Surf and Sand Safaris acknowledges the ongoing connection to country of the traditional custodians of this beautiful region, the Kabi Kabi people.
Discover the Great Sandy National Park with
Surf and Sand Safaris
More than just a drive, this tour is an unforgettable experience of the natural beauty and rich history of this unique coastline, with experienced and passionate guides.
Family-friendly, small group guided tours departing from Rainbow Beach, our half-day tour takes in the famous Coloured Sands, Double Island Point lighthouse, a secluded swimming lagoon, the stunning Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park and the unbelievable natural beauty and wildlife of this amazing coastline.
Take in constantly changing scenery with Surf and Sand Safaris tours in this once in a lifetime experience with views and locations that will take your breath away and have you wondering why you didn’t do it sooner, and when you can do it again!
Half Day Tour
Departing Rainbow Beach daily, the 4 hour tour travels more than 50km of iconic beaches with our vehicles travelling on the sand.
You will be amazed by what this tour contains with stunning scenery and incredible wildlife, such as dolphins, manta rays, turtles, soldier crabs, birdlife, and whales (whale season is June-October).
Tour Highlights include:
- Rainbow Beach’s world famous Coloured Sands with more than 40 different shades of colour.
- Double Island Point Lighthouse offers breathtaking 360-degree views across the Coral Sea and scenic surrounds of the Great Sandy National Park.
- Honeymoon Bay a saltwater lagoon with some of the most scenic landscapes in Australia.
- Explore the Great Sandy National Park with a beautiful and unique rainforest drive through sand dunes.
Tours depart morning or afternoon from Rainbow Beach, depending upon tides and beach conditions. Pick up is from your Rainbow Beach accommodation, or the Rainbow Surf Club car park.
$99 adults $70 child – under 14
$320 Family – 2 adults & 2 children under 14
Want a little more freedom, and a more personalised experience or want to just take your time exploring this stunning slice of Queensland’s coastline?
Surf and Sand Safaris also offer Private charters.
Travelling privately is the perfect option for families, friends travelling together
couples wanting flexibility and privacy.
Set the pace of the tour and decide how long to stay at each of the stops.
More time at the Lighthouse, or rainforest, a longer swim, or time to just sit and soak up the view, all is possible during a Private Tour with Surf & Sand Safaris.
Half Day: $495 (4 hours)
for up to 6 passengers
Full Day: $1095
Rainbow to Noosa – Return- 8 hours, picnic lunch included)
for up to 6 passengers
Surf and Sand Safaris specialise in small group touring for up to 6 passengers, and is best at 4 Adults and 2 Child passengers.
We do regularly take 6 Adults with the rear most seats most suitable for smaller adults with good mobility or for children.
No level of fitness is required
You may like to bring water, hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, something to swim in and a towel
Surf and Sand Safaris Tours
Surf and Sand Safaris are Advanced Eco Certified and are the only tour operators with direct and extended vehicle access to protected Double Island Point Lighthouse, as well as the only operators who hold interactive coloured sand presentations as part of their tours.
Stopping at Double Island Point Lighthouse for stunning views, Honeymoon Bay for secluded lagoon swims and exploring Rainbow Beach and the spectacular Coloured Sands, our return tour showcases the unbelievable natural beauty of this amazing coastline.
Our half-day tours travel more than 50km of iconic beaches with our vehicles travelling on the sand, so you can soak in the scenery and wildlife.
At Surf and Sand Safaris, we believe our guides are the best in the business. They are passionate, funny, informative, and easy-going. Their knowledge of every facet of this tour has been developed over hundreds of hours of experience, and guests are free to ask questions and interact with them as they love sharing their knowledge and stories about this special part of Queensland
Surf and Sand Safaris specialise in small group touring
Our modern fleet of air-conditioned 4WD wagons offer a personalised experience, and where you will spend more time out than inside the vehicles, with freedom to explore, relax and experience the stunning locations
Our tours are suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, however will benefit from fittings and fixates to aid balance.
We are also suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair
About Surf & Sand Safaris
Surf & Sand Safaris is a family-owned and run business established in 1973 and is one of the longest operating 4WD tour companies in Queensland.
We are the only Rainbow Beach operator who is Advanced Eco Certified, with direct and extended vehicle access to protected Double Island Point Lighthouse