Best Places for Backpackers in Rainbow Beach, Australia.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Rainbow Beach, Australia.

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Top 3 hostels in Rainbow Beach, Australia.

These are the 3 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Rainbow Beach, Australia.

Frasers On Rainbow Beach

76 /100

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Frasers On Rainbow Beach

Ours facilities include a tropical swimming pool, en-suite dorms, en-suite private rooms and en-suite female only dorms, a licensed bar, live music nights, free pancake breakfast, free local trips to a beauty spot 'The Carlo Sand blow', $9 evening meals, free Wi-Fi, Full Time travel desk, Laundry, s...
Frasers On Rainbow Beach is a hostel in Rainbow Beach. Check Hostelworld for prices.


Dingos Resort

74 /100

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Dingos Resort

Dingos Resort is in the heart of an aboriginal legend in The Great Sandy National Park. Rainbow Beach is the gateway to Fraser Island and this tiny surf town has one of the best beaches and coastal views on the East Coast!! We are set in a cool and relaxing tropical surround only 2 minutes walk fr...
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Pippies Beach House Rainbow Beach

73 /100

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Pippies Beach House Rainbow Beach

Sit back and relax at Pippies after a hard day at the beach or on your way to Fraser Island! We are your Home away from Home; Small rooms with Air-Con, only 200m to Surf Beach, Main Street, Coloured Sands & National Park walks. We have Double & 4 - 8 share Dorm Rooms available, linen supplied. Co...
Pippies Beach House Rainbow Beach is a hostel in Rainbow Beach. Check Hostelworld for prices.


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Things to see and do while backpacking in Rainbow Beach, Australia.

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Let me paint a picture…

We returned to Airlie Beach that afternoon with a deal at Boaties Bar for food & drinks. The next day we would continue our road trip to Byron Bay. The plan was fairly laid back from then on. I wanted to see; 1770, Rainbow Beach, go kayaking in Noosa, visit Byron Bay & Nimbin, and do a surf lesson somewhere along the way!

Lolly McCafferty

Fraser Island Trips from Noosa

It is possible to book guided tours to the famous sand island Fraser Island. However, Noosa Heads is from my point of view not the right place to start a Fraser Island Trip. It’s still quite far away from the island and that’s why you would waste too much time in a bus to get to the Fraser Island ferry. And then again you would spend less time on the island and also pay more money compared to tours from towns closer to Fraser Island. Better options are Rainbow Beach and Hervey Bay.


Australia: A 5 Week Trip

Post Fraser Island, I took another bus to from Rainbow Beach to Airlie Beach (14-hour drive). Here, I spent just one night as the next morning I got on a 3-day sailing trip to the Whitsundays. Again, all meals included in this trip.


Getting There

To access the island, you can either catch a ferry from Rainbow Beach; where you will arrive at Hook Point on the South end of the Island, or Hervey Bay to Wanggoolba Creek. The main issue with travelling to a sand island is the mode of transport – you cannot drive on sand without a 4 Wheel Drive.


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