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Visit the Carlo Sandblow at Rainbow Beach

[ 0 ] December 14, 2011 | Alison Adey

Planning to visit Rainbow Beach on the east coast of Australia? Head up to the Carlo Sandblow for spectacular views of the coast and a beautiful sunset.

This 120m-high sand dune is where the National Paragliding Championships are held every January and it’s easy to see why travellers flock here.

PICTURE Carlo Sandblow, Rainbow Beach, Australia - Fabulous Travel Guide

PICTURE Carlo Sandblow, Rainbow Beach, Australia

Pink clouds drift across the horizon, rainbow-coloured cliffs tower above the ocean and the windswept dunes are perfect for sandboarding.

How to get there

Frasers on Rainbow Beach Backpackers offers free guided walks up to the Carlo Sandblow with sandboarding and boomerang lessons followed by a short history of Rainbow Beach, told by the lovely Jet (pictured), who actually got married on the sandblow. Trips usually leave daily at 4pm.

Sandboarding in Australia - Carlo Sandblow, Rainbow Beach - Fabulous Travel Guide

Sandboarding in Australia - Carlo Sandblow, Rainbow Beach

Looking for more adventures in Australia? Don’t miss Gagaju Bush Camp – a canoe trip that you’ll be talking about for months. Let us know your travel stories on Twitter or Facebook.

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Category: Australia, Rainbow Beach

About Alison Adey: I was previously Channel Editor for IPC's Homes network (Housetohome.co.uk; Idealhomemagazine.co.uk; Livingetc.com and Homesandgardens.com) but I bid them a fond farewell in December 2010 to embark on this trip. I also worked for Nowmagazine.co.uk as a features writer for two years. View author profile.

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