Driving on the beach and out to Double Island Point/Rainbow Beach
The first beach access is 2 km away - a short drive with parking adjacent the beach. If you have a 4WD you can drop onto the beach - its a very easy get on and get off most year round. Watch it after storms have been through.
4WD access to the beach will require a day permit - available on line, we have the permits stickers in the house for you to apply to your car. It's approx $11 on line for a day pass. Or you can buy the pass before you come across on the ferry. If you forget - you can walk on the ferry and walk to the Ranger station, its not far.
4WD expeditions - to Double Island Point and/or Rainbow Beach township which can be done in a day providing you pick the tides correctly (low tide at midday is best).
Allow one hour to drive the 48 km to Double Island Point.
Getting to Rainbow Beach along the beach or by road
If you are driving out to Double Island Point and want to continue on to Rainbow Beach then add an extra half hour to get across to Rainbow Beach. Visit the Carlo sand blow from the township and the famous rainbow coloured sands along the way. You can also take the road back - it heads into Gympie, then you head back south along the Bruce Highway.
Take the various inland easy 4WD tracks heading to Rainbow Beach via Boreen Point (great pub here) and then through the National Park to Harry's Hut (and beyond).
Visiting the Noosa Everglades
You can drive to Elanda Point on Lake Cootharaba to hire canoes and kayaks and launch here for a great paddle through the national park waterways and everglades.