While many come for the beautiful beaches, there are a number of other places well worth visiting on Stradbroke Island.
If you have the time to explore a little, you will be rewarded with some incredible sights and experiences – don’t forget to take a camera!
Situated right at the top of North Stradbroke Island, Amity Point is a charming fishing village that is a favourite with many visitors. Great for swimming, snorkeling and of course fishing, it’s also the ideal place for a fresh seafood meal and perhaps a drink or two. There is accommodation available if you decide to stay, and camping is also possible.
Located on the west coast, Dunwich is the first part of the island most visitors see as it is where the ferries arrive from Cleveland. Dunwich has an interesting history, and while most head straight for the beaches it is quite easy to spend a few hours exploring the town and perhaps enjoy a picnic, or even try to catch your lunch from the jetty.
Stradbroke Island has two lakes – Brown Lake and Blue Lake – and they are a popular attraction for many visitors. Brown Lake is the easier to visit of the two, located around four kilometres from Dunwich via a road suitable for regular cars. It’s great for a refreshing swim and there are some facilities including barbecue area and public toilets.
Blue Lake is only accessible by foot via a walking track from the car park, and depending on your pace it can take up to an hour in each direction. If you do decide to visit you should get to see some of the native wildlife in picture-perfect surroundings.
Located on the north east tip of Stradbroke Island, Point Lookout is home to many of the island’s resorts and well as being the best place for dolphin and whale spotting. There are some great beaches, and some of the best walks on the island like the North Gorge Headlands Walk.
Accommodation ranges from camping,backpacker-style lodging and Bed & Breakfasts to more luxurious hotels, holiday houses and resorts. There is also a good selection of places to eat & drink, a couple of grocery shops, a newsagent, galleries, crafts and souvenirs.
For more information on where to stay on Stradbroke Island, please see the Accommodation page.