Things to Do

Day Trips

For a fantastic day trip, take the Noosa Car Ferry and follow the bitumen all the way to the coastline and access the beach via the cuttings. Driving on the beach is best suited to within 3 hours either side of low tide.

Once on the beach you can travel North for a bit over an hour all the way to Double Island point and Rainbow Bay. Plan a brief stay or make a full day out of it. Have a picnic lunch on the beach or visit nearby Rainbow Beach and the many eaterys this quaint town has to offer. Either return home down the beach or travel back via Gympie along the bitumen road, making it a great round trip. You can also do the trip in reverse accessing the beach at Rainbow Bay.

If you are going to Fraser Island you can make a trip of it by driving from the southern end of the beach from the Ferry to Rainbow Bay and then driving a few short kilometres from Rainbow Bay to Inskip Point.

Beach Fishing

Pristine beaches and a plentiful supply of pippies make this area a fishing paradise. Whiting and Dart are the main catch during daylight hours.
Bream and Flathead in season. Live worms, prawns or pipies are the best baits. Late evening or early morning is a good time to try for tailor using pilchards, gar or spinning. Double Is. Point also has great rock fishing. (Be careful). Bait can be obtained at all tackle shops and caravan parks. Beach fising on the North Shore can be enjoyed by the whole family but please remember to watch your children around the oncoming traffic!

Sightseeing & Taking it easy

Stop and wonder at the coloured sands, walk along the track to the Lighthouse and watch the dolphins, whales and large turtles, all visible from the magic lookouts at Double Island Point.

Rainbow Beach itself is a magic spot, fully sheltered from the southeast breezes. Upon low tide, enjoy the short drive up the beach and experience what this quaint township has to offer. You'll find many conveniences here including a service station, tourist info, surf and fashion shops and of course plenty of takeaway or dine in restaraunts.

More things to do

Horse Riding

- Equathon. Begginer to advanced rides available on the beach & in the bush. Phone: 07 5474 2665 .
- Noosa Horses. Phone 0437 916 928

Picnic at the Frying Pan. Drive south to the Noosa River mouth about 2km, pitch your umbrella and enjoy the serenity .
Scenic Rainforest Drive. Drive north about 40 minutes, enter at Freshwater Track and travel to Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay .
Tandem Hang Gliding & Lessons. Phone : 07 5449 8573. Trial Instructional Flights - 0427 498573 .
Hire a Trail Bike. Aussie Bike Tours and Rentals. Great bikes and a lot of fun. Phone 07 5474 1050 .
Fraser Island Adventure Tours. Phone: 07 54446957.
Fraser Island Tours - The Discovery Group. Phone 07 5449 0393.
Yum Yums Van on the North Shore Beaches. Ice, bread, papers, pies, drinks & streets ice creams delivered on the beach. -- Can be contacted via UHF Channel 7. Phone: 07 5474 1761.
Noosa2Fraser 4WD Beach Hire - Our well maintained and serviced vehicles are specifically geared towards beach driving. Our fleet includes the following vehicle types for hire:Toyota  Landcruiser Prados ,Nissan Patrols , Mitsubishi Pajeros,  Nissan Pathfinders, Land Rover Discoveries. Phone: 0413 522 051