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Meet the cabin crew

You need to pitch a tent for a genuine family camping holiday, don't you? Not quite, writes Jacqui Taffel.

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Tin Can Bay

Tin Can Bay
Tranquil Coastal Getaway near Fraser Island
Tin Can Bay, 245 km north of Brisbane, is a small centre of over 2000 people, on the mainland, opposite the southern end of Fraser Island. It is situated in a sheltered position within a deep but narrow inlet which is further protected from the ocean's raw force by a peninsula that juts out from the mainland near Rainbow Beach (see below), on the other side of the inlet. Tin Can Bay is a tranquil and picturesque getaway for those who want relaxation and simple pleasures rather than cultural activity.

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Rainbow Beach - Places to See

Rainbow Beach
Pleasant quiet holiday spot which also serves as a gateway to Fraser Island and Cooloola National Park
Originally known as Back Beach, Rainbow Beach was renamed after the coloured sands located near the town which lies to the south of Fraser Island. It was gazetted as late as 1969 when it was established to service the local sandmining industry. Until that time there was no road to Rainbow Beach, with the only access being via boat from Tin Can Bay.

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Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach
Pleasant quiet holiday spot which also serves as a gateway to Fraser Island and Cooloola National Park
Originally known as Back Beach, Rainbow Beach was renamed after the coloured sands located near the town which lies to the south of Fraser Island. It was gazetted as late as 1969 when it was established to service the local sandmining industry. Until that time there was no road to Rainbow Beach, with the only access being via boat from Tin Can Bay.

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Rainbow connection ... the Cooloola Sand Patch.

Trail in the sand

Andrew Bain encounters sand blows and lakes, rainforests and rivers on the Cooloola Great Walk north of Noosa.

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