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Carlo Sand Blow

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Address: 104 Cooloola Dr, Rainbow Beach, Queensland, Australia

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Aaah.. a classic!

A true mind blow, that sand blow. We never figured out how Carlo got the honor of the name from James, but the place is great with awesome views onto the ocean, on Fraser and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A true mind blow, that sand blow. We never figured out how Carlo got the honor of the name from James, but the place is great with awesome views onto the ocean, on Fraser and the Cooloola Natl Park. Don't forget to bring toys! After all, it's a giant sand pit! Especially plastic bags or any other utensil for sandboarding.... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

OK, when in rainbow beach: Stay at Debbies, walk or have Debby drive you up to the Sand Blow, watch the sunset over the jungle with the ocean gently thundering behind you. Walk back 5 minutes to the Waterview Bistro, have dinner there! Then role or stumble back down the hill and go swim naked in the ocean! Experience of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A short walk up will take you to a beautiful wide-spread area of sand dunes where you have an amazing view of bushland and a patch of ocean. Go there during sunset to catch a beautiful view!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Was a little disappointed, found it hard to find at first. Once there it was a nice, tidy buswalk to the Sand Blow. Due to time restrictions I didn't walk out far. Did see people walking up with boogie boards - could be a fun activity!

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Brisbane, Australia
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My partner and I went here over the Easter weekend and after a 10 min walk from the car park we came upon the Carlo Sand blow. Quite a nice view. Apparently you can take boogie boards and use these to come down the sand. Word of warning though hold on to them tightly as it gets windy. We were... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

An experience with a difference. Like a high rise beach on top of a hill. Massive amount of sand. Very unusual.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Carlo is another iconic symbol of Rainbow Beach. We drove up to the carpark and walked the 600 metres to the viewing platform, and from there out onto the sand blow. Thankfully there was no breeze blowing sand around, and the sunset was just spectacular. A wonderful way to end the afternoon. We drove from there down to the Surf... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a great natural attraction just a reasonable walk to the Sand Blow from the car park (10 minutes) but an absolute must to see when at Rainbow Beach. Upon reaching the Sand Blow views are spectacular. If you walk to the edge of the Sand Blow overlooking Double Island Point the coloured sands are very pretty especially when... More 

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Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Lovely gentle walk to the blow. Well worth the trip. There's no beach access from the sand blow though so if you walk down, you have to walk back up!

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Oberstenfeld, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Drive or walk up the hill in Rainbow Beach and after a short walk you are there, the greatest place to watch the sun going down. Sit in the warm sand and let float your view and your soul over the sceenic landscape. I will never forget this!

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