North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah), home of the Quandamooka people and known as Straddie by the locals, is the second largest sand island in the world and is only an hour’s drive from Brisbane or 90 minutes from the Gold Coast. The island is known for clean, spectacular white sandy beaches, magnificent inland lakes, breathtaking scenic walks and friendly, passionate locals.
Spend your days adventuring outdoors; four-wheel-driving, sand boarding, surfing, swimming and snorkelling and spend your nights eating delicious food while watching live music at one of the many entertainment venues on the island. You can experience the wonders of Straddie without a vehicle, you can catch the local bus or cab service on the island or even hire a scooter or bike to explore the island at your own pace.
The first township that you will encounter will be Dunwich (Goompi), the cultural heart of the island and the arrival point for all visitors. Enjoy the local shops and art galleries and do not forget to visit the Historical Museum to immerse yourself in the rich Indigenous history of the island. The next township is Amity Point (Pulan Pulan). Amity’s appeal begins with its relaxing ambience, sandy beaches, shaded shores and easy access to Moreton Bay. There are no surf beaches at Amity, which makes it the perfect place for fishing, boating or snorkelling. There is a large swimming enclosure and plenty of wildlife – keep your eyes peeled for friendly pelicans, cute koalas and wild dolphins! The accommodation options ranges from modern beachfront holiday houses to cabins, cottages and units. You can also bring your caravan or tent to the local campground which are only a short walk to the water’s edge.
Point Lookout (Mooloomba) is a coastal town rich in natural beauty that will take your breath away. The township is a series of beaches and headlands which can be easily explored by foot. Don’t miss the stunning beauty of the North Gorge walk which is the perfect viewpoint of the Pacific Ocean. You will see turtles, dolphins and manta rays year-round but between June and October you will get to watch the annual migration of the majestic humpback whales. There is a range of boutique shops, eateries and accommodation options to choose from – holiday houses, cabins, resorts, hotels and campgrounds. Not yet convinced? Come visit us at the 2021 Queensland Outdoor Adventure & Motoring Expo, stall U42 to discuss how you can take your car and caravan or camper trailer to the island for as low as $209 return. We also are currently running a lunch special which includes a return vehicle ferry transfer and lunch for 2 from $143.00. See you soon!