Blogs from Rainbow Beach, Queensland, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Rainbow Beach June 19th 2021

Having returned to Noosa after my four-day kayak trip up the Noosa River, I then took a coach a couple of hours north to the tiny town of Rainbow Beach, from where I planned to walk back to Noosa by following the 88km Cooloola Great Walk. So after passing a relaxing day doing not much at all in Rainbow Beach on the Sunday, I hoisted my backpack and headed off on Monday (14th June) to re-enter the Cooloola Recreation Area section of Great Sandy NP. After walking through the bush for less than ten minutes the track emerged at the wide, golden expanse of the Carlo Sandblow, where for thousands of years sand-laden winds have been carving a swathe through the coastal forest, creating a saddle-shaped mini-desert about five hundred metres wide and over a kilometre ... read more
Sand and Sea
Trail-side Pit Stop
A Little Oasis

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Rainbow Beach August 15th 2016

Geo: -25.9021, 153.092What a night and morning no more sickness it's now been replaced with the same problem but from the other end, anything I eat or drink exits uncontrollably within 20-30 minutes. Today is the surprise I'd planned so many months ago after a number of late night phone calls to Oz. I'd found a website in the Summer of 2015 for Michelle to go horse riding where there were a number of options half day, full day, Moon rides, beach or country rides, swimming rides, I told Michelle and she said she wanted to do either the beach or country ride, she was interested in swimming ride but was concerned about riding bareback in the water and swimming alongside an unknown horse so she settled on the country ride. Unbeknown to Michelle I'd spent ... read more
Rainbow Beach
Rainbow Beach
Setting off without a clue to where she's going

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Rainbow Beach April 22nd 2016

Hi all, this is the second day of our travel up to Fraser Island. We worked on the basis that we would travel the 1,900kms in two days. yesterday was a killer but today was easier As we only had to do 750kms. We left Narrabri in the dark at 6 am. I wasn't sure about this as we were likely to hit, literally a bunch of kangaroos on the road. Surprisingly we did not see one live. We saw quite a few dead Roos and even pigs. Pigs are pests out here and for them to be hit by cars means there must be a lot around. Anyway the road kill was very small compared to what we had seen at Cape York last year. We still saw quite a few Hawks flying around the ... read more
Goondiwindi Maccas
Gotta have that morning coffee
Rainbow beach

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Rainbow Beach March 30th 2015

Hi Family, Friends and Bloggers, After a very early start (3am) we made it on to the Premier bus from Bundaberg to Rainbow Beach. Thank you Jeff and Keiva for everything this weekend!!! It was a short drive to Rainbow Beach, so we arrived about 7.40am. The hostel (Frasers on Rainbow) was right opposite the bus stop, which was very handy but unfortunately we couldn’t check into our room until 12pm, so we had to hang around, and I was so tired. I had a sleep on Neil while he read in the common area, then we had a walk to the beach and around the shops; this didn’t take very long at all as Rainbow beach is tiny. We had a breakfast of boiled eggs, cheese and biscuits, carrot sticks and apples. (this was made ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Rainbow Beach October 19th 2014

To say I was a little apprehensive and scared to head to Rainbow Beach was an understatement! I had managed to score a work for accom position for what was supposed to be a couple of weeks, save some money and head back to the UK after a horrendous, but long overdue break up of almost six years. Premier bus booked and off I went. Arriving in Rainbow a few hours later and I wasn't that impressed. My old and well practised pessimistic side in full swing already! Heading up to the staff room, I made my top bunk home and shyly introduced myself to the other English and German room mates. I took the offer of attending a local's birthday meal and quickly felt more at ease knowing 10 or so faces out of the ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Rainbow Beach October 1st 2014

Kratičká zastávka na cestě z Fraser Islandu, kde naší vyučující dofoukli pneumatiky a my tak získali 2 hodiny kochání se. Kochejte se se mnou.... read more
Veselá z dokonalého pobytu na Fraser Islandu
Uff, schraňovač injekčních stříkaček

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Rainbow Beach August 12th 2014

The weekend brought a deluge of holiday makers to Rainbow Beach. A large proportion of the holiday makers are children. Screaming, crying, noisy children. Children who are allowed to stay up until after midnight running around and yelling out. It will only be tow days, we said, and comeSunday afternoon they will pack up and go home. No, this is not what happened. It turns out that Wednesday is a public holiday and a lot of people take Monday and Tuesday off work to make a long long-weekend. Our lovely serene, albeit pest ridden, paradise is lost. Roll on Wednesday. On Sunday we took ourselves for a planned excursion into Gympie for the market, shopping and lunch. I has read up on a couple of markets through the week and decided this would be a good ... read more
Tree goanna
Low tide - Panorama

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Rainbow Beach August 9th 2014

I had a day off from writing yesterday, therefore I will cover two days today. The love hate relationship with nature continues. I continue to lather creams on my bites to control the itch but have worked out that it is best to keep covered early in the morning and from late afternoon. I don't think a conversion to Islam is going to be necessary after all. We went fishing from the beach yesterday. We caught two swallow-tailed darts, one each. We also caught a couple of other fish, but as they were a bit on the small side we sent them back. When we were packing everything into the car I noticed a sea eagle sitting on a ledge above us. I suggested to Frank that it might like our left-over bait. He thought it ... read more
Sea Eagle eating
Two Codgers

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Rainbow Beach August 7th 2014

I am having a love-hate war with nature. It is unclear which side is winning, but I have an issue with Mother Nature and some of her creatures. Sand flies. Why do they even exist? Do they have a beneficial purpose? Why is it that every time we go away on holidays MN unleashes those nasty little insects on to me and I spend the next two weeks suffering? The sand flies up here are particularly horrid. I have bites all over my arms, legs, back, back of my neck, and even in my hair and face including on my lip. I have never struck them this nasty before. Frank gets bitten by them. He has little red dots. I have massive welts all over me. I use insect repellent. It doesn't seem to work. I ... read more
Pelicans and gulls at sunset
Changing hues

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Rainbow Beach August 6th 2014

Our plans for the day of collecting bait and then fishing came to fruition today. Getting caught in a torrential downpour wasn't part of the plan, but that happened too. After breakfast we went down to the inlet to pump for yabbies. It is a joint effort. Frank does all the strenuous work and I hold the bucket. If they are near me, I will collect the yabbies, but mostly Frank disperses the sand in an area I can't reach, therefore I am happy to just hold the bucket and say "there's one". We we so absorbed in our hunting and gathering this morning, with our backs to the oncoming weather, that we managed to get soaked in long lasting heavy rain. Then it was a quick trip to the bait shop to but more bait ... read more
Our Boat Ramp
Preparing for the launch
Das Boot at sea.

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