North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island is one of Australia’s premier natural treasures and a perfect escape destination, conveniently located on Brisbane’s doorstep, in the Redlands Shire.

North Stradbroke Island, colloquially referred to as ‘Stradbroke’ or ‘Straddie’, is one of the largest sand islands in the world, with kilometres of white sandy beaches fringing the island’s eastern side.

The calm waters of Moreton Bay lap against the shores of the island’s western fishing towns.

Brisbane to North Stradbroke Island

Just one hour from Brisbane International Airport and Brisbane City and 1½ hours from the Gold Coast, North Stradbroke Island is easily accessible by fast water taxi or vehicular ferry from Cleveland.

Destinations With an incredible diversity of experiences to offer and beautiful spots to explore, North Stradbroke is a popular holiday destination for families, couples and adventure-seekers alike.

Things to Do

Read more: What to Do on North Stradbroke Island

It is perfect for day trips, short stays or week-long breakaways. The townships of Amity Point, Dunwich and Point Lookout have a range of attractions to offer.

Activities Make the most of your visit to North Stradbroke Island and participate in one of the many activities the Island has to offer. For those who like a bit of adventure and fun there are 4WD tours, diving, golf, and a spectrum of aquatic activities.

For others who want a more relaxing day out, the Island offers bowls, bird watching, picnic spots and scenic walks. For further information about the wide range of activities and tours available, see our Stradie guide.

Environment Whilst Stradbroke Island Tourism and the residents of Stradbroke welcome visitors and want you to enjoy your stay, protecting the environment of Stradbroke is very important.

Where to Stay

A range of accommodation is available on the Island, catering to all needs and budgets.

Accommodation includes resorts, holiday units/houses, backpacker hostels and camping grounds and a hotel.

Most accommodation is within easy walking distance of superb beaches.

Coming soon: our Stradbroke Island where to stay guide with details on options available.

Beaches & Marine Life

Aerial view of stradbroke island

Stradbroke’s unspoilt beaches and headlands are perfect for swimming, surfing, sailing, sea kayaking, diving and fishing all year round.

Whales, dolphins, turtles and manta rays can often be spotted from the spectacular Point Lookout at the northern tip of the island.

The island has been listed as one of the world’s most ecologically important wetlands and has several freshwater lakes, waterways and lagoons.

When to Visit

Climate The climate is subtropical, with sunshine almost all year round. Temperatures in coastal South-East Queensland range from an average of 20°C in July to an average of 28°C in February. See weather, beach and surf conditions for details on today’s weather.

Your holiday on North Stradbroke Island from Redlands is sure to be a wonderful and unique experience you’ll never forget.