Teewah Coloured Sand Cliffs towering above the vehicle on the beach

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Tewbacka on November 8, 2012

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

bdeh on November 8, 2012

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

Cris Brazzelli on November 9, 2012

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:

Ian Stehbens on November 9, 2012

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.


Cris Brazzelli on November 9, 2012

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.

Ian Stehbens on November 10, 2012

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!


Cris Brazzelli on November 10, 2012

You must have noticed I slowed down in the proximity of the Rangers...

Ian Stehbens on November 10, 2012

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.


Cris Brazzelli on November 10, 2012

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.

Ian Stehbens on November 11, 2012

Tell me more about the Freshwater Track, Cris. Where do you access it from, and where does it take you out onto the beach?


Cris Brazzelli on November 11, 2012

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.

Ian Stehbens on November 12, 2012

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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Photo taken in Rainbow Beach - Double Island Point Rd, Cooloola QLD 4580, Australia

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