Noosa North Shore
Noosa North Shore is a place where outdoor enthusiasts can rejoice. With beautiful white sand coastlines that stretch endlessly, your days will be filled with 4-wheel driving, hangliding, fishing, and surfing. Just minutes north of Noosa, there are all kind of excursions to fill your wanderlust soul.
Keep in mind, getting there will take some preparation, as only 4wd vehicles that have a permit can be given access. Apply for a permit online, or use a 4wd rental service or book a guided tour prior to your trip. From there, you’ll need to catch the Noosa North Shore Car Ferry which departs at the end of Moorindil Street in Tewantin. A short 5 minute ferry ride will bring you access to stretches of beach from the mouth of the Noosa River to Double Island Point. Be wary of the tides, and only travel at low tides to avoid getting stuck.
You’ll want to stop at Coloured Sands, stacked cliffs that stand some 200 metres high stretching from Rainbow Beach all the way to Double Island Point. Spend time here to 4wd on the beach, fish, or take in the spectacular views like the Cherry Venture Shipwreck, an abandoned ship from 1973 that’s been left for onlookers to explore.
If hang gliding is on your bucket list, you can head to Carlo Sand Blow at Rainbow Beach or organise tandem hang gliding with adventure tours. For a less heart-pumping but equally venturous outing, opt for horseback riding, walking along the lighthouse of Double Island Point, or have a drink at Noosa North Shore Resort. At Double Island Point, you’ll gain access to World Heritage Site, Fraser Island, or head onward to Great Sandy National Park. Several tour guides offer excursions from Noosa North Shore to these destinations.
As a day trip or a full-weekend getaway, Noosa North Shore offers an immersion in nature like no other. With tantalizing jumps from colourful cliffs to endless exploration of the coastline amongst jaw-dropping waters, it’s easy to see the journey to get there has made Noosa North Shore a gem of the Sunshine Coast.