north stradbroke island

We love North Stradbroke Island because of it’s unspoilt & laid back environment.

Stretching over 32km (and the second largest sand island in the world!) there are miles of pristine beaches, freshwater lakes, scenic walks, headlands, dunes and bushland. You’ll find lots of excellent surf breaks, amazing diving & snorkelling, and the fishing is all-time.

North Stradbroke Island has only 3 small villages:  Dunwich, Amity & Point Lookout.

All ferries and water taxis arrive at the historical, bayside village of Dunwich.  From here it is an easy 20km drive north to Beach House on Straddie, located at Point Lookout, also the island’s main holiday destination.

The village is spread across several beaches and headlands, all an easy walk away.  Whether it is surfing, swimming, snorkelling or dining out in one of the cafes or restaurants, there is never a shortage of things to do.  A must for everyone is to sit on the headlands, facing north in to the East Australian Ocean Current (yep, that’s the one from Finding Nemo) and spot dolphins, manta rays, turtles and during migration season, whales cruise by.

Also located on the northern tip of Straddie is the quaint fishing village of Amity Point.  Only 19km from Point Lookout, it makes a spectacular setting to throw in a line and watch the sunset over Moreton Bay and surrounding islands.

Offering all you could look for in an island holiday, North Stradbroke Island truly lives up to it’s indigenous name ‘Minjerriba’ - meaning ‘Giant in the Sun’.  For more information on the island, we recommend you visit

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