The warm rays reach over the clouds, kissing life into the world.
The gentle wind picks up the fine sand, swirling it like smoke.
The rainbow spirit left its mark along the shore, protecting those who tread barefoot on the dune.
The quiet town lies motionless in the early light.
My very first attempt at poetry (!) after watching the sunrise at Rainbow Beach. I was after a well-needed break from day-to-day life and also needed to quench my thirst for exploration. The sleepy town of Rainbow Beach and a wonderful day on the World Heritage Listed Fraser Island did just that.
Rainbow Beach from the sand duneThe Carlo SandblowThe Carlo SandblowSunset from Carlo Sandblow The stunningly clear waters of Lake McKenzie, Fraser IslandMy Lokai bracelet framing Lake McKenzie – When life gets you down stay hopeful, when life has you on a high stay humble Wanggoolba Creek, Fraser IslandMaheno Shipwreck, 1935, Fraser Island Eli Creek, Fraser Island A Wild humpback dolphin, Tin Can BayThe coloured sands of Rainbow Beach with an Aboriginal Dreamtime story to match
The Nitty Gritty:
- Rainbow Beach is about 3 hours drive north of Brisbane.
- I stayed at Frasers On Rainbow Beach Backpackers. Great hostel, friendly staff and a nice relaxed atmosphere.
- Many people use Rainbow Beach as the entry point to Fraser Island. The barge takes the cars from Inskip Point across to Fraser Island. You can head over on your own (if you have a 4WD) or do a 1/2/3 day tour.
- In Tin Can Bay you can see wild dolphins every morning.