Your very own slice of heaven – Rainbow Beach
This tranquil, beach side location can be found approximately 2 hours south of Hervey Bay in picture perfect Queensland. Boasting absolutely perfect weather conditions most of the year round, you can expect to swim and enjoy the beaches everyday as Rainbow Beach produces an average low of 13.9 degrees and an average high of a beautiful 24.2 degrees.
When Rainbow Beach was first discovered, it was a discovery like no other. Here was 23 kilometres of crystal clear beach that brought with it the sun, the surf and the sand – all snuggled in surrounded by the dense landscape of the flora and fauna that would be growing within this amazing area. Not only was it a picture perfect discovery, it was also a very short 10 minutes from world heritage listed Fraser Island.
This particularly stunning place would become popular for sand mining and later on, turn into one of the best kept secrets as people from all over the world fell in love with this majestic area. Rainbow Beach portrays some of the most magnificent coloured sand dunes in stunning colours. In fact, this is where the name “Rainbow Beach” originated from.
Very few people resided in the area during the sand mining phases and still today, there are very few who are privileged to call this place “home”. With a population of around 1400 residents, it is still a quiet and peaceful day to day location to be amongst.
However, it was the attention it gained from the rest of the world that has given Rainbow Beach it’s very own stamp on tourism in the Wide Bay as it plays host to 120,000 visitors each and every year.
Outlets And Eateries
Bringing Rainbow Beach into the 21st Century, you will find the area alive and happening. Heading into the area you will immediately notice how pristine looking the place is with easy to follow roads and plenty of parking spaces available.
Shops line the main street, Here you will find places to sit and enjoy a meal or drink, fashion outlets that offer people of all ages the latest in hats, clothes, beach wear, thongs among other items. You can purchase many items from the local newsagents from local papers, magazines to gift cards. Shopping for food and supplies is all covered with outlets stocked with all the items you need to ensure your stay, no matter the duration, provides everything you are wanting it to.
In need of alcohol supplies? You can purchase your take away drinks or pull up a seat in the local pub and enjoy a cold beverage whilst chatting to some of the locals who reside in this magical place. Kids of all ages will enjoy the park area where they can stop for a climb and a play whilst the adults sit back in the sheltered undercover area nearby.
The whole family will enjoy some of the scenic walks there are to go on, as well as following the pathway up to the enormous sand dune that you can sit upon and take some of the best pictures in the world from this absolute vantage point.
Accommodation Available In Rainbow Beach
Now you have viewed the different outlets Rainbow Beach offers, it is time to talk about the different styles of accommodation that are available for you for however long you chose to stay. From five star resorts to hotels and motels, lodges, bed and breakfast idea’s, caravan parks and holiday houses that are available for rental to backpacker hostels.
There is five star accommodation in this beautiful area. Offering everything you would expect in the perfect get-away from the room to the breathtaking views and the glorious pools. Many visitor’s decide Rainbow Beach as their perfect location for their upcoming nuptials and enjoy being able to book top accommodation for themselves and their guests when in the area.
Apartments are a very popular as well as you can pick one that is suitable to your budget if you are deciding to stay on for some time. These are also extremely popular with families who enjoy visiting the area throughout the annual school vacation times- which are the busiest times in the area. You can decide on a self-contained apartment or book one where you can bring most of your own belongings and save money on the booking fee’s.
Touring around the great Wide Bay backpacker style? Rainbow Beach offers a tone of fabulous backpacker accommodation at the fabulous prices you would expect when in the area. Most places will have one set fee with everything inclusive, such as some meals, hiring of beach equipment, WIFI and DVD hire as well as secured parking for your rented vehicle to ensure it’s safety.
Another great way to enjoy all the area’s surrounding have on offer is to decide on caravanning or camping. This very versatile way of moving around allows you to bring your accommodation with you – everywhere you go. Also, it can be a lot less costly to accommodate in your own caravan or tent. Within the grounds are shower and toilet facilities, rubbish outlets, BBQ facilities and a main office where you can obtain any information about the area. Rainbow Beach has some well located caravan parks that welcome you to come and stay in their grounds where you are close to the beauty of the beach and within walking distance to all the shops and eateries around plus many things to do.
Want to bask in the spoils of staying at a bed and breakfast outlet? Couples that host bed and breakfast outlets have piled all their time into delivering you the very best in your “home away from home” accommodation choice. Delicious home made breakfast greeted with that warm and friendliness you deserve. Ask your hosts any questions on the History of the area and what there is to do as this is them at their best – delivering you the answers to ensure your stay is 10/10. At the end of the day, relax and unwind back in your room that has that homely feel to it just like you love.
Do you wish to bring your entire family to this glorious area for the next upcoming school vacation period? There are various holiday houses available for rental that can accommodate an entire family, pets and several vehicles. These houses come fully equipped with everything you already are use to and have in your own home. Arrive and hit the beach! Just remember it is vital that you get in early and book your rental house as these can become a very popular idea with families for these annual events.