Vehicular barges and passenger ferries arrive and depart from Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island. Dunwich is a small relaxed and friendly township, rich in history and culture. Take a heritage trail and visit the many significant sites signposted for visitors. Visit the old leper colony station and asylum, or Straddie’s former military sites, or take it all in at the museum which charts the island’s history from the Aboriginal times through to its shipwrecks and its sand-mining period.

Just a short drive out of town you will find Brown Lake, a hidden treasure and a favourite swimming and picnic spot for locals who attest to the nourishing effects of the native tea trees which give the water its tinge.

Quick Facts

Dunwich is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Redland  in Queensland, it is located approximately 38kms from the capital Brisbane and extends over an area of 1.595 square kilometres. Dunwich has a recorded population of 864 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.

If you are planning a visit to Dunwich we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Dunwich and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.