North Stradbroke Island – traditionally known as Minjerribah – is the second largest sand island in the world. It offers a wide range of experiences including the best land-based whale-watching in Australia. Right on Brisbane’s doorstep, “Straddie” is perfect for day trips, short stays or week-long getaways.
There are kilometres of majestic beaches, freshwater lakes and ocean waters teeming with marine life including dolphins, manta rays, turtles and humpback whales. For those who like a bit of adventure and fun there are four wheel drive tours, sandboarding, surfing lessons, diving, snorkelling and a golf course with an abundance of wildlife. For others who want a more relaxing day out, the “Straddie” offers bowls, bird-watching, picnic spots, scenic walks and perfect beach fishing, as well as secluded hideaways in the calm waters of Moreton Bay.
North Stradbroke Island has an extensive range of holiday accommodation including architecturally designed holiday houses with their own whale-watching towers, beach-front and foreshore camping, family holiday resorts with self-contained accommodation as well as a backpacker hostel.
There are three main villages on North Stradbroke Island; Dunwich, Amity Point and Point Lookout.
North Stradbroke Island is a small Queensland Rural Location within the local government area of Redland, it is located approximately 49kms from the capital Brisbane covering an area of 260.866 square kilometres. North Stradbroke Island has a recorded population of 131 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.
If you are planning a visit to North Stradbroke Island we’ve put together some of the things nearby that 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 North Stradbroke Island and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.