A family day out to visit Carlo Sandblow and rainbow sands
THERE is a fascinating story that lies behind the massive, majestic coloured sand hills that makes the Rainbow beach so unique, the legend and myth is Aboriginal in nature and goes like this:
Way back in the Dreamtime, there was a beautiful black maiden named Murrawar who fell in love with the Rainbow who visited her every day.
Burwilla, a bad man from a distant tribe, stole Murrawar for his slave wife. He had a boomerang, larger than a tree that was filled with evil spirit.
One day Murrawar ran away along the beach and Burwilla followed her with his terrible killing boomerang. She called for help and her faithful Rainbow raced across the sea to her.
The evil boomerang attacked the brave Rainbow and they met with a roar like thunder. The boomerang was killed instantly while the Rainbow was shattered into tiny pieces and lay broken on the beach to die.
Here the rainbow lies waiting in the dunes on the beach, her colours forever seeped into the hills found here.
Aboriginal women of many tribes made long treks to obtain a little bottle of these sands, to place in their hair in the belief that the brave Rainbow was their protector or good luck charm always.
With a location so rich in Aboriginal legends and myths, it is understandable why these beautiful colours of Rainbow Beach are now seen and admired by people from right across the world.
Have you visited the colourful sands of the Rainbow Beach lately? It is not that far from our home on the Sunshine Coast, so there are no excuses.
For amazing photos and to read about this beautiful place, follow the link here.