My first time at North Stradbroke Island

Since I moved to Australia, I was struggling to find the time to take a day off and visit some great places on my doorstep here in Brisbane. I blamed college, work, a limited budget, procrastination, and all the other excuses that we create not to allow ourselves to have fun. Because of that, I had a list of places that I wanted to visit, and North Stradbroke Island was on it for a long time.

One sunny Sunday I woke up and decided to go by myself to visit this popular weekend destination, and I can say that it was absolutely worth it. I went by public transport, and it took me just over 2 hours to get there and cost around AU$ 20.00.

– Brisbane City to Cleveland by train

– Free bus from Cleveland train station to the Ferry station

– Water taxi to Dunwich (North Stradbroke Island)

– Bus from Dunwich to the main beach

An important note here! The public transport is not frequent. If you miss one bus, you may have to wait for more than one hour to make the connection with the next leg of the trip. Check the ferry and train timetables!

As soon as I arrived on the island, I went straight to the Point Lookout. Check out the photo gallery, the beautiful scenery speaks for itself. Crystal clear water, leaping dolphins and excellent tourist infrastructure. North Stradbroke Island is absolutely incredible, and I’ll be going back soon.


Have you been to North Stradbroke Island? Share your experiences in the comments below. I would love to hear all about it!!!

Gabriela Damaceno
Gabriela Damaceno

Gabriela is a journalist and the publisher at Vitamin Sea. She’s passionate about the ocean and sharing inspiring stories.

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