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Leave busy Brisbane for a full-day tour that showcases the natural beauty of North Stradbroke Island. Swim in the surf or freshwater lakes, take a short guided hike, view whales and other marine animals from the beach and coastal lookouts, visit small towns including historic Dunwich and Amity, and go in search of the island’s population of wild kangaroos and koalas. Your small-group tour has numbers limited to 13 people, which ensures a more personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.

Highlights

  • Full-day guided tour to North Stradbroke Island, from Brisbane
  • Look for dolphins, turtles, manta rays, and whales in the waters of Moreton Bay
  • Relax on the sandy beach or in the refreshing waters of Brown Lake
  • Take a guided hike along the scenic headlands of North Gorge Walk to Point Lookout
  • See koalas and kangaroos lounging in their native habitat
  • Visit Cylinder Beach, Frenchman’s Beach, and the townships of Dunwich and Amity
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide

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What You Can Expect

Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane

Main Beach, Point Lookout, Stradbroke Island

Get an early start with pickup from select Brisbane hotels or the Transit Centre, then ride in an air-conditioned coach to the North Stradbroke Island ferry stop, located about one hour away. Board the ferry for the 30-minute crossing of Moreton Bay to reach the island.

During your day out on North Stradbroke Island, your guide takes you to all the top sights, allowing you to do and see more without the hassle of driving and navigating.

One of your first stops is Brown Lake, one of more than 100 fresh water lakes on the island. Have time to take a refreshing dip in the lake or relax on the white-sand lakeshore beach. You’ll also stop at Myora Springs, a freshwater spring surrounded by tropical forest, and hear about its significance to the local Aboriginal people.

Take a guided walk coastal trail called North Gorge Walk where you can spot migrating humpback whales (from May to October), dolphins, turtles or manta rays swimming below and at Point Lookout. Your guide also takes you to locations in the interior where you might find wild koalas munching eucalyptus leaves and kangaroos lounging in the grass.

Enjoy an included lunch at Stradbroke Island Hotel, along with stops for morning and afternoon tea (own expense). Visit small developed areas including the historic town of Dunwich, the fishing village of Amity, Cylinder Beach and Frenchman’s Beach. You’ll then have free time in the afternoon to explore at your leisure.

Rejoin your group at the designated time to return to Brisbane where your tour ends in the late afternoon with drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

gloria dawn m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great day, great tour guide Shane. Lunch at Stradbroke pub delicious. Scenery specular

Patricia K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great trip. We all had a great time.

Jane B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Beautiful island, just wish we'd arranged longer than a day trip!
Great guide, good lunch, a well organized trip that made the most of the time we had there.

Gerald D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was a wonderful daytrip. Stradbroke is a beautiful place and Shane, our guide, was an excellent host.

Petra V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

relaxed and beautiful tour!

Peter Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

An excellent day out. Although there's a maximum group size of 13, it was our lucky day as just there were just five of us on the day I chose, so it amounted to an executive tour. The trip was perfectly inclusive with not a wasted moment: a road trip the island, a visit to a secluded lake, lunch at a very pleasant beach side hotel, a swim at the beautiful Cylinder Beach and, finally, a walk around the headland with spectacular ocean views.
Our guide, Shane weas a great guy who knew the place like the back of his hand and had a wonderful relaxed, friendly manner, laced with good humour.
Our small group was of a certain seniority but there was nothing too strenuous involved in the day's activities, though I certainly slept well that night. I was tempted to bring my seven year old granddaughter along but I'm glad I did not, I would say that this is a trip for grown-ups, she would have become bored with the sight-seeing and would have wanted to spend all day on the beach.
Overall, highly recommended

Linda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

It was a very nice tour that any ability level would enjoy. Beautiful scenery and great tour guide.

Lindsay B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was an amazing day. We're locals but had never been to Stradbroke Island so this was a terrific way to be introduced. Had a marvellous time and would recommend this to everyone.

Siyuan Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a fantatic tour, I couldn't thought of seeing so many great views if I was not with a tour. Our guide Brian was very nice and knowledgable. Just a hint for everyone who wants to have ice cream by the beach, there is a ice cream van so don't hurry to rush to any shops. :

DaveRay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The guides were great, the amount of time at each location was great, the size of the group was great and most importantly, I don't think this trip was doable for us without Viator. I prefer to do things on my own if possible, but this is unlike a tour at a museum, we would have had to have a car, know exactly when the ferries come and go, and where to go on the islands. For example, we showed up 2 minutes before the ferry departed and about the same on the way back, and it was perfect. If I had done it on my own, I would have arrived 30 minutes early.

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