North Stradbroke Island
is located just one hour from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. The island is surrounded by the
crystal clear waters of the South Pacific Ocean to its east,
and the sheltered waters of Moreton Bay to the west.
The 3 towns on the island are linked by sealed roads, however
much of the island is only accessible in by 4 wheel drive.
Whales, dolphins, turtles and manta rays are just part of
Straddie's wonderful variety of marine life. With kilometres
of unspoiled, white sandy beaches, Straddie is popular for
surfing, sailing, swimming, four wheel driving and fishing.
Straddie's wide range of accommodation includes camping grounds,
holiday units and houses, backpacker hostels, hotels and
Dunwich is the first stop for most visitors
to Straddie. This is where the water taxi's and vehicle
barges stop. There are several shops, a museum, art gallery
and a historical cemetery.
There is much Aboriginal and European history
surrounding this small town. The Stradbroke Island Tourism
office provides maps for a self-guided historical walk.