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.
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 21 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide
Brisbane: Bus Stop 125, Roma Street (opposite entrance to Police Building)
7:45am (please arrive 10-minutes prior to departure)
Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:45pm
What To Expect
Get an early start with pickup from 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.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum age is 5 years
Vegetarian meal options are available but special meals such as vegan, halal, gluten free, or catering to specific allergies are not.
Closed-toe shoes are recommended
Please bring swimsuits, towel, water bottle, hat and sunscreen
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Our guide Harrison was absolutely amazing! Fun guy with lot of knowledge about the area. You are lucky to do the tour because the group won’t be bigger than 12 people and that’s nice! The lunch is a big meal from a nice place and it’s delicious! Cheers
I have been to Brisbane several times. Always for work and rarely have time to enjoy the city. I must say. I have done LONE PINE and it was wonderful- 5 stars. So, this year, I struggled. Do I got to the Australian Zoo, the national parks...what? Well, I stumbled upon this tour and took it right away.
The bus pick up was easy. The trip to the ferry via the bus - easy. Now for the tour. Our first stop was to a lake. I was not that impressed. The next stop was to see Koalas. Yes, we saw them. But, they were high up in the trees. If you want to see them...go to Lone Pine. Our next stop was for lunch. Very nice. I was happy here. Our next stop...we went for a walk around the coast. Well...now, this stop MADE the trip. WOW. So beautiful. Then, our tour guide took us to little places along the road and we saw Koalas and kangaroos just enjoying their day. That was nice too. I can't give this tour a 5. But, it is a solid 4. Don't think twice...book it.
EXCELLENT - Harrison our guide was excellent - he knew so much about the island, the flora and fauna. Very friendly and loves his job.
Lunch at the Straddy Hotel was fantastic I had the fish. I loved it so much we are coming back in April to do some camping on the island.
A great trip. Everything was exactly as promised. Harrison was an excellent guide, giving us all plenty of information with a good dose of humour thrown in. Saw lots of wildlife with wild koalas and kangaroos the highlights. A good lunch and enough free time so that you didn't feel rushed. Everything bang on time too.
What an amazing fun day, our tour guide Harry so entertaining laugh a minute. A very full on day, the swim in Brown lake is a must. We saw lots of wildlife and great scenery, and still time for a swim in the sea!! Lunch was excellent.
Recommend this trip
Very enjoyable day exploring this beautiful Island. We were lucky to have perfect weather. Tour guide Harrison was very friendly and informative, especially about wildlife and plants on the island. The included lunch was very nice. A good size group of 13 on the tour.
This was the best tour we have ever done. Our guide Harrison was amazing and his knowledge of the island, marine and wildlife was excellent. To see Koalas, Kangaroos, Sharks, Mantirays, Dolphins, Turtles, stingrays all in the wild is so special. We would recommend this trip to anyone and will do it again next time we are in Brisbane.