What to do on North Stradbroke Island?

Imagine yourself immersed in crystal clear waters and lush Australian bushland. Set off for a day, weekend, or week in this wildlife paradise. Only a short way from Brisbane, North Stradbroke Island, also known as ‘Straddie,’ is a place full of unforgettable adventures. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a relaxing break amongst the stunning scenery or a more upbeat adventure, North Stradbroke Island has you covered. Here are some of the best attractions to do during your trip.


There is no doubt on your trip to North Stradbroke Island you won’t encounter the Australian wildlife. Each type of animal is nestled in their own habitat, and if you know where to look you’ll be spotting them all day. If you are interested in seeing the famous kangaroo, join the North Gorge walk in the morning or night to see the animals tucking into their breakfast and dinner. To see the cuddly koalas, the Amity Point Camping ground’s trees are litter with these fuzzy guys. Keep your eyes peeled at the shore lookout points to see the whale migration. If you’re visiting during June to November, you have a good chance of seeing these mighty whales cruise along the ocean’s surface.

Cultural Heritage

A top attraction in North Stradbroke Island is the cultural heritage. Join one of the guided walks by a local aboriginal, to learn more about the Quandamooka people, and their connection to the land. Salt Water Murris’ Art Gallery at Dunwich has a huge range of local Aboriginal art, illustrating how gifted these local people are.

Scuba Diving

Dive below to visit the underwater paradise off the island’s shore. Scuba diving is very popular here, listed as Straddie’s must-do adventures. Discover the marine wildlife, including colourful fish, turtles, and leopard sharks. If you’re a newbie when it comes to scuba diving, have no fear, as you can easily get qualified on the island. The average visibility is around 15-20m, making these crystal-clear waters perfect for a scuba diving trip.


Lace up those hiking boots and set off on one of the many walking tracks sprinkling through the bushland. The North Gorge Walk is by far the most popular and is the island’s pride and joy. Taking you easy 1.2 kilometres around the island. Here you can immerse yourself in the surrounding greenery and salty sea. keeping your eyes peeled for both sea creatures and land-based animals.

Whether you choose to visit North Stradbroke Island for its wildlife, its ocean views, water activities or simply to sightseeing, you will certainly not be disappointed.

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