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Top Choice Cafe in North Stradbroke Island

Island Fruit Barn

On the main road in Dunwich, Island Fruit Barn is a casual little congregation of tables with excellent breakfasts, smoothies, salads, sandwiches, winter soups and cakes, many gluten free or vegan, and all made usin…
Sports in North Stradbroke Island

Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival

Held in May, Straddie's triathlon follows a pulse-racing course that includes surf, sand, trail, bitumen, stairs, boardwalk and – naturally – breathtaking coastal scenery.
National Park in North Stradbroke Island

Naree Budjong Djara National Park

Naree Budjong Djara National Park is Straddie's heartland, home to the glittering Blue Lake. To access the park and the lake, head 6.5km east of Dunwich on Alfred Martin Way. From the roadside national park car park…
Cafe in North Stradbroke Island

Blue Room Cafe

A youthful, beach-shack-chic cafe, with a small alfresco terrace and fresh, feel-good dishes like red papaya filled with kiwi fruit and strawberries and topped with granola and cacao crunch; organic-egg omelette wit…
International in North Stradbroke Island

Tillers Cafe & Pantry

Fronting Allure Resort is this boho-spirited mash-up of timber, corrugated iron and bamboo. Run by a laid-back, mostly French team, it's all-day menu delivers decent (if not smashing) grub, from breakfast fruit-and-…
Seafood in North Stradbroke Island

Fishes at the Point

True to form, Fishes offers fresh fish and chips, plus other surf staples such as seafood chowder and Sichuan-spiced salt-and-pepper calamari. It even serves classic breakfast grub, from scrambled eggs with salmon, …
Music in North Stradbroke Island

Island Vibe Festival

Held in Point Lookout, this three-day celebration of island culture usually takes place in late October. Expect around 80 music acts playing everything from roots and reggae to soul and electronica, plus exhibitions…
Gelato in North Stradbroke Island

Oceanic Gelati

Lick yourself silly at this much-loved, Italian-style ice cream peddler. Get indecisive over clean, fresh flavours like passionfruit, white chocolate or strawberry with basil.
Museum in North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum

Once the ‘Dunwich Benevolent Asylum’ – a home for the destitute – this small but impressive museum describes shipwrecks and harrowing voyages, and gives an introduction to the island’s rich Aboriginal history (the Q…
Cafe in North Stradbroke Island

Seashells Cafe

The best eating option in Amity is this breezy, open-sided cafe-bar. There's cold XXXX beer on tap and mainstay mains like a hugely popular steak. Coffee and cake throughout the day. Bare feet welcome!