Rainbow Beach to Teewah boasts some of the most incredible beach driving landscapes in the country. Pic: visitgympieregion.com.au

A perennial hit with backpacker tour groups, but why should they have all the fun?

The stretch of coastline unfurling north of Noosa presents one of the country’s finest beach runs.

After disembarking the vehicle ferry at Tewantin, visitors hit the sand and can feast their eyes and stretch their wings on the gorgeous sandy sweep spiralling northwards to Double Island Point, Rainbow Beach and beyond.

There’s plenty for watersports enthusiasts to get excited about, with epic surfing opportunities on offer at Double Island Point and incredible beach fishing year round.


4WDING: Boundless beach runs with a few trickier spots around the lagoon at Double Island Point and rounding the rocks that lead onto Rainbow Beach. Low tide is your best option for a safe crossing.

FISHING: Cast a line into any gutter or rip along this stretch of coastline and you’re liable to retrieve a glistening dart, whiting or bream.

The best baits are locally sourced pippis and beachworms. Learning to catch your bait onsite takes a little practice, but the payoff is certainly worth it.


LOCATION: 240km north of Brisbane, access is via the M1.

CAMPING is available on the beach at Teewah and at the Freshwater camping area. Permits are required for both and can be acquired online at www.npsr.qld.gov.au.

FUEL is available at Noosa and Rainbow Beach.

MORE INFO is available at www.npsr.qld.gov.au

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