Great Beach Drive 4WD Tours

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area

A trip to Queensland's Sunshine Coast is not complete without escaping the bitumen and indulging in a unique once in a lifetime four wheel drive tour experiencing the Great Beach Drive from Noosa to Rainbow Beach.

More than just a drive, this tour is an unforgettable experience of the natural beauty and rich history of this unique coastline, with knowledgeable and passionate guides. Offering the experience of driving on some of the world's most stunning beaches and through some of the most idyllic National Parks, this is truly a once in a lifetime touring holiday experience.

They are the only dedicated Noosa to Rainbow Beach tour operator, and are the only tour operator with direct vehicle access to protected Double Island Point Lighthouse.

Tours depart daily, are family friendly, and travel more than 70 kilometres of iconic beaches so you can soak in the scenery and wildlife, such as dolphins, manta rays, turtles, soldier crabs, bird life, and whales (whale season is June to October).

From start to finish, their tour offers you the freedom to explore, to stay a little longer and to make the most of this amazing experience.

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Off Road Driving
  • Swimming

Our tours

Full Day Great Beach Drive Tour

Escape the bitumen and indulge in a full day tour along one of Australia’s most remarkable stretches of beach highway - the Great Beach Drive from Sunshine Coast’s Noosa to Rainbow Beach.

Tours depart daily and are conducted by Advanced Eco Certified guides who unlock the secrets of the area on this spectacular tour. Highlights include Rainbow Beach’s legendary coloured sands, Honeymoon Bay where you can swim in the lagoon, or body surf on the longest right hand break in Australia, Red Canyon where the red and yellow sands form a unique pinnacle in the sand dunes, Carlo Sandblow, and a pristine rainforest at Freshwater and Double Island Point Lighthouse.

Great Beach Drive 4WD Tours is the only company that has vehicle access to Double Island Point Lighthouse where you will enjoy scenic 360 degree views from Noosa to Fraser Island. This eight hour tour travels more than 70 kilometres of iconic beaches with vehicles travelling on the sand so you can soak in the scenery and wildlife, such as dolphins, manta rays, turtles, soldier crabs, birdlife and whales (June to October).

Lunch is at Rainbow Beach Surf Club including a beer, wine or soft drink. Refreshments provided on tour.

Indicative rates

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$95.00 $165.00

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Cycle and Stars - your wine and wheels weekend getaway!

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$399 - 399
Monthly from 17 – 18 February 2018
Join their fully guided two-day leisure cycling tour of the Granite Belt to discover some of the area’s little gems. Pedal along quiet country roads enjoying the scenery, sampling local gourmet produce and wines while they take care of the directions.

Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
23 February – 4 March 2018
This iconic festival is now more than 50 years old. With 10 days of festival fun, culminating in an unforgettable weekend of colourful street carnivals and the renowned wine fiesta, Stanthorpe is the must-visit destination in 2018.

Open Gardens

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$5 - 5
24 – 25 February 2018
There will be several open gardens across the Granite Belt during the 2018 Apple and Grape Harvest Festival. The gardens will be open on the following days: Saturday 24 February from 10am to 4pm. Sunday 25 February from 9am to 5pm.

Banchetto Italiano: Celebrating Italian Culture on the Granite Belt

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$65 - 65
25 February 2018
A new event on the Apple and Grape Harvest Festival program will celebrate Italian food, music and culture. “Banchetto Italiano: Celebrating Italian Culture on the Granite Belt” will be an afternoon filled with food, wine, fun and entertainment.

Stanthorpe By Bicycle

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$30 - 30
3 March 2018
Want to know more about Stanthorpe? Coming to the Apple and Grape Festival this year? This is the tour for you... Kick your festival weekend off with a leisurely morning bicycle ride around the township of Stanthorpe.

Steam Power to Pedal Power

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$180 - 180
18 March 2018
Travel by steam train from Warwick, retracing the path of the Sydney Mail, stepping back into a bygone era. Then hopping off at Thulimbah, you will transfer to a waiting bicycle where the pedal power begins.

Sunset Vineyard Walk

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$25 - 25
7 April 2018
Join Tim and Michelle Coelli on a leisurely stroll through their picturesque, hand tended vineyard. Admire the rich autumn colours of the vines set among stunning granite boulders and impressive twisted gum trees.

Opera in the Vineyard

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$110 - 275
6 May 2018
Opera In the Vineyard is a charity event held on the first weekend in May each year in the spectacular vineyards of Ballandean Estate Wines. The event is one of South East Queensland's premier cultural events, and the jewel of the Granite Belt's social calendar.

Grazing the Granite Belt

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$120 - 120
19 – 20 May 2018
Enjoy two days of lazy grazing with award winning wines and dozens of gourmet food dishes. Spend Saturday on the hop on hop off bus visiting the participating cellar doors and enjoying the wines on offer as well as indulging in the wonderful meals prepared with local ingredients by their food artisans.

Stanthorpe Art Prize 2018

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
15 June – 22 July 2018
Located in the heart of the Granite Belt, the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery tempts you to experience quality exhibitions of both national and local importance. The 2018 Stanthorpe Art Prize will showcase traditional and contemporary paintings, works on paper, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, woodwork, photography, glass and fibre/ textile artworks.
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