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 Half and Full Day Private charters.
Travelling privately is the perfect option for families, friends travelling together or 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 Private Tour
This 4 hour tour travels more than 50km of iconic beaches with our vehicles travelling right next to the ocean 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).
Tours depart morning or afternoon from Rainbow Beach, depending upon tides and beach conditions, with pick up time confirmed the evening prior.
Pick up is from your Rainbow Beach accommodation, or from the free parking at the Rainbow Surf Club car park. (at the end of the main street)
TOURS CAN BE PERSONALISED
Your tour guide can take you through all the options on the day, dependent on weather, season and tide conditions. Or we can take you through the possibilities when you place your booking.Book Now
Tour Highlights Include:
Rainbow beach's world famous coloured sands
With more than 40 different shades of colour. The tour includes a demonstration of the traditional techniques used by the Aboriginal people (with respect to the Kabi Kabi people) to create artwork and decorate boomerangs.
Double Island Point Lighthouse
Double Island Point Lighthouse offers breathtaking 360-degree views across the Coral Sea and the scenic surrounds of the Great Sandy National Park, from K’gari to Noosa Heads. Home to birdlife, fish, turtles, sharks, manta rays, pods of dolphins, and visited by the majestic Humpback Whales during the whale season. We are the only tour operator with vehicle access to the steep lighthouse area, allowing for extended visits no matter your level of fitness. Showing you parts of this popular spot otherwise missed.
This area boasts a saltwater lagoon with some of the most scenic landscapes in Australia. Here we stop for a refreshing break where you can swim in the protected waters of the bay or just wander and explore this beautiful, pristine environment.
Also known as 40 Mile beach, this pristine stretch of white sand with stunning headland views all the way from Double Island Point to Noosa National Park and beyond.
A scenic and relaxing picnic ground in the Great Sandy National Park where we may be visited by Lace Monitor Lizards (Goannas), who can grow up to 2 metres to be the 2nd largest lizard in Australia.
Explore the Great Sandy National Park with a beautiful, unique drive through sand dunes. Predominantly open Eucalypt forest the tour also explores a unique section of temperate rainforest with magnificent ancient trees growing on sand.
Full Day Private Tour
Looking for more choice, or want to just take your time exploring this stunning slice of Queensland’s coastline?
We also offer Private Tours that can extend past the half day tour, and the choices really are endless.
Full Day Private Tour
Booking a private full-day tour gives you more time to stop, explore and discover the Great Sandy National Park.
All our wonderful tour highlights are on offer to experience, the coloured sands, Lighthouse, Honeymoon Bay and the tour can extend all the way along Teewah Beach to Noosa Heads and includes morning tea and lunch on the beach.
Have a swim at Noosa Main Beach, go for a bushwalk and koala spotting in the Noosa National Park or take in some shopping on Hastings Street.
The tour will travel through two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, the Great Sandy Biosphere and the Noosa Biosphere. This is the only place in the world to have two biospheres side-by-side.
Travel in a private 4WD vehicle, with the freedom to control the itinerary and benefit from one-on-one interaction with your tour guide.
Not sure what else you would love to fit into a private adventure?
Your tour guide can take you through all the options on the day, dependent on weather, season and tide conditions. Or we can talk you through the possibilities when you place your booking.Book Now
Private Full-day Tour Highlights can include:
- Rainbow Beach’s World Famous Coloured Sands
- Double Island Point Lighthouse
- Honeymoon Bay
- Teewah Beach
- Red Canyon Area
- Noosa National Park
- Hastings Street
- Gympie Terrace Noosaville
Private Tours depart in the morning from Rainbow Beach, time confirmed the evening prior.
The tour takes around 8 hours, and depending upon tides and beach conditions, one way of the tour may need to be completed via Noosa Hinterland.
Pick up is from Rainbow Beach accommodation, or Surf Club car park at the end of the main street.
Our tours are suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, however will benefit from fittings and fixtures to aid balance. We are also suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair.
Surf and Sand Safaris specialise in small group touring.
Our modern fleet of air-conditioned 4WD vehicles offer a personalised experience, and where you spend more time out than inside the vehicles, with freedom to explore, relax and experience the stunning locations.