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Stradbroke Island

Queensland's most popular island. Known for its National Park teeming with koalas and kangaroos, and for Australia's best lookout point for spotting myriad marine life.

Stradbroke Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Brisbane: North Stradbroke Island Day Trip with Sunset

1. From Brisbane: North Stradbroke Island Day Trip with Sunset

Spend the day on North Stradbroke Island with a guide. Enjoy scenic walks, beautiful lakes, and relaxing beaches as you learn about the island's history, culture, and wildlife. On the way back to the mainland watch as the sun sets into the sea. Start your morning with a departure from Brisbane at 9:30 AM. After a 45-minute drive to the ferry port, have the chance to purchase breakfast at the port or on the ferry during the crossing. Arrive at North Stradbroke Island and deboard the ferry to head to your first stop, Brown Lake. On the way there your tour guide will talk about the island as well as the historic and cultural importance of the Quandamooka people. Refresh and reenergize with the fresh and beautiful water of the lake. From there and after a quick stop at Myora Springs, your guide will take you to the northwest side of the island, a perfect lookout spot to take pictures and go for a walk at Cylinder Beach. Then head for one of the main attractions of the day, the Gorge Walk. On this 40 - 45 minute walk, take in views of the Coral Sea and its incredibly rich marine life, from manta rays, turtles, to dolphins and more. After the Gorge Walk, take a break to have lunch at Point Lookout. Following your lunch break, the tour will head to Amity Point. Your tour guide will take you on a walk to search for koalas in the wild. Optionally, if koala-spotting is not your thing, spend even more time at the beach instead. Conclude your day with a ferry ride back to the mainland in time to watch the sunset from the sea. Your expected arrival time in Brisbane is about 7:30 PM.

From Brisbane: Stradbroke Island Day Tour

2. From Brisbane: Stradbroke Island Day Tour

Take a day trip from Brisbane to Stradbroke Island and discover Queensland's most popular island and its National Park. The park is almost completely controlled by the aboriginal Quandamooka people. At almost 40 kilometers long, Stradbroke Island is the second-largest sand island in the world. Located just off the coast from Brisbane, it has beautiful beaches, a rugged coastline and forests that are home to large numbers of kangaroos and koala bears. Following your transfer from Brisbane, enjoy a memorable experience where the waters teem with large schools of dolphins, manta rays and turtles. All of these creatures can be seen from Point Lookout, Australia’s best land-based point to spot migrating humpback whales in the winter. During the tour, you will enjoy a 45-minute cruise across Moreton Bay before exploring the main destinations of the Island. Visit Cylinder Beach. Stroll along the beach and have the option to walk up to the Headland. Enjoy the beautiful white sands and get your feet wet in the crystal clear waters. Walk the North Gorge with your guide and admire the rugged views. Keep an eye out for playful dolphins, manta rays, turtles, and sea birds. Also, you may even see some many kangaroos that call the area home. Explore the area around Amity Point where you may have the opportunity to see dolphins, sea birds and koala. Admire excellent views of Moreton Bay and the city of Brisbane. Experience Myora Springs by walking the boardwalk. Your guide will explain the significance of this peaceful and beautiful "oasis."

Moreton Bay: Best of Moreton Bay 3 Island Day Tour

3. Moreton Bay: Best of Moreton Bay 3 Island Day Tour

Set sail on your very own island adventure with a River to Bay island tour. Visit 3 of Moreton Bay’s islands and see historic ruins, snorkel, and go for a bushwalk all in one day. Discover the underwater paradise of Moreton Bay as you snorkel the Tangalooma Wrecks. Spot native wildlife and marine life while on the 1-hour snorkel. Afterward, enjoy a scenic tour of the Dunwich beaches. After snorkeling at Tangalooma Wrecks, you’ll head to Stradbroke Island. Once at Stradbroke Island, you’ll enjoy lunch at the Little Ship Club before heading to St. Helena Island for a bushwalk. Along the way, you’ll learn about the nature, history, and culture of St. Helena Island. After your bushwalk, you’ll start the journey back to Northshore Harbour, where your tour will come to an end. You’ll arrive at Northshore Harbour at around 4:00 PM.

Gold Coast: North Stradbroke Island Certified Triple Dive

4. Gold Coast: North Stradbroke Island Certified Triple Dive

Depart from Gold Coast and visit one of the many dive sites around North Stradbroke Island. Have a chance to see the diverse local marine life, including manta rays and grey nurse sharks. Meet your boat tour in Gold Coast and depart for some of the most picturesque dive sites in southeast Queensland, just off the coast of North Stradbroke Island. Enjoy high levels of visibility all year round thanks to the area's strong currents. Check out large rock formations and coral reefs. Choose from a number of dive site options. Visit Flat Rock, which attracts many grey nurse sharks during the winter months. See large numbers of manta rays at Manta Bommie, or explore Shag Rock, Boat Rock, Middle Reef, or another site. There are many spots to choose from that match your level of skill and experience.

From Gold Coast: North Stradbroke Island Sunset Tour

5. From Gold Coast: North Stradbroke Island Sunset Tour

Spend the day on North Stradbroke Island with a guide. Enjoy scenic walks, beautiful lakes, and relaxing beaches as you learn about the island's history, culture, and wildlife. On the way back to the mainland watch as the sun sets into the sea. Start your morning with a departure from Gold Coast at 8:30 AM. After a 45-minute drive to the ferry port, have the chance to purchase breakfast at the port or on the ferry during the crossing. Arrive at North Stradbroke Island and deboard the ferry to head to your first stop, Brown Lake. On the way there your tour guide will talk about the island as well as the historic and cultural importance of the Quandamooka people. Refresh and reenergize with the fresh and beautiful water of the lake. From there and after a quick stop at Myora Springs, your guide will take you to the northwest side of the island, a perfect lookout spot to take pictures and go for a walk at Cylinder Beach. Then head for one of the main attractions of the day, the Gorge Walk. On this 40 - 45 minute walk, take in views of the Coral Sea and its incredibly rich marine life, from manta rays, turtles, to dolphins, and more. After the Gorge Walk, take a break to have lunch at Point Lookout. Following your lunch break, the tour will head to Amity Point. Your tour guide will take you on a walk to search for koalas in the wild. Optionally, if koala-spotting is not your thing, spend even more time at the beach instead. Conclude your day with a ferry ride back to the mainland in time to watch the sunset from the sea. Your expected arrival time in Gold Coast is about 7:30 PM. See less

Brisbane: Stradbroke Island Adventure

6. Brisbane: Stradbroke Island Adventure

After being collected from your North Stradbroke Island accommodation, your tour of the island will begin. On Stradbroke you will discover that the waters are calm, and the area is a favorite place for spotting dolphins and pelicans. The town of Amity is great for kayaking, or if you love fishing, “putting the tinny in”. You will also be welcome to trying your luck at throwing a line in from the jetty. If that catch of the day eludes, you don’t worry, there’s plenty of seafood to be had in Amity from Seashells Café or Rufus King Seafood. Later on in your island tour, you will venture to the Brown Lake and Point Lookout, which provides some of the best waves on the island. At the conclusion of your Amity experience, you will be safely returned to your point of origin.

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What people are saying about Stradbroke Island

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 123 reviews

The best part of the trip was definitely the Gorge Walk, the view was nothing short of mesmerising and I took tons of wallpaper quality photos in the area.

Eclectic interesting activities. First rate service due to an attentive and engaging crew and an impressive boat.

Small group. Very interactive. Guide was fun and created a friendly comraderie.

It wasn’t the best weather day but the trip was made to be absolute fun.

Was such a great day me and my partner absolutely enjoyed our selfs