Plenty to do for Easter School Holidays

School holiday activities at the Library (Free)

Gympie Regional Libraries Young People’s Services staff will be at Tin Can Bay Library on Wednesday, April 9, 10.30-11.30am and Rainbow Beach Library from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. Come along and enjoy the stories and fun craft activities.

Want to learn the basics or just some new skateboarding tricks? (Free)

Come along for a free beginner/intermediate skateboard coaching session at the your local skate park, April 10. Be there 9am at Rainbow Beach and noon at Tin Can Bay Skate Parks, no booking necessary.

Trash and Treasure

The Rainbow Beach Community Hall hosts a Trash and Treasure on Saturday April 12 from 8am. There is still time to organise your own table for $5 – find out more at 54863355.

Build a sandcastle like Orry Gilmore in the Sandcastle Competition, held on April 15

Build a sandcastle like Orry Gilmore in the Sandcastle Competition, held on April 15

BYO buckets & spades and build a sandcastle

During the school holidays the combined churches of Rainbow Beach are running a Sandcastle Competition on Tuesday 15 April from 9.00am to 12noon on the beach north of the surf lifesaving tower.

The businesses of Rainbow Beach will be donating some great prizes and Mayor Ron Dyne will be judging the competition at 11.30am. Registration will be at the beach from 8.30am and there will also be a sausage sizzle and drinks for sale from 10.00am.

Some great prizes are on offer – including vouchers, vouchers, beach equipment, food and drink hampers. There will be a prize for the most outstanding sandcastle or sand building, the most lifelike animal or fish and an open division where the teams can build anything they want.

Teams can be families of individuals up to 6 people – and only $10 or team or family. Money raised will be used to support chaplaincy in the Cooloola and Gympie areas.

Tin Can Bay Markets

Easter Saturday, this popular market is held 7am till 12 noon, with loads of local handcrafts, fresh produce, and food.

Art Trail Tin Can Bay

Easter Saturday, 9-12 then 1-4pm, you can even walk to check out local talented artists and their work.

Easter Combined Churches Dawn service

Sunday 20 April 20, commencing at 5.30am at the propeller – for more information contact Chappy Ronnie on 0413 135 867 or email:

Ryan Sharman happy on a horse at the Rainbow Beach Markets

Rainbow Beach Markets

Easter Sunday, April 20, Sports Club, 7.30am-1pm: arts, craft, jewellery, fruit and vege, food and fashion… it’s all on at the Club.

Yoga on the Beach

Sounds relaxing? Try it out every Thursday morning at 7am (contact Rainbow Beach Massage for details).

Learn to Surf

Available Daily – take the Epic Ocean Adventures Tour and learn on the longest, safest wave in Australia.

Ride a bike

Cruise along the paths – over bridges on the Tin Can Bay esplanade or even out to Inskip Point! Bike hire is available at Temptations Cafe.

Kids club at the Rainbow Beach Aquatic Centre

Let the kids have fun and be active in the water, Monday to Friday 3pm to 5pm. At only $5 per child and catering for ages 5 to 12. Note – children must be able to swim.

Looking for some budget friendly activities? (Free)

Under 18’s Dance Party (ages 14-17), a street party in (Mary Street Gympie), Ten Pin Bowling 3 hours of ten pin bowling fun (ages 12-20), Design your own Skate Deck (ages 12-25) Art workshop , Music industry training, band development and songwriting session with Tomi Sharp (Redbeard), Movie in the Park – enjoy ‘Monsters University’ movie under the stars.

To register for the ‘Design your own Skate Deck’ or the ‘Music and the Industry’ activities please phone our Youth and Community Services branch on

(07) 5481 0760 and further details on each activity, head on over to the


The Cooloola Coast has any number of attractions and tours – check out the visitor guide in this paper for more things to do!

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