Or so says www.traveller.com.au. With our “balmy” winters and seaside horse rides, the website says our beach is perfect if you have “four wheels” or “four legs”!
But any time of the year you can canter here – with our endless beach and horses well away from the flagged area, there are no crowds to jostle with.
The “spectacular stretches of coloured sand” can been seen by foot and are also open to 4WD vehicles.
Listed above Western’s Australia’s beautiful Cable Beach, in Australia’s top 10 best beaches to visit in winter it says our beach is “best for romantic strolls”!
I am sure the fishers out there would say it is best for tuna. But our sunrises are worth a look. It is a common sight to see someone with their camera, but often, and more so in winter, you can have the beach all to yourself!
Except for the whales, that is – winter heralds the humpback season. Both the Dolphin Kayak Tours and Wolf Rock Dive have been spotting them, so keep your eyes open, especially from the headlands. Sometimes they venture quite close to shore.
And our coast has received a huge amount of attention in the last month, including attendees at the Queensland Caravan, Camping and Touring Super Show.
Rainbow Beach was a buzz word at the recent Australian Tourism Exchange, known as ATE, held on the Gold Coast – the largest annual business-to-business tourism event in Australia, and it was the first time that Destination Gympie Region (DGR) has attended.
“The Gympie region is now one of the leading Local Tourism Organisations (LTO) for international-ready products and has more operators at this level than some Regional Tourism Organisations,” said Andrew Saunders from DGR.
“It is my intent to make the Gympie region the leading LTO in Australia in this space.”
Because ATE was on the Gold Coast, Queensland benefited enormously with pre and post ATE famils.
DGR, through its relationship with Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) and initiatives such as Australia’s Nature Coast and the Great Beach Drive, hosted some excellent famils, thanks to supporting operators.
These influential visitors were all very impressed with the natural beauty of the region and the options to experience this new tourism destination.