Hidden away in the Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park and the Great Sandy Biosphere, Double Island Point is not actually an island; it’s a long sand spit with a pair of large sand dunes which, from a distance, appear to be separated by the sea. The illusion of two islands prompted Captain Cook to name the sand spit Double Island Point when he passed by in 1770.

With its pristine clear blue seas, resident dolphins and historic lighthouse Double Island Point is still a remote, picturesque place to visit today. There’s no accommodation and camping is not allowed, but the scenery and options for water sports make it an excellent day trip for the whole family.

Double Island Point, Rainbow Beach Qld 4581