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Rainbow Beach was originally known as Back Beach and was home to a large sand mining industry until 1976. The current name comes from the rainbow coloured cliffs. In an Aboriginal legend the cliffs were coloured when Yiningie (the spirit of the Gods representing Rainbow) was killed in a fight, spreading his 'colourful' spirits across the cliffs.

I took this photo as I was approaching the beach from a track through bushland. It was a cold morning and you can see the dew on the overhanging tree and steam rising from the ocean. The ocean temperature in this part of QLD is around 22-24 degrees and this morning it must have been about 10 degrees or lower air temperature, however it doesn't take long to heat up to around average of 22-25 degree days.

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