Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane
When you arrive at the island, your friendly and experienced guide will show you the highlights. You’ll visit Brown Lake, named for the clear tea-colored water tinted by leaves from the surrounding forest. Relax on the lake’s white-sand beach or take a refreshing swim!
Then head to the North Gorge Walk to Point Lookout, following your guide along a well-marked trail and boardwalk. Look for turtles, dolphins or manta rays swimming in the waters below you. At the Point, marvel at Whale Rock, where water sprays from the rock like a whale’s spout. You may even see the real thing when humpback whales migrate through these waters from May to October.
The interior of the island is also home to native wildlife. Your guide will take you to spots where you can hope to see kangaroos lazing in the sun or koalas chomping on eucalyptus leaves. Next, visit Myora Springs, a picturesque fresh water spring surrounded by tropical forest. Myora Springs made history as the site of a significant colonial-era battle between the military and local Aborigines.
Throughout the day, you’ll make stops in several small developed areas, including Cylinder Beach, the historic town of Dunwich, and the fishing village of Amity. Enjoy an included lunch, plus breaks for morning and afternoon tea (own expense).
After a thorough introduction to the highlights of the island, enjoy free time (about 1 hour) at Cylinder Beach to explore at your leisure. At the designated time, rejoin your group for the return trip to Brisbane.
- Live commentary on board
- Local guide
- National Park fees
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Minimum age is 5 years
- Vegetarian meal options are available but special meals such as vegan, halal, gluten free, or catering to specific allergies are not.
- Closed-toe shoes are recommended
- Please bring swimsuits, towel, water bottle, hat and sunscreen
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers
Perfect. Guide cheerful and knowledgeable. Needs to show respect for Christians and refrain from his careless use of Jesus name. He showed respect for aborigine myth, but none for the true Creator. Lovely man otherwise.
We had a great day, Bryan was an excellent tour guide. We really enjoyed seeing the popular parts of the island, particularly Point Lookout, with the Manta rays and sea turtles. Thank you
Our guide Harrison was absolutely amazing! Fun guy with lot of knowledge about the area. You are lucky to do the tour because the group won’t be bigger than 12 people and that’s nice! The lunch is a big meal from a nice place and it’s delicious! Cheers
What an amazing fun day, our tour guide Harry so entertaining laugh a minute. A very full on day, the swim in Brown lake is a must. We saw lots of wildlife and great scenery, and still time for a swim in the sea!! Lunch was excellent. Recommend this trip
Beautiful island, good food and got to see koala's in the wild.
Very enjoyable day exploring this beautiful Island. We were lucky to have perfect weather. Tour guide Harrison was very friendly and informative, especially about wildlife and plants on the island. The included lunch was very nice. A good size group of 13 on the tour.
This was the best tour we have ever done. Our guide Harrison was amazing and his knowledge of the island, marine and wildlife was excellent. To see Koalas, Kangaroos, Sharks, Mantirays, Dolphins, Turtles, stingrays all in the wild is so special. We would recommend this trip to anyone and will do it again next time we are in Brisbane.