North Stradbroke Island, Queensland

North Stradbroke Island, Queensland

North Stradbroke Island, Queensland: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Brisbane: Stradbroke Island Day Tour

1. From Brisbane: Stradbroke Island Day Tour

Take a day trip from Brisbane to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) and discover Queensland's most popular island and its National Park. The park is almost completely controlled by the aboriginal Quandamooka people. At almost 40 kilometers long, Stradbroke Island is the second-largest sand island in the world. Located just off the coast from Brisbane, it has beautiful beaches, a rugged coastline and forests that are home to large numbers of kangaroos and koala bears. Following your transfer from Brisbane, enjoy a memorable experience where the waters teem with large schools of dolphins, manta rays and turtles. All of these creatures can be seen from Point Lookout, Australia’s best land-based point to spot migrating humpback whales in the winter. During the tour, you will enjoy a 45-minute cruise across Moreton Bay before exploring the main destinations of the Island. Visit Cylinder Beach. Stroll along the beach and have the option to walk up to the Headland. Enjoy the beautiful white sands and get your feet wet in the crystal clear waters. Explore Deadman's Beach with its stunning scenery. But the best part it an excellent location for spotting dolphins and whales (May-Oct). Walk the North Gorge with your guide and admire the rugged views. Keep an eye out for playful dolphins, manta rays, turtles, and sea birds. Also, you may even see some many kangaroos that call the area home. Explore the area around Amity Point where you may have the opportunity to see dolphins, sea birds and koala. Admire excellent views of Moreton Bay and the city of Brisbane. Experience Myora Springs by walking the boardwalk. Your guide will explain the significance of this peaceful and beautiful "oasis."

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.

Amity Point: Stradbroke Island 4WD Tour with Wildlife

3. Amity Point: Stradbroke Island 4WD Tour with Wildlife

Experience the best that Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) has to offer by 4WD. Tour includes water taxi tickets departing from Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane. We drive the full Northern section of the Island where you will experience all the best vantage points. This includes the beaches and bush tracks. During our drive around we will stop off for some "Aussie Damper" with jam and "Billy" tea at Brown Lake the bush tracks or the Beach. We drive through the Blue Lake National Park to Main Beach with stops to allow for photos and “Wildlife Watching”. From June to November, we can spot the majestic Humpback Whales from Main Beach and the North Gorge. We then head to Point Lookout and onto Flinders Beach. We drive along the beach to Amity Point where we have a couple of resident Koalas to photograph and admire. We look at and talk about the history the Island and then make our way back to the Amity Point. This is a great fun tour, and you will experience the best of Straddie! Please note: The itinerary can change depending on tide and weather conditions

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What people are saying about North Stradbroke Island, Queensland

What a perfect day. I will hold it in my memories forever. Our guide was the best! I had one day to explore since it was a business trip from the USA and I am so glad I chose this. It started out cloudy, rainy and windy but it did not affect the day and it actually got better as the day went on. If you are looking for a relaxing day to enjoy scenery and wildlife in the wild, this is the tour. Saw koalas, kangaroos, birds, and dolphins and some of the most amazing sceenic spots ever. I feel safe with the tour guide, he knows where to go and is a great person to get to know. The schedule was relaxed and gave you ample time to enjoy the surroundings.

I particularly liked that we saw lots of koalas and kangaroos. We were also able to see a dolphin up close. Our guide was very nice & gave us a lot of time at each of the places. The scenery was great too!

It was a perfect day although the weather wasn't perfect. The beaches and views were stunning, we saw plenty of kangaroos and even two dolphins and Ivy was a pleasant guide.

I really enjoyed this tour! We saw so much of the island, and James was a fantastic tour guide! Super knowledgeable and helpful with everything. 10/10 recommend!

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.