If you’ve never driven a 4WD vehicle before, the thoughts of driving one for the first time on an island made of sand can seem quite daunting. Giving yourself time for a little practice before you arrive on Fraser Island can make you feel like a more confident, skilled driver.
4WD driving on Fraser Island is often cited as one of the best parts about visiting the island, so worries are often unfounded.
Practice in paradise
The Noosa North Shore is a peaceful area home to a long stretch of white, sandy beach, beautiful sand dunes and a huge lake making it the perfect place to escape and relax. It’s also the closest place to the island to try your hand at 4WD beach driving. It’s wildness and seclusion is also the perfect antidote to the busy streets of town.
Drive your way along the beach past Teewah and the Coloured Sands all the way to Rainbow Beach and Double Island Point. Aside from the awesome experience of 4WD driving on Fraser Island, the Noosa North Shore is the next best place and is the best spot to build your confidence behind the wheel and get a taste of beach driving before you head out to your Fraser Island accommodation.
There is much more to do besides!
The North Shore offers up plenty of things to do, and you can be as energetic or as lazy as you wish. There’s horse riding, fishing, swimming and surfing a plenty. If spotting local wildlife is more your scene then check out Lake Cooroibah and its resident kangaroos and birds. This unspoilt lake is a nature lover’s dream and a great spot to kayak and explore. Or if you just want to swim and relax, check out some local critters and admire the beautiful coastline, this is your place too. There’s something here for everyone.
Collect your car in Noosa and reach the North Shore in no time
Just across the river from Noosa Heads and Noosaville, the Noosa North Shore is a doddle to reach via the quick and frequent Noosa North Shore car ferry which operates every day of the week from Tewantin. You’ll need a vehicle permit to drive on the beach and this is easily organised through our staff when hiring your 4WD vehicle.
Driving off road along the stunning 75 mile beach, the longest sand highway in the world, is by far one of the best free things to do on Fraser Island. It’s easy to arrange your stay at Beach Camp and your 4WD vehicle together when booking one of our 4WD and accommodation packages! Give one of our friendly team a call today and see what’s on offer.