Carlow Sandblow at Rainbow Beach.

Rainbow Beach Travel Blog

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The different coloured sands of the sandblow and Fraser Island across the water.

We reached Rainbow Beach and our hostel named 'Dingos' at around 7pm after a not too long 5 hour bus journey (at least the bus stop was right ouside our hostel). We were way to tired to do anything of note that night so, after some dinner and a few phonecalls home, we headed for bed.

We had a meeting the next afternoon to be put into groups for our Fraser Island adventure the next day and a briefing about do's and don'ts when on the island (we were self guided when on Fraser so knowing about any dangerous wildlife was important).

The hostel that we were staying at (a very nice one at that too) was offering free trips to the Carlow Sandblow that was up the hill that overlooked Rainbow Beach and also Fraser Island where we were going to be exploring over the next few days. Rainbow Beach is named so because of the different coloured sands there.

We walked through the forest to the top of the sandblow where you could see a big expanse of sand infront of you that seemed to dip right down into the sea. The sand there varied from white, to cream, orange and black. If you kicked the sand up ith your feet, you could see the sand change colour as if it has multicoloured layers. The view from up there was fantastic and it just further wet our appetite for our Fraser Island trip.I can now see why it is called a sandblow; it is very windy up there, your footprints are blown away pretty quickly and we all had a nice mouth or eyefull during the half hour or so that we were there!

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The different coloured sands of th…
The different coloured sands of t…
Me, looking out to sea.
Me, looking out to sea.
Rainbow Beach
photo by: Marino