Start: Midday Thursday 17 August
Ends: Midday Friday 18 August
Requirements: suitable for most
Associate/partner rate: $325
The Great Beach Drive is without doubt the most spectacular ‘beach highway’ in Australia. Great Beach Drive 4WD Tours offers fully guided tours driving the 70km section from Noosa to the beautiful beachside village of Rainbow Beach. Conducted by Advanced Eco Certified guides, the Great Beach Drive tour will unlock the secrets of this remarkable coastal strip.
The tour will take in the famed coloured sands, serene Honeymoon Bay, pristine rainforest at Freshwater, and provide exclusive access to Double Island Point Lighthouse – a photographer’s dream offering breathtaking 360-degree views across the Pacific Ocean and the scenic surrounds of the Great Sandy National Park. Here you may spot pods of dolphins and majestic humpback whales. You will experience sunset at the remarkable Carlo Sandblow, a full taste of the Gympie region’s outstanding natural produce for dinner at Rainbow Beach, and overnight accommodation in one of the village’s best establishments. In the morning you will return along the Great Beach Drive, with an opportunity to try your hand at beach driving (subject to permits).