Learn the skills of surf-skate in a two-hour workshop. It’s skateboarding, that feels like surfing! October 1-6 at 4pm. Make sure you book a spot as places are limited in each session. For more info call 0435 934 087 or go to: rainbowbeachlearntosurf.com/school-holiday-lear
Take a Rattler ride
In addition to regular services, the Rattler has a special Queen’s Birthday Departure on Monday October 7 so you can make your way through the scenic Mary Valley around an abundance of curves, over bridges and numerous gentle hills. Check.
Heart of Gold Film Festival
There’s a lot to love about the holidays this year at Gympie’s Heart of Gold Short Film Festival – head to the Gympie Civic Centre on Thursday October 3 and Sunday October 6 for uplifting films and free holiday activities from 10am to 3pm each day.
Make a paper heart mosaic at the Gympie Regional Gallery pop-up art activity anytime between 11.30am – 1.30pm on Thursday 3, Friday 4 and Sunday 6 October. Grab a coffee and a bite to eat from the festival cafe operated by Little Haven, and chill while the kids play to their hearts’ content.
With adults at children’s prices for the family sessions, there’s even more to love about holidays at Heart of Gold! For program details and tickets visit heartofgold.com.au
Atlas of Monsters @ Rainbow Beach.
One day a collection of very old maps was found in a dusty library. They showed where in the world monsters from mythology and folklore can be found. But did the author really make these elaborate maps, or is it all a hoax? The librarian who discovered them is not certain. Join us for this fun session as we draw inspiration from Atlas of Monsters by Stuart Hill and Sandra Lawrence to create our own mini monsters. Bookings essential, Friday October 4, Rainbow Beach Library 2pm – 3pm, ages 8-12, free: 5486 3705.
Take a horse ride on the beach or in the bush while on holidays – bucket list, tick!
Watch the amazing chemical reactions in a fun science demonstration and have a go at making your very own lava lamp. Bookings essential, Friday October 4, Tin Can Bay Library 2pm – 3pm, ages 8-12, free: 5486 4355
Take a dive
Have you experienced diving with Wolf Rock Dive yet? Forget going overseas, Wolf Rock is one of the most exciting dives in Australia and will perhaps be one of the most exciting dives you ever do. A true adventure awaits you.The only activity permitted within a 1.5km radius around the rock is SCUBA diving and the team at Wolf Rock Dive are professionals.
Take a ride
Another multi-award winning tourist attraction and loved by tourists from Australia and overseas are the Rainbow Beach Horse Rides. All riders are placed with a horse to match their height, weight, age and experience to ensure maximum enjoyment. Pony-led rides are also available for children under 10.
Take a drive
While the beach and bay are fantastic on their own, there is even more to see and do if you can get up the beach with a 4WD. You can take a tour or hire a 4WD – there are several places that offer these services in Rainbow Beach.
Learn how to surf on your holidays – and get that photo to prove it
Take a board
One of the most exhilarating, affordable and accessible adventures is learning to surf. And there are few better spots to learn amongst the calm blue waters of our beautiful beaches. There are surfing lessons available on the main beach at Rainbow or at Double Island Point or there are also SUPing lessons. If you are an experienced surfer you know the point or the northern side of Double is your playground.