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.

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Rough seas. Blowhole at its best.

Wanderlust on 17 Oct, 2023

So beautiful. Lots of ocean wildlife to be seen

Glenamick on 21 Aug, 2023

Easy walk
Scenic and great when the dolphins are playing at the entrance to the gorge

Steve Boyce on 17 Jun, 2022

Amazing. Seen sea turtles, dolphins, mantras and lots more.

Wessel Appel on 22 Dec, 2020

Pretty easy walk plus we saw a turtle underwater in the gorge

Polarbear88 on 1 Dec, 2020

Stunning scenery, easy walk

Steve Fitz-Payne on 22 Nov, 2020

This is such an easy and beautiful walk at any time of year. There is always wildlife to be seen. We didn't see whales on this occasion but there were many kangaroos, turtles and fish. This is a walk that we do over and over again.

Shazlex on 23 Oct, 2020

Stunning walk, lots of wildlife, dolphins, whales spotted. Easy walk, well maintained.

Boots on 17 Jul, 2020

Stunning walk. We spotted wallabies, turtles, dolphins, whales along the way. Well maintained, easy path. A must do on North Stradbroke Island.

Boots on 17 Jun, 2020

Awsome scenic walk. Plenty of sealife to be seen. Saw 3 turtles, 2 manta rays, 2 sea eagles and plenty of dolphins in the distance.

Dan on 5 Mar, 2020

Lovely walk. Very easy all along the water. There are a few points where you can descend the rock and looking at the horizon. You can spot typical animals like tartlets, dolphins and eagles. I was with my partner Dion, his dad and his two young siblings. We enjoy it and we recommend it. Not sure how long it took l was too busy looking around, taking photos and spotting animals 😀

Daniela Paroletti on 30 Nov, 2019

Great walk, lots of wildlife (kangaroos, turtles, birds)... great for kids but supervision is definitely needed as access to cliff edges throughout walk!

Sarah King on 5 Nov, 2019

6.22km - 2 hours, 14 mins - combined with Frenchman's Beach, Deadman's Beach, Cylinder Beach

becdr on 27 Jul, 2019

Love this walk!! do it every time I am in Straddie. Is well marked with a proper fence, not like how it used to be. Definitely recommend as it is so scenic and beautiful.

Hannah on 16 Jul, 2019

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


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