Great Beach Drive 4WD Tours is a division of Surf & Sand Safaris. Established in 1973, this family-owned business is one of Queensland’s longest operating 4WD tour companies. We are the only tour operator offering a dedicated Great Beach Drive tour from Noosa to Rainbow Beach.
Great Beach Drive 4WD Tours are Advanced Eco Certified and are the only tour operators with direct and extended vehicle access to protected Double Island Point Lighthouse. We operate one-day and overnight tours along the beautiful stretch of sandy beaches between iconic Noosa to world-famous Rainbow Beach.
Rainbow Beach is famous for its stunning coloured sands, which were once used by the Gubbi Gubbi people for their artwork and boomerang decoration. It is one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet and is not to be missed.
The Great Beach Drive is one of Australia’s most dramatic coastlines, taking in picturesque beaches, idyllic National Parks, stunning vistas, and two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves side-by-side. If fact, this is the only location in the world where two biospheres are found alongside each other, making this region even more spectacular.
Other highlights of the tours include the secluded and serene Honeymoon Bay, a pristine rainforest, Red Canyon, where the red and yellow sands form this unique pinnacle style canyon in the sand dunes and the breathtaking scene of Carlo Sandblow.
Our one-day and overnight tours travel more than 70km of iconic beaches with our vehicles travelling right on the sand, so you can soak in the scenery and wildlife, such as dolphins, manta rays, turtles, soldier crabs, birdlife, birds of prey and whales (whale season is June-October).
Our modern fleet of air-conditioned 4WD wagons offer a personalised experience, and were you will spend more time out than inside the vehicles with opportunities to explore, swim, relax and experience the stunning locations.
Our local guides enhance the depth of this once in a lifetime experience thanks to their knowledge, and love of the natural beauty of the region. We believe our guides are the best in the business. They are passionate, funny, informative, and easy-going. Their knowledge of every facet of this tour has been developed over hundreds of hours of experience, and guests are free to ask questions and interact with them as they love sharing stories about this special part of Queensland.
Great Beach Drive 4WD Tours are Advanced Eco Certified and we are proud members of Visit Sunshine Coast and Tourism Noosa.