Great Beach Drive Overnight Escape
Extend your trip and break the 70km tour across two days with an overnight stay in a gorgeous apartment at Rainbow Ocean Palms. Guests have the freedom to stay a little longer at any of the stops, such as the Lighthouse at Double Island Point or Honeymoon Bay.
This overnight 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, birds of prey and whales (whale season is June-October).
Lunch is at the Rainbow Beach Surf Club, which boasts stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Fraser Island. From here guests check into their accommodation and have the freedom to explore Rainbow Beach at their own pace.
Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort offers the complete Rainbow Beach experience with its location directly adjacent to Great Sandy National Park, Carlo Sandblow and a network of walking tracks to explore.
You will arrive at the resort early afternoon, which allows for an afternoon of relaxation by the stunning wet-edge resort pool, self-guided exploring in the national park or a leisurely beach walk. A scenic walk starting right at the door of Rainbow Ocean Palms takes you to spectacular Carlo Sandblow to view the sunset. The sandblow is also the perfect vantage point to photograph the amazing coloured sand cliffs sweeping the length of the Great Beach Drive to Double Island Point.
Start the following day with an early start for sunrise at Carlo Sandblow, or just relax in your apartment before strolling down to a café for a leisurely breakfast and beach walk or swim or be adventurous and ride a horse along the beach and in the surf with Rainbow Beach Horse Rides. Your guide will pick-up from the resort at 1.00 pm (lunch not provided) to continue the tour back to Noosa/Mooloolaba.
Departure, Return Location, 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 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 Great Sandy 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 or year round.
A beautiful and unique rainforest drive through sand dunes.
We operate a modern fleet of air-conditioned 4WD wagons and 11-seater 4WD buses, all with forward facing seating.
Tour includes 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.
Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort offers the complete Rainbow Beach experience, nestled in the Great Sandy National Park.
We arrive at the resort early afternoon, which leaves time for relaxing by the wet-edge resort pool, exploring the national park, or a leisurely beach walk to Carlo sandblow where you can photograph the coloured sand cliffs sweeping the length of the Great Beach Drive to Double Island Point.
Start the following day with an early start for sunrise at Carlo Sandblow, or just relax in your apartment before strolling down to a café for a leisurely breakfast and beach walk or swim. Your guide will pick you up from the resort at approximately 1pm to continue the tour along the Great Beach Drive, and return you to your Sunshine Coast accommodation.
Adult: $325 per person, twin share
Additional persons, nights, and children rates available on request.Book Now
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. No refunds will be offered for cancellations within 21 days of the tour start time. Bookings cancelled with more than 21 days notice will be offered a full refund, or an alternative tour date. All ‘no shows’ will be charged full charge for the tour. 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.
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).
Extend your trip and break the 70km tour across two days with an overnight stay in a gorgeous suite at Rainbow Ocean Palms. Guests have the freedom to stay a little longer at any of the stops, such as the Lighthouse at Double Island Point or Honeymoon Bay.
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.You and our group set the pace and decide how long to stay at each of the stops.