Seary’s Creek

Rainbow Beach Road, Great Sandy National Park, Nr Noosa, Queensland, Australia

Seary’s Creek is a spring-fed creek with a sandy bottom and clear water, slightly orange-stained with tea-tree tannin. It’s popular with people returning from Rainbow Beach due to it’s easy accessibility. Although it is not that deep there are several sections where it’s possible to lie down, float, relax and cool off and it’s pleasant to walk along the creek bottom. There are two main access points for swimming which are reached via a boardwalk. This is a great spot for families or anyone wanting to cool down on the road but it can get a bit busy during peak times.

How To Get There: The car park is just off the main Rainbow Beach Road about halfway between Cooloola and Rainbow Beach and is clearly signposted. From the car park it is a short (100m) walk down a wooden boardwalk to a T-junction. Either direction will take you to the creek. Turning left will take you upstream to a set of steps down to the water and turning right will take you to the most comfortable of the two areas due to good steps into the water and a wooden seating area. There is a fallen log at one end of the stream for kids to play on. You can wade up and down the stream between the two swimming spots although there is a small log bridge to climb over in between the two.

Difficulty of access: 3/10 – It’s a super-easy flat 100m walk to the spot with well-maintained steps to access the water. Although a wheelchair or buggy wouldn’t get right to the water’s edge, you could get pretty close and have a good view of the water.

Opening Times/Seasons: All day/All year

Entrance Fee: Free

Facilities Nearby: There are toilets and picnic tables in the Seary’s Creek Day-use Area at the entrance.

Other Activities: There is nothing but bush and creek right here at Seary’s Creek but the area is full of opportunities for everything from surfing to mountain biking to more wild swimming.

Other Places of Interest Nearby: Rainbow Beach with it’s famous coloured sands and Double Island Point with the longest wave in Australia are a short drive up the road.

Wildlife: Rainbow Fish dart through the water with flashes of neon blue and red. There are also plenty of Kookaburras and Goannas around and about.

Places to Eat: Our readers want to know about great places to eat and stay and other activities near swimming holes. If you are the owner of a local business you think our users would like contact us to find out about sponsoring this location.

Where to Camp: Camping permits for Rainbow Beach and Inskip Point can be obtained from the Rainbow Beach Tourist Centre. There is also camping at Freshwater Camping Area in the Cooloola Recreational Area.

Other places to Stay: Our readers want to know about great places to eat and stay and other activities near swimming holes. If you are the owner of a local business you think our users would like contact us to find out about sponsoring this location.

Nearby Towns: Noosa, Rainbow Beach, Gympie, Cooloola, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane.

Other Swimming Holes Nearby: Poona Lake

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2 Comments

  1. Kirsten Krohn

    Went to Seary’s Creek today and it was divine! So relaxing even though the water was quite cold. Will be very regular visitors from now on. Would advise people to take a chair to sit on if they are not swimming or will be wanting time out of the water.

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