Welcome to North Stradbroke Island


There are only a few small settlements on the island, with a handful of accommodation and eating options – mostly near Point Lookout in the northeast. On the west coast, Dunwich is where the ferries dock. Amity is a small village on the northwestern corner. Much of the island’s southern section is closed to visitors due to sand mining.

Interestingly, North and South Stradbroke Islands used to be one single island, but a savage storm blew through the sand spit between the two in 1896.


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North Stradbroke Island activities

$122.25 Day Trips & Excursions

Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane

After pickup in central Brisbane, travel by coach with your guide about 40 minutes to reach the ferry to North Stradbroke Island. Keep an eye out for dolphins on the 45-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, the historic town of Dunwich, and the fishing village of Amity. Enjoy an included lunch, plus breaks for morning and afternoon tea (own expense). After a thorough introduction to the highlights of the island, enjoy free time (about 1 hour) at Cylinder Beach to explore at your leisure. At the designated time, rejoin your group for the return trip to Brisbane.

$86.80 Water Sports

Gold Coast Jet Ski Safari, 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.

$141.05 Outdoor Activities

4WD Beach Safari - Gold Coast Pick Up

BeachTrekkers is a family owned and operated award winning business which has been the premier North Stradbroke Island tour operator for nearly 25 years.  We welcome all to join our 4WD family to show you the knowledge and love for which we have acquired during our many years of experience. Come and explore the unforgettable North Stradbroke Island also known as Minjerriba.  Being the 2nd largest sand island in the world, stretching 35km's, it has sand dunes over 200m high, eucalyptus forests, sub-tropical areas, typical Australian bush and hidden crystal clear lakes which you will experience with a full-day all inclusive 4WD Eco tour in air-conditioned vehicles. We pick up and drop off from locations between Gold Coast to Brisbane. Then go across Morton Bay via ferry during which  scrumptious morning and afternoon (on the return trip) teas are provided. Once on the island you will explore all the island has to offer. The tour starts on remote exhilarating 4WD tracks through the island with breath taking views from the top of the sand dunes that can only be accessed by 4WD vehicles.  Swim in crystal clear lakes such as Brown Lake, soak up the fresh air, then have an aboriginal culture andartefact presentation. Your experience is not over yet, We then drive along white pristine beaches and take a walk thru a picturesque gorge where Dolphins, Turtles, Manta Rays and Whales can be seen from view points above the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Then comes everyone's favourite-a big delicious Aussie BBQ lunch right on the beach. While the experienced drivers/tour guides prepare your lunch there are fishing, swimming, games and activities for you to enjoy or simply relax on the magnificent beach. We then drive you slowly back to your destination while you talk about and compare your favourite experiences of the day.Not only is there extensive culture, flora and fauna around the island to be viewed – you can also expect to see Whales, Dolphins, Turtles, Koalas, Kangaroos, Bird life, Dugons and much more. Plenty of laughs and fun are to be had all day long. We cater for groups of all sizes - big or small.  Our personalised service is next to none."

$141.05 Outdoor Activities

4WD Beach Safari - Brisbane Pick Up

BeachTrekkers is a family owned and operated award winning business which has been the premier North Stradbroke Island tour operator for nearly 25 years.  We welcome all to join our 4WD family to show you the knowledge and love for which we have acquired during our many years of experience. Come and explore the unforgettable North Stradbroke Island also known as Minjerriba.  Being the 2nd largest sand island in the world, stretching 35km's, it has sand dunes over 200m high, eucalyptus forests, sub-tropical areas, typical Australian bush and hidden crystal clear lakes which you will experience with a full-day all inclusive 4WD Eco tour in air-conditioned vehicles. We pick up and drop off from locations between Gold Coast to Brisbane. Then go across Morton Bay via ferry during which  scrumptious morning and afternoon (on the return trip) teas are provided. Once on the island you will explore all the island has to offer. The tour starts on remote exhilarating 4WD tracks through the island with breath taking views from the top of the sand dunes that can only be accessed by 4WD vehicles.  Swim in crystal clear lakes such as Brown Lake, soak up the fresh air, then have an aboriginal culture andartefact presentation. Your experience is not over yet, We then drive along white pristine beaches and take a walk thru a picturesque gorge where Dolphins, Turtles, Manta Rays and Whales can be seen from view points above the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Then comes everyone's favourite-a big delicious Aussie BBQ lunch right on the beach. While the experienced drivers/tour guides prepare your lunch there are fishing, swimming, games and activities for you to enjoy or simply relax on the magnificent beach. We then drive you slowly back to your destination while you talk about and compare your favourite experiences of the day.Not only is there extensive culture, flora and fauna around the island to be viewed – you can also expect to see Whales, Dolphins, Turtles, Koalas, Kangaroos, Bird life, Dugons and much more. Plenty of laughs and fun are to be had all day long. We cater for groups of all sizes - big or small.  Our personalised service is next to none."

$716.12 Outdoor Activities

Private 4WD Luxury Safari - Gold Coast Pick Up

BeachTrekkers is a family owned and operated award winning business which has been the premier North Stradbroke Island tour operator for nearly 25 years.  We welcome all to join our 4WD family to show you the knowledge and love for which we have acquired during our many years of experience. Come and explore the unforgettable North Stradbroke Island also known as Minjerriba.  Being the 2nd largest sand island in the world, stretching 35km's, it has sand dunes over 200m high, eucalyptus forests, sub-tropical areas, typical Australian bush and hidden crystal clear lakes which you will experience with a full-day all inclusive 4WD Eco tour in air-conditioned vehicles. We pick up and drop off from locations between Gold Coast to Brisbane. Then go across Morton Bay via ferry during which  scrumptious morning and afternoon (on the return trip) teas are provided. Once on the island you will explore all the island has to offer. The tour starts on remote exhilarating 4WD tracks through the island with breath taking views from the top of the sand dunes that can only be accessed by 4WD vehicles.  Swim in crystal clear lakes such as Brown Lake, soak up the fresh air, then have an aboriginal culture andartefact presentation. Your experience is not over yet, We then drive along white pristine beaches and take a walk thru a picturesque gorge where Dolphins, Turtles, Manta Rays and Whales can be seen from view points above the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Then comes everyone's favourite-a big delicious Aussie BBQ lunch right on the beach. While the experienced drivers/tour guides prepare your lunch there are fishing, swimming, games and activities for you to enjoy or simply relax on the magnificent beach. We then drive you slowly back to your destination while you talk about and compare your favourite experiences of the day.Not only is there extensive culture, flora and fauna around the island to be viewed – you can also expect to see Whales, Dolphins, Turtles, Koalas, Kangaroos, Bird life, Dugons and much more. Plenty of laughs and fun are to be had all day long. We cater for groups of all sizes - big or small.  Our personalised service is next to none."

$129.48 Water Sports

Gold Coast Water Bike 3-Hour Small-Group Experience with Meal

Meet your guide and depart from Biggera Waters to begin your unique and fun filled adventure. Your water bike’s first stop is at South Stradbroke Island. On the way across the Broadwater you will admire the beauty of Wave Break Island, its surroundings, and the beautiful marine life that inhabits the area. Upon arrival to one of the world’s purest and largest sand Islands, the friendly team of Stradbroke Island will be waiting for you. After landing your water bikes you will embark on a four-wheel drive excursion across South Straddie. Keep your eyes open as you may even spot some wallabys, a species only found on this prestigious island. As the four-wheel drive approaches the surfing side of the island, you will admire a breathtakingly beautiful landscape filled with 13.67 miles (22kms) of pristine white sand. With the view of North Stradbroke Island on one side and Gold Coast’s  skyscrapers on the end of the horizon, you will feel privileged to be stepping on these lands. Beach biking along South Straddie’s golden highway, fishing, beach soccer, and racquets are some of the activities you will be able to enjoy while on the Island. Next, the friendly staff will prepare a delicious waterfront Aussie BBQ breakfast (morning tour) or an authentic Aussie BBQ lunch (mid-morning tour) right there on the beach. Feel free to relax under the shades whilst admiring this unique hidden gem. Afterwards, return to your water bike and embark on the journey back to the launch point. Remember to take advantage and enjoy the glass-bottom viewing experience that your water bike offers.