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. 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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  • We were unaware this was up here when our hotel manager told us to get up there. So glAd we followed his advice ! Truly magnificent when the sun goes down. Must do !  more »
  • We first went to the Carlo Sand Blow at sunset. It was pretty, with views over the local waterways not unlike Noosa. We went back for sunrise and it was spectacular. I couldn't stop taking pictures of...  more »
  • Steep walk to sand blow so this needs to be taken into account particularly during summertime. It's well worth the walk to see the power of the wind and sand. Kids take card board to slide down the sa...  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!
  • 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!
  • Amazing landscape. Seriously worth it and only a short and wonderful forest walk to get there. About a 600m walk. It's perfect at sunset and sunrise. I would highly recommend a visit while at rainbow beach.
  • Great views over both Double Island Point and Cooloola. Great fun for kids using bodyboards to slide down the sides too 😁
  • A good walk and a natural feature of the area. The locals take off in their para-gliders here.

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