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Plan a holiday at Rainbow Beach, the east coast's adventure playground
Nestled on Australia's east coast, the beautiful town of Rainbow Beach is the perfect stop for travellers who want to explore the fantastic beach of Noosa, and the world-famous Fraser Island, which is the biggest sand island in the world. This beautiful coastal town has idyllic beaches and national parks to provide you with all kinds of unforgettable experiences which make it the ultimate beach holiday destination in Eastern Australia.
Eating out in Rainbow Beach
If you are passionate about good coffee, then its worth paying a visit to Cafe Jilarty. An artist-run cafe, Cafe Jilarty has an art gallery that features the works of many local artists. Aside from its gorgeous art space, the cafe has an eclectic mix of gift ideas for all occasions. It also offers a tasty breakfast menu, backpacker specials, as well as gluten-free, vegan options. Pop by Coffee Rocks and boost your day with a power breakfast paired with a premium blend of Clandestino coffee.
Arcobaleno On The Beach is an Italian restaurant and another local town favourite. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and a lovely courtyard with warm, friendly staff who will ensure you have a memorable dining experience. They also do a fantastic job of serving guests delicious pasta and crispy, wood-fired pizzas all week long. Another restaurant worth visiting is the Pavilion Restaurant and Bar. Set in a subtropical location, the ambiance is lovely and relaxing. Guests can indulge with the chef's specials and other main entrées such as the Fisherman's basket, paella and rack of lamb.
Kayak with the dolphins
Rainbow Beach is a breathtaking destination in which to enjoy holidays with your loved ones. The kids will be thrilled by the sights of dolphins as they are fun and playful and give great photo opportunities. Ride a ferry from Carlo Point to encounter these fascinating creatures on Tin Can Bay. You will love the rare experience of communing with marine life as you go dolphin feeding and sea kayaking.
If you want to take the little ones on a nature-infused excursion, then venture into the pristine Noosa Everglades on a wildlife river cruise. Marvel at the many different species of animals, birds and plants as you cruise along the mirror-like surface of the waterways and calm lakes of Queensland's best-kept secret.
Indulge yourself in nature's wonders
The town of Rainbow Beach is named after its most popular natural attraction, its multi-coloured cliffs. Witness these truly magnificent colours during an early morning hike as these coloured sand cliffs arc around the Wide Bay and offer a breathtaking panoramic view from the lighthouse at Double Island Point. Explore Great Sandy National Park and make Seary’s Creek your final stop. Swim, play or simply float in the water in this beautifully clear creek. Spend the afternoon strolling along a picturesque boardwalk or reading a book under in the shade.
Learn how to surf with the experts at the Rainbow Beach Surf Centre. The surf centre will teach you how to ride the longest beginner waves in Australia. Adventure seekers can also head off to Carlo Sand Blow as they try adrenaline pumping adventures such as hand gliding, paragliding and skydiving. For scuba diving enthusiasts, Wolf Rock in Double Island Point offers world-class diving sites just right on the tip of Fraser Island. Finally, end the day watching the golden sunset as you sail across the waters of the Great Sandy Strait.
Brushes by the Sea and the Bay to Bay Trailable Yacht Race
Art-lovers will fall in love with this popular yearly event. The Brushes by the Sea festival holds a brilliant collection of competitive artwork from local artists. Works submitted in the competition can range in a number of categories including the local area category which showcases the beauty and uniqueness of the town and the unique beauty of its surroundings.
Every year, almost a hundred yachts will have their spectacular spinnakers flying, as their sail across the magnificent waters of the Great Sandy Strait. Considered as one of Queensland's biggest yacht races and the second largest in Australia, spectators can watch how sailors will navigate from the Tin Can Bay, before finishing the race on Hervey Bay.
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