Rainbow Beach, Queensland
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|Rainbow Beach |
|Elevation:||14 m (46 ft)|
|Federal Division:||Wide Bay|
Originally a sand-mining community and gazetted in 1969, the town's economy is now heavily influenced by tourism. Double Island Point, a popular destination amongst 4WD enthusiasts, is located east of town. Vehicular ferries for Fraser Island depart from Inskip Point, north of town.
The Cooloola Section of the Great Sandy National Park borders the town to the south. A number of walking tracks through the national park depart from the southern outskirts of Rainbow Beach. This includes the northern end point of the Cooloola Great Walk.
By road, Rainbow Beach is located 75 km from the Bruce Highway town of Gympie, and 239 km from the Queensland state capital, Brisbane.
- ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Rainbow Beach (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
- ^ Hues of a rainbow, Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30-08-2006.
- ^ Travel: Rainbow Beach, Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30-08-2006.
- ^ Jo Skinner (29 March 2010). "$1.3m Cooloola Great Walk opens". ABC News. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
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