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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  • Huge amount of sand that’s been blown inland, surrounded by trees and bush. Pretty good photo stop too!  more »
  • It was the last thing we expected on exiting the bush track from the car park. The vast area of sand was spectacular as were the views over the ocean and also inland towards the Tin Can Bay area. The ...  more »
  • It was such an unexpected sight - simply gorgeous to watch the sunset. Thought Rainbow Beach itself was wonderful, then discovered how stunning and unusual Carlo Sand Blow is. You need to have a good ...  more »
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  • Take a sandboard. Take old enclosed footwear. Take water. Take asthma inhaler. The sheer scale of this sand bowl is amazing, beautifully photogenic ... and deceptively tiring to walk across. As an interesting side note, parts of the blow are sound bowls. A visitor 1.5km away sneezed... my son grunted 'Bless you' - and she turned and said 'Thanks'!
  • My partner n I spent a lovely sunset up there... plenty hot during the day.. Bloody nice to feel the cool change while exploring the immediate area... lucky to have a good shower of rain prior to going up there. Cool Sands
  • Just love this place, large open spaces to have fun in the sand. There is a great view of the ocean and nearby Bushland and the walk up to the sandblow is peaceful and not very long. A great area to relax and get some exercise while also having fun with friends and family. Highly recommended!
  • Amazing place to go and watch the sunset. Big crowds and amazing view. The water is a beautiful colour at the right time. The sand ripples are gorgeous too.
  • Carlo Sand Blow is an amazing experience! The first view of thus huge dune is shocking! Coming from nowhere! This is a place to visit absolutely. Walk down close to the edge on the left and enjoy the view on the beach. Keep the kids supervised as this is not secured and can ber dangerous. Go at the end of the day in winter and on going up, enjoy the sunset, this is stunning!!
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