Driv­ing the dunes

Wanderlust Travel Magazine (UK) - - Queensland & Flight Centre / Promotional feature -

Waves to one side, wilder­ness to the other and the Sun­shine Coast’s sand un­der your wheels... the Great Beach Drive re­mains a clas­sic road trip, with the ma­jor­ity of the driv­ing done on the beach it­self.

The treats in store are con­sid­er­able. You’ve got a good chance of spot­ting whales, dol­phins, tur­tles and rare bird species. Taking your 4x4 south, the Noosa Ever­glades ( see right) stands as an ob­vi­ous high­light. Head­ing up, ac­cess to the North Shore’s sands is via the car ferry from Te­wantin. Once de­posited on the beach, you’ll get at­tuned to the coloured sands and banks of un­touched wilder­ness.

The drive also takes you up past sites such as Tee­wah Beach and the Cherry Ven­ture ship­wreck be­fore ar­riv­ing at Dou­ble Is­land Point and Rain­bow Beach. Here, fish­ing, kite­board­ing, horse-rid­ing and surf­ing are all on of­fer – a typ­i­cal Great Beach Drive menu of ad­ven­tures. With 200km of sandy track ahead of you, it’s a uniquely personal way to ex­pe­ri­ence the end­lessly bright high­lights of the Sun­shine Coast.

Flight Cen­tre can add a Great Beach Drive tour onto your itin­er­ary; prices start from £105pp.

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