Double Island Point
Double Island Point is located just south of Rainbow Beach. The point is a magnet for marine life of every description. Dolphins and whales (the latter from July to November) are a common sight here and Wolf Rock, a formation of four volcanic pinnacles a short distance from the point is rated as one of Australia's top 10 dive spots.
As a dive location, there are plenty of swim throughs, vertical gutters and overhanging ledges to explore. Plunging to a depth of 40 metres, it is excellent for multilevel scuba diving.
Fish life is prolific and you're likely to see lots of trevally, cod, coral trout, perch, mackerel, batfish, leopard sharks, wobbegong and the famous resident Grey Nurse sharks. It is home to several giant Queensland groper, and manta ray are frequent visitors.
There is also great surf at Double Island Point with a right-hand point break with a length of 50 to 150 metres and on a good day up to 300 to 500 metres.
Access is by Four Wheel Drive along the beach heading south from Rainbow Beach or heading north from Noosa North Shore.
For info on Cooloola National Park Vehicle Access Permits check here.