Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane

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Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane
from USD $129.31
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
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In Brief

Brisbane City, Australia
9 hours
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Important InfoInfo
After pickup in central Brisbane, travel by coach with your guide about 40 minutes to reach the ferry to North Stradbroke Island. Keep an eye out for dolphins on the 45-minute cruise across Moreton Bay to the island.

When you arrive at the island, your friendly and experienced guide will show you the highlights. You’ll visit Brown Lake, named for the clear tea-colored water tinted by leaves from the surrounding forest. Relax on the lake’s white-sand beach or take a refreshing swim!

Then head to the North Gorge Walk to Point Lookout, following your guide along a well-marked trail and boardwalk. Look for turtles, dolphins or manta rays swimming in the waters below you. At the Point, marvel at Whale Rock, where water sprays from the rock like a whale’s spout. You may even see the real thing when humpback whales migrate through these waters from May to October.

The interior of the island is also home to native wildlife. Your guide will take you to spots where you can hope to see kangaroos lazing in the sun or koalas chomping on eucalyptus leaves. Next, visit Myora Springs, a picturesque fresh water spring surrounded by tropical forest. Myora Springs made history as the site of a significant colonial-era battle between the military and local Aborigines.

Throughout the day, you’ll make stops in several small developed areas, including Cylinder Beach, the historic town of Dunwich, and the fishing village of Amity. Enjoy an included lunch, plus breaks for morning and afternoon tea (own expense).

After a thorough introduction to the highlights of the island, enjoy free time (about 1 hour) at Cylinder Beach to explore at your leisure. At the designated time, rejoin your group for the return trip to Brisbane.


  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • National Park fees


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

7:45 AM

Departure Point

Roma Street Stop 124 at Roma Street station, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Really enjoyed this day tour - we were lucky to see a great variety of animals. Harrison, the tour guide, was knowledgeable and very pleasant. Would definitely recommend.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Perfectly organized, nice driver and guide, good tips. We saw a couple of animals such as Koala, Kangoroos, giant Manta Rays- wow - and Dolphins from the lookout. Lunch was also good taste.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2019
Really pleased we visited the island and found out a lot of interesting information from our tour guide.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
Best was the enthusiasm of the Guide, who kept searching for Kualas and Kangaroos in wild and succeeded in showing them to us! Well planned and conducted trip and we enjoyed every bit of it. Thank You Viator!
• Submitted 06 May 2019
The driver/guide Brian was very friendly and helpful. The trip was well planned. Lunch food and venue were excellent. Given an opportunity to swim in the ocean, a great experience. Overall highly recommended to see australia outside of the city.
• Submitted 27 Mar 2019
Perfect. Guide cheerful and knowledgeable. Needs to show respect for Christians and refrain from his careless use of Jesus name. He showed respect for aborigine myth, but none for the true Creator. Lovely man otherwise.
• Submitted 25 Mar 2019
We had a great day, Bryan was an excellent tour guide. We really enjoyed seeing the popular parts of the island, particularly Point Lookout, with the Manta rays and sea turtles. Thank you
• Submitted 07 Jan 2019
Our guide Harrison was absolutely amazing! Fun guy with lot of knowledge about the area. You are lucky to do the tour because the group won’t be bigger than 12 people and that’s nice! The lunch is a big meal from a nice place and it’s delicious! Cheers
• Submitted 01 Nov 2018
EXCELLENT - Harrison our guide was excellent - he knew so much about the island, the flora and fauna. Very friendly and loves his job. Lunch at the Straddy Hotel was fantastic I had the fish. I loved it so much we are coming back in April to do some camping on the island.
• Submitted 28 Mar 2018
A great trip. Everything was exactly as promised. Harrison was an excellent guide, giving us all plenty of information with a good dose of humour thrown in. Saw lots of wildlife with wild koalas and kangaroos the highlights. A good lunch and enough free time so that you didn't feel rushed. Everything bang on time too.
• Submitted 27 Mar 2018
What an amazing fun day, our tour guide Harry so entertaining laugh a minute. A very full on day, the swim in Brown lake is a must. We saw lots of wildlife and great scenery, and still time for a swim in the sea!! Lunch was excellent. Recommend this trip
• Submitted 24 Mar 2018
Very enjoyable day exploring this beautiful Island. We were lucky to have perfect weather. Tour guide Harrison was very friendly and informative, especially about wildlife and plants on the island. The included lunch was very nice. A good size group of 13 on the tour.
• Submitted 11 Feb 2018
This was the best tour we have ever done. Our guide Harrison was amazing and his knowledge of the island, marine and wildlife was excellent. To see Koalas, Kangaroos, Sharks, Mantirays, Dolphins, Turtles, stingrays all in the wild is so special. We would recommend this trip to anyone and will do it again next time we are in Brisbane.
• Submitted 09 Jan 2018
Fantastic day trip. Small tour bus so everyone was very friendly. Our guide Shane was excellent and able to ensure we saw koalas, dolphins, kangaroos and sea turtles in the wild. Also opportunities to swim in Brown Lake and at the beach. Lunch was also better than expected. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2018
Very nice day trip to one of the famous sand islands. The meeting place is very easy to find and the drive out was pleasant the tour guide gave lots of good information. There were some alone time without the tour guide but the small tour group had good rapport and we walked around and had lunch together.
• Submitted 02 Jan 2018
I really enjoyed this tour. We had a very funny tour guide whose name is Harrison. On the tour, we saw a few koalas, 5 kangaroos including joeys in the mom's pouch manta rays and turtles. The coastal hike was absolutely beautiful. We also had a great lunch at a local restaurant. Overall I totally recommend this experiences to anyone.
• Submitted 02 Jan 2018
Fabulous! Guide was amazing, food choices at stop for lunch might have been a little better but still a wonderful day to fill my Australia experience. Highly recommend it.
• Submitted 21 Dec 2017
BRILLIANT. This day trip was so good. The scenery was very good and we saw koalas up trees as well. There was opportunity to have a swim. We went very interesting short walks along very scenic boardwalks. The lunch was nice too. I would say it is a very excellent trip. Harrison was our guide and he was extremely good at his job. I would go again just to have such an enjoyable day out.
• Submitted 21 Dec 2017
Excellent tour. Great driver Harrison on a small minibus. He was so informative and friendly. The trip was varied and showed us the wildlife and wild scenery. We had great lunch at the hotel included. Would recommend this tour.
• Submitted 14 Dec 2017
The Stradbroke tour was excellent. Easy day beautiful not to be missed scenery and a lovely lunch. If swimming have your this under your clothes, don't change back until you swim after lunch. There are 3 places to swim and limited time to change so this gives you the most of your day.
• Submitted 20 Nov 2017
An excellent day out. Shane was very knowledgeable about the island and ensured we had the best opportunity to see koalas, kangaroos, green turtles and whales. Would highly recommend this trip.
• Submitted 04 Oct 2017
We spent the day with Harry as our guide. We saw an amazing array of animals including, 6 Koalas including 2 Joeys, 3 Humpback whales, 3 sea turtles, 2 Manta Rays and dozens of birds. Harry was a font of information that kept us entertained. The lunch was wonderful and catered to our allergy needs. The beach time was perfect both at Point Lookout and at Brown Lake. This is a very good small group tour only 12 on our tour. Tour pickup was 7:30 sharp and we were back to the pickup point at the end of the day around 16:30. Very good value.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2017
A great trip. Small group of 11 only and our very knowledgable guide and driver. A lovely drive visiting lakes, beaches, walks around various parts of the island after a short ferry crossing. Saw koalas and kangaroos in the wild and filmed dolphins swimming in the bay on our beach walk. After our lunch in a restuarant at Cylinder beach we had time for the beach and a swim. A relaxing laid back day all round. Well worth a visit.
• Submitted 22 Sep 2017
We had a fantastic day trip to North Stradbroke Island! Harrison, our guide, was very knowledgeable, interesting and fun. He did everything he could to make the day enjoyable for everyone and everything ran like clockwork. We saw all the highlights of the island, had a beautiful lunch at the Stradbroke Island Hotel, and plenty of opportunities for photos and admiring the awesome scenery. We were lucky to see koalas, humpbacks, kangaroos and other animals in their natural surroundings. The beaches are absolutely pristine, and being from Brisbane, we can't believe how lucky we are to have all this on our doorstep. We will certainly go back, and would recommend this tour to everyone.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2017

In Brief

Brisbane City, Australia
9 hours
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday