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From Brisbane: North Stradbroke Island Day Trip with Sunset

1. From Brisbane: North Stradbroke Island Day Trip with Sunset

Spend the day on North Stradbroke Island with a guide. Enjoy scenic walks, beautiful lakes, and relaxing beaches as you learn about the island's history, culture, and wildlife. On the way back to the mainland watch as the sun sets into the sea. Start your morning with a departure from Brisbane at 9 AM. After a 45-minute drive to the ferry port, have the chance to purchase breakfast at the port or on the ferry during the crossing. Arrive at North Stradbroke Island and deboard the ferry to head to your first stop, Brown Lake. On the way there your tour guide will talk about the island as well as the historic and cultural importance of the Quandamooka people. Refresh and reenergize with the fresh and beautiful water of the lake. From there and after a quick stop at Myora Springs, your guide will take you to the northwest side of the island, a perfect lookout spot to take pictures and go for a walk at Cylinder Beach. Then head for one of the main attractions of the day, the Gorge Walk. On this 40 - 45 minute walk, take in views of the Coral Sea and its incredibly rich marine life, from manta rays, turtles, to dolphins and more. After the Gorge Walk, take a break to have lunch at Point Lookout. Following your lunch break, the tour will head to Amity Point. Your tour guide will take you on a walk to search for koalas in the wild. Optionally, if koala-spotting is not your thing, spend even more time at the beach instead. Conclude your day with a ferry ride back to the mainland in time to watch the sunset from the sea. Your expected arrival time in Brisbane is about 7 PM.

North Stradbroke Island: Day Trip with Wildlife & Beach Time

2. North Stradbroke Island: Day Trip with Wildlife & Beach Time

Embark on a captivating journey to North Stradbroke Island, a haven of natural beauty and wildlife just a short trip from Brisbane. Begin your day with pickup from a central location and then set out on a scenic drive, leaving the hustle of Brisbane behind as we head towards the tranquil shores of one of Australia's most cherished islands. This full-day tour invites you to immerse yourself in the island's natural beauty, from its pristine beaches to its rich wildlife. Prepare for a day filled with exploration, relaxation, and unforgettable memories on Stradbroke Island. Begin your adventure with a scenic ferry ride, offering stunning views of Moreton Bay. Start your guided adventure with the spectacular North Gorge Walk, through lush bushland, where you'll have the chance to spot native wildlife such as kangaroos, and an array of bird species in their natural habitat. Then xperience the thrill of standing at Point Lookout, where the breathtaking views of the Coral Sea will leave you mesmerized. Here, if you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of dolphins playing in the surf or whales passing by during migration season. No visit to Stradbroke Island is complete without exploring the local flavors ─ enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the island's quaint cafes, where you can taste fresh, locally sourced produce and seafood (meal not included in the tour price). Next, go visit some of Stradbroke's most pristine beaches. Feel the white sand between your toes at Cylinder Beach, perfect for a relaxing swim or sunbathing. For those looking for a bit more adventure, try your hand at surfing the gentle waves or playing with some beach games. Before the day winds down head to a secret beach, a hidden gem where wild koalas are often sighted among the trees. Keep your gaze on the shimmering waters, as it's not uncommon for playful dolphins to approach the shore, offering a magical end to the day. As the sun begins its descent, casting a golden hue over the landscape, enjoy a moment of serenity on the beach, reflecting on the day's adventures and the natural beauty of Amity Point. After the serene sunset at Amity Point, continue your journey by boarding the ferry back to the mainland. This relaxing ride offers a final chance to soak in the picturesque views of Moreton Bay before we return to Brisbane. Upon arrival, you'll be comfortably dropped off at the original pickup locations, bringing our memorable day trip to a close.

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4.8
(29 reviews)

Incredible day, incredible sights on Stradbroke Island. Katy, our guide, was friendly, knowledgeable, and made sure we were well taken care of. We highly recommend this tour!

Ivy was a great guide, everything was well organized and we never felt rushed and could enjoy the views. We saw cangaroos, wallabys and koalas.

Amazing ! Brett our driver and guide was incredible ! Highly recommend this tour

Great day, guide had great knowledge and was really flexible.

Although it was a rainy day, the trip was perfect!