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Point Lookout

Point Lookout is on the north-east point of North Stradbroke Island and is the island's social hub. There is a great vibe and atmosphere along the strip of restaurants and cafes with some of the best views in the world!

You will be mesmerised with the impressive natural environment, including kilometres of surf beach and towering rocky headlands. The impressive North Gorge walk at Point Lookout is one of the best land-based vantage point in Australia to watch dolphins, turtles, manta rays and migrating humpback whales (June to November).

Relax on one of the patrolled beaches, go four wheel driving, explore some of the best dive sites or surf some of the best breaks in the world. Once you have had enough of surf, sun and sand, browse the boutique stores, book in for some pampering at a day spa or dine out overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

There's a wide range of accommodation at the Point - from beachside camping, backpacker's lodge and bed and breakfasts to luxury units and stunning holiday homes, many with private whale-watching towers.

Point Lookout: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Cylinder Beach, North Stradbroke Island

Cylinder Beach is a picturesque cove between Cylinder and Home Beach Headlands. It is popular with families because it is easily accessible with a carpark situated only metres from the beach.The waves at Cylinder are often smaller and therefore it is perfect for sun bathing and swimming during good weather conditions. However during strong southerly winds there is a side sweep which may carry you parallel to the beach. Cylinder Beach is also a favourite with surfers when the conditions are right. Lifeguards and lifesavers patrol this beach.

East Coast Road
North Stradbroke Island, QLD, 4184

Located 0.3K from Point Lookout

North Gorge Walk

North Stradbroke Island's impressive headland walk North Gorge Walk is an absolute must do! The 1.2 kilometre boardwalk follows the headland of Point Lookout offering views which are simply breathtaking. The clear waters make it easy to spot for marine life including turtles, dolphins and manta rays, a treat in itself. It is also the best vantage point on the island to see the migrating humpback whales pass between the months of June and November.

The Gorge Walk is a North Stradbroke Island icon and reveals just how pristine and unspoiled the island truly is. Access to the Gorge Walk is on Moloomba Road at Point Lookout, opposite Fishes Cafe.

Moloomba Road
Point Lookout, QLD, 4183

Located 1.1K from Point Lookout

Manta Bommie Dive Site

Manta Bommie is a rocky reef off Brisbane's North Stradbroke Island, and is ranked in Australia's top 10 dive sites. Manta Bommie attracts marine life like a magnet, especially over the warmer months - with manta rays, as the Bommie's namesake, the main attraction. Divers often encounter groups of three or four of these giant rays swimming together. Leopard sharks, shovelnose rays, wobbegong sharks, stingrays, eagle rays, pelagic fish and turtles are also common visitors, giving this fully immersive aquarium something new and exciting to offer with every visit.

Manta Bommie
North Stradbroke Island, QLD, 4184

Located 1.4K from Point Lookout

Main Beach, North Stradbroke Island

Main Beach offers 32 kilometres of unspoilt sand, dunes and surf. It is popular with boardriders and bodysurfers who enjoy big swells. The waves are large and powerful and the views are spectacular. The headland is the best vantage point for watching the surfing action and spotting dolphins. Main Beach is best during northerly winds, when snorkelling and scuba diving are ideal along the north wall.

East Coast Road
North Stradbroke Island, QLD, 4184

Located 1.4K from Point Lookout

Flat Rock Dive Site

Just a couple of kilometres north of Brisbane's North Stradbroke Island, Flat Rock is well-known by locals as the most exciting dive site in the area. The natural rocky island is surrounded by vibrant coral reefs that are home to turtles, leopard sharks, eagle rays, reef fish, pelagic fish and even the odd manta ray. With depths of up to 35 metres, it's an area reserved for those with Advanced Open Water Diving qualifications. Be sure to visit during winter, when you can meet the gentle giants, the grey nurse sharks, as they gather at the spectacular Shark Alley.

Flat Rock
North Stradbroke Island, QLD, 4184

Located 5.4K from Point Lookout

Shag Rock Dive Site

Shag Rock is located off Brisbane's North Stradbroke Island and is one of those all-weather sites that is very under-appreciated at times. Surrounding Shag Rock are rocky reefs and coral gardens in depths from 6 to 20 metres. Reef fish and invertebrate species are very common, including nudibranchs, moray eels, crayfish and cuttlefish. But Shag Rock is also home to turtles, wobbegong sharks, brown-banded catsharks, stingrays, stingarees, shovelnose rays and often visited by pelagic fish. Take care where you settle on the sand at Shag Rock as a large population of electric rays live here that are hard to see as they are hidden under the sand. Over summer Shag Rock is also visited by leopard sharks and even the occasional manta ray.

Shag Rock
North Stradbroke Island, QLD, 4184

Located 6.8K from Point Lookout

Naree Budjong Djara National Park

On Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), the largest of Moreton Bay's islands, Naree Budjong Djara National Park features sand dunes, one of the world's most ecologically important wetlands, endangered heathlands and freshwater lakes. Naree Bunjong Djara means 'My Mother Earth' to the island's Traditional Owners - the Quandamooka People.

Blue Lake section protects Karboora (Blue Lake) an area of particular cultural significance. Walk the 5.2 kilometre (return) track to the lake through wallum woodlands, flowering heath and stunted eucalypts. Take your camera and binoculars to capture and zoom in on glimpses of wildlife, but please respect the Quandamooka people by not swimming in the lake. In spring enjoy the wildflowers. Walk to Neembeeba lookout (6 kilometre return) for views over the southern part of the island, the Pacific Ocean and the Gold Coast. North Stradbroke Island is reached by ferry from Brisbane.

Blue Lake section,
Naree Budjong Djara NP,
North Stradbroke Island 4wd Trans-Island Road
North Stradbroke Island, QLD, 4184

Located 12.0K from Point Lookout

Dunwich War Memorial

North Stradbroke Island is synonymous with good times and peacefulness. Its residents also felt the heartache that WWI handed mainland Australia.

An Honour Board to those who served in WWI, funded by Thomas Welsby was installed in the Dunwich Hall.

The Dunwich Benevolent Asylum provided accommodation for some returned servicemen at the end of the war.

Dunwich was much more populated during WWII and many more were able to participate in this war. A white painted cairn was unveiled by Premier Frank Nicklin on 11 March 1967, as a tribute to Stradbroke locals who had enlisted in all conflicts including WWI.

Tellingly, the Aboriginal flag flies alongside the Australian flag at remembrance services. Even though Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were not considered 'Australian' back in 1914, many enlisted, about 500 nationally according to the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were not recognised as citizens of Australia until 1967.

The plinth remembers later conflicts too: WWII, Malaya, Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Stradbroke's most famous poet (and activist) Oodgeroo Noonuccal, known also as Kath Walker, served as a telephonist in the armed forces in WWII.

Welsby Street
Dunwich, QLD, 4163

Located 15.2K from Point Lookout

Point Lookout: Events

Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival

The Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival is a series of six concerts held over three days at intimate venues in the stunning setting of North Stradbroke Island.

The 2016 festival is headlined by Grammy-award-winning flautist Tim Munro, singer-songwriter Katie Noonan, oboist Diana Doherty and pianist Bernadette Harvey. They 'll be playing alongside festival favourites Sophie Rowell, Caroline Henbest, Louise King, Paul Hankinson, Rachel Smith and Eric de Wit.

Program highlights include gems of chamber music by Beethoven, Faure, Mozart, Britten, Korngold, Arensky and Stanhope.

As well, there are plenty of opportunities for the headline performers to display their virtuosity in pieces for various combinations of oboe, flute, piano and voice by Schumann, Ginastera, Villa-Lobos, Debussy and Messaien.

Sure to be popular are the Saturday-morning 'Breakfast with Diana Doherty' concert (preceded by Merlo coffee and muffins from the famed local beachside baristas) and Katie Noonan's Saturday-evening concert at the Surf Club, backed by the festival strings and woodwinds.

Event Dates
      22nd Jul
      23rd Jul
      24th Jul

East Coast Road, Point Lookout
Point Lookout, QLD, 4183

Located 1.4K from Point Lookout

Three Islands Golf Classic

A Stableford Golf Tournament played over three days on the golf courses of North Stradbroke, Coochiemudlo and Macleay Islands in Moreton Bay.

Come and enjoy Island golf in a wonderful coastal subtropical environment during the spring when wildflowers are blooming and the whales are migrating south.

The Three Islands Golf Classic is an event open to all golfers with an AGU handicap who want to enjoy an excitingly different golfing experience locally called Island Golf. During the competition golfers will experience three very different and challenging courses all located on the Islands of Moreton Bay. Daily travel between venues will be by high speed catamaran and coach.

Non-playing family members are catered for with sightseeing, adventure tours, shopping or just enjoying the sun sand and surf available just steps from the door of your accommodation.

Event Dates
      13th Sep
      14th Sep
      15th Sep

500 Trans-Island Road,
North Stradbroke Island,
North Stradbroke Island
Dunwich, QLD, 4163

Located 12.5K from Point Lookout

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