About the Island
North Stradbroke Island, colloquially referred to as Straddie, is a perfect escape destination, conveniently located on Brisbane's doorstep, in the Redlands Shire.
Straddie is one of the largest sand islands in the world, and Point Lookout has kilometres of unspoilt white sandy beaches ideal for swimming, surfing, sailing, sea kayaking, diving and fishing all year round. Whales, dolphins, turtles and manta rays can often be spotted.
The island has been listed as one of the world's most ecologically important wetlands and has several freshwater lakes, waterways and lagoons.
The first glimpse you will get of Straddie when you get off the ferry/water Taxi, is Dunwich, a small town with a big history. Everyday items are available from the convenience store and there is a Pharmacy, Newsagent, Bakery, Fruit Shop, bottle shop and ATM.
As well as being the resort centre of Straddie, Point Lookout also boasts outstanding surfing beaches and spectacular seascape views. Situated at the northern tip of the island, Point Lookout is 20km from Dunwich and 19km from Amity Point. The Point, as it is referred to by locals has all the amenities you will need for your stay on the Island including restaurants, shops including bakery and newsagent as well as fresh seafood available daily. It is also Queenslands most easterly point.
Amity Point has the tranquil atmosphere of a small seaside fishing village. Trawlers still tie up at the jetty to offload the nights catch of fresh prawns, crabs and fish ready for the tables of local restaurants and shops.