Want a little more freedom, and a more personalized experience? We also offer private charters for our one-day tour, as well as the overnight escape.
Travelling privately means the choices are endless, and the decision is yours. You and your group set the pace and decide how long to stay at each of the stops. More time at the Lighthouse, longer in the rainforest, an extra long swim at stunning Honeymoon Bay, perhaps a later departure time– all possible with a Private Charter Tour.
You can also decide to include a 13 kilometre detour (approximately 40 minutes) into your 4WD trip through the National Park Freshwater Track to Rainbow Beach. This track gives a full 4WD experience and travels through world growth hardwood timbers. It is a unique rainforest growing in sand dunes, and features tree carvings made by the Aboriginal people.
A Private Charter means private travel in a 4×4 Wagon (up to 4 adults and 2 children), or 4×4 mini-bus (maximum 11 passengers), as well as freedom to control the itinerary and a more personalised interaction with the tour guides. Guests can also choose a gourmet picnic lunch or lunch at Rainbow Beach Surf Club.
And there is no need to decide straight away. Your tour guide can take you through all the options on the day dependent on weather, season and tide conditions.
ONE DAY GREAT BEACH DRIVE TOUR
This eight-hour tour travels 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, and whales (whale season is June-October).
DEPARTURE AND RETURN LOCATIONS AND TIMES
Free parking pick-up points at:
7am Mooloolaba accommodation
Mooloolaba Wharf 123 Parkyn Parade Mooloolaba, outside Hogs Breath café
7.20am Coolum accommodation
7.40am Noosa Heads accommodation
Noosa Marina 2 Parkyn Court Tewantin. (near amenities block).
40 MILE BEACH
A pristine stretch of white sand with stunning headland views all the way from Noosa to Double Island Point
Here, red and yellow sands form a unique canyon in the sand dunes where you will enjoy magnificent views over Teewah Beach – a landscape you will never forget.
A scenic and relaxing picnic ground in the National Park where we might be visited by Lace Monitors (Goannas), who love being photographed.
Double Island Point Lighthouse offers breathtaking 360-degree views across the Pacific Ocean and scenic surrounds of the Great Sandy National Park. It is here we often spot pods of dolphins, turtles, sharks, manta rays and the majestic Humpback Whales (season is June-October). We are the only operators with access to the lighthouse, allowing you to see a parts of this popular spot otherwise missed.
This world famous attraction has more than 40 different shades of colour. The tour includes a demonstration of the traditional techniques used by the Aboriginal people (with respect to the Gubbi Gubbi people) to create artwork and decorate boomerangs.
This area boasts a saltwater lagoon with some of the most scenic landscapes in Australia. Here we stop for a refreshing break where you can swim in the protected waters of the bay, or body surf on the longest right hand breaks in Australia all year round.
A beautiful and unique rainforest drive through sand dunes.
Our tours are suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, however will benefit from fittings and fixates to aid balance. We are also suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair.
We operate a modern fleet of air-conditioned 4WD wagons and 11-seater 4WD buses, all with forward facing seating.
Tour includes your personal tour itinerary, choice of gourmet picnic lunch or lunch in the Rainbow Beach Surf Club which includes a glass of wine, beer or soft drink, as well as morning tea, bottled water and National Park and barge fees.
4×4 Wagon: $850 – (up to 4 adults and 2 children)
4×4 Mini-Bus: $1495 (maximum 10 people)
Our tours are beach driving experiences, however due to tide and beach conditions, one way of the tour may need to be taken via the Noosa Hinterland. Tour guides will explain these circumstances to guests on the day, should they apply.
Private Tours 4×4 Wagons: No refunds will be offered for cancellations within 72 hours of the tour start time. Bookings cancelled with more than 72 hours notice will be offered a refund or an alternative tour date, subject to availability.
Private Tours 4×4 mini buses: No refunds will be offered for cancellations within 7 days of the tour start time. Bookings cancelled with more than 7 days will be offered a full refund or an alternative tour date, subject to availability.
Great Beach Drive 4WD Tours reserve the right to operate substitute vehicles, amend tour times, and amend itinerary without prior notification. Prices are also subject to change.