North Stradbroke Island - Minjeeribah

Summary

North Stradbroke Island/Mineeribah is the world's second largest sand island. Located in Moreton Bay 30km south-east of Brisbane the island is acccessed via water taxi or vehicular ferry from Cleveland.

Parent Regions

History

The Quandamooka People are the traditional owners of Minjeeribah (island in the sun). In July, 2011 they won a Native Title claim for the island.

North and South Stradbroke Islands used to be part of a single, larger Stradbroke Island until 1896 when a storm separated them at Jumpinpin Channel. 

Features

The best walks on the island are the Gorge Walk at Point Lookout and the walks at Blue Lake however there are plenty of other sites worth visiting including Brown Lake and Myora Springs.

Access

Access to the island is via water taxi or vehicular ferry from Cleveland. Ferries must be booked ahead of time.

Most features of the island are accessible by conventional vehicles, however 4WDs can be used to access Flinders Beach and Main Beach. Permits must be purchased for 4WD.

Accommodation

Camping

Beach camping is available on Flinders Beach and Main Beach. There are camping grounds at all three townships - Dunwich, Amity Point and Point Lookout. All camping is managed by Minjeeribah Camping - https://www.minjerribahcamping.com.au/

Other

There are numerous other options for accommodation on the island.

Contact details

Naree Budjong Djara National Park website - https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/naree-budjong-djara/

Medium
5.2 km return
90 mins

Blue Lake (Kaboora Track), North Stradbroke Island

Walk through banksias, grasstrees and eucalypt on your way to Kaboora/Blue Lake. Pass Tortoise Lagoon on the way to this jewel of the island.

Easy
1.5 km return
45 mins

North Gorge Walk (Point Lookout)

Straddie’s impressive headland walk called the North Gorge walk is located at the north western end of Point Lookout and is the best vantage point on the island to watch the whales and marine life pass right before your eyes.
The walk encompasses the best of both worlds, with its raw and jagged headland to one side, and natural bushland on the other. Known for its best viewing experience of migrating humpback whales, the Gorge Walk also has a unique rock formation called the ‘Blow Hole’, similar to that of a humpback whale. 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 and the Oceanic Gelati Shop.

Easy
10 km return
2.5 hrs

Point Lookout to Keyholes

Start from Point Lookout and walk southward down the beach till a sign in the dunes where you head in land for about 100m to the keyholes. Then head back to Point Lookout same way.
Look out for 4WDs