For lovers of adventure and nature, Rainbow Beach is a hive of activity all year round. Located in the southern area of the Fraser Coast, Rainbow Beach features coloured sands, fishing, boating, surfing, camping and many other activities which can be enjoyed by families and backpackers alike. Rainbow Beach, is a major entry point to the 41,000 hectare Cooloola Section of the Great Sandy National Park, which offers one of the great four-wheel drive excursions or great walks in Queensland.
A short drive north from Rainbow is Inskip Point where there’s a ferry to take you and your car across to Fraser Island. Rainbow was originally recorded as Black Beach by the miners who extracted valuable mineral sands from the beach. According to the Kaby Dreaming, Yiningie, the spirit of the gods, often took the form of a rainbow. Yiningie was killed in a fight when he crashed into the cliffs and his spirit coloured the sands.