Double Island Point
Double Island Point is a paradise and a perfect escape to spend some time reconnecting with nature and the unspoilt wilderness of Australia’s east coast. This headland sits north of Noosa and is part of the Great Sandy National Park. Named by Captain Cook in 1770 due to its figure; on the point, a lighthouse stands with the lighthouse keeper’s cottage sitting below.
The waves bring surfers from across the east coast, and it is also a diving hot spot. Set south of Rainbow Beach, it has been rated one of the top ten dive spots in Australia; home to mackerel, leopard sharks, manta rays and grey nurse sharks.
Camping options nearby include Teewah Beach, which is the best place to set up, just off Noosa River Ferry access. With no accommodation or camping options on Double Island Point, you will need a four-wheel-drive (4WD) to access the stretch. Within Coolala Recreation area there are also other camping sites to stay at too. At low tide, Double Island Point can be reached by 4WD from Noosa or Rainbow Beach. Before you can drive along the sand, you will need a beach-driving permit from Queensland Parks. Be sure to double-check the tide times because when high tide approaches, the shore is no longer accessible by car. Double Island point has no food or water facilities, therefore when visiting for the day, come prepared.