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Beach Highways


Swap peak hour traffic for sand between your 4x4’s tyres on Queensland’s beach highways. Access our gorgeous natural attractions and camping spots that have only been seen by those with a four wheel drive or those who are keen to get their hike on.

Inland 4WD tracks on the World Heritage Fraser Island will navigate you through the sandy rainforest to the freshwater Lake McKenzie and Lake Wabby. Break free onto the open beach highway and explore the stretch of 75 Mile Beach, at the end of which you will be rewarded with the natural spa Champagne Rock Pools and the scenic Indian Head where you can spot turtles in the clear waters below.

Other destinations that are a haven for 4x4 adventures are the Moreton Bay islands of Bribie, Moreton and North Stradbroke and Rainbow Beach on the Sunshine Coast.

Before heading out on your 4x4 beach adventure make sure to check if you need a permit. Don’t have a 4WD? That’s cool, you can hire a four wheel drive or join a tour.

Suggested Itineraries: 4x4 Beach Holidays


  • Brisbane to Fraser Island Adventure
    Brisbane to Fraser Island Adventure Drive

    Brisbane to Fraser Island Adventure Drive

    Brisbane to Fraser Island Adventure Drive takes you off the Bruce Highway to explore the back roads of the hinterland via the surf beaches of the Sunshine Coast, inland to explore the Noosa River everglades, Great Sandy Strait, Maryborough, Hervey Bay and on to your final destination, Fraser Island.

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  • Fraser Island World Heritage Treasu
    Fraser Island World Heritage Treasures Drive

    Fraser Island World Heritage Treasures Drive

    Fraser Island Treasures Drives takes you on a journey from Hervey Bay to World Heritage listed Fraser Island.

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  • North Stradbroke Island Four Wheel
    North Stradbroke Island Four Wheel Drive Adventure Drive Itinerary

    North Stradbroke Island Four Wheel Drive Adventure Drive Iti

    Located on Brisbane's doorstep, North Stradbroke Island is one of Australia's natural treasures and the largest of Moreton Bay's islands, covering 27,530 hectares.

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