Welcome to North Stradbroke Island
An easy 30-minute ferry chug from the Brisbane suburb of Cleveland, this unpretentious holiday isle is like Noosa and Byron Bay rolled into one. There’s a string of glorious powdery white beaches, great surf and some quality places to stay and eat (catering to Brisbane's naughty-weekend-away set). It’s also a hot spot for spying dolphins, turtles, manta rays and, between June and November, hundreds of humpback... Read More
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North Stradbroke Island activities
Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane
After pickup in central Brisbane, travel by coach with your guide about one hour to reach the ferry to North Stradbroke Island. Keep an eye out for dolphins on the 30-minute cruise across Moreton Bay to the island.When you arrive at the island, your friendly and experienced guide will show you the highlights. You’ll visit Brown Lake, named for the clear tea-colored water tinted by leaves from the surrounding forest. Relax on the lake’s white-sand beach or take a refreshing swim! Then head to the North Gorge Walk to Point Lookout, following your guide along a well-marked trail and boardwalk. Look for turtles, dolphins or manta rays swimming in the waters below you. At the point, marvel at Whale Rock, where water sprays from the rock like a whale’s spout. You may even see the real thing when humpback whales migrate through these waters from May to October.The interior of the island is also home to native wildlife. Your guide will take you to spots where you can hope to see kangaroos lazing in the sun or koalas chomping on eucalyptus leaves. Next, visit Myora Springs, a picturesque fresh water spring surrounded by tropical forest. Myora Springs made history as the site of a significant colonial-era battle between the military and local Aborigines.Throughout the day, you’ll make stops in several small developed areas, including Cylinder Beach, Frenchman’s Beach, the historic town of Dunwich, and the fishing village of Amity. Enjoy an included lunch at Stradbroke Island Hotel, plus breaks for morning and afternoon tea (own expense). After a thorough introduction to the highlights of the island, enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore at your leisure. At the designated time, rejoin your group for the return trip to Brisbane.
Gold Coast Jet Ski Safari with Optional Stradbroke Island Upgrade
30min SafariShort and sweet safari, gives you a good taste of Jet Ski adventure and a brief look at the beautiful Gold Coast Waterways.1 hour Safari: 12-miles (20km)Non Stop Fun - Adventure to South Stradbroke Island and past scenic sights such as Wave Break Island, Soverign Island, Browns Inlet etc. 1.5 hour Safari: 24-miles (40km) plus a stop on South Stradbroke IslandSouth Straddie Adventure - safari through tropical Gold Coast waterways and stop off at South Stradbroke Island for refreshments, or on a Sunday morning indulge in a buffet breakfast (additional AUD$17pp). 2.5 hour Safari: 49-miles (80km) plus a stop on South Stradbroke IslandThe ultimate safari, this trip has it all - adventure through hidden islands, meandering Jet Ski paradises, dense mangroves and flood plains, and all the way to North Stradbroke Island. Head back down to South Stradrboke Island for a bite to eat or some refreshments. Please note that the Jet Skis can be twin shared at no extra cost, the price is per jetski. All safaris are lead by experienced guides for the purpose of navigation, your safety and to ensure you have a great time. The times of each safari varies each day depending on the tidal movements. Please contact your local operator after booking to choose a departure time that works for you.