Carlo Sand Blow, Rainbow Beach

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • I thought "How good can a big section of sand be?". Well it's actually pretty damn good. You first don't really get an idea of just how big the sand blow is until you're there, it's a large expanse an...  read more »
  • Carlo Sandblow is the perfect spot to watch the sun rise or set, to climb or slide down a sand dune, to take an awesome photo, or to gaze out upon a passing whale or two. But it is an even better loca...  read more »
  • We drove up the hill beside the township of Rainbow Beach to the carpark beside the water tower where a path and stairs lead to Carlo Sandblow. The uphill walk, about 500m, is through attractive fores...  read 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.
  • Spectacular spot with amazing views
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