The island is an ideal tour destination for just about every traveller looking to traverse Brisbane and discover some of the hidden gems in the island. So, whether you are a day tripper looking for the next adventure, or a family yearning to spend quality time during your vacation, or simply a solo traveller looking for meaning in their travels, this island is just perfect.
The laid back aura of the island which is made up of three townships gives it a quaint village atmosphere that is certainly a great break from the hectic nature of the concrete jungle in the city. Start off your tour at the island with a visit to Point Lookout, ranked one of the most exciting sites to watch whales in the distance. Getting up close with the whales is a magical experience.
The Gorge Walk is a vantage viewing point from where you can get some of the most scenic views of the island. Do take your camera with you for an exciting day of fun and adventure. If you’d like, you may opt to head off at dawn for spectacular views at sunrise.
After a day of exploring the island’s most exciting attractions, nothing beats cooling off with delectable gelato. This is always an exciting treat, so make sure to pass by Oceanic Gelato, because this is where happiness begins. If you fancy a full meal fresh from the sea, try Rufus King Seafoods for an exciting culinary experience.
Some of the activities that you can indulge in on the island include surfing, sunbathing on the glorious beaches, sightseeing as well as swimming in the clear waters. The best location to take a cooling dip on the island is at the picturesque Cylinder Beach where the calm waves at the patrolled beach make it an ideal spot for swimmers.
Cylinder Beach has facilities designed to make a traveller’s dreams come true: camping facilities for those who want to enjoy nature’s best gifts and barbecue for those moments you want to interact with the locals and make memories with your loved ones. The kids’ playground at the beach is perfect for the little ones, allowing them to explore and have fun in a safe environment.
The island is home to a couple of events, so you might want to check out the events calendar. You can also look forward to Straddie Markets, popular for their excellent bargains and numerous souvenirs on sale. The markets are held every Sunday, so if your trip falls over the weekend, make the best of this shopping experience.
Here’s more information to help you get the most out of your time in North Stradbroke Island, and make wonderful memories while in Australia.
Address: Moreton Bay of Queensland.
Opening hours: open daily
Ticket Prices: varies depending on event/ attraction site
Distance from Brisbane CBD: 30 kilometers