Approximately 10 hoursStart time
Start time: 0715h (07:15am)
Duration: Approximately 10 hours
Outside your hotel in Brisbane.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 36 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Your hotel in Brisbane
Cross the tranquil blue waters of Moreton Bay to beautiful North Stradbrooke Island (‘Straddie’), one of the world’s largest sand islands. Fringed with glorious white beaches, this stunning location is a spectacular wildlife haven.
On your action-packed excursion, you will be pampered and provided with morning tea and a delectable beach barbeque. Swim, fish, play beach games or simply relax and let the island unfold for you. Visit freshwater lakes and the best vantage points to view marine wildlife such as dolphins, sharks, and turtles (even whales at the right time of year). Meet and photograph cuddly koalas.
Return to Brisbane with a camera full of fabulous photos and a head full of happy memories.
Find the hotel pick up list.
For your delightful 4WD Eco Tour on North Stradbroke Island – from Brisbane you will be picked up outside your hotel between 7.15am and 7.30am in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle by your English-speaking driver/ guide.
North Stradbroke, (known locally as ‘Straddie’) is the second largest sand island in the world and the perfect place for a four-wheel drive (4WD) beach and bush adventure.
Stretches of white sandy beach line the island's ocean side, while much of the hinterland, including some freshwater lakes, is only accessible by 4WD. These sheltered areas are valuable sanctuaries for local flora and fauna.
After hotel pick-up, you will drive to the bayside suburb of Cleveland for your 20- minute fast ferry trip across Moreton Bay to Stradbroke Island. Dotted with pristine islands, Moreton Bay is Brisbane's aquatic playground and marine sanctuary. Arriving on the Island we have morning tea (Aussie Damper and a Cuppa!) at Brown Lake where you can have your first swim if you wish in the healing medicinal water of the Ti-tree Lake. Maybe spot a Goanna here at this lake.
After morning tea you will then drive through the Blue Lake National Park to Main Beach, which has an amazing 32 km of white sand. Stopping on this lovely beach you can take photos, swim again or just take in the openness and fresh air, blue water and stunning views.
Leaving Main Beach around you will head to Point Lookout’s North Gorge to look for dolphins, turtles, manta rays and other marine animals. From June to November it is possible to see majestic humpback whales on migration from this stunning vantage point.
Next stop is Flinders Beach. While your hosts are preparing lunch you can swim, play beach games, take photos or just relax.
Lunch is our famous BBQ on the beach and we have sausages, salad, coleslaw, pineapple, beetroot and a fruit drink.
After lunch you have time for a beach walk, then you will leave Flinders Beach and go to Amity Point to meet and photograph Straddie’s friendly koalas.
Leaving Amity Point after viewing koalas and possibly dolphins from the water’s edge or from the jetty you return to Dunwich to board the 2.25pm fast ferry for the journey back to Cleveland arriving at 3.20pm. You will then be driven back to your pick up location or Hotel by approximately (traffic dependant) 4.45pm to 5.00pm.
This will leave you plenty of time to get freshened up to enjoy your night time activities.
Please call the activity operator at least 36 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
If you have special dietary requirements please mention these at time of booking.
Passengers with a mild disability are very welcome but because of the height of the vehicle people with more severe disability may find it difficult to get in and out. There is limited space to store wheelchairs in the vehicles but please enquire when you book.
This tour is not suitable for children under 9 months of age.
Pregnant women are welcome on the tour