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


  • 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

What You Can Expect

Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane

Main Beach, Point Lookout, Stradbroke Island

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.

Customer Reviews

Donna K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

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.

Ian R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

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.

Geraldine H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

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

Carol H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

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.

Eileen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fantastic day trip. Small tour bus so everyone was very friendly. Our guide Shane was excellent and able to ensure we saw koalas, dolphins, kangaroos and sea turtles in the wild. Also opportunities to swim in Brown Lake and at the beach. Lunch was also better than expected. Highly recommended.

Hui Min C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very nice day trip to one of the famous sand islands. The meeting place is very easy to find and the drive out was pleasant the tour guide gave lots of good information. There were some alone time without the tour guide but the small tour group had good rapport and we walked around and had lunch together.

Jenny F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I really enjoyed this tour. We had a very funny tour guide whose name is Harrison. On the tour, we saw a few koalas, 5 kangaroos including joeys in the mom's pouch manta rays and turtles. The coastal hike was absolutely beautiful. We also had a great lunch at a local restaurant. Overall I totally recommend this experiences to anyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

BRILLIANT. This day trip was so good. The scenery was very good and we saw koalas up trees as well. There was opportunity to have a swim. We went very interesting short walks along very scenic boardwalks. The lunch was nice too. I would say it is a very excellent trip. Harrison was our guide and he was extremely good at his job. I would go again just to have such an enjoyable day out.

Susan V K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Fabulous! Guide was amazing, food choices at stop for lunch might have been a little better but still a wonderful day to fill my Australia experience. Highly recommend it.

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