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Rainbow Gorge - Kirra Sandblow Circuit
Map of Rainbow Gorge - Kirra Sandblow Circuit
Great Sandy National Park
Fraser Island
Queensland 4581 Australia

Rainbow Gorge - Kirra Sandblow Circuit
Fraser Island, Fraser Coast Area

Free Entry

13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au

Description

Walk through low coastal scrub and sheltered cypress forest to the coloured sands at Rainbow Gorge on World Heritage Listed Fraser Island.

The highlight is the eerie lunar landscape of Kirra Sandblow where a spring-fed stream creates small sand formations and has exposed the underlying sandstone rock. This is an area that affords walkers a special opportunity to indulge in some creative photography, so don't forget the camera.

About the Walk

2.1 kilometres
1 hour
Short Walk
Easy
Circuit
Eastern Beach entry point

Walk Highlights

Walk Hints

Wear sturdy footwear, sunscreen and a hat and avoid walking in the hottest part of the day. Carry sufficient drinking water.

Do not dive into the lakes, or swim in the ocean.

Be Dingo safe; follow the guidelines given in brochures and on signs. Refer to the QPWS website for more detailed information.

Best Time To Go

Birds are plentiful early morning and this pleasant walk can be enjoyed all year round. Walk early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds and midday sun.

Property Details

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

General Comments

Birds are plentiful early morning and this pleasant walk can be enjoyed all year round. Walk early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds and midday sun. Rainbow Gorge - Kirra Sandblow Circuit features: sand formations, sandstone rock and a spring-fed steam. The walk is an easy 2.1 kilometres and should take about an hour to complete.

Wear sturdy footwear, sunscreen and a hat and avoid walking in the hottest part of the day. Carry sufficient drinking water. Do not dive into the lakes, or swim in the ocean. Be Dingo safe; follow the guidelines given in brochures and on signs. Rainbow Gorge's entry point is located on the Eastern Beach, south of Happy Valley.

How To Get There

Fraser Island is about 300 kilometres north of Brisbane and 40 kilometres east of Hervey Bay and Maryborough. The island can be easily accessed from either Rainbow Beach or Hervey Bay. For detailed information, refer to the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service National Park web pages.


Free Entry


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