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Inskip Point/ Double Island Point

26th June - 29th June 2012

overcast 22 °C

Cedar exploring Double Island Point

Inskip Point/Double Island Point

We said our goodbyes and pushed down to Inskip Point, a council run camp ground right on the beach. Despite being school holidays we managed to nab a great spot, a 30 second walk over the dunes to the beach. As soon as we set up camp we realized why it was the only spot left in the campground, we could hear the screech of our camper neighbor from inside our caravan. Nice enough family but the lady was so loud and didn’t mind telling you how good she was. Yes it was a fast run to get from the beach to the caravan without getting spotted. Despite this we made the most of it and really did enjoy our stay.

Rainbow beach town was once again another holiday community which boasted a little café strip on the main street . It is set right on the coast. We 4WD’ed on the beach to an absolutely awesome surf spot called Double Island Point. A drive past coloured sands and we reached the fun point break. On the 2nd day we didn’t time the tide properly and we had to cross the water to get there (Yes another $30 at the carwash. )The only negative I can say about this beautiful spot is that The government actually make you pay to drive on the beach to get there. Absolutely ridiculous but we weren’t gonna miss out.

On our second trip to double island point we managed to score the place to ourselves. I think this was because no one else was game enough or stupid enough to send thier car thru the water to get there.

The break was the longest ride you could ever imagine and I must say I paddled out for the first time in a couple of years and had a ball. The weather was overcast and rainy and at one point a pod of dolphins swam straight up to me and jumped out of the water. I could literally touch them.
We had a big cook up on the beach and took turns playing with Cedar and surfing the Mal.

There was a nice rainforest drive in the great Sandy National Park which was home to a Freshwater campgrounds. We drove the loop which lead us onto the beach and back.

Colored Sands
Double Island Point
Double Island Point
Double Island Point
Building sand castles
Lunch on the beach
On the way to Double Island point, not quite the tide we had of hoped for

Posted by Jenaben 04:39 Archived in Australia Tagged park coloured_sands inskip_point double_islnad_point freshwater_campground great_sandy_national

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