Queensland - great beach picnic

Get off the main roads and onto the sand for a unique itinerary that features some of Queensland's best beaches and most delicious food. We'll take Queensland’s Great Beach Drive, from Noosa in the Sunshine Coast to the largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island. Queensland - great beach picnic
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QUEENSLAND’S GREAT BEACH PICNIC

  • Five days
  • Queensland

Get off the main roads and onto the sand for a unique itinerary that features some of Queensland's best beaches and most delicious food. We'll take Queensland’s Great Beach Drive, from Noosa in the Sunshine Coast to the largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island.


 

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Meet passionate producers and eat local seafood on the Sunshine Coast 
  •  A road trip like no other, here the bitumen is replaced by sand and the traffic lights swapped for endless vistas of coastline. 
  • Visit Fraser Island – A World Heritage site where tall rainforests grow on sand dunes at elevations of over 200m.
  • Dates: After event program

The Great Beach Drive, located along Queensland’s stunning Australia’s Nature Coast, provides a road trip like no other. Offering the experience of driving on some of the world’s most stunning beaches, through some of the most idyllic National Parks and World Heritage listed areas, this is truly a once in a lifetime drive holiday experience.

 

DAY 1: GREEN VALLEYS, NATURAL BEAUTY AND LOCAL FLAVOURS

Maleny Dairies, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland

Morning
Taste test your way through the green hills of Queensland’s dairy country found in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Visit the first camel dairy on the east coast of Australia, QCamel Milk, and sample Australia’s only camel milk curd and cheese at Maleny Cheese shop.

Afternoon
Take a lunch break and enjoy the bespoke culinary connection with the land and its producers at one of Queensland’s most awarded restaurants, Spicers Long Apron. Travel from the green hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland to the famous beaches of the Sunshine Coast.. 

Evening
Be excited and inspired by Executive Chef and co-owner, Zeb Gilbert of Wasabi Restaurant as he showcases seasonal produce from the farm at Honeysuckle Hill, regional ingredients and the amazing seafood caught daily from the local fishing fleet.

 

DAY 2: DRIVE THE BEACH HIGHWAY

The Great Beach Drive, Queensland

Morning
Swap sealed roads for Queensland’s Great Beach Drive as you head north in the comfort of a 4WD to discover some of the best beaches including the world’s longest right-hand surf break at Double Island Point. Experience the ‘pippi shuffle’, surf fishing and picnic with uninterrupted views.

Afternoon
From the tip of Inskip Point you will travel on a vehicular ferry over to Fraser Island, the World Heritage-listed and largest sand island in the world. You will be met by your island host Nick and transferred to your indulgent island luxury eco-lodge, Eliza Fraser Lodge. 

Evening 
Enjoy sunset drinks at Platypus Bay, followed by a locally inspired dinner created by your personal Chef.

 

DAY 3: FRASER ISLAND EXPLORING , BEACH PICNIC AND SERIOUS LOCAL FOODIES

Champagne rock pools, Fraser Island, Queensland

Morning
Today you will be taken on an adventure to discover Fraser Island’s best kept secrets – from hidden rock pools, fresh water creeks and an inland lake with crystal clear blue water and delicate white silica sand that would rival any stretch of beach in the world.

Afternoon
We know just the spot for Australia’s best beach picnic - the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. The world’s largest sand island will be the stage as you feast on fresh local seafood and produce from the surrounding region. 

Evening
We’ve saved the best for last. Enjoy an Aussie barbeque inspired by regional flavours created and served by serious local foodies.

 

DAY 4: PONDER, RELAX AND DISCOVER

Morning
Wake up to a freshly prepared breakfast while you relax and enjoy your last moments on Fraser Island. 

Afternoon
Depart from your private beach airstrip for a scenic flight back to the mainland, Hervey Bay. Hervey Bay is an irresistible nature-based adventure playground and is one of the best places in the world to get up close and personal with humpback whales.

Evening
Eat at popular local café, Dan and Steph’s, run by the husband and wife team who once appeared on popular TV cooking show My Kitchen Rules. Relax and enjoy in the urbane theme that EAT @ Dan & Steph’s create.

 

DAY 5: HOMEWARD BOUND

Hervey Bay, Queensland

Morning
Fly from Hervey Bay to Brisbane. Pending your international connecting flight, we'd love to offer you an overnight stay in Brisbane.