Carlo Sand Blow, Rainbow Beach

4.9
#1 of 21 in Things to do in Rainbow Beach
Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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Head to the top of Carlo Sand Blow for an eye-filling look at the multihued Rainbow Beach below. Starting from the Rainbow Beach water tower at the top of Cooloola Drive, take the walking path 600 m (0.4 mi) to the top of the 15 hectare (37 acre) sand-blow. Once you get to the top, take in the 360-degree views that include Fraser Island and magnificent sea cliffs. Come for the spectacular sunset and stay to stargaze. Watch for migrating whales if you're here between August and October. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Carlo Sand Blow by using our Rainbow Beach online travel route planner.
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  • A natural wonder!! Must see in Rainbow Beach! Beautiful views, sunset and sunrise from the dunes. Kids had a ball sliding down the dunes on boogie boards. Not a bad track from the car park. Take a... 
    A natural wonder!! Must see in Rainbow Beach! Beautiful views, sunset and sunrise from the dunes. Kids had a ball sliding down the dunes on boogie boards. Not a bad track from the car park. Take a...  more »
  • The young ones rolled down the sands which were quite slippery but soft if you fell down. It was a marvellous experience driving to the sand blow, then parking and walking the sands. I climbed down... 
    The young ones rolled down the sands which were quite slippery but soft if you fell down. It was a marvellous experience driving to the sand blow, then parking and walking the sands. I climbed down...  more »
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  • Nothing to add to all these great reviews, but the single most helpful tip: do NOT enter "Carlo Sand Blow" into Google Maps. It will take you to nowhere. Enter "Cooloola Great Walk" instead. That will take you to the parking area and then it's just a short walk to the sand blow, which is part of the Cooloola Great Walk. It's a very special place!
  • True beauty!! Loved the experience... You can never imagine that the ahort trek would open up to such an expansive piece of sand. Amazing!

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