North Gorge Walk (Point Lookout)

North Stradbroke Island - Minjeeribah
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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.

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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.

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GPS Tracks

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Great spot

drewmac on 7 Jan, 2011

Uni field trip

gracilicaudatus on Apr, 1997

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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