Our pick of the Best Rainbow Beach Holiday Houses

We've found the best homes for rent in Rainbow Beach for your next holiday!

You can’t travel to South-East Queensland and not visit Rainbow Beach! This area is a beach lovers paradise. With so many beach options available and easy access to Fraser Island, thousands of people every year visit Rainbow Beach.

If you have a 4WD then there is plenty of offroad action to be had, and at the end of the day you can return to the comfort of a holiday house.

Being such a popular holiday destination, there are many accommodation options, from hostels and campgrounds, hotels and of course many holiday houses.

Here are our top 10 Rainbow Beach holiday house picks

With many holiday accommodation options available, there is definitely an option to suit all budgets and accommodation requirements.  If you are after a holiday house for your family then check out these top 10 holiday homes in Rainbow Beach.

  1. Unit 3 Rainbow Surf – Great location with pool
  2. Unit 207 Plantation – Resort accommodation
  3. Unit 206 Plantation – Great ocean views
  4. Unit 203 Plantation – Best seller + rooftop
  5. Unit 101 Plantation – Resort facilities
  6. Rainbow Surf – Two Storey townhouse
  7. Salty Vibes – Lovely house
  8. Rainbow Sands Resort – Resort Facilities
  9. Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort – Lovely resort
  10. Rainbow Getaway Holiday Apartments – Budget accommodation

Our Pick of the Best Rainbow Beach Holiday Houses For 2021

Unit 3 Rainbow Surf – Modern, double storey townhouse with large shared pool, close to beach and shop

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One of our top picks in Rainbow Beach. Unit 3 Rainbow Surf – Modern, double storey townhouse with large shared pool, close to beach and shop offers accommodation in Rainbow Beach, 200 m from Rainbow Beach. The villa is fitted with a TV. The air-conditioned accommodation is equipped with a kitchen.

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Unit 207 Plantation – Rainbow Beach, Ocean Facing – Plantation Resort Unit, Incredible Views, Top Floor

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Unit 207 Plantation – Rainbow Beach is a property situated in Rainbow Beach near Rainbow Beach. The air-conditioned accommodation is fitted with a kitchen.

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Unit 206 Plantation, Rainbow Beach, Incredible Views, Top Floor, Ocean Facing

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Unit 206 Plantation, Rainbow Beach, Incredible Views, Top Floor, Ocean Facing offers accommodation in Rainbow Beach, 200 m from Rainbow Beach. Set on the beachfront, this property has an outdoor swimming pool and a spa and wellness centre. The air-conditioned apartment is composed of 3 separate bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, and 2 bathrooms.

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Unit 203 Plantation – Rainbow Beach, Plantation Resort Top Floor, Aircon, Free Wi-Fi

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One of our bestsellers in Rainbow Beach! Located 200 m from Rainbow Beach, Unit 203 Plantation – Rainbow Beach, Plantation Resort Top Floor, Aircon, Free Wi-Fi is in Rainbow Beach and features an outdoor swimming pool and a spa and wellness centre. The apartment comes with a TV. The air-conditioned accommodation is equipped with a kitchen.

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Unit 101 Plantation Resort – Rainbow Beach, Plantation Resort, Second Floor, Aircon, Pool, Spa

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One of our bestsellers in Rainbow Beach! Unit 101 Plantation Resort – Rainbow Beach is located in Rainbow Beach. Guests staying at this apartment have access to a fully equipped kitchen. Tin Can Bay is 9 km from the apartment. The nearest airport is Hervey Bay Airport, 68 km from the property.

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Unit 1 Rainbow Surf – Modern, two storey townhouse with large shared pool, close to beach and shop

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Unit 1 Rainbow Surf – Modern, two storey townhouse with large shared pool, close to beach and shop is a property situated in Rainbow Beach near Rainbow Beach. The air-conditioned accommodation is fitted with a kitchen.

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Salty Vibes

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One of our bestsellers in Rainbow Beach! Situated in Rainbow Beach in the Queensland region, Little Salty Vibes features a patio and garden views. Located 500 m from Rainbow Beach, the property provides a garden and free private parking. This air-conditioned apartment comes with a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a DVD player and a kitchenette with a microwave.

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Rainbow Sands Resort

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Situated in Rainbow Beach, Rainbow Sands Resort features accommodation with private balconies. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a barbecue. There is a year-round outdoor pool and guests can make use of free WiFi and free private parking. The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a microwave, a kettle, a shower, free toiletries and a wardrobe. With a private bathroom, rooms at the motel also boast pool view. All units will provide guests with a fridge. Rainbow Sands Resort offers a sauna. Rainbow Beach is 600 m from the accommodation.

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Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort

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One of our bestsellers in Rainbow Beach! Beachfront Rainbow Ocean Palms offers luxury boutique apartments, with spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding Fraser Island. Features include a kitchen, spa bath, and seating and dining areas. All apartments have balconies with panoramic views, stretching from Rainbow Beach to the coastline of Fraser Island. Features at Beachfront Ocean Palms Resort include an outdoor swimming pool and massage services. Located next to the ecologically diverse Great Sandy National Park, Rainbow Beach is a great destination for guests interested in nature and wildlife. There is also a golf course 3 km away.

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Rainbow Getaway Holiday Apartments

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One of our top picks in Rainbow Beach. Rainbow Getaway Holiday Apartments is centrally located, 5 minutes’ walk from the beach and offers 1, 2 and 3-bedroom self-contained accommodation with full kitchen and laundry facilities. It features an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, an onsite playground, free on-site parking and free WiFi. Fully air-conditioned, the spacious apartments come with a DVD player and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The attached kitchen has a dishwasher, an oven and a stove. Each apartment has a washing machine and dryer. Most apartments offer a spa bath in the en suite bathroom. All linen is provided. Ground floor apartment have direct access from the lock up garage and offer a private patio off thee living area. Guests can enjoy a barbecue in a garden setting, or rent movie titles from the DVD library. The staff at the tour desk can assist with booking tours of Coloured Sands and Fraser Island. Activities like dolphin feeding, paragliding and horse riding on the beach can also be arranged. Holiday Apartments Rainbow Getaway is 50 m away from Great Sandy National Park and a 3-minute drive from Wolf Rock Dive Centre and a 15-minute walk from Carlo Sand Blow.

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Fishing, Beach, Four Wheel Driving, Rainbow Beach Has It All

The town of Rainbow Beach can be found down at the end of the Inskip Peninsula. This is an amazing area for outdoor activities like four wheeling. However, many people also decide to venture to this part of the country to relax with friends and family during the day and then party the night away with all the vibrant nightlife.

How to Get to Rainbow Beach

It is easy to reach Rainbow Beach by simply driving along the coast. While it can take some time to reach Rainbow Beach from many of the main cities by car, you also have the option of flying into the nearest airport. If you happen to be in Noosa, Tin Can Bay, or Gympie City, you can easily drive to Rainbow Beach in a couple hours or less. Tin Can Bay is the closest area to Rainbow Beach, while Noosa is the furthest.

Rainbow Beach Holiday Accommodation Options

Most of the available holiday accommodations in Rainbow Beach are hostels. However, you can find a few hotel options, as well as vacation homes for your visit. There are also a couple bed and breakfasts, as well as campgrounds for you to choose from. It really doesn’t matter where you choose to stay when you are vacationing in Rainbow Beach, because you won’t spend that much time in your room anyway.

Best Time of the Year to Visit Rainbow Beach

The months of September and October seem to be the best times of the year to visit Rainbow Beach. The weather is beginning to get warmer, since winter is finally ending, and spring is beginning. As things begin to bloom, you will find that there is so much to do before the hottest days of the summer arrive. The best part is the rest of the tourists will not have arrived yet, so you won’t have the crowds that you would have when summer is in full swing.

Things to See and Do in and Around Rainbow Beach

When you arrive in Rainbow Beach, you may have no idea where you should begin your adventures. Most people begin with the Rainbow Beach Coloured Sand Cliffs, because they offer extraordinary views of Inskip Point, Double Island Point, and Fraser Island. It is best to venture over to the cliffs early in the morning for the sunrise or later at night as the sun is setting. Those times are when you will have the best experiences and views.

If you must see some of these same areas from a different vantage point, then it is recommended you head over to the Carlo Sandblow Cliffs as well. From there, you can tackle the forty-six-kilometer Cooloola Wilderness Trail or take a fishing trip to Tin Can Bay Inlet.

Other fun activities in Rainbow Beach include Horseback riding on the beach, skydiving, and kayaking amongst the dolphins. You may even want to do a little diving out at Wolf Rock.

Don’t forget to head out to Fraser Island for a day and make sure Double Island Point Lighthouse is on your list as well.

Best Places to Eat and Drink in Rainbow Beach

You won’t have as many options as you would in larger Australian cities when it comes to eating and drinking in Rainbow Beach. However, there are still quite a few places you won’t want to miss during your visit.

Café Jilarty is an excellent place to begin your mornings. You can grab some coffee and a little breakfast and then dine outside as the sun comes up. This café also serves wine, so you may want to stop off there later when you want to unwind at the end of a long day.

Arcobaleno on the Beach serves both Italian and Mediterranean foods. They offer daily specials, so you can always try something new without breaking your food budget. Plus, their bring your own drink option will allow you to save even more.

You can watch the surfers out in the water and then grab lunch or dinner, plus a drink at the Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club. This is a child-friendly restaurant, so you can easily take the kids and have a good time while on vacation.

These are many of the must-know things you should be aware of when you want to vacation in Rainbow Beach. Now that you know everything you should know; you can easily book your vacation there immediately.

More of the Best Rainbow Beach Holiday Houses

Debbie’s Place

Unit 207 Plantation – Rainbow Beach, Ocean Facing – Plantation Resort Unit, Incredible Views, Top Floor

Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort

Unit 3 Rainbow Surf – Modern, double storey townhouse with large shared pool, close to beach and shop

Rainbow Beach Holiday Park

100 Cooloola Drive