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The best place to stay in Rainbow Beach. FREE breakfast, FREE WiFi, FREE walking tour, great central location, 2 Pools, onsite bar and restaurant.... More...
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town located in the Wide-Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. Perhaps you’re wondering how its name came around? Well, it was originally known as Black Beach, however, it was later changed to Rainbow Beach due to the coloured sands near the town. It’s all about the stunning natural beauty here and if you fancy yourself as a rider, why not do a full moon horseback ride – seriously!
Rainbow Beach hostels are located in the city centre meaning you’ll be close to the attractions, pubs and restaurants. You’ll also be able to meet other travellers in the hostel pools and large common areas. Hostels will be able to help you book a trip to Fraser Island and the staff will give you all the tips you need on where to go and what to see. Air-con dorms are available, both female-only and mixed, or if you’re keen to be that little closer to nature, book a Rainbow Beach hostel tent.
You’ll find hostels centrally located in the town around Rainbow Beach making travelling around the town centre a breeze. This Sunshine Coast town is fairly sedate compared to its counterparts, but if you want to stay in the liveliest area head to Rainbow Beach Road. For stunning landscapes and coastal walks find a base near Carlo Sandblow and you’ll be able to experience the area’s most prized beauty. Most backpackers stay a night either before or after exploring Fraser Island.
Lovers of the outdoors, Rainbow Beach is right up your alley. For those who love the ocean and being on the water choose from kayak tours (you may see dolphins!), 4X4 drives across the sand, surf lessons on Australia’s longest wave and moonlit horse rides along the beach, to name a few. Those wanting to explore the nearby Fraser Island can hop on the Manta Ray Fraser Island Barge.
It’s easy to explore the town and coast via foot, however, if you get tired of walking or wish to get around at a faster pace why not hire a bike. Biking around the town is a popular option. Alternatively, should you ever be in need of a ride, just call a taxi. Get here on a backpacker bus or drive (around 2.5 hours) from Brisbane.