Carlo Sand Blow to Poona Lake

Great Sandy National Park

This walk is part of the Cooloola Great Walk. Starting from the Carlo Sand Blow car park at Rainbow Beach, its a short 10 min walk to the Carlo Sand Blow. From there cross the sand blow to the other side and continue along the track. It is well sign posted. At the 5km mark the track parts into 2. Follow the path to Poona lake which is another 5km. This track is a much smaller track, but is well defined. Take a swim and have lunch at the lake and then return via the same way.

Getting there

Go to the Carlo SandbLow carpark at Rainbow Beach 80km east of Gympie


Cooloola Great Walk topo

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Walked as a part of the Great Walk. Not the most interesting of the tracks, but a good walk if you have time while staying in Rainbow Beach. Some up and down, but nothing major.

ct__ on 14 Aug, 2021

Plenty of hills, lots to look at. Recommended

Muzza on 4 May, 2019

The track is well marked and easy to follow. Mostly sheltered by trees. The trail is topographic but anyone with moderate fitness should find this a pleasant walk. Lake Poona offers tranquil views and is a great place to enjoy lunch before the walk back to the Carlo Sand blow. Alternative route for those not wishing to cross the sand blow is to start at the rangers information centre and walk the trail up behind the blow.

Natmo25 on 1 Oct, 2014


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