Carlo Sand Blow, Rainbow Beach
(4.9/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Carlo Sand Blow a centerpiece of your Rainbow Beach vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Rainbow Beach vacation trip planner.
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  • Lovely place to spend a couple of hours. No beach access due to cliffs. Saw lots of lace monitors and skinks on the way to the sand blow. Good shaded parking. 10mins walk from the car park to the sand...  more »
  • Definitely worth the walk to see this stunning sand blow. amazing views at sunset, a mini desert amongst the sand dunes 
  • This spot was very easy to find it's all marked on signs and a pathway to follow. We went in the morning to avoid it being too hot. It is quite a sight when you arrive at the Carlo Sandblow and the wa...  more »
  • It's a very big sand dune on the rand of the ozean. You can also do sandsurfing there:)
  • Incredible views. Definitely something to add to your bucket list!
  • Amazing natural environment. Spectacular views along the coastline. Feels other-worldly when walking out across the sand.
  • An absolutely awe-inspiring place.
  • Amazing place