Recently we took a much needed break in Queensland. After visiting friends and family we journeyed to Rainbow Beach, on the Sunshine Coast. We stumbled across Rainbow Beach when surfing the web looking for a holiday house, and were so glad to escape the Melbourne winter and spend time here. There were so many interesting places to explore along the coastline, to relax and unwind.
Rainbow Beach is surrounded by National Park land with many walks and stunning white beaches. There are high sandstone cliffs edging the beach, and natural sandblow formations which are created strong onshore winds that push sand from the dunes into the foreshore. These are special places for Aboriginal Australians. Below are some of our photographs from our time away, we hope you enjoy them.
Buderim Falls, a beautiful and tranquil place (except for the myriad of running and yelling children!) which we visited on the way to Rainbow Beach.
Mid afternoon relaxing on a patrolled beach
Carlo sandblow with 360 degree views
Coloured Sands of Rainbow Beach
Coloured Sands at sunrise
Horse riding on Rainbow Beach
Still waters at Tin Can Bay