Rainbow beach tides

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 12:46
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Hi all,
I'm heading up to rainbow beach (RB) shortly and was unsure of the conditions between Tewantin and RB. How careful do you have to be with the tides on this stretch? I understand that mudlo rocks is tricky and should only be attempted at low tide, (how many hours before and after is ok?), but what about the rest of the trip?. Any other obstacles we need to be careful with? How long does it usually take to get to RB travelling up the beach? Thanks for your thoughts,

Paul.
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 12:59

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 12:59
I was up there 2 weeks ago and it was wide open. Not sure after the big tides this week. Maybe someone was there this weekend.
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Follow Up By: GEG - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 13:10

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 13:10
if anyone was there during last weekend they would have been crazy!

I think a lot of the sand has been sucked out to sea exposing a lot more rock...but havnt seen it myself.

ring someone at tewanton or rainbow
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Reply By: Turbo Diesel - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 13:14

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 13:14
Paul

Try this link out for conditions hope it helps, http://www.rainbowhotel.com.au/

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Reply By: glenno(qld) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 13:31

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 13:31
cooloola report

fraser report>/a>

tides

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Follow Up By: glenno(qld) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 13:33

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 13:33
CHIT. I hate this . use the next one. LOL
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Reply By: glenno(qld) - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 13:32

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 13:32
cooloola report

fraser report

tides

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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 17:42

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 17:42
Have a look here & download a FREE tidal predictor for windows. I have it set up on my laptop and there is also a version for palm pilots which I find very handy.

http://www.wxtide32.com/

It shows you the tides in a graphic format that lets you judge when the tide is at half water etc.
It's FREE & well worth it.....
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Reply By: Erwin - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 17:43

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 17:43
Paul

I was going to post a similar question today. I travel that stretch fairly regularly however have not heard how the beach was affected by the huge tides and high seas during the last week.

I would allow 1 hour for Tewantin to Rainbow going all the way via the beach non stop and at low tide. That time will blow out if you can't get around the roacks at Mudlo which is towards the end of your journey. You then have to go through the Freshwater track which will probally add 30-45 minutes on.

I was there a few weeks ago on a low tide and found that at the Double Island end of Rainbow Beach was quite soft however once you got past the first 1km or so it was okay. Teewah Beach was hard (sand) with no problems.

I'll be travelling down from Rainbow to Tewantin on Thursday on the low tide (11.30am). If you are travelling after that I can post a condition report. I normally go via Kings Bore track which comes out onto Teewah Beach south of the Cherry Venture however I might go onto Rainbow just to check the rocks out.

Maybe somebody has travelled that stretch recently and can post a more accurate report.

Cheers

Erwin
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Reply By: rocketsalad - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 19:26

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 19:26
Ill go up and have a look tomorrow for ya mate.
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Follow Up By: pauljohnston - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:19

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:19
Please don't go just on our account, we are not coming up for weeks, we are just planning well ahead.

Thanks,
Paul.
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Follow Up By: rocketsalad - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 22:42

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 22:42
Im taking the olds up there anyway (if its not raining.) I will take a few pics and try to post them here on this thread.
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Reply By: pauljohnston - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:17

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:17
Thanks all for you info. Will appreciate reports on how things are, we do have a few weeks yet before we go up so I will check the web sites listed for conditions then. Please don't go up there tomorow just on our account as we have plenty of time. Just giving ourselves lot of time to plan.

Cheers,
Paul.
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Reply By: rocketsalad - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 18:10

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 18:10
Ok, I went up there today (at low tide!!) and the short answer is .......NO. Sure you could risk it and im sure some will but you would have to really know what you are doing. Looking from the Noosa side I didnt get within 400m of the famous Mudlow rocks. While chatting to a tour guide he said "the beach will be messed up for weeks and may be unpassable for many days".
The beach from Tawantin to Double Island was erroded but easy to drive on.

rs
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Follow Up By: Erwin - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 18:35

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 18:35
Thanks rocketsalad. Saves me going down to have a look. I'll go down via Kings Bore track and on the return home on Friday will go up through Freshwater.
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Follow Up By: pauljohnston - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 22:54

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 22:54
Hey thanks for the feed back. I'll check conditions again just before we come up.

Cheers,
Paul.
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