The symbol marking the entrance to Rainbow.
The median strip between the lanes of the very wide main street hosts the Memorial Garden. This is titled Federation Street, because the town was formed in 1901, the year of Federation.
The Royal is the 'bottom Pub'.
The Eureka is the middle Pub but unfortunately the top Pub is no longer in existence as it has burned down.
Strauss's has been here since the town began and still in operation today.
This was the Picture Theatre, built by Strauss, the proprietor of the General Store across the road. Originally this was the site of a competing General Store owned by a Mr Cust. The story goes Mr Strauss burned Mr Custs store to the ground, and got away with it, so that he could build his picture theatre. Well, it's a great story anyway!
Rainbow has several Murals around town. You can see Strauss's General Store in the original town layout.
Our view of Lake Albacutya from the camp site.
There is a boat ramp here, so don't forget to bring your boat. Looks like the boys have been going for a bit of a drive looking for water!
We had a general sprinkling of rain overnight but even that couldn't revive any spirits in the town of Yaapeet. Officially dead I think.
A few boys were in town with some of their machinery. Looking for repairs, maybe, at the only surviving business, a mechanical repair workshop.
Small park for the tourists who get lost. The Post Office is closed but the PO Boxes are housed in this shelter.
This marks the towns Centenary, 1998 from memory.