Activities & tours

Bicycle Hire

Bicycles are for hire from Straddie Super Sport, 18 Bingle Road, Dunwich

Ph 3409 9252

Bowls

Point Lookout Bowls Club has two greens and offers barefoot bowls on request. Get a group together for a fun afternoon of bowls. Ph 34098182

Day Spa

For those who need a pamper, Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel offers a full range of Day Spa treatments. Ph 34098188

Fishing

Fishing at sunset on Flinders Beach Straddie offers plenty of places to wet the lines, either along the beaches from the boat or on a jetty. Fishing tours can be arranged.

Bait is available at the Roadhouse on East Coast Road, Bob’s Shop (Foodworks), or numerous private suppliers around the Island.

Pippies can be dug up from the beaches – a limit of 50 per person – when the tide permits.

Fishing off the Amity Point jetty is relaxing and great entertainment for the kids, with the local dolphin making a swoop from time to time to steal bait.

Four Wheel Driving

Four wheel drive exploring is one of the most popular ways of exploring Straddie.

In order to keep Straddie beautiful the Redland City Council has introduced 4WD beach access permits. All revenue raised from these permits goes into the revegetation of sand dunes, maintenance of bush tracks and general protection of the beaches. At present an annual permit is A$42.30.

Beach access permits are available from the following outlets: Straddie Servo Dunwich, Dunwich Sports and Hobbies, Amity Point Camp Ground ranger, Amity General Store, Cylinder Beach and Adder Rock Camp Ground rangers, Point Lookout News and Ray White Real Estate Point Lookout.

Golf

North Stradbroke Island Golf Course is an 18 hole course situated in Dunwich on the trans Island Road. Club hire and clubhouse facilities are available. Also a mini golf for the young at heart.

Ph 34099999

Historical Museum

North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum 15 – 17 Welsby Street Dunwich Ph 34099699

Open Tuesday – Saturday 10.00 am – 2.00 pm

Sunday 11.00 am – 3.00 pm.

Lakes

North Stradbroke Island has an outstanding freshwater lake system that has been listed as one of the world’s most ecologically important wetlands.

Blue Lake is the perfect place to take a refreshing cool dip in the middle of Summer. The only way to get to Blue Lake is a 2.5 km walk from the car park located on the sealed trans–island road, Tazi Road. The aboriginal name for Blue Lake is “ Karboora” meaning silent pool.

Brown Lake offers easy access for conventional vehicles, with BBQ facilities and swimming. Just 5 minutes from Dunwich along Tazi Road.

The Key holes is a freshwater system of mysterious lakes and lagoons, which stretches over four and a half kilometres. It is the perfect spot to view the islands massive natural open air aviary of more than 250 species of native birds.

Early morning or late afternoon is the best time to visit the lakes to see wildlife such as golden wallaby and kangaroos.

Scuba Dive and Snorkeling

Manta Dive centre Ph 34098888

Extend yourself to experience some of the best dive sites in South East Queensland. Dive centre offers daily dives – weather permitting and is located on East Coast Road near The Roadhouse. Also offers snorkelling at Shag Rock when conditions are favourable.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Straddie Stand Up Paddle Ph 0400791839.

Lessons,families, groups, hens, bucks corporate, waveriding.

Surfing

surfing Learn to surf with North Stradbroke Island Surf School 0407642616

Surfing is dependent on conditions and is mainly on Main Beach, Deadmans Beach, Frenchmans Beach and Home Beach.

Tours and adventures

There is a wide range of tours and adventures on the Island ranging from 4WD guided tours to the extreme adventures tours.

Stradbroke Island 4WD Tours   Ph 34098051 0438098059

Explore the hidden lakes, beaches, scenic outlooks, wildflowers, bush, birds and animals on this easy paced tour … or go beach fishing to the famous “Jumpinpin”.  Half and full day tours.  Island accommodation or barge/water taxi pick up. A unique experience and highly recommended. Bookings essential.

Straddie Kingfisher Tours Ph 34099502 0409123586

Extensive sightseeing in modern 4WD Landcruiser includes BBQ lunch on the beach and damper with a cuppa at one of the lakes. A great tour for the nature lover and photographer. Also do sand boarding and sea kayaking when conditions are favourable.

Straddie Adventures Ph  0433 171477

Sand boarding, kayaking or snorkeling for groups or individuals. Bike, surf board, body board, snorkel gear for hire. Bookings essential