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Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island, nicknamed “Straddie” by the locals, offers a low-key escape from Brisbane. The picturesque island, the most popular of all the islands in Moreton Bay, is lined by white sand beaches on its eastern shores, while the interior is dotted with freshwater lakes.

The first inhabitants of the island showed up some 40,000 years ago, and members of three Australian Aboriginal groups call the island home today. Before you begin your explorations of the island, spend some time learning about the island’s long history at the North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum.

Besides the museum, all of Straddie’s other attractions revolve around Mother Nature. Along the coast, it’s possible to spot dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles and humpback whales, and more something a little more active, you can dive, surf, fish, sand board, sea kayak or take a 4WD tour of the island’s interior.

For a getaway even more off the grid, catch a ferry to Straddie’s sister island, South Stradbroke, a lesser known island where visitors can camp and fish.

Tours & Tickets

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Stradbroke Island Day Trip from the Gold Coast

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 26 Reviews

Spend the day on Stradbroke Island and discover a little bit of paradise just 35 minutes from the Gold Coast by high-speed luxury catamaran. When you get to ...  Read more

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.56

Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 50 Reviews

Discover the beaches and wildlife of Queensland on a guided day trip to North Stradbroke Island, just a short hop from Brisbane. Famous for its natural ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.31

Stradbroke Island Kayak and Snorkeling Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Paddle to South Stradbroke Island and keep a look out for dolphins and whales on this half-day Gold Coast kayak tour. Visit secluded islands, enjoy breakfast ...  Read more

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.36

Gold Coast Tall Ship Cruise to South Stradbroke Island

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Sail from the Gold Coast to South Stradbroke Island on a tall ship cruise, and explore the private beaches at McLarens Landing, a Bali inspired eco resort. ...  Read more

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $72.63

Stradbroke Island by Seaplane from the Gold Coast

Take the ultimate day trip to the beautiful South Stradbroke Island by Seaplane. Enjoy a spectacular scenic flight over the Gold Coast then plan an action ...  Read more

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $179.74

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