Rainbow Beach is a picturesque coastal town located in Queensland, Australia, known for its stunning coastline, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant coloured sand dunes. Situated just south of K’gari (Fraser Island), Rainbow Beach offers visitors a unique experience that combines natural beauty, adventure, and relaxation.

For those looking to explore the great outdoors, Rainbow Beach offers a range of camping options. Inskip Point Camping Ground is a popular choice for campers, with its scenic beachfront location and easy access to the beach. The Rainbow Beach Holiday Park is another great option.

Things to do

Rainbow Beach also offers a range of tourism services, including tours of K’gari (Fraser Island), one of the world’s largest sand islands, and the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s most famous natural wonders. Visitors can also enjoy activities such as kayaking, fishing, and surfing.

One of the most iconic landmarks in Rainbow Beach is the Carlo Sand Blow, a massive sand dune that overlooks the coastline and offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Visitors can hike up to the top of the sand blow to witness a breathtaking sunset or sunrise. Another popular spot is the Double Island Point Lighthouse, which offers stunning views of the coast and is a great spot for whale watching during the migration season.

The town of Rainbow Beach itself is a charming and laid-back community with a range of shops, cafes, and restaurants. The Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club is a great spot to grab a meal or a drink with friends, while the Rainbow Beach Sports Club offers a range of activities for families and groups.

Little Parliament Cafe

If you’re interested in trying some local fare try out Little Parliament – they’re located at 12 Rainbow Beach Rd, Rainbow Beach, and they have a large range of fantastic coffee and food made with local ingredients. The team sell thoughtful gifts for all ages at the aptly named ‘Our Store’, and there’s also a ‘Boardroom’ which anyone even half interested in surfing should check out – we won’t ruin it for you!

Camping and accommodation

Camping on Rainbow Beach is an unforgettable experience for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse themselves in nature. The trip is less than 3 hours from Brisbane CBD but you’ll feel like you’re a million miles away. 

Rainbow Beach offers a unique and picturesque setting for camping. The area is full of iconic landmarks, such as the aforementioned Carlo Sand Blow and the Double Island Point Lighthouse. Visitors can hike up to these vantage points to witness breathtaking views of the coastline and the Pacific Ocean.

One of the most popular camping spots in Rainbow Beach is Inskip Point Camping Ground, located just a short drive from the town centre. This beachfront camping ground offers a range of camping options, with easy access to the beach. Visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing, and other water activities right on their doorstep, making it an ideal spot for families and groups.