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Pelican Waters QLD - Street Names
Rainbow Lane

Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach is situated on Wide Bay, and can be reached from the beautiful Great Sandy National Park, or from Gympie. The town is set on the edge of the rainbow coloured sand cliffs, overlooking the pretty Rainbow Beach down below.

Rainbow Beach was originally known as Back Beach and was home to a large sand mining industry until 1976. The current name comes from the rainbow coloured cliffs.

In an Aboriginal legend the cliffs were coloured when Yiningie (the spirit of the Gods representing Rainbow) was killed in a fight, spreading his 'colourful' spirits across the cliffs.

Overlooking Rainbow Beach, you will notice a large propeller. The propeller is from the Cherry Venture, which crashed onto Teewah Beach.

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Rainbow Beach

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