North Stradbroke Island - Visit Brisbane


North Stradbroke Island

Family eat ice cream at The Gorge

40-minute drive from CBD plus a 25 or 50-minute boat ride..

Straddie (to the locals) is known for some of the most spectacular scenery found anywhere in Australia. An ideal holiday destination for families, groups of friends and day trippers, the island is famous for its scenic headlands, freshwater lakes, rolling surf and endless white sandy beaches. Three little townships on the island provide a relaxed village atmosphere – with Point Lookout being the best land-based whale-watching site in the world.

Discover the island

North Stradbroke, Straddie, Minjerribah. Here’s our comprehensive list of things to do to make the most of your trip to this laid-back paradise.

North Stradbroke Island, one of the world's largest sand islands and the perfect holiday getaway, can be found just 30 km from Brisbane.

Looking for a beach day with a difference? Jump on the ferry or grab a water taxi over to North Stradbroke Island to seek out the sun, surf and sand – with a good slice of island life, naturally.

Things to do



  • Play Play
  • Eat & Drink Eat & Drink
  • Shop Shop
  • What's On What's On
  • Stay Stay