North Stradbroke Island Tours

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North Stradbroke Island
North Stradbroke Island, the second-largest sand island in the world, is a beach and nature lover’s paradise. Known as “Straddie” to the locals and traditionally known as “Minjerribah,” this picturesque island is famous for its white sandy beaches, freshwater lakes and wetlands, and scenic headlands, and is a popular day trip from Brisbane.
 
The Basics
North Stradbroke Island is the most popular island in Moreton Bay, and many people visit as part of guided day trips from Brisbane. Spot humpback whales, dolphins, and sea turtles along the coast. More active visitors can surf, snorkel, scuba dive, kayak, or take a 4WD tour. Those looking to relax can enjoy scenic walks, beach fishing, picnics, secluded stretches of strand, and the laid-back atmosphere at the three main villages on the island: Amity Point, Point Lookout, and Dunwich.

Those with an interest in indigenous culture can take a cruise from Brisbane, learn the local Aboriginal language, go on a guided bush walk, taste native bush foods, and enjoy traditional song and dance and other performances.
 
Things to Know Before You Go

  • Many tours include a walk or hike around parts of the island, so wear comfortable and sturdy shoes.
  • Temperatures in the summer can reach over 85°F (30°C), so be sure to pack a hat and sunscreen.
  • Don’t forget binoculars during whale-watching season (between June and October).
  • There is limited cell reception on parts of the island.
  • Full-day tours from Brisbane to North Stradbroke Island can last upwards of nine hours.
 
How to Get There
North Stradbroke Island is located in Moreton Bay, east of Brisbane. You can catch a water taxi or ferry to the island from Toondah Harbor in Cleveland, 18.6 miles (30 kilometers) east of Brisbane. Water taxis and ferries take about 25 to 50 minutes to make the journey.
 
When to Get There
North Stradbroke Island can be visited year-round. June through August tends to be the most popular season with tourists and will see the highest prices. For the most pleasant, warm, temperatures, visit during the Australian spring and summer, from October to February.
 
North and South Stradbroke Islands

North and South Stradbroke Islands used to be one single island, but savage storms blew through the sand spit between the two in the late 1890s, creating the Jumpinpin Channel. A few years before, a stricken vessel had run aground nearby, and the dynamite that had formed part of its cargo detonated. It is thought that the blasts destabilized the sand mass enough for the subsequent storms to split the island in two.
Address: North Stradbroke Island, Queensland 4183, Australia
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Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane

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 21 people, which ensures a more personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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North Stradbroke Island Day Tour

Explore beautiful North Stradbroke Island on this guided adventure from Brisbane. After a convenient pickup at the Roma Street Busway Station, hop on a ferry and head to Stradbroke. Search for koalas, kangaroos, whales, and other marine and wildlife, enjoy a delicious lunch, and stop by popular spots like Adder Rock Lookout and Brown Lake, where visitors can swim in its tea tree-infused waters.
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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Stradbroke Island 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane

Spot wildlife such as dolphins, turtles, and whales on this hassle-free day trip from Brisbane to Stradbroke Island. Enjoy other activities such as swimming, a BBQ on the beach, and a walk to see koalas, all without the stress of having to make transport connections or buy ferry tickets yourself. A fun, relaxed day out in nature for the whole family.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Small-Group 3-Course Progressive Dinner Experience in Brisbane

It can be difficult to choose places to eat when you’re travelling, and it can be agonising to find out you missed out on an exciting restaurant or cafe. Avoid the fear of missing out on this evening dinner tour around some of Brisbane’s best restaurants. Enjoy a different course at each restaurant, including dessert on Mount Coot-tha, the highest point in Brisbane.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Meeanjin to Minjerribah: Stradbroke Island Indigenous Culture Cruise from Brisbane

From Meeanjin (Brisbane City), cruise down Maiwar (Brisbane River) as local Aboriginal guides share dreaming stories of the land and waters. Enjoy an intimate weaving circle, learning local Aboriginal language and a display of ancient Indigenous artefacts on board. From Maiwar, traditional Yuggera Country, cruise into Quandamooka waters and across the bay to Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). On Minjerribah, you will be welcomed with a traditional smoking ceremony. In a foreshore location of an ancient midden at Goompi (Dunwich), enjoy a guided walk identifying bush tucker and medicinal plants. Quandamooka chef will serve a lunch of native bush tastes and fresh seafoods under the shade of the gum trees. In the afternoon the Yulu-Burri-Ba Dance Group will play didgeridoo, sing and dance tribal songs to say yuwayi (farewell). On the return cruise to the city enjoy live acoustic tunes, Indigenous tasting platters and local Aboriginal artwork and gifts for purchase.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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