North Gorge Walk (Point Lookout)

North Stradbroke Island - Minjeeribah

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.

Picnic Facilities
Public Transport

Getting there

Barges and Water Taxis run to Dunwich. Once on the island either drive to Pt Lookout or catch the local bus. (


Tourist maps are available from local businesses.

Route/Trail notes

The walk starts from Mooloomba Rd opposite the shops at the top of the hill. The track is easy to follow and returns to the same spot.

Other References


Great walk also combined with walking Cylinders headlands,Deadmans Beach,Frenchman’s Bay down to Point lookout

Ralme on 29 Apr, 2018

Easy walk with beautiful views

Evil Dave on 3 Apr, 2018

what an amazing view.. well worth the walk

wendy on 15 Apr, 2017

Did this walk at night in the full moon with my brother and two other friends. Nice and cool at night.

Adam on Oct, 2016

I have had the pleasure of doing this walk several times throughout my childhood and adult life. I would consider it a very short and easy walk, with amazing views of the gorge. @teniille instagram

A peak a week on 26 Sep, 2016

Such beautiful blue waters. Saw a stingray, pacific green turtle and dolphins.

rob.bushman on 28 Feb, 2016

Done 10x

Remy Run on 3 Feb, 2016

Beautiful views around the coastline along the ocean beach and rocky coves. Views of dolphins. Easy walk with some steps and viewing platforms.

Rataholic on 15 Jan, 2012


drewmac on 7 Jan, 2011

Great spot

drewmac on 7 Jan, 2011

Love this walk, quite awhile ago now. Well before they put the boardwalk in and you could still clamber about on the rocks.

Adam on 1989

Done it many times in the past. Always catch a view of some marine life.

Richard Mason on Sometime...

Easy walk. Has recently been upgraded. Many photo opportunities and dog friendly.

Nickii & Nouri on Sometime...


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