Getting to & Around On Straddie
BROWN LAKE is less than 1 Km away; an easy drive or a beautiful bush walk arriving at the stunning fresh water Tea Tree lake known as ‘Brown Lake” or “Lake Bummiera” by the local Indigenous Quandamooka people. It is a truly special and spiritual place and is a must do experience. A swim will relax your mind and body whilst the Tea Tree leaves your skin smooth as a baby’s bottom.
MAIN BEACH is less than 10 minutes’ drive with 32km of stunning white sandy beach which is great for 4WDing (you can drive the full length of the beach if you purchase a permit for your vehicle), swimming, surfing, fishing, jet skiing and long walks etc.
DUNWICH TOWNSHIP is less than 3 minutes’ drive and features a fantastic historical museum which is well worth exploring. Learn all about Straddie’s diverse and interesting history including Qunandomooka indigenous culture, ship wrecks, Straddie’s leper colony, benevolent asylum, whaling station and WW II bomber and submarine watch post. Another interesting place is the University of Queensland’s Moreton Bay Research Station (MBRS) which conducts world class marine and environmental research.
Dunwich has all the amenities you will need during your stay including a supermarket, pharmacy, butcher, bakery, fruit shop, post office, newsagent, Quandamooka art gallery, cafes and take away eateries. The Dunwich foreshore has some beautiful calm shallow water beaches (eg. Adams Beach which is ideal for swims with small children) and beautiful bay walks (eg Polka Point).
NSI GOLF COURSE is less than 5 mins drive or a pleasant walk away. It features an 18 hole sand golf course with the most relaxed feel and is family friendly (also has free putt putt golf), affordable and teeming with wildlife such as kangaroos on the greens plus the rare and magnificent glossy black cockatoo’s.
POINT LOOKOUT is a 15-20 minute drive and features great patrolled surf beaches the spectacular Gorge Walk and some nice cafes. A Gelato from the Point Lookout Gelato Bar whilst taking in the stunningly rugged coast and watching passing animals (eg. whales, dolphins, sharks, turtles and rays) is a must do whilst on Straddie!
AMITY is a laid back fishing village that is well worth a visit. Go for a fish or have a picnic at Cabirita Park or Flinders Beach after picking up some fresh seafood at Rufus King Seafoods. Most afternoons dolphins visit the Amity jetty where you can get up close and personal with them.
GETTING TO & AROUND STRADDIE is easy and affordable!
Visit the following websites for full transport info.
Passanger Ferry - The Stradbroke Flyer www.flyer.com.au
Passanger & vehicle ferry - Stradbroke Ferries www.stradbrokeferries.com.au
Stradbroke Island Buses - www.stradbrokeislandbuses.com.au
Car hire on Straddie - It is possible just contact us for more info.
Straddie Cabs - 0408 193 685
Strad Easy Ferry Shuttle - https://stradeasy.com.au
Please note that ferry services do not run at night to or from the Island. Stradbroke Ferries have an on demand ferry fee structure, so shop around online for a good value fare based on the time and date of travel. Best to book your ferry before your accommodation to ensure availability and a good deal (keeping in mind check in is from 2pm).
There is plenty more to experience whilst on Straddie, far too much to mention here.
For further Straddie info here are a few really good reference sites:
Of course feel free to contact us with any questions you may have; and make use of our local intel.