North Stradbroke Island Tour
After picking you up from your accommodation we drive to Cleveland to barge on the ferry to North Stradbroke Island. The boat trip takes about 45 minutes and gives a good view of Moreton Bay.
We start our trip on the island by visiting two art galleries. The first one is Delvene Cockatoo-Collins her gallery. Delvene is a local artist, who enjoys working with natural materials and has built up an interesting body of work. The second one is the Island Arts Gallery in Dunwich. This gallery displays the work of local artists.
On our way to Point Lookout, we will stop at Myora Springs; a small creek leading into the surrounding mangroves.
In Point Lookout, we enjoy the spectacular coastal views on the North Gorge Walk. The walk follows a well-trodden loop path and is suited for all levels of fitness. We will take our time to spot and photograph the wildlife, both land and sea.
From June till October, the humpback whales migrate along the island and can be spotted from the North Gorge Walk. Below the cliffs, many species of dolphins, rays, and marine turtles swim and forage in the ocean waters. The birdlife is very diverse at different seasons. On land, we will spot the Eastern Grey Kangaroos who graze the grassy headlands.
After the walk, we will have lunch. You can bring your own, but Point Lookout has many lunch opportunities to everyone’s taste.
North Stradbroke Island has beautiful beaches. It will be difficult to choose one for the stroll after lunch.
The next destination is Brown Lake. Brown Lake gets its name from the colour of the water. The clear tea colour comes from the surrounding tea trees and reeds. The natural bushland surrounding the lake is home to many delicate flowers. Here we will have afternoon tea or a refreshing swim before we head back to the mainland.
You will leave this beautiful tropical island with a lot of wonderful memories.
For: 2 to 3 people
Price: 175AUD per person
Duration: 10 hours (including pick up and drop off)
Lunch: Not included, BYO