Kids Rate Rainbow

Local kids give you the inside knowledge on fun things to do for the school holidays. We polled a sample of local children from ages 2 to 14 to tell us their favourite things to do in Rainbow, and here is what they told us:

1. The Beach (of course!)

“It wasn’t surprising that our locals ranked the Beach as Number 1” stated Judy Gilmore, “All ages enjoy the unique coastline on our doorstep. With the iconic Coloured Sands, rockpools that change daily, mini-waterfalls and the “little sandblow” there is a lot more to do on our beach than swim and build castles!

2. Seary’s Creek

Seary’s Creek ranked second on the list. With pristine waters and boardwalks, kids can paddle on their boogie board or wade from one deck to the other. Occasional yabbies, eels and catfish are also fun to spot.

3. The Sandblow

Then comes Carlo Sandblow. “We send everyone up there,” Judy enthused. “ It really is something special and that first arrival takes your breath away. Sunsets are the most popular time, the huge expanse is also perfect for cricket and touch, sliding and exploring: a kid’s paradise.”

4. Fraser Island

It is no wonder Fraser Island made the kids list. It is the sort of place where memories are made: paddling in Eli Creek and letting the current take you to the sea, the aqua of Lake MacKenzie, Central Station’s rainforest – and there is so much more to explore.

5. Poona Lake

“Another one of those places our grandkids plead to visit every holiday,” Judy began. “This easy walk starts just a few km from us, and you don’t need a 4WD to get there. You arrive to the bush right on the lake. Yabbies and goannas are easy to spot, the older ones love swimming across. It is so refreshing in Summer!”

They listed 18 more suggestions of their favourite things to do in Rainbow Beach – some only local’s know! Read on for the full list:

  • Skateboard
  • Double Island Point
  • Cycle
  • Swim in the Pool (especially the new Aquatic Centre)
  • Scooter
  • Surf
  • BBQ (there are lots of parks overlooking the Pacific)
  • Inskip Point
  • Pelican Bay (a Magical Spot!)
  • Fish
  • “Icecream at Shane’s” AKA Creme de la Creme
  • Carlo Point
  • Bushwalk