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North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island Queensland

A charming island with pristine beaches, smooth dunes, clear lakes and a wonderful view.


At a Glance

The beautiful North Stradbroke Island, also known to the locals as the North Straddie, is a sand island on the Moreton Bay. It can be reached by taking a ferry from the bay. There are many things you can do here, those who fancy the sea can go surfing, snorkeling and swimming. You can also meet with the fishes face to face if you go scuba diving! For those who fancy the land instead could go sand surfing and strolling along the North Gorge Walk which features beautiful sceneries.

Planning to stay on the island? Camping is a must! It will be a very exciting experience to go back to nature. If you don’t like the idea of sleeping on the ground, you can go for the more luxurious camping shacks by the sea too.


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Where is North Stradbroke Island?

 

North Stradbroke Island is 30 kilometres east of Brisbane.

North Stradbroke Island is an island that lies within Moreton Bay in the Australian state of Queensland, only 30 kilometres off southeast of the capital Brisbane. North Stradbroke Island is a beach and nature lover’s paradise. The island is accessed via ferry at Toondah Harbour at Cleveland, in Brisbane’s East.The island can be accessed by water taxi or vehicle ferry.


 

Things to see in North Stradbroke Island

 

Brown Lake

A natural perched lake, pure rainwater tinged brown by the native teatrees, Brown Lake, or Lake Bummiera, is a hidden treasure. The calmness and tranquility of the lake is entrancing, especially if you visit in the early morning or late afternoon. During springtime, beautiful wildflowers bloom around the lake, making this lake a magnificent sight.

Brown Lake

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Teerk Roo Ra National Park

Located on a Moreton Bay island with beautiful beaches, significant cultural heritage values and natural conservation values, both terrestrial and marine. There are important historic features in this park including remnants of a quarantine station and a multiracial lazaret. Teerk Roo Ra National Park has their own boat trip that allows you to explore the Platypus Bay, which has a series of reefs near the coast.

Teerk Roo Ra National Park

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Point Lookout Foreshore

Your visit to the North Stradbroke Island is not complete without a walk around the Point Lookout Foreshore. It features a spectacular rocky cliff that provide vantage points for watching whales and other marine life that includes dolphins, turtles and rays. The area is also valued by the indigenous community for social, cultural and spiritual reasons.

Point Lookout Foreshore

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North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum

The Museum focuses on the social history of the Island and features exhibitions highlighting the Aboriginal and early colonial history of the Island, and histories pertaining to shipwrecks, sand mining and the fishing industries as well the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum.

 

 
 

What's the weather like?

 

The North Stradbroke Island has a similar climate with other areas of the region, having a subtropical climate with generally wet and warm summers, and dry and mild winters. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 29°C with an average minimum of 21°C. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 21°C with an average minimum of 8°C.

 

Get to know North Stradbroke Island's history

 

The North Stradbroke Island, colloquially known as North Straddie, was originally joined with its southern counterpart until a storm torn them asunder in 1896. The island were settled by indigenous people for a long time, the Quandamooka people are considered the owner of the island. Due to it being the second largest sand island in the world, its main economic activity has been sand mining for a substantial time.

Today, the island is open for tourists and is popular for activities such as swimming, fishing and surfing.