year, it is a perfect excuse to spoil your loved one with some time in Rainbow Beach! Here’s a few suggestions below.
On top of that, at the end of the month on the 29th, is the Big Summer Blowout at the Sports Club. I’m looking forward to Thirsty Merc (they performed in Rainbow Beach last year!) Darryl Braithwaite, Wendy Matthews, Dragon … Hope we see you there! I think tickets are almost sold out.
Next month – book in early for a special celebration for International Women’s Day. Held Sunday March 8, Ladies Day 2020 includes yoga, a Greek Restaurant, champagne bar, health bar, coffee, with markets, workshops, a fashion parade and more – for $20. We are proud to sponsor this event.
Eat at home or dine out – here are 7 suggestions for your favourite person in the world.
Scallops on the half shell come pre-prepared at Rainbow Beach Meats with a savoury butter. All you do is leave them in the shell, pop them on some foil under a hot grill for about three minutes and they are done!
Try Sandy’s prawn cutlets from Ocean Breeze Seafood. Eat it with a salad or order a whole seafood pack. Sandy has fresh seafood, too.
Rainbow Beach Pizza is open for pick up across the road – or you can even have home delivery! Ask Sean what else is on the menu – you may want to start with bruschetta or even order his lasagne or ribs.
Visit the deli counter at the IGA for a selection of cold cuts, fetta, antipasto and pick up a packet of crackers.
You can’t go past the seafood platter at Arcobaleno on the Beach, to share. Not your regular deep fried fare – you’ll find beautiful scallops on the shell, calamari, marinated prawns, chips, salad and delicious baked fish with a crunchy topping.
Enjoy the views at the Deck – try their tapas and cocktails!
Book a table looking over the bowls green at the Rainbow Beach Sports Club. Choose some entrees, salad or mains – it’s all delicious!