Stradbroke Island 4WD Escapade

Stradbroke Island 4WD Escapade from Brisbane (Dunwich, Amity Point, Flinders Beach)
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Price: $440.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 7 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Pier Area
Food/Beverage Provided SnackBeveragesMeal
Recommended Dress We recommend guests wear their bathing suit under comfortable layered clothing that may be removed. Shoes that may get wet, towel and sunglasses are also recommended.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk on paved, gravel and packed dirt surfaces with a slight incline. There are some steps at stops. Guests must be able to lower head on entry into the vehicle.

Stradbroke Island 4WD Escapade

This tour begins with a short drive from the cruise ship terminal before you are transported by ferry to North Stradbroke Island, located 19 miles southeast of Brisbane. Straddie, as it is affectionately known, is the second largest sand island in the world. The island is about 24 miles long and 7 miles wide. It has a permanent population of approximately 2,500 with the three main townships of Dunwich, Amity Point and Point Lookout. The island's unique, timeless beauty is appreciated by all who live there and visit.

Upon arrival to Dunwich you will be driven to Brown Lake for freshwater swimming, great photo opportunities, morning tea of "Aussie Damper", and a cuppa (Australian for cup of tea or coffee). You will then head east towards Main Beach, stopping to feel the sand between your toes, and to take more photos and/or swimming if you wish.

Settling back into the 4WD vehicle the excursion continues north to Point Lookout's North Gorge for the "Gorge Walk" where there is a likelihood of spotting turtles, dolphins, manta rays, and sharks. In this area there are about 1,000 resident dolphins.

Leaving the North Gorge area you will travel to Flinders Beach for a BBQ lunch on the beach. While your guide is setting up the BBQ for lunch you can swim in the blue water of the Coral Sea, sunbathe, play Frisbee, take more photos, or simply relax.

From Flinders Beach the tour continues to Amity Point, where you will hopefully see some friendly Koalas and stop to photograph them. Leaving Amity Point, the tour heads back to Dunwich terminal to catch the return water taxi back to Brisbane with many lasting memories and photos of your day in paradise!

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5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
A completely wonderful day
January 17, 2019
We had two quides. A driver that took us from the port to the ferry and back and another guide that met us on Stradbroke Island and took us around for the day. We did have a traffic glich that was no fault of the driver and missed the intended ferry, but we were able to hop on the next ferry and the island guide was waiting for us. Our island guide for the day was really wonderful. He shared his love of the island and went out of his way to find a wild koala for me to see. Driving on the beach was fantastic. No crowds and what a beautiful beach. The guide made homemade billy tea and damper for a morning snack and grilled a nice lunch for us as well. Our driver was waiting for us as we got off the ferry and we arrived back in port on time. Even with the ferry gliche it was an excellent excursion. We were the only ship passengers that took this tour and a few people joined the tour on the island. Would recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Norma Buida
5 Stars