North Stradbroke Island may only be a 45-minute ferry ride from the Queensland coast, but it’s like stepping into another world. Soak up the beauty of the island’s pristine beaches, rainforest and rugged headlands, and spot iconic native animals. This amazing day out from Brisbane is a must-do!
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‘Fantastic day. Like a mini holiday in itself. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour was well organised, comfortable, easy, varied and we had time to relax. The swimming was wonderful and lunch was great (with a lovely view). Don’t hesitate. This tour is good value and good fun!’
'Fantastic day. Like a mini holiday in itself. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour was well organised, comfortable, easy, varied and we had time to relax. The swimming was wonderful and lunch was great (with a lovely view). Don't hesitate. This tour is good value and good fun!'- Julie A (via TripAdvisor)
Unspoilt sandy beaches, warm clear water, lazy lunches, and a relaxed vibe are all part of the quintessential island getaway, but sometimes you don’t have to travel too far to find yourself in paradise — especially if you happen to be staying in the Queensland capital. This North Stradbroke Island Tour from Brisbane is the perfect introduction to the world’s second largest sand island, and one that is home to a wide range of environments and ecosystems. You’ll enjoy the services of a knowledgeable guide to show you ‘Straddie’s’ (as the locals call it) many landmarks, and travel in air-conditioned comfort. Don’t forget your swimmers and towel; there are plenty of opportunities along the way to enjoy a dip!
Departing the Brisbane CBD, you’ll head east towards the bayside suburb of Cleveland — the departure point for the North Stradbroke Island ferry. The cruise across Moreton Bay takes about 50 minutes and is an experience in itself! Spend your time keeping watch for dolphins and other marine dwellers, or relax with a coffee and snack from the onboard cafe (at your own expense).
Once on the island, you’ll spend the next few hours visiting all the main places of interest. One of the highlights is the North Gorge Walk around a headland on the eastern side of the island. The coastal scenery here is truly spectacular, and you may even be able to spot whales offshore.
The fishing village of Amity is another highlight, as is a walk on the beach at Amity Point. Here you may be lucky enough to see dolphins coming all the way into the shoreline! A stroll along the boardwalk at Myora Springs presents a contrasting environment of rainforest, mangroves, and crystal-clear creeks. You’ll also visit the unique and beautiful Brown lake.
A day on North Stradbroke Island presents endless opportunities for wildlife spotting. The island has a large population of koalas, along with kangaroos and wallabies (often seen lazing in the sun!). Your guide will know the best places to look for wildlife, so you’re almost guaranteed of a sighting.
You’ll have the opportunity to purchase lunch from a local cafe during the tour (at your own expense).
This North Stradbroke Island Tour from Brisbane ends with drop-off back in the city at approximately 5.40pm.