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North Stradbroke Island

Refreshing, relaxing, and simply beautiful, North Stradbroke Island, or “Straddie”, as the locals call it, is one of Moreton Bay’s best loved getaway spots. The resident community, some 3,000 lucky people, will welcome you, and they’ll also expect you to look after this spectacular natural environment. (for your information, plastic bags are banned on the island, so any you bring with you, you’ll have to take away when you leave.)

Located at the southern end of Moreton Bay, it is one of the largest sand islands in the world, and is a popular escape destination for couples, families, nature lovers and adventure-seekers.

Stretches of white sandy beach line the island’s ocean side making it ideal for swimming, surfing, and fishing, while the sheltered western edge offer a calm environment for those after a more relaxing experience.

“Straddie” is the perfect destination for a four wheel drive or bush adventure. While there are paved roadways around the island, much of the hinterland, including the lakes, is only accessible by four wheel drive, and these areas are fascinating sanctuaries for local flora and fauna. Bring your own four wheel drive or book a tour with an experienced “Straddie” operator. Some also offer “tagalong” tours for less experienced four wheel drive enthusiastists. Click on Tours

North Stradbroke Island is rich in Aboriginal and European historical sites. Visit the North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum at Dunwich for a fascinating history of the island. Eerily, the cemetery at Dunwich includes the graves of shipwreck and typhoid victims from the early 1800s.

Aboriginal shell middens can be found throughout the island. You can also attend indigenous cultural and bush tucker talks organised by the Minjerribah Moorgumpin Elders.

Activites and Experiences at North Stradbroke Island

  • Off Road Driving
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Astronomy
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Crabbing
  • Cruising
  • Cycling
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Driving
  • Fishing – Beach
  • Fishing – Deep Sea
  • Exercising
  • Flora
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking
  • Seakayaking
  • Meditating/Relaxing
  • Sailing
  • Sandboarding
  • Scenic Flight
  • Accommodation
  • Ambulance
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Public Bar
  • Jetty
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • National Park
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Places of Worship
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Adventure
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Beach
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Cultural
  • Diving
  • Eco Tourism
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Golf
  • Health and Fitness
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Island
  • Marine
  • Mountain
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Off road
  • Pub Stay
  • Relaxation
  • Shopping
  • Sport
  • Water based
  • Wilderness
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife
  • World Heritage
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)

Nearest Airport: Brisbane

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