Explore Straddie

Welcome to North Stradbroke Island, Straddie as the locals call it, or Minjerribah as its traditionally known.

Straddie is a sub-tropical island located 30km southeast of Brisbane, Queensland, and is the world’s second-largest sand island.  A collage of sunshine, sand, surf, and Quandamooka culture, Straddie is the perfect spot for weekend visits or longer stays.  The island vibe is chilled and welcoming; here on Straddie, you can do as much or as little as you like.

While you’re here, there are an exciting range of adventures and discoveries awaiting you among the golden beaches, crystal clear ocean waters, and natural, freshwater lakes.  Choose from cultural tours, art galleries, fishing, surfing, diving, kayaking, snorkelling, stand-up paddleboarding, cycling, golfing, 4WDing, whale watching, sand-boarding, yoga, and so much more.  Or…simply relax and enjoy the timeless beauty of our beautiful island home and its natural environment.

Renowned as one of the best land-based whale watching sites on the east coast of Australia, Point Lookout is the perfect spot to see whales from the land.  Schedule a visit to Straddie between May and November to spot these beautiful creatures as they migrate north to breed and then return to the cooler waters of Antarctica. You will also have a bird’s eye view of other marine life, including turtles, schools of fish, playful dolphins, and in season, manta rays, frolicking in the waves.

You might just want to sit back, relax and enjoy the resort facilities (which is fine by us!) but if you want to get out and explore the island we have provided some additional information and links that you may find useful:

About North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah)

For information about the island, what’s on, where to eat, and what to see you can’t go past the official North Stradbroke Island website or Visit Redlands Coast.

4WD, off-road and beach driving

Vehicle Access Permits are required for driving in designated beach and bush areas on the Island. These permits are available from Straddie Camping.

Driving on the beach is limited to 4WD vehicles and is only allowed on Flinders Beach and Main Beach at designated access points. Driving is not permitted on our beaches 1 hour 15 minutes either side of high tide time. This is both for your safety, and for environmental reasons.

For further information please see Straddie Camping