North Stradbroke Island

From diving with manta rays to epic 4wd tracks, North Stradbroke Island is an adventures paradise located less than an hour’s ferry ride from Brisbane

Comprised of three small townships, North Stradbroke Island, or Straddie as it is affectionately known to the locals, is the second largest sand island in the world filled with cultural significance and stunning natural landscapes.    

Things to do

Take the Gorge Walk along the headland of Point Lookout for stunning scenery with 1.2km of ocean and bushland views.  Between June and November, this is the perfect spot for whale watching or keep your eyes peeled for the resident dolphins or sea turtles throughout the year. Kangaroos also stop by the Gorge Walk for breakfast and dinner, so you are likely to spot one of these little fellas in your travels. 

Cruise around the island and swap the bitumen for a 4WD adventure. There are many parts of North Stradbroke Island to explore but make sure you stop at the freshwater brown lake for a dip which is tinged brown by the native tea trees in the area.  

Hit the surf at Cylinder Beach or meet the underwater wildlife with a snorkel or scuba dive. Head out to Shag Rock or Flat Rock and swim with the local manta rays in the summer months and grey nurse sharks in the cooler months. 

Plan your holiday

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Lamb Island Bed and Breakfast

Lamb Island, Redland City Area
From AU$180 - 180
Lamb Island Bed and Breakfast is a beautifully appointed, split level, two bedroom cottage only metres from the sheltered waters of Southern Moreton Bay. Lamb Island is only one and a half hours from the Brisbane Central Business District, one hour from both Brisbane and Gold Coast Airports and just a short 20 minute ferry ride from Redland Bay.

Samarinda Jewel By The Sea

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$195 - 355
Samarinda Jewell by the sea is located on beautiful North Stradbroke Island in Moreton Bay. North Stradbroke Island is the second largest sand island in the world, with an enticing blend of pristine beaches and rugged coastal landscapes with tranquil inland lakes.

Anchorage Beachfront Island Resort

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$140 - 400
The only resort on North Stradbroke Island with direct beach access a private boardwalk, Anchorage Beachfront Island Resort is located on Home Beach, facing north to Cape Moreton and is well protected from prevailing winds with headlands at both ends, making it ideal for a leisurely stroll or swim.

Green Trees Beach House

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$300 - 550
"Green Trees" has just been beautifully renovated and made available as a holiday rental for the first time and suits a large family or perhaps two families. Located right at Point Lookout, the three level beach house features a large "Queenslander" style wrap round verandah together with an easily accessible top floor deck boasting a magnificent easterly ocean view.

Allure Stradbroke Resort

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$255 - 821
Go to sleep to the sound of rolling waves and wake to the sweet singing of kookaburras at Allure Stradbroke Resort, North Stradbroke Island. North Stradbroke Island, the world's second largest sand island, is only one hour's drive from Brisbane and easily accessible by vehicle ferry or water taxi.

Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel | Spa Resort

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$185 - 433
The Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel | Spa Resort is nestled on the headland a few short steps from the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by white sandy beaches and natural bushland, the Hotel is the place to be on North Stradbroke Island.

Yarrandabbi Dreaming B and B Retreat

Macleay Island, Redland City Area
From AU$160 - 290
Yarrandabbi Dreaming B and B Retreat on Macleay Island is a tranquil beachfront escape. Relax in beautiful accommodation with free wi-fi. Enjoy spectacular sea views, myriad birdlife, native gardens and an eco-friendly experience.

Pandanus Palms Holiday Resort

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$300 - 360
Relax in this tropical private resort, Pandanus Palms Holiday Resort, with 30 Villas with balconies to capture breathtaking views across Moreton Island and the Coral Sea. At times, whales can clearly be seen from your balcony.

Claytons on Cylinder Beach Front Apartments

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$400 - 600
Claytons on Cylinder Beach Front Accommodation are one of North Stradbroke Island's most sought after holiday rentals. The complex consists of 10 individually owned three and four bedroom apartments, complete with lock up garage.

The Grove on Russell

Russell Island, Redland City Area
From AU$115 - 145
The Grove on Russell offers comfortable and affordable accommodation for visitors travelling to the Southern Moreton Bay Region. Located on Russell Island just 40 minutes drive from Brisbane and one hour drive from the Gold Coast.
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