Carolyn & Greg's Nomadic Adventures .../CanberratoCooktown_2013 travel blog

Shopping at Rainbow Beach

The Beach

Looking north from Carlo Sand Blow

Disappearing Paraglider

Looking up at Calo Sand Blow

18th September

After an interesting drive from Bundaberg. mmm we were overtaken on blind corners, solid lines and oncoming traffic. They just didn't seem to care about the consequences or the innocent drivers. Scary at times we were beginning to think the road rules have changed.

Arriving at the Kingfisher Caravan Park in Tin Can Bay, we will stay put till after the school holidays.The caravan park is old but clean and comfortable. They are renovating with a new amenities block starting in a few weeks.

We have had a quiet relaxing week hanging around the park. Catching up with our friends Mick and Robyn who have retired here. The weather has been warm with a couple of very windy days.

A very good morning was enjoyed with a drive to Rainbow Beach, 38 kms down the coast.

Nestled between Fraser Island, Cooloola National Park and the Pacific Ocean you will find Rainbow Beach. Here you will discover the striking beauty of the coloured sands and 360 degrees breathtaking views that greet you from atop the massive Carlo Sand Blow.

Rainbow Beach offers an idyllic getaway for beach goers and eco-tourists. A vibrant coastal town, before the local sand mining industry was established in the 1960's, this area was known as Back Beach. It was renamed after the coloured sands just east of town when the only access was via boat from Tin Can Bay. Early inhabitants of the area were the Kabi tribe.

We have decided to walk along the beach but can you drive your vehicle.

The sand blow overlooks the coastline, it is thought that the coloured sands have been forming since the last ice age resulting from iron oxide and leached vegetable dyes.

On our way back we call into the RSL. Mick and Robyn are on bbq duty so we decided to call in for lunch. An enjoyable afternoon with a delicious lunch, raffles and entertainment. No we didn't win but Mick and Robyn did.

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