Carlo Sand Blow was named by Captain Cook after one of his crew members, Carlo. This very unique sand blow covers over 15 hectares and sits atop the coloured sands, with expansive views out to the ocean where you can see whales during their annual migration, or enjoy the sunrise and sunset. You can access the Sandblow via a walking track through woods near the Rainbow Beach water tower. Out to the south the views take in Double Island and the cliffs, to the north, Fraser Island and Inskip Point, and to the west Tin Can Bay and the Great Sandy Straits.
It’s an easy walk of around 600metres from the carpark near the reservoir at the top of Cooloola Drive. You’ll be rewarded with spectacular views, hanggliders enjoying the thermals and soaking in nature’s paradise. Keep very clear of cliffs and edges they are unstalbe and may collapse without warning. Do NOT attempt to get to the beach from the Sandblow and supervise children at all times.