Carlo Sand Blow, Rainbow Beach

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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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  • Really fun and different place to visit. Seeing the sunset for this place is really amazing! Recommend coming here when in Rainbow beach.  more »
  • Because of its scale it's hard to capture how impressive the sand blow is in pictures. A huge natural sand feature that is a must if visiting Rainbow Beach.  more »
  • Carlo Sand Blow, Rainbow Beach Queensland is the number 1 attraction on TripAdvisor and after visiting here I now know why. The scenery from the ocean cliff top is just stunning with views of Double I...  more »
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  • Oh my god. This place was AMAZING. We went at sunset and it was truly magical. The color of the water, the tranquility.. loved it. Definitely go here if you can!
  • It is a fantastic place to be. Such an amazing few and so the sand blow looked lovely.
  • What an amazing place. But nearve wreaking with the kids because it's right on the cliff but well and truly worth it. The ocean views are amazing.
  • Awesome to see nature's power. Is amazing to visit every 12 months to see the relentless creep of the dune.
  • What an awesome sight. Breathtaking views and beautiful sand. If you're able to see it, enjoy the short hike to it and soak it all up before venturing down into the blow and playing in the sand. Bring a hat, and a way to secure it! It's hot and windy!

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