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Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Stradbroke Ferries or water taxis connect you from Cleveland (15 mins from Redland Bay) to Straddie. Dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays, whales are just part of the attraction depending on seasons etc. Fabulous beaches and views. You can take your car on the vehicle ferry, or opt for the passenger ferry or water taxi and just catch a bus once you’re on the island. An absolute must visit!”
  • 53 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Makes scrumptious fresh bread and croissants each morning which are just short walk away from The Kraken. Staff at Chiller's are VERY chilled and this cafe tends to operate on "island time", so be prepared to wait. Why not join them by soaking up the "slow down" vibes? The warm fresh bread and chocolate croissants are definitely worth any wait!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Foodworks, commonly known as Bob’s Shop is a family run friendly grocery store. They sell a wide range of groceries, meat, fruit and vegetables as well as Swap and Go gas bottles, ice, bait, tackle and much more. Foodworks is located next to Ray White Straddie 2 Endeavour Street, Point Lookout, QLD 4183 Opening Hours: Monday: 6:30 - 21:00 Tuesday: 6:30 - 21:00 Wednesday: 6:30 - 21:00 Thursday: 6:30 - 21:00 Friday: 6:30 - 21:00 Saturday: 6:30 - 21:00 Sunday: 6:30 - 21:00 ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Whales Way restaurant is situated in a stunning position on the hill at Point Lookout, overlooking Moreton Island and the north side of Straddie. The menu at Whales Way Restaurant features standout seafood selected daily from local suppliers, as well as local island honey. To ensure the continuation of the high quality they are known for, Chef utilises the daily ferry operations to ensure the best local and imported seasonal produce is available in this “fresh produce driven” Modern Australian menu for both the A la Carte and Sand Bar offerings. Whales Way Restaurant is located at: 21-25 Cumming Parade, Point Lookout, QLD 4183 Monday: Closed Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 15:00 - 22:00 Thursday: 15:00 - 22:00 Friday: 15:00 - 22:00 Saturday: 11:00 - 22:00 Sunday: 11:00 - 22:00”
  • 12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Brown Lake is a "perched" lake, which means the lake is perched on a layer of rotting vegetation. The waters are very therapeutic and have been used for healing for thousands of years.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Blue Lake is an area of special cultural significance for Quandamooka people who call the lake Karboora, meaning ‘deep silent pool’. The Blue Lake area is within the Naree Budjong Djara National Park. Please enjoy the experience and leave only footprints. Walk the 5.2km (return) track to the lake through wallum woodlands, flowering heath and stunted eucalypts. Wear good walking shoes, take a hat and water. Medium level of fitness required.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Probably the best swimming beach on Minjerribah and a favourite of teenagers. The best thing about Minjerribah beaches is that there are so many of them separated by headlands, so, if it is blowing too hard at one, walk around the corner and the next beach is calm and peaceful.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Point Lookout Bowls Club is a competitive lawn bowling club. Everyone is welcome to try barefoot lawn bowls and stay for a cold beverage, lunch or dinner. The Bowls Club is located on 75 Dickson Way, Point Lookout, QLD, 4183 Opening Hours Monday: 10:00 - 20:00 Tuesday: 10:00 - 20:00 Wednesday: 10:00 - 20:00 Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00 Friday: 10:00 - 20:00 Saturday: 10:00 - 20:00 Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00 ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Hotel
“Ocean views from pub bars are regarded as the best in the world (by the locals at least).”
  • 7 locals recommend
History Museum
“A thriving little museum staffed by enthusiastic volunteers. Great for a morning stroll to understand more about the island and it's history.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Great spot for an afternoon beer. We haven't eaten here for a while, prefer it for an early afternoon beer before venturing home or somewhere else!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Local bar with reasonably priced meals. Also hosts the Historical photos of Amity Point.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre at Point Lookout offers daily dives at superb island locations just minutes off shore. An open water certificate is required however beginner, one day resort, advanced and specialty diving courses are available. Bookings are essential.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Fish & Chips Shop
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“Fins 'N' Fries source fresh fish locally from the surrounding clean waters of beautiful North Straddie. They only cook Fish & Chips with cholesterol free cotton seed oil. Fins 'N' Fries is conveniently located within walking distance from stunning Cylinder Beach. Either place your order by phone, or come in sit back and enjoy a surf movie while they get your meal ready.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Spa
“Their fish and chips are great, the drinks are tasty and the view is wonderful.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Myora Springs is a beautiful spot and source of freshwater that has been used by the traditional owners for thousands of years. Called Moongalba (sitting down place) there is an abundance of freshwater crayfish, prawns, bungwal fern and other plant foods. The banks feature parts of large middens, which contain, among other things, cockle, oyster and whelk shells. Nearby lived a descendant of the Nunukul people, Oodgeroo. She was well known as an author and poet who wrote such books as Stradbroke Dreamtime. Dogs are prohibited in the Myora Springs area.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bakery
“Makes scrumptious fresh bread and croissants each morning which are just short walk away from The Kraken. Staff at Chiller's are VERY chilled and this cafe tends to operate on "island time", so be prepared to wait. Why not join them by soaking up the "slow down" vibes? The warm fresh bread and chocolate croissants are definitely worth any wait!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Whales Way restaurant is situated in a stunning position on the hill at Point Lookout, overlooking Moreton Island and the north side of Straddie. The menu at Whales Way Restaurant features standout seafood selected daily from local suppliers, as well as local island honey. To ensure the continuation of the high quality they are known for, Chef utilises the daily ferry operations to ensure the best local and imported seasonal produce is available in this “fresh produce driven” Modern Australian menu for both the A la Carte and Sand Bar offerings. Whales Way Restaurant is located at: 21-25 Cumming Parade, Point Lookout, QLD 4183 Monday: Closed Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 15:00 - 22:00 Thursday: 15:00 - 22:00 Friday: 15:00 - 22:00 Saturday: 11:00 - 22:00 Sunday: 11:00 - 22:00”
  • 12 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“Point Lookout Bowls Club is a competitive lawn bowling club. Everyone is welcome to try barefoot lawn bowls and stay for a cold beverage, lunch or dinner. The Bowls Club is located on 75 Dickson Way, Point Lookout, QLD, 4183 Opening Hours Monday: 10:00 - 20:00 Tuesday: 10:00 - 20:00 Wednesday: 10:00 - 20:00 Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00 Friday: 10:00 - 20:00 Saturday: 10:00 - 20:00 Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00 ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Fish & Chips Shop
“Fins 'N' Fries source fresh fish locally from the surrounding clean waters of beautiful North Straddie. They only cook Fish & Chips with cholesterol free cotton seed oil. Fins 'N' Fries is conveniently located within walking distance from stunning Cylinder Beach. Either place your order by phone, or come in sit back and enjoy a surf movie while they get your meal ready.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“If you leave Stradbroke Island without trying these pizzas you have missed out on one of the greatest gems this island has to offer.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“The best pizza outside of Italy! Laura the owner uses her Nonna's recipes and local produce for these amazing wood-fired pizzas. We recommend walking along the beach from The Kraken about half an hour before sunset, calling ahead on 0457 629 782 to order your pizzas (the prawn and chorizo and the smoked chicken are our favs!), so you can collect them in time to eat them fresh from the oven whilst watching the sun go down on Cylinder Beach. Why not take a bottle of bubbly to share?? Warning: wait times can be as long as 1 hour during summer, so consider ordering early!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is a great little place to pick up those treats you may have forgotten like dips, cheese, fruit, vegetables and chutneys. It also has freshly made tasty salads,curries and frittatas. It is in an historical building -see notice board outside and offers tea, coffee and cake in a relaxed setting among plants and magazines to browse.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Amazing food. Friday, Saturday and Monday. 430-8 0407 018 168”
  • 1 local recommends

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