Michelle Harder was visiting mum Glenda Eckel – kids Lachlan, Adelle and Lara had fun on the beach!
It was Rainbow Beach lifeguard Liam Toohey’s first Easter in town, and he had one word to describe it, “Busy!”
You knew when low tide was on just by viewing queues near Ed’s Beach Bakery! Locals reported huge numbers in town for Easter.
“Rainbow turned it on over the school holidays.” Teewah, Inskip and Fraser Island were also popular. Liam said his fellow lifeguards told him, “It was the busiest they’ve seen it.”
After a near drowning at Easter, they educated visitors with a pamphlet on rips and encouraged Teewah campers to know their zone – T1-T8 in case of emergency, “There was a lot of preventative work as well as a few rescues. The team did a good job.”
Valerie Todd from Tuncunba at Tin Can Bay said there were plenty of visitors at the Bay as well. Valerie felt that the unrest overseas was keeping domestic travellers at home, helping boost numbers of travellers this autumn.
Conditions continued to be favourable for beach-goers most of school break, although it was patchier for boaties and fisherman.
Surf skiers and stand-up paddle boarders have been catching tuna regularly off the front and Double Island Point was in demand over peak periods.
Unfortunately, Mudlo Rocks was very exposed over some of the holiday, meaning the Freshwater Track had heavy traffic.
Retrieval crews had to wait a week to recover a 4WD wreck under Carlo Sandblow. Remember – conditions change daily – always ask a local who knows and check the latest Cooloola Conditions Report online.
After our busy ANZAC Day, May holds two more long weekends with May Day and the Gympie Show Holiday – so town will welcome even more visitors!