Stradbroke Island Activities Qld

Blue lake

There are so many different activities available on Stradbroke Island. Amazing lakes and beaches. It's really quite an amazing place for things to do with so much on offer for the holiday maker. Check out these attractions below:

4WD Trips

Take a 4WD tour or drive yourself, and enjoy discovering the more remote areas of the Island.

Beaches

White sand, crystal clear water, great waves, patrolled beaches, ...North & South Stradbroke Island have it all.

From the rolling surf at Point Lookout, to the calm bay waters of Amity Point and Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island has a range of beaches to suit your needs. The various beaches are suitable for swimming, surfing, sunbathing or fishing and are a great place to visit all year round.

Bird Watching

North Stradbroke Island is home to a large bird population, many of which can be spotted on a scenic walk around the inland lakes or north gorge.

Bingo

There's now no need to miss your weekly game of Bingo while holidaying at North Stradbroke Island. The Masonic Club at Point Lookout features Bingo as one of their many activities.

Bowls

Why not enjoy a game of bowls, followed by a cold drink at the Bowls Club after your game. It's a great way to spend the afternoon.

Point Lookout Bowls Club
Phone: (07) 3409 8182 Enjoy a game of bowls on the greens at Point Lookout. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner, freshly cooked local seafood, full bar facilities and entertainment.

Camping

One of the many white sand beaches on North Stradbroke Island Often overlooked, camping is an activity that all the family can enjoy. North Stradbroke island has excellent facilities for camping on most parts of the island.

Diving

North Stradbroke Island has some of the best dive sites in South East Queensland, just a few hundred metres from the shore. The reefs surrounding Point Lookout are home to turtles, dolphins, whales, manta rays and reef fish. Try snorkelling or scuba diving.

Equipment Hire

Arrange to hire a 4WD, boat, canoe, kayak, or pushbike to help you make the most of your holiday.

Boat and Tacket Hire:
Situated near the Boat Ramp at Amity, Island Boat Hire can provide you with a covered tinnie and fishing gear to relax in the calm waters off Amity Point.
Phone: (0408) 761149

Dunwich Sports Hire:
Open seven days Dunwich Sports Hire can provide you with Push Bikes, Tandem Bikes, Golf Clubs, Fishing Rods, Tennis Racquets, Surf Skis, Body Boards, Beach Umbrellas, etc Phone (07) 3409 9252

Fishing

Whether you are an avid angler or a holiday fisherman, Straddie offers plenty of places to cast a line or launch your boat.

Fishing Charters

You can also join in a fishing charter where all you have to bring is a hat ... and a camera to prove how big "the-one-that-got-away" really was.

Take a tour out into the open waters surrounding North Stradbroke Island in search of the big catch!

Golf

An unfamiliar golf course is always a challenge, so make the most of your visit and play your regular round of golf on Straddie. This island-style course will test your skills.

North Stradbroke Island Golf Club
Phone: (07) 3409 9999 9 holes, 18 tees. Open seven days a week (Tuesday and Saturday morning club competition), sunrise to sunset.

Golf clubs can also be hired at Dunwich Sports Hire Phone (07) 3409 9252

History & Culture

Discover the diverse history of North Stradbroke Island and experience the unique Aboriginal and early European cultures.

Fig Tree Art Gallery
Phone: (07) 3409 9643 Visit the studio gallery of local artists Jen & Ken Stubblety and see a unique display of contemporary art, featuring paintings, prints and garden sculpture. Under the fig tree in Dunwich, opposite the museum and post office. Open Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm.

Mini-Golf

Let the kids enjoy a free game of Mini-Golf while you sit back and enjoy a drink at the "Locals Bar" (Masonic Club) next to the Bowls Club at Point Lookout

Picnics

Enjoying the local seafood  at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island has many spectacular and scenic spots to sit and relax and enjoy the wonderful local seafood available from one of the restaurants and cafes on the island..

Ropes Course

Test your skills and get the adrenaline pumping on this challenging outdoors course (minimum numbers apply).

Corporate Adventures Ropes Course
Phone: (07) 3821 0057 Climb between trees on ropes and challenge yourself to complete the course.

Sailing

Cruise the crystal waters of Moreton Bay on a luxury catamaran. Tours on offer include swimming, paddle boarding, fishing, or simply relaxing on deck.

Bay Dolphin Cruise Moreton Bay on a luxury catamaran departing from One Mile (near Dunwich) - group bookings only. Includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch. Price by arrangement. Phone: (07) 3207 9620

Sunset Blues Cruises Sit back and relax under sunset skies aboard Captain Silver, whilst being entertained by live jazz and blues. Transport to and from the jetty, all champagne, beer and wine, hot and cold tapas, and 2 hours of leisurely-paced sailing. Afternoon cruises from One Mile Jetty only available weekends. Phone: (0407) 637 862

Sandboarding

Take an exhilerating sandboard ride down one of Stradbroke's dunes. Have fun trying this new craze, which has a close parallel to snowboarding.

Full day Adventure tour includes Sea Kayaking, Sandboarding, 4WD, fresh Seafood buffet lunch and pickup from Gold Coast or Brisbane.
Half day Adventure tour includes 4WD and either Sandboarding or Sea Kayaking with pickup from your island accommodation. Bookings essential. Phone Straddie Adventures on (07) 3409 8414.

Seakayaking

Kayak through the open waters surrounding the Island, and you might even be lucky to spot a whale, dolphin or turtle.

Full day Adventure tour includes Sea Kayaking, Sandboarding, 4WD, fresh Seafood buffet lunch and pickup from Gold Coast or Brisbane.
Half day Adventure tour includes 4WD and either Sandboarding or Sea Kayaking with pickup from your island accommodation. Bookings essential. Phone Straddie Adventures on (07) 3409 8414.

Scenic Walks

Blue Lake Walk - Take a walk down to beautiful Blue Lake. The freshwater lake is the perfect place to take a refreshing dip in the middle of summer, and is also a haven for a variety of wildlife. Trans-Island Road, Dunwich. The walking track is located on the left-hand-side of the 4WD sand track. Distance is approximately 2 kilometres. Be sure to take some drinking water.

Eighteen Mile Swamp - dont be put off by the name, the Eighteen Mile Swamp is a beautiful and tranquil part of the island where much of the island's wildlife can be observed. A four wheel drive track allows you to safely drive along the side of the swamp from the Causeway.

Inland Lakes - although not known for its inland lakes, North Stradbroke has picturesque lakes to challange the better known lakes of Frazer Island.

KeyHoles - Located just north of the Eighteen Mile swamp, the Keyholes and nearby inland lakes are a picturesque and often overlooked part of North Stradbroke Island, and ideal place for lunch and a swim after a day on the beach.

Myora Creek - Just a few kilometres out of Dunwich on the road to Point Lookout, Myora Creek is a beautiful spot and source of fresh water for the wildlife of the Dunwich area.

North Gorge Walk - Walk around the Headlands at Point Lookout and you will probably see some dolphins or turtles. Spectacular scenery overlooking the ocean. From June to November, the headlands are the perfect vantage point for land-based whale watching. Full walk takes 20-30 minutes.

Skate Boarding

Skate parks are located at Dunwich, Amity and Point Lookout.

Snorkelling

North Stradbroke Island has some of the best dive sites in South East Queensland, just a few hundred metres from the shore. The reefs surrounding Point Lookout are home to turtles, dolphins, whales, manta rays and reef fish. Try snorkelling or scuba diving.

Stradbroke Adventures offers a Seakayaking and Snorkelling trip to a reef just off the northern end of the island, with free pickup from your accommodation. Phone (07) 3409 8414.

Surfing

North Stradbroke Island has an international surfing reputation. From the huge left handed sets on Main Beach to the easier right handers on the north end of the island, North Stradbroke has it all.

Beginners are also catered for with the North Stradbroke Surf Riders Association running training camps in the summer months.

Swimming

There are many great spots to go swimming on North Stradbroke Island. You can bodysurf the waves at Point Lookout or swim in the cool waters of one of the inland lakes.

Tennis

Keep in touch with your tennis game while holidaying on North Stradbroke Island.

Point Lookout Tennis Club:
Located near the main camping areas at Point Lookout, the Tennis Club features two imitation-turf (all weather) courts. Racquets available - Phone 3409 8009

The following resorts feature tennis courts in their list of features:
* The Islander
* Pandanus Palms

Whale Watching

From June to November each year, the majestic humpback whales pass the North Gorge Headland on their annual migration from Antarctica to their calving grounds near the Great Barrier Reef. While the calves are still quite young, they begin their southern return journey passing close to the coast.

Wildlife

In addition to the annual whale migration, North & South Stradbroke Island is home to a large bird population, and other wildlife, that can often spotted on a scenic walk around the inland lakes or beach headlands.

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