New rockpools at Rainbow Beach are popular with children
FIVE weeks on since the high tides and huge swell of Cyclone Oma, a rocky lagoon at Rainbow Beach's Mudlo Rocks is proving a popular spot.
Gympie resident Nicole McKittrick was with her family at Mudlo Rocks at the weekend and said it was devastating to see the impact of the erosion from Oma on the beach.
"I've been in Gympie for the past four years and we always visit Rainbow Beach. It's terribly sad to see the damage done, but in a way, it's interesting to see," she said.
"You can always make the best out of anything. It will affect 4WDs who want to go through to Double Island Point but it's left a very nice rock pool for the children."
Carolyn Elder of Rainbow Beach Towing and Roadside Assist said they had only had to rescue one vehicle at the Rocks in the past month.
"It's definitely not passable for 4WDs and we can't say when that will change," she said.
Rainbow Beach businesses are this week preparing for an influx of campers and visitors over the upcoming Easter holidays.
Motorists heading north on the beach have been advised to take the fresh water track from Double Island Point which links up with the main road at Rainbow Beach.