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About North Stradbroke Island

Description | Attractions | Activities | Services & Facilities | 10 Favourites | Tourist Info


North Stradbroke Island is one of the world's largest Sand Island's located 45 mins by Vehicle Ferry from the Brisbane/Moreton bay Coastline.

Situated between the shoals and marine habitats of Moreton Bay and the rolling blue Pacific Ocean, stepping onto "Straddie" as the locals affectionately call it, places you on one of the most unique Island habitats - a subtropical climate and an Island paradise within short distance to a major city. With its laid back atmosphere, kilometers of scenic foreshores, pristine beaches, bush and 3 small Island Villages, Straddie has preserved its relaxed holiday culture and environment. A truly unique Australian experience for your family and friends to discover, relax and unwind. [TOP]

Attractions Include:

  • A 35 Kilometer expanse of uninhabited golden sand beach stretching along the Pacific ocean
  • The historic townships of Dunwich, Amity and Point Lookout (permanent Island population approx 3,000)
  • World renowned land based viewing (from Point Lookout) of marine wildlife - Dolphins, giant Manta Rays, turtles and humpback whales (season July to November) in the clear waters of the blue Pacific Ocean
  • A variety of guided tours, including 4WD tours to explore the Islands beautiful animal life (koalas, kangaroos, goannas) birds, beaches, sand dunes and inland fresh water lakes
  • Dive trips and boating
  • Swimming, sunbathing and relaxing at some of Australia's premier golden beaches. Cylinder beach is renowned for its crystal aqua marine water
  • Surfing and other water sports - Straddie is one of Australia's premier surfing locations with a variety of different surf breaks
  • Beach, sea and estuary Fishing
  • Visit to Amity Point to fish, dine at Seashells Cafe and/or purchase fabulous fresh seafood from Rufus Kings Seafoods - Drive a Car (15 mins)
  • Cliff top walks around "the Gorge" - A rugged peninsular track at Point lookout with spectacular views of the ocean, beaches, abundant bird and sea life [TOP]

Local Activities

Aboriginal Culture
Ecological tours

Fishing - Beach, Estuary, Jetty and Deep sea
Flora & Fauna
Historical sites
Rock Climbing
Sand boarding

Scenic Flights
Sea Kayaking
Whale Watching
4WD beach and off road Driving

Services & Facilities

Emergency Services
Medical - There is a doctor's surgery at Point Lookout: Ph: +61 (0)7 3409 8660.
A health centre on the corner of Oxley Parade and Petrie Street, Dunwich: Ph: +61 (0)7 3409 9059. A registered nurse is on call 24 hrs for emergencies, with access to medical backup.
Ambulance - Ph: 000
Police - Ph: +61 (0)7 3409 9020 (Dunwich Station). Emergencies - Ph: 000
Surf Life Saving Club - Ph: +61 (0)7 3409 8158 [TOP]

Banking Facilities
Banking facilities on the island are limited. Cash advances are available from Visa, MasterCard and Bankcard through the local Post Offices at Dunwich, Amity and Point Lookout. The Point Lookout Post Office is open Mon-Frid 9am-5pm.

There are also several EFTPOS facilities at various locations on N. Stradbroke Island. Those located at Point Lookout include:

  • Bob's 727 shop
  • Bottle Shop, Stradbroke Hotel
  • Point Lookout Bowls Club [TOP]

Local Facilities & Services

Art Gallery
Boat Ramp
Churches/Places of worship

Mechanical Services
Medical Facilities
Post Office

Public Bar
Public Telephones
Surf Lifesaving
Swimming Pool
Takeaway Food
Tennis Court
Visitor centre
Weddings [TOP]

C~shack's top 10 Favourite Straddie Activities

  1. "Look" Café for lunch, breakfast or Coffee - 10 mins walk from "C~shack"
  2. Gorge Walk whale & Dolphin watching - 15 mins walk from "C~shack"
  3. Walkway down to Frenchman's Beach & walk around to Deadmans & Cylinder beach - 10 mins walk from "C~shack" for start of walk
  4. Picnic and swim at Brown lake or The Keyholes - Drive a car (20 mins)
  5. Cylinder beach early morning swim & surf - 5 mins walk from "C~shack"
  6. Flinders beach/Adder Rock early morning swim - Drive a car (5 mins)
  7. A Long lunch or BBQ at C~shack - 0 mins
  8. 4WD sunset beach run along Flinders or Main Beach - Drive a 4WD (5 mins)
  9. Visit to Amity Point to fish from the jetty and purchase fabulous fresh seafood from Rufus Kings Seafoods - Drive a Car (15 mins)
  10. Main beach surfing & beachcombing - 12 mins walk via backstreets from "C~shack" [TOP]

More Tourist Information

For further information on tourist activities, contact Stradbroke Island Tourism, Junner St, Dunwich, 200 metres from the ferry terminal. Open seven days a week. Phone 07 3409 9555.
Email: stradbroketourism@redland.net.au


Dolphin Holiday Accommodation
2 Meegera Place, Point Lookout
North Stradbroke Island, QLD, 4183, Australia
Phone: +61 (0)7 3409-8455
Fax:     +61 (0)7 3409-8606
Email:  dolphin@straddie.info



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