Rainbow Beach is a surfing village that boasts a resort style main street and is home to adrenaline sports such as hang gliding off Carlo Sand Blow or parachuting on to the main beach. Other great attractions include horse riding on the unspoiled sandy shoreline and scenic helitours. Stay at the motel, enjoy the area and activities without a hefty price tag.

Inskip Point, a few minutes drive from Rainbow’s main beach, is a popular camping and fishing spot; the sandy cape is the closest access point to Fraser Island from the Cooloola Coast.

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World heritage listed Fraser Island boasts 90klms of beautiful white surf beaches and rare beauties such as Lake Mackenzie, Eli Creek and the impressive Maheno shipwreck. Ranked alongside Uluru, Kakadu, and the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island. Home to pristine rainforests, crystal clear creeks, immense sand blows and cliffs of coloured sands, it is a must see experience.

Double Island Point located between Rainbow and Noosa, is accessible only to 4wd vehicles dependent on beach conditions. It is home to a beautiful lighthouse, and has sweeping coastal views. Complete the lovely beach drive by boarding the river ferry to Noosa.

The Mary Valley is about an hour’s drive away, and boasts green rolling pastures and farming land. The valley has wineries, popular fishing, boating and ski dams and is home to the mighty Mary River.

Gympie is an original gold mining boom town and has a rich history, which can be seen first hand at Gympie’s gold mining museum located at the beautiful Lake Alford locally known as the duckponds. Large farmers markets are held every Sunday. For more information on things to do in the region see: http://www.visitgympieregion.com.au/play