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Surf and Sand Safari Escape

Rainbow Beach, Australia
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Mike Brown wrote a review Sep 2021
Manly, Australia14 contributions4 helpful votes
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Our half day tour of the coloured sands on Rainbow Beach and Double Island Point lighthouse was terrific. Our guide/driver, Andrew, was punctual, drove with expertise that ensured passenger comfort and provided interesting information as well as proving to be a first class whale, dolphin and turtle spotter during our time at the lighthouse. The tour is a great way for experiencing 4WD beach exploring and gaining up close and personal access to the beauties Mother Nature has provided here. A very good value for money tour.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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hellsbellsGoldCoast wrote a review Sep 2021
Gold Coast54 contributions50 helpful votes
I have learnt a long time ago, having travelled many parts of the world, that if you want to really enjoy a destination spend the little extra and book a private tour. I booked a half day tour with Craig Madden for his Great Beach Drive 4WD tour simply on the strength of his website, and we were not disappointed. Right from the start, it was clear that Craig understands how customers want to be treated. His booking process was simple, the information was clear, and on the day prior to the tour, we received a phone briefing from him. We liked the fact that he provided a personal service, with no middlemen involved. He was on time, and the tour was probably one of the best we have enjoyed. Craig was knowledgeable, entertaining and knew all the right spots for photos or sight seeing. The fact that he is one of the few tour operators to have 4WD access to the lighthouse was a big surprise. And the afternoon tea wasn't half bad. We would recommend this tour without hesitation....we loved every minute of it, even his Dreamtime explanation of how the coloured sands were created. Many thanks again Craig.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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X5317REsuzanneh wrote a review Aug 2020
Sunshine Coast, Australia61 contributions27 helpful votes
As my husband and I, and another couple (good friends) were staying at Rainbow Beach for a few days, we decided on a private half day (morning) tour with Craig Madden and were so impressed with our excursion. We were picked up at our accommodation, and travelled right along the beach from Rainbow to Double Island Point, taking in the amazing vista of the Coloured Sands and the ocean. Craig has so much knowledge of the area, and shared it with us in a very informative, and amusing way, which we really appreciated, and we felt very safe at all times. We stopped along the way to take photos and understand some of the indigenous culture of the area too. We then went on to Double Island and drove up to the lighthouse, which was very special, as not many are allowed up there these days. The views were spectacular, seeing whales, a huge pod of dolphins, manta rays, turtles, and could look back and see the Sunshine Coast on one side and Rainbow on the other. After, this we were taken into the National Park area for a cuppa and cake, etc. which was great, and came back through the bush, which was also very interesting, as Craig told us about the flora and fauna of the area. We saw so much, and it certainly reinforced our belief that we can travel to many countries overseas, but we still have the best country in the world, and this particular part is amazing and definitely worth a look! What better way to do it than with Craig! Thank you so much!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Kell J wrote a review Aug 2020
Sunshine Coast, Australia3 contributions
Absolutely fantastic, took my 82 yr old mum for a trip. Craig was so caring polite, educational 👍😁
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Date of experience: August 2020
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ElaineL1962 wrote a review Aug 2019
Brisbane, Australia19 contributions8 helpful votes
My husband and I did the half day afternoon tour. Greg is very friendly and knowledgeable and obviously loves the area and his job. Who wouldn’t love it? Bush, rainforest, beaches, whales, dolphins and the beautiful coloured sands all ticked of the list in 4 hours. We had afternoon tea at a lovely picnic spot in the bush. We were driven right up to the lighthouse at Double Island Point thanks to special access given to the tour company. From there we watched whales and dolphins and enjoyed the magnificent views. The coloured sands are amazing and driving along the beach was the perfect way to see them. We loved the artwork Greg did in the sand with the different colours. What an amazing afternoon and very good value. Thanks Greg!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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