Arguably one of the best land-based whale-watching sites in Australia - Point Lookout on beautiful North Stradbroke Island. Located just off the coast of Brisbane, the island is easy to access with a regular ferry service from mainland Cleveland.
The stately migration of the Southern Humpback whale to warmer waters in the north is a true wonder of nature and can be enjoyed at Point Lookout during the months of winter.... more
Dolphins, sea turtles and graceful manta rays are also frequent visitors to the crystal clear waters that surround Point Lookout and can be easily spied from several rocky outcrops. Get a little closer to the action with some snorkelling or a sea kayak adventure - both activities available on the island.
With Point Lookout as your base you can embark on a surfing safari along one of Queensland's best surfing beaches. The Point is also a great place to start on one of many nature walks around the island. The walk to North Gorge is a must with a picture-postcard scene around every corner. The walk leads you past North Gorge to Whale Rock. When the tide and sea conditions are right, air whistles through a blowhole in the rock giving the uncanny effect of a spouting whale.
From camping to luxury apartments, Point Lookout has accommodation to suit every taste and budget. However dining at Point Lookout's first-class eateries is strictly a casual affair. Don't pack your dinner suit but do bring your tastebuds as many establishments serve succulent seafood straight from the fisherman to you.... less