Monday, May 21, 2012

Searys Creek, Rainbow Beach

During April 2012, we visited Searys Creek, a beautiful freshwater creek in the Great Sandy National Park near Rainbow Beach, Queensland. 

The kids adore the adventure of swimming along this bush creek with a white sandy bottom - even with the eels!  Our tip is to arrive early and you will often find yourselves the only people there.  The water is always "crisp" but on a hot Summer's day it is divine.

At Searys Creek you can enjoy a little piece of what Fraser Island is famous for...without leaving the mainland.  The water is fresh and clean ... the reddish colour of the water is due to tannin from the tea tree leaves.

You can even discover the remants of an old wooden bridge - we assume from when this was the main road into town for loggers?