Carlo Sand Blow, Rainbow Beach

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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  • We walked from the Carlo sand blow to the Poona Lake and back. All up about 20 km about 4 hour round trip. The track was brilliant. Did not see anyone!! Beautiful walk. Take water and snacks. Can swim...  more »
  • Its just amazing.... Go stand in the middle and get someone to take a photo from the side...anyone else will think you are in the Sahara Desert!! Its massive. Get a car upto the top and viewing area a...  more »
  • A little slice of heaven on earth. Very much worth the 3hr drive to just get away and reflect and restores from the bustle and expectations in life. Also makes for a great lower body work out if one wishes to climb up and down those gloriously fine and silky sand hills.
  • Spectacular natural beauty! Well worth the short work for the whole family. Kids will love running up the dunes and rolling (falling) back down again. Can see the whole way to double island point and across Tim Can Inlet. Bring water if the suns out, would get a little hot on the sand.
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