An hour's drive from Brisbane lies a long coastal strip of pristine beaches, tropical landscapes, shimmering waterways and exciting towns. There are dozens of so-called sunshine coasts but this is 'The' Sunshine Coast, the northernmost stretch of reliable surf in Australia and home of the fabled right points of Noosa Heads. Noosa has become a ritzy resort village with beachfront boutiques, bars and restaurants, surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation and National Parks. Heading south down to Caloundra are a string of modern tourist towns and miles of golden sand beachbreak, broken only by a couple of headlands. In stark contrast, a trip north in a 4WD over 80km (50mi) of low tide beach, arrives at Double Island Point and the totally wild landscape of Frasier Island.