Rainbow Beach at low tide.

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 19:47
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I took a drive today and had lunch at Noosa. We decided to take a quick peek at the Rainbow Bay beach to see if it was passable at low tide.

No Chance at the moment. This photo was taken today at 1pm low tide.



Regards

Derek.
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Reply By: Stu-k - Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 19:51

Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 19:51
Is that rainbow or double island? I guess they both look pretty much the same?
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Follow Up By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 21:38

Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 21:38
Wide Bay. The beach between those 2 points.

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Follow Up By: Stu-k - Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 21:56

Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 21:56
Sorry I meant over freshwater side and down to the ferry? Was thinking of heading up there next month, but it looks as if it might be a no go
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Reply By: Dave from P7OFFROAD Accredited Driver Training - Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 21:03

Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 21:03
I had a private course up (down for us) that way today.
We have moved our courses to Inskip point for the time being (probably for quite some time to come) even at dead low the beach back to Rainbow was only just passable (assuming you like your car - as I and my clients do - and don't go playing in the surf).
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 21:44

Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 21:44
Same spot May 2005

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Reply By: aargee - Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 09:56

Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 09:56
Hi all,

Just got back from Rainbow, the beach access is closed at that end, Mudlo rocks are fully exposed for several hundred metres even at low tide. This didn't stop the usual twits moving the barrier and going down onto the beach only to return, even trail bike riders were turning back. The beach access 'driveway' at the carpark has been undercut to the bitumen. The beach has about a 2m sand cliff, which the tide runs up against when high. Freshwater track is in pretty high use as well. National parks says that Leisha track is 'officially' closed at present.

Having said that, it was nice and quiet at Rainbow itself. No fish though.

... and usually the greatest highlight, watching the idiots pushing the high tide at Mudlo was not on.

- Rob (scratch, scratch sandfly bites).

Mid tide photos..

From southern beach steps looking north...



From southern beach steps looking south...


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Reply By: JustT - Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 11:10

Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 11:10
Whats the double-island (Teewah) beach side like? I'm heading up from Noosa on Friday?

Thanks
-T
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Follow Up By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 11:43

Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 11:43
Lots of sand is gone but an easy drive.
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Reply By: philthy49 - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 21:28

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 21:28
Hope this wasn't anyone on here;

Taken looking back at Rainbow Beach on the 23rd of Jan. That damage was after one night in the surf.
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Reply By: spargo - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 12:08

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 12:08
Spent the weekend (01/2-03/01) camping up along the Teewah beach in the Jimny - the beach camping north of the Noosa Council boundary has lost a bit of the sand, but most sites are still accessible and definitely usable.

The rocks at Teewah are exposed and apparently only navigable close to the low tide. We went over them 1.5hrs off of low tide and it was fine, though this would depend on the heights.

Beware of debris along the beach from the tides and swell (coconuts and pallets don't mix well with 4WD's at 80km/h!) which may be hiding amongst the foam left behind by high tides.

The beach south to the North Shore cuttings is still eroded with high cliffs eroded into the foredunes. I wouldn't be doing this anywhere but close to Low.

The Wide Bay calm side of DI near the Leisha Track is slowly being replenished, and you can park on the beach on the right hand side as you come out of the Leisha Track traveling north wards. We watched a 'cruiser and a Sierra go all the way around the bay and onto the sandbar. I chicken'd out!

Looks like there's still no access to the left and around to Rainbow Beach township.

With only a few showers around and fine weather for most of the weekend it seemed like a very quiet weekend.
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