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North Stradbroke Island (Straddie)
North Stradbroke Island (Straddie)

North Stradbroke Island (Straddie)

North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia, 4183

The Basics

North Stradbroke Island is the most popular island in Moreton Bay, and many people visit as part of guided day trips from Brisbane. Spot humpback whales, dolphins, and sea turtles along the coast. More active visitors can surf, snorkel, scuba dive, kayak, or take a 4WD tour. Those looking to relax can enjoy scenic walks, beach fishing, picnics, secluded stretches of strand, and the laid-back atmosphere at the three main villages on the island: Amity Point, Point Lookout, and Dunwich.

Those with an interest in indigenous culture can take a cruise from Brisbane, learn the local Aboriginal language, go on a guided bush walk, taste native bush foods, and enjoy traditional song and dance and other performances.

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North Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane
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North Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane
star-4.5
$122.85 per adult
Traveler Favorite
It’s an excellent tour
Beautiful island with a nice tour guide with lots of local knowledge Spots a few koalas and kangaroos as well Enjoyed the costal walk Very scenic and pleasant
SallyShuetYee_C, Mar 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Brisbane

star-5
Excellent tour to north Stradbroke!
mizie_l, Apr 2022
Full-Day Small Group Tour to North Stradbroke Island
Perfect for single traveller and/or small group! I had a tour with group of 10 and a van was super clean in my first impression. Tour guide gave us plenty of time for us to look around and enjoy. Tour ran on time. We had diverse range of age in the group and we all get along well - made me feel like traveling with family :) Definitely 5 star to travel with hit the road!
star-5
Relaxing, clean, good direction
Matthew_R, Dec 2021
Full-Day Small Group Tour to North Stradbroke Island
Brown lake, Point Outlook, cylinder beach, Amity point. Well sign posted clean beaches with relaxed feel
star-5
Great day out
Linda_W, Feb 2022
North Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane
Brian our driver and guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The scenery is so pretty. Glad we went to Stradbroke Island
star-5
Wonderful day of exploring with friendly and knowledgeable local Dave.
Elizabeth_W, Dec 2021
Stradbroke Island 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane
Peaceful tree lakes, wild life, great fish cakes for lunch, driving on the beach, and fun company. Dave our guide put his heart and energy into the day to ensure we had a great day.
star-5
Excellent Day out with knowledgeable tour guide
Maria_H, Jun 2021
North Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane
From the start of pick up we knew we chose the right tour for what we were hoping for. Brian made everyone comfortable and gave us lots of information. There is more in this tour than what is advertised. We did not realize this tour was with a tour guide all day. Very happy & recommend you don’t miss this opportunity. Lunch was delicious and filling.
star-5
North Stradbroke, diverse and spectacular.
Leigh_H, May 2022
Full-Day Small Group Tour to North Stradbroke Island
Orlando was a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. North Stradbroke Island is an amazing place and I enjoyed the wide range of activities. Beaches, Wildlife, Brown Lake, lookouts and my favourite, The Gorge Walk - spectacular. Unhurried, casual, a great day out. Thank you Orlando for a wonderful day.
star-5
Enjoyed the tour of North...
Albert_H, Apr 2022
Full-Day Small Group Tour to North Stradbroke Island
Enjoyed the tour of North Strathbroke Island! Our tour guide, Orlando has shown us great places of the Island, he took time to explain the history behind the Island, explained great insights on places that we've visited on the Island. Had a good time with bunch of the group. It's great to have a tour guide along and going with a small group of travellers, especially if it's your first time going to a place. Also, you have opportunity to make some friends & connections along the way.
star-5
Do it!
Catherine_B, Jan 2022
Full-Day Small Group Tour to North Stradbroke Island
Fabulous day with Rio who was informative and kind. Good pace set and didn’t feel at all rushed. Highly recommend.
star-5
Nice day even with bad weather
Rossano_M, Apr 2021
North Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane
Even though the weather wasn't great the day was really good. The guide was very friendly and informative. I would definitely recommend this trip.
star-4
Must see trip!
GLYNIS_L, Jan 2021
North Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane
Friendly and informative guide made the trip so enjoyable. Very helpful too. Great scenery and lovely pub lunch by the sea.
star-5
Highly recommended
Karmal_P, Jun 2021
Full-Day Small Group Tour to North Stradbroke Island
Lovely small group tour. Orlando and his wife were amazing. So knowledgeable and nothing was too hard. Would highly recommend
star-5
Brilliant full day trip to Stradbroke Island - highly recommend
Claire_G, Dec 2020
North Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane
The whole day was perfectly planned with enough time at each stop to fully relax. The brown lake is a must see along with a swim at main beach. Massive shout out to our tour guide who was top class throughout.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Many tours include a walk or hike around parts of the island, so wear comfortable and sturdy shoes.

  • Temperatures in the summer can reach over 85°F (30°C), so be sure to pack a hat and sunscreen.

  • Don’t forget binoculars during whale-watching season (between June and October).

  • There is limited cell reception on parts of the island.

  • Full-day tours from Brisbane to North Stradbroke Island can last upwards of nine hours.

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How to Get There

North Stradbroke Island is located in Moreton Bay, east of Brisbane. You can catch a water taxi or ferry to the island from Toondah Harbor in Cleveland, 18.6 miles (30 kilometers) east of Brisbane. Water taxis and ferries take about 25 to 50 minutes to make the journey.

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When to Get There

North Stradbroke Island can be visited year-round. June through August tends to be the most popular season with tourists and will see the highest prices. For the most pleasant, warm, temperatures, visit during the Australian spring and summer, from October to February.

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North and South Stradbroke Islands

North and South Stradbroke Islands used to be one single island, but savage storms blew through the sand spit between the two in the late 1890s, creating the Jumpinpin Channel. A few years before, a stricken vessel had run aground nearby, and the dynamite that had formed part of its cargo detonated. It is thought that the blasts destabilized the sand mass enough for the subsequent storms to split the island in two.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to North Stradbroke Island (Straddie)?
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Attractions near North Stradbroke Island (Straddie):
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What else should I know about attractions in Brisbane?
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