North Stradbroke Island is an impressive mass of land conveniently located thirty kilometres southeast of Brisbane. The eastern side of Stradbroke Island is faced with deep blue ocean. Those on the beach can see Moreton Bay on the western side of the island. Add to Description →
This island is known as “Straddie” by the locals and it is one of the largest sand islands in the world. Aerial photos of North Stradbroke Island show the juxtaposition of pounding waves on the eastern side and the calm waters of Moreton Bay on the western side, creating a fascinating atmosphere.
Many visitors enjoy ferry rides to Stradbroke Island from Brisbane or Cleveland. A popular stop on the trip is Queensland’s second oldest cemetery, Dunwich. There are many other attractions for visitors to enjoy as well.
Point Lookout offers a beautiful view from the cliffs, particularly during the annual humpback whale migration. Many visitors enjoy Blue Lake and Brown Lake on North Stradbroke Island. Brown Lake is a popular swimming spot and Blue Lake is a secluded destination in Blue Lake National Park.
North Stradbroke Island also offers views of the wildlife that surrounds the island. Humpback whales, dolphins, sharks and turtles are commonly found in the waters near Straddie.