Rainbow Beach is exactly like home and away. It is a cute little coastal town with so many adventure activities -- diving, skydiving, four-by-four tours, horseback riding, bush walks to lakes, and of course Fraser Island. I had so much fun!
Rainbow Beach is paradise, a very laid back small coastal town, with plenty of activites to do, Lots of people just don't know about it yet, which makes it so special!
Rainbow Beach was nice for a day or two but don't stay any longer there's no need, there's not a whole lot to do or to see, everyone else just seems to be passing through.
Rainbox Beach was just too lovely to describe with any justice. Anybody who wants a little paradise should definitely go to Rainbow Beach.
Rainbow Beach is a small town in the coastal area of Queensland, Australia. Situated near the old gold mining town of Gympie, Rainbow Beach is home to about a 1,000 people and is a popular stop for travelers (especially backpackers) through the East Coast of Australia, so there are some good hostels to choose from. The city derives its name from the sand dunes which surround the main town. Although there is a legend explaining why the sand dunes are colored this way, the "real" reason, if you will, are the minerals found in the soil.
Rainbow Beach is best reached by bus. Most bus passes that you can purchase to use on the Australian East Coast will allow you to choose Rainbow Beach as a stopover. If you've got a car, the town is about 75 km off the famous Bruce Highway, which goes through the east coast. The hostels in Rainbow Beach are of good value and the price range is approximately the same as other places in east coast Australia: you'll be paying about 20-25 AUD for a dorm bed and a bit more for double / twin rooms.
Things you'll want to do when you stay at a Rainbow Beach hostel depend on your interests. Four wheel drives are a big thing around here, and there are also some walking trails you might find interesting. There are also opportunities to swim with dolphins, sky dive, and hang glide. Rainbow Beach is also one of the points where the ferries to Fraser Island (a great nature destination) leave from (more accurately Inskip Point, which is a bit north from town proper). For details you can check the tour operators' websites for pricing and timetables for Fraser Island tours.