My mate was pleased to see you can drive along that part of the beach again. He had been told that there was no sand to drive on any more. Lovely colours Ian. Like regards Gary
Beautiful picture of the Coloured sand Ian. The 4WD makes the picture even better. LIKE! The coloured sand looks the same as at Fraser island. Greetings Berend
Good photo Ian. Maybe the car in the photo is me. This beach makes an amazing drive, check this video I made few weeks ago:
We dipped our wings as we flew over, Cris, believing it was you! But you wouldn't have seen our small Jabiru high above in the blinding sunshine, but we could see what looked like your vehicle cruising the beach highway.
I have often wanted to walk to Double Island Point from Rainbow Beach but there has never been a willing partner. I have only ever approached the ocean beach by canoeing and walking from Boreen Point and then north along the coast. Something one never forgets.
I'll be enjoying another of your videos soon.
Ian, if you are into canoeing, Elander Point to Noosa River upstream (3 to 4 days round trip) deep inside Cooloola National Park is quite impressive and a must do. And plenty of amazing camping spots along the way on the river banks.
I would love to do that round trip, Cris. Only been up as far as Harry's Hut - when it was still Harry's Hut - and loved the magic. Hiked through to Lake Cooloola on that occasion.
Must tell you that I watched every second of your drive along the Teewah Beach to Rainbow Beach, x2. Felt like I was in your 4WD!
You must have noticed I slowed down in the proximity of the Rangers...
From the air, Cris, you didn't seem to be going too fast... but watch out for the unexpected washouts. I thought your video ride was very smooth indeed, but I guess that is the case for there are no streams issuing from the dunes on that long beach.
I used to avoid driving on this beach. Often very eroded and the rocks at the town end forced me to dip too often in salty water. Instead you can take the freshwater track if you are heading to Rainbow beach and is equally beautiful driving in the raiforest.
Tell me more about the Freshwater Track, Cris. Where do you access it from, and where does it take you out onto the beach?
Easy, 5km or so south of Double Island Point on Teewah Beach, there is a track that goes through Freshwater camping area and then snakes through the forest, ending up on the Rainbow beach-Tin can bay rd 5km south of town. It takes 45 min to drive from beginning to end.
Now I have checked it out on GE and the web. Would be wonderful to explore, even on foot, with the camera. Otherwise all I need to do is invest in a AWD. Thanks for the info, Cris.
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