Rainbow Waters Tourist Park

CAMPING PARK
Rainbow Waters Tourist Park
www.rainbowwaters.com.au
(07) 5486 3200
Carlo Road, Rainbow Beach

DATE OF VISIT
Thursday 16TH – Sunday 19th August 2012

WEATHER
Warm clear days, cool nights.

LOCATION

  • If travelling on the Bruce Highway from the Sunshine Coast, turn right at the Tin Can Bay/Rainbow Beach turn off on the south side of Gympie
  • Follow the Tin Can Road for approx 45 minutes then turn right at the Rainbow Beach turn off and travel another 20 minutes
  • On your way into Rainbow Beach, turn left onto Carlo Road (IGA supermarket is on the corner). Rainbow Waters Tourist Park is 2.5km down Carlo Road

FACILITIES

  • Powered and unpowered sites, cabins and villas (sleep 2-6 people).
  • Large amenities block
  • Laundry with dryers, ironing facilities and clotheslines
  • Covered camp kitchen with gas BBQs, microwaves, kettle, toaster, fridges, tables, and washing up facilities.
  • Playground
  • TV and games room
  • Convenience store sells ice, bait and firewood, drinks , snacks and insect repellent.  Rainbow beach is only a short drive if you are in need of more supplies.
  • Fires allowed
  • Dogs are not permitted except for service or assistance animals
  • Floating pontoon for use by park guests
  • Fish cleaning facility
  • Council boat ramp adjoins park

ACTIVITIES

  • Boating, fishing or crabbing in the Tin Can Bay Inlet. Unfortunately we didn’t catch any mud crabs during our stay, but we did get a very nice catch of whiting. We were also lucky enough to have our own up close experience with a very friendly dolphin while we were out fishing in the boat.
  • By far my favourite thing to do in Rainbow Beach is the walk to Carlo Sand Blow. Drive to the end of Cooloola Drive and it’s a short walk along the track to the sand blow. The views are awesome, as are the coloured sands that Rainbow Beach is famous for.
  • Kayaking
  • Beautiful Rainbow Beach is only 2.5km away and is perfect for swimming, surfing, beach fishing and 4WDriving.
  • There are so many tours/activities to do in Rainbow Beach, the office in the park has brochures to help you out

FAMILY FAVOURITES

  • Harry’s Choice – Playing with the coloured sand at Carlo Sand Blow
  • Georgia’s Choice – When the Dolphin swam up to our boat
  • Sonia’s Choice – I couldn’t decide between the two so I chose both. Our close encounter with a dolphin in Tin Can Bay Inlet and walking Carlo Sand Blow

RATES

  • UNPOWERED SITE – OFF PEAK
  • From $32/night for 2 people, $10/night/child for 3yrs+

 

  • UNPOWERED SITE – PEAK
  • From $37/night for 2 people, $12/night/child for 3yrs+

 

  • POWERED SITE – OFF PEAK
  • From $37/night for 2 people, $10/night/child for 3yrs+

 

  • POWERED SITE – PEAK
  • From $45/night for 2 people, $12/night/child for 3yrs+

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CAUTIONS

Don’t forget to pack your insect repellent, the sandflies can be bad

Rainbow Waters is a great park for families and grey nomads alike. For us this park is just about everything we are looking for when we go camping, the sites are flat, grassy, shaded and well maintained, the amenities are clean and tidy and there is so much to see and do. There are areas within the park that could easily accommodate those of you wanting to go camping with a group. Rainbow Beach is one of my favourite places to visit, so really my only negatives would be the bities and that we were only there for three days. I will definitely be back but next time for a longer stay.

To view other road tested camp sites on the Sunny Coast (Click Here). We haven’t been doing the camping directory very long. However it is growing slowly & I have made sure that all information is from a non biased Camping Country Australia customer or staff point of view.

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