Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay
An early start (due to the early arrival of the dolphins) as our fully air-conditioned coach collects you from your accommodation, before venturing south along the coastal highway through vast pine plantations to the tranquil fishing village of Tin Can Bay.
A PHOTOGRAPHERS DELIGHT
• TIN CAN BAY DOLPHIN VIEWING
• CLIFFS OF COLOURED SANDS
• MAGNIFICENT COAST VIEWS
• SUB-TROPICAL FORESTS
• CARLO SANDBLOW
• RAINBOW BEACH TOWNSHIP
One of the very special features of Tin Can Bay is the almost daily visits of wild Blue Nosed Dolphins to the waters edge. (As dolphins are wild animals in their natural habitat, sightings can not be guaranteed)
Visit the Marina, home to a large fleet of fishing and prawn trawlers, and a popular spot for dolphin viewing. Relax by the waterfront parklands and enjoy a tasty breakfast (included), before touring via Cooloola Village to Seary's Creek, where a short stroll along the boardwalk will reveal a tea coloured stream through sub-tropical forest, abundant in birdlife.
Skirt Cooloola National Park to the former sand mining township of Rainbow beach, noted for it's magnificent views and spectacular cliffs of coloured sands. Free time to explore the shops (buy lucnh (own expense) at one of the many cafes or maybe at the local surf club overlooking the beach, before joining our coach captain/guide for a short walk along the unspoilt surf beach to view the huge cliffs of coloured sands, said to be over 1.8 million years old and feature at least 47 different colours, learn about the legend of the Rainbow Serpent in Aboriginal Dreamtime.
Witness dramatic views across Rainbow Beach and Inskip Point to the southern tip of Fraser Island from Murrawa Lookout, from here a short walk through wallum and banksia forests will reveal Carlo Sandblow, a giant sand dune created by winds amassing and shaping large volumes of sand over thousands of years and covering the vegetation. During the months of August and September, this area is abundant with colourful wildflowers.
Departs: SUNDAYS 6.00.am. Accommodation pick-up's earlier.