North Stradbroke Island Travel Guide

  • View outside the door of Manta Backpackers Lodge
    View outside the door of Manta...
    by amandamac15
  • View from Point Look Out
    View from Point Look Out
    by Gentleman75
  • North Stradbroke Island
    by ngradise

North Stradbroke Island Things to Do

  • Walking

    Our favourite pastime at straddie is walking along the beaches. The work part of life just seems to drift off with the breeze. Best time is in the morning or evening, for obvious reasons, when its coolest. We prefer the am - and join the many locals and visitors for a stride along this glorious part of the coast. Watch the trawlers pull up and take...

    more
  • Whale watching

    Whales can be seen from a number of vantage points at Point Lookout. On the North Gorge Walk, excellent views are obtained from Norm’s Seat and above Whale Rock. At the Frenchman’s Bay end of Timbin Road, elevated timber platforms have been provided, for views over Boat Rock and The Group rocks just offshore.On their more leisurely return...

    more
  • Rocks & waves

    Enjoy the beauty of the nature and see the waves smashing to the rocks. Try to take photos about the biggest ones.

    more
  • Point Lookout

    Point Lookout is the best place to see the ocean and enjoy the nature. From this point You have possibility for dolphin and whale watching, but You can only see the waves smashing to the rocks.I took the photos from the rocks, near to the Point Lookout.

    more
  • Just enjoy Your stay... (3)

    If You are on the Island, just enjoy Your stay and Your activity You choose.The Island is so beautiful! I cannot tell/write anything else. Just take a look at the photos and if You like it, visit the Island as soon as possible...I took the photos from the rocks, near to the Point Lookout.

    more
  • Just enjoy Your stay... (2)

    If You are on the Island, just enjoy Your stay and Your activity You choose.The Island is so beautiful! I cannot tell/write anything else. Just take a look at the photos and if You like it, visit the Island as soon as possible...I took the photos from the rocks, near to the Point Lookout.

    more

North Stradbroke Island Transportation

  • Get To Straddie from Cleveland

    Straddie is 30 kilometres southeast of Brisbane city and is accessible by vehicular ferry or catamaran. The ferries leave for Stradbroke Island from Cleveland.Get information about the prices, timetables from the website below.

    more
  • Bus connection

    The water taxi takes the passengers to Dunwich, which is on the western part of the island. To get to the eatern part, where the long beach is, You need to catch a bus.Stradbroke Island Buses operates a bus service between Dunwich and Point Lookout (limited services to Amity Point).Cost:Adult one way $4.80 Adult return $9.00 Child one way $2.40...

    more
  • Which Ferry do I take

    You can take your car on the ferrys. There are 2 different companies and ferries go every hour or so. I always think that I am on holidays when we drive onto the ferry. The trip takes 35 to 45 minutes .If you are not taking the car you can take a flyer or taxi and catch the local bus service once there.

    more

North Stradbroke Island Warnings and Dangers

  • Gentleman75's Profile Photo

    by Gentleman75 Written Dec 17, 2004

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    DO NOT swim in this small bay (it's not allowed), because it's very-very dangerous!

    Just enjoy the beauty of the nature!

    Bay
    Related to:
    • Beaches

    Was this review helpful?

    more

North Stradbroke Island Favorites

  • by LisaHart Written Sep 14, 2009

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Walking along Flinders Beach as the sun is going down in the winter. There is not another person in sight, the sunset is a blend of deep oranges and magenta, two whales pass not far off shore and the only sound is the pounding surf and sea birds.

    Fondest memory: The local people are very friendly and helpful and I got to send a special live postcard home to my parents in England from Home Beach from the Straddie Online live webcam - They call it "Catch a Wave Home" You stand on the beach, or write a message in the sand and tell your family and friends to watch you wave from beautiful Stradbroke Island.

    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Backpacking
    • Whale Watching

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Instant Answers: North Stradbroke Island

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

74 travelers online now

Comments

 
Explore Deeper into North Stradbroke Island
Map of North Stradbroke Island

View all North Stradbroke Island hotels