Rainbow Beach looked stunning heading into the weekend, with pool-like sea conditions.
Rainbow Beach looked stunning heading into the weekend, with pool-like sea conditions. Craig Warhurst

Mudlo safe again

GENTLE autumn weather has seen the sand return to the beach on the Cooloola Coast, making the notorious Mudlo Rocks passable by 4WD, even at high tide.

But what’s better news for beach goers is “The Sticks” on the beach on the way to Double Island Point can be negotiated two hours either side of low tide.

Up until recently “The Sticks”, as locals call them, had been blocking the beach even on the lowest of tides, making off-road drivers take the long way to Double Island Point via the bumpy Freshwater Track.

Rainbow Beach lifeguard Lleam Rees said this weekend would be a good one to head to Rainbow.

But he said to not worry about bringing a surfboard because the swell there has been reminiscent of a swimming pool.

South-westerly winds have flattened it off to about 30cm, making it great for swimming and snorkelling, but boring for surfers.

Mr Rees said it was fantastic weather for fishermen and there were plenty of fish on the bite.

“It will be a great weekend to come and have a day on the beach,” he said. “The water is a warm 22 degrees and very calm.

“We have seen a lot of fish and dolphins around.”

The weather forecast for Rainbow Beach today and tomorrow is fine, with a maximum of 22 degrees. Low tide today is 0.7m at 8.15am, while high tide is at 2.30pm.

Tomorrow, low tide will be at 9am and high tide 3.30pm.

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