Gotta love New Years’ resolutions. Ours was to spend a good part of 2020 seeing this sprawling Great South Land in which we live. Horrific bush fires and the call for Australians to holiday at home and inject money into the economy struck a chord. Added to this, we have a camper trailer that was spending too much time parked in the garage and not enough time parked under big shady trees in wide open spaces.
For the last four days, we’ve been camping at Rainbow Beach, two hours north of Brisbane and while we’ve had some rain (I’ll never tire of it after such a long drought), our time here was really enjoyable.
Seventy two coloured mineral sands give Rainbow Beach its name – check the feature photo which I ‘borrowed’ from google! A permanent population of 1000 call this town home, and a whopping 70,000 people visit each year. Backpackers flock here since it’s an easy town to like and it’s the jumping off point for Fraser Island – the world’s largest sand island.
Carlo Sand Blow is a massive 15 hectares of sand near the township and blows sand from the beach onto the land. The sand is ever moving, will continue to encroach on the land and will eventually cover buildings. It cannot be stopped.
Tomorrow we head to Neurum Creek.