- Expert guide
- Ferry fees
- Incredible scenery on North Stradbroke Island
- Wildlife encounters
- Hotel pick up
- Morning and afternoon tea (available on the boat)
WHAT TO EXPECT
Brace yourself for a day full of natural highlights you would never expect to see so close to a massive city like Brisbane! North Stradbroke Island is only 50 kilometres away from downtown Brisbane, but it has enchanting landscapes, beguiling animal species, and tons of cool activities in store.
The day starts around 7.45 am at the tour operator’s office in central Brisbane, where you’ll start the bus journey to the ferry terminal. Here, you’ll transfer to the boat that rides 45 minutes across the Moreton Bay to North Stradbroke Island.
North Stradbroke Island is the second-largest sand island in the world, and it’s blessed with stunning beaches, a massive range of animal species, and craggy coastlines.
Get a proper introduction to the island at Point Lookout, where you can walk the North Gorge Walk. Explore this stunning natural canal, carved out by the pounding ocean. From June to October, you’ll even get a chance to see migrating humpback whales passing by!
Apart from seeing this picture-perfect part of the island’s coast, you’ll experience the vintage atmosphere of the historical town Dunwich, and go beach-hopping to Frenchman’s Beach and Cylinder Beach.
This tour is relaxing, and you’ll have a break at Cylinder Beach. Jump in for a swim in the crystal clear ocean, or go for a snorkelling session in search of manta rays and sea turtles.
You’ll stop for a lunch break at the nearby Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel, from where you can enjoy superb vistas over Cylinder Beach and the ocean.
Soak up the tranquillity of the Myora Springs, and listen to stories about the battle between the Aboriginals and the colonial military that took place here.
After a day full of memorable highlights, you’ll be taken back to the centre of Brisbane where the tour ends. The estimated duration of this tour is 9,5 to 10 hours.