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Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane

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Discover the beaches and wildlife of Queensland on a guided day trip to North Stradbroke Island, just a short hop from Brisbane. Famous for its natural attractions, including a resident population of kangaroos and koalas, the island also offers walking tracks, marine wildlife viewing, and a relaxed atmosphere in small townships. Swim in the surf or freshwater lakes, take a short guided hike, and have free time to explore. This tour operates with a maximum of 21 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a small-group experience with your expert guide. Lunch is included. Included:
* Ferry ride across Moreton Bay
* Stops at Amity Point, Point Lookout, Cylinder Beach, North Gorge, Myora Springs and Brown Lake
* Enjoy lunch with fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean
* Best opportunity to view koala, kangaroo, dolphins, turtles and a variety of bird life.
* Opportunity to take a swim in the Pacific Ocean or tea-tree Lake
  • Best of Stradbroke Island curated tour ensures visitors see all highlights
  • All transportation from Brisbane included so travelers can relax
  • Ferry ticket for the scenic round-trip journey across Moreton Bay
  • Guided nature walk in search of native wildlife
What to Expect
Hop on a coach in Brisbane. Relax on the roughly 1-hour ride and enjoy the scenery on the way to the North Stradbroke Island ferry terminal. Catch the ferry across Moreton Bay to Stradbroke, where you'll embark on a specially curated tour of the top sights without worrying about timetables, directions, or navigation. Stop first at Brown Lake, where you can take a dip or relax on the lakeshore beach. Head over to Myora Springs and learn about its significance to the local Aboriginal people before heading out for a guided walk on the coastal North Gorge Trail. Keep your eye out for migrating humpback whales, turtles, manta rays, and dolphins when you reach Point Lookout, a great spot for photos. In the forest, look for koalas and kangaroos lounging in their natural environment. Next, visit Stradbroke Island Hotel for an included lunch. Then visit the towns of Amity and Dunwich, as well as Frenchman’s Beach and Cylinder Beach. In the afternoon, you’re free to explore the island at your leisure, a nice balance to the guided portion of your tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Roma Street Stop 124 at Roma Street station, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Departure Time
7:45 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • National Park fees
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Vegetarian meal options are available but special meals such as vegan, halal, gluten free, or catering to specific allergies are not.
  • Closed-toe shoes are recommended
  • Please bring swimsuits, towel, water bottle, hat and sunscreen
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a great day at the island. Saw whales, koalas and kangaroos. Had about 1 hour for sunbathing at the ocean beach. The food was ok.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mariya M
Qdtours B, Guest Relations Manager at Queensland Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you saw whales on your tour. This has been an excellent season for whale watching. We appreciate you taking the time to give us a 5 stars Review. regards Jo

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would definitely recommend this tour. Small group (13 people) and a great guide (Shane). We saw plenty of wildlife (kangaroos, dolphins, turtles) and there was no stress.More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mliElisabeth
Qdtours B, Guest Relations Manager at Queensland Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for your review. we are so glad you enjoyed our tour and rated it 5 stars. We certainly hope there was no stress in fact we recently added an additional hour to this tour to ensure you do see the best of...More

Reviewed 22 August 2019

This was an awesome day trip, with so many wildlife encounters (3xkoalas, sea turtles, lace monitor, humpback whales, bottle nose dolphins & humpback dolphins, kangaroos, pelicans) and a fantastic guide (Harrison). North Stradbroke is beautiful with some breathtaking sights - definitely recommend!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Stephanie S
Qdtours B, Guest Relations Manager at Queensland Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for wonderful review and 5 star rating. Yes it certainly is the place to see wildlife. We appreciate you taking the time to write your Review and the 5 star rating. Regards Jo

Reviewed 19 August 2019

Couldn't recommend this trip enough,picture perfect clear blue sky, saw lots of whales, turtles, dolphins, and even wildlife we weren't expecting to see! great tour guide Harry (even if he is a ginger!) Could not have had a better experience!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank emmabuckroyd24
Qdtours B, Guest Relations Manager at Queensland Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Well we can't but agree with you. It certainly is our favourite tour and we have been doing this one for over 20 years. You have given the Tour a big tick and we appreciate that. Regards Jo

Reviewed 5 August 2019

WOW what a fantastic day trip. Enthusiastic knowledgable guide Harrison was great and found us humpback whales, dolphins, koala and kangaroos to see. The scenery and beaches were amazing. Great lunch included too. This has definitly been the highlight of our trip to Australia so...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Christine H
Jo-Anne D, Guest Relations Manager at Queensland Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2019

Hi, Thank you very much for a "fantastic" review. Whilst it is not our most popular tour (by numbers), we truly believe the Stradbroke tour is the best day tour out of Brisbane given the spectacular scenery, excellent chance of seeing wildlife, and an opportunity...More

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Response from 594danr | Reviewed this property |
Pportions of this trip are quite rushed and have a lot of walking with stairs
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