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!
School holidays are just about done, do you need a holiday to get over them?
The beach was just perfect this morning. Crystal clear, gently rolling waves, with an occasional big breaker. It was just around high tide, with our blue sky and hardly a soul around.
In fact, it is probably just what Mum has ordered. How about some family time at Rainbow Getaway for Mother’s Day? A breakfast down the street, a club meal, BBQ by the pool, fish and chips beside the seashore – as well as beach walks, sandblow drinks and some heavy duty chilling. Or how about a spot of retail therapy – it never takes long in Rainbow Beach!
Book Mum a stay, organise a family get together in May, or give Mum a voucher so she can choose when suits here. We have availability so come take advantage of the magical weather – it is beautiful here at the moment!
Join a Fishing Club The RBAA – Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers has reformed, and they invite members from out of town. If you (and your family) love to keep coming back to Rainbow Getaway to fish from Noosa to the top of Fraser Island, you can join in their social and serious competition fishing and participate in Junior anglers education. Check out their Facebook page or drop into Gardiners Fisheries when you are next in town.
Golf Events There is a new pro at the Tin Can Bay Country Club so you can have golf lessons and they now have twilight golf! Have a game, then treat yourself to a Chinese banquet. On the Easter long weekend, all Golf Australia handicapped players are welcome to join in the Saturday Stroke event, Sunday 2B Ambrose, and Monday Single Stableford event. Call the Pro Shop on 0409 727 577 or drop in to see the staff to book a time slot.
Sandcastle Competition Have some fun these school holidays and help the Rainbow Beach P&C. It’s only $10 a team (of up to 6 members), BYO bucket, and spade and register at 8.30 am, Wednesday, April 7. Watch Sandshapers of Noosa creating a large sand sculpture. They will judge the various categories around low tide at 11.30 am.
We’ve had so many visitors delighted by the changes in Rainbow Beach! Many of our recent guests haven’t seen Rainbow for a long time, and they are amazed at the progress in town. They are also booking return holidays with us, so they can come back for a longer stay, and discover more.
What to look out for? Firstly markets are growing and now on the second Saturday of the month at the hall, and there is live music most Friday nights at the Sports Club. Depending on how long it has been for you, you’ll spot a new streetscape with rainbow benches, and a little more parking, a new wing at the Surf Club, and fencing and rainbow steps to take a photo on. There are upgraded facilities at Bullock Point and Carlo Point, a new Ambulance building (and Fire and SES Station in progress now), new eateries either end of town – the pub, too, if it has really been a while since you’ve seen us. Finally, you’ll see the Sports Club bottle shop and reno, our Community Hall, even new outdoor showers at the beach!
From today – there will be more renovations to follow: as the Surf Club builds their new deck. The new extension will seat 130 patrons, and take in those beautiful views to Double Island Point. We stopped in for a schnitty meal deal (2 for $22) last week and we can definitely recommend it! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for reno updates.
Our local newspaper, the Community News has a brand new Food, Drink and Dine Guide to make choosing and booking your meals out easy! There is also an updated guide with 20 Must Do and Sees on our coast – most are free. So tick off the ones you have “done” and add a list for what you still have to experience for the first time here in our beautiful backyard.
Josh Arnold from Small Town Culture visited town to create a school song, so look out that footage too! By the way, holidays are almost here – April 2-18, although the Easter long weekend is heavily booked, we do have some vacancies across the holidays, here and there – but I don’t think they will last for long!
It’s been 10 to 15 years since the original club operated and now, after many requests, Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers (RBAA) will be formed on March 4.
Not just for locals, visitors are also welcome to join, too! So if you love fishing each time you visit us, it will be a great way to have fun, socialise, learn new skills and participate in a healthy competition in amazing Rainbow Beach.
Drew Gardiner from Gardiner Fisheries said, “It will cater for anglers of all skill levels, members can compete monthly for prizes and points. Points will be accrued towards the annual club championship, trophies and prizes.
“Inshore, Offshore and Surf categories: multiple divisions from veteran to juniors and a fish-friendly points system will offer heaps of fun for members.”
If you would like to be involved as a member or in a committee role please contact 0404 853 232 for more information.