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North Stradbroke Island Four Wheel Drive Adventure Drive Itinerary
3 Days  / 82 Kilometres

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Description

Located on Brisbane's doorstep, North Stradbroke Island is one of Australia's natural treasures and the largest of Moreton Bay's islands, covering 27,530 hectares. Affectionately referred to as 'Straddie', this elongated sand island is the perfect place to take your four wheel drive for a bit of adventure, but never fear, you won't have to drive too far for an emergency latte!

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You must obtain a vehicle permit before taking your four wheel drive on North Stradbroke Island's beaches. Remember to adjust your itinerary for variations in the tide and track conditions.

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Journey Routes


  • Cleveland to Amity Point

    There are two vehicle barge services to North Stradbroke Island, both departing from Cleveland. The ferries from the mainland arrive at Dunwich on the western side of North Stradbroke Island. This old settlement was first established in 1827 as a convict outstation. You can explore the history of the town by taking a free self-guided historical walk around Dunwich. The walk winds its way past convict relics and graves dating back to shipwrecks in the 1800s. The Dunwich Cemetery gives visitors a fascinating insight into the Island's past. History buffs will enjoy a visit to North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum (Welsby Street, Dunwich). Myora Springs, on the way to Amity Point, is well worth a visit and has a grassy picnic area and swimming hole. Myora Springs is a pristine source of natural spring water surrounded by a small tropical forest. Amity Point has the tranquil atmosphere of a small seaside fishing village. Trawlers still tie up at the jetty to offload the night's catch of fresh prawns, crabs and fish ready for the tables of local restaurants and shops. For accommodation you can choose from camping, cabins or bungalows at Amity Point.
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  • Amity Point to Point Lookout

    Begin the day with a drive to The Keyholes, a freshwater system of mysterious lakes and lagoons which stretch over four and a half kilometres. These lakes are home to the Island's massive open air aviary of more than 250 species of native birds. It is best to access The Keyholes with a four wheel drive vehicle from Fishermans Road, which runs east of East Coast Road approximately three kilometres before Point Lookout. This location is suitable for swimming, canoeing and other water sports. There are no facilities at The Keyholes. Spend the afternoon exploring Point Lookout. The best place to enjoy the magnificent view is along North Gorge Walk, a 20 minute trail that starts as a dirt track and turns into a wooden boardwalk offering breath-taking views across the steep cliffs of Queensland's most easterly point. To the south of Point Lookout is Twenty-Two Mile Beach, if you decide to camp on the beach, remember a four wheel drive permit is necessary. Camping permits must be booked and purchased prior to arrival, and tent tags must be attached to tents. Alternatively, you can choose from a wide range of accommodation surrounding Point Lookout.
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  • Point Lookout to Cleveland

    After enjoying a camp-side breakfast or a latte at one of the many cafes at Point Lookout, head back to Blue Lake National Park, which offers a quiet spot to appreciate the natural beauty of North Stradbroke Island and the perfect place to take a refreshing dip in Blue Lake, a magnificent, turquoise coloured lagoon. To access Blue Lake, drive eight kilometres along the sealed Trans Island Road from Dunwich. Conventional vehicles must be left in the car park at the entrance to the park. Four wheel drive vehicles can follow a sand track two and a half kilometres closer to the lake and walk the remaining 200 metres. There are no facilities or drinking water, so take everything you need for the morning. Drive back to Dunwich to board your (pre-booked) ferry to Cleveland.
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Journey Details

Duration3 Days Itinerary TypeLand
Distance82 KilometresItinerary RouteReturn
Mode of Travel4x4
Car
Walk
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - Suitable for families with young children

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
    Cafe
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Canoeing
    Canoeing
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving
  • Surfing
    Surfing
  • Swimming
    Swimming
  • Walking
    Walking
  • Self-Guided
    Self-Guided
  • Whale Watching
    Whale Watching


Other Information


Visit our Travel Info page or the National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing website for more information. See Park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

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Cleveland to Amity Point

There are two vehicle barge services to North Stradbroke Island, both departing from Cleveland.

The ferries from the mainland arrive at Dunwich on the western side of North Stradbroke Island. This old settlement was first established in 1827 as a convict outstation.

You can explore the history of the town by taking a free self-guided historical walk around Dunwich. The walk winds its way past convict relics and graves dating back to shipwrecks in the 1800s. The Dunwich Cemetery gives visitors a fascinating insight into the Island's past. History buffs will enjoy a visit to North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum (Welsby Street, Dunwich).

Myora Springs, on the way to Amity Point, is well worth a visit and has a grassy picnic area and swimming hole. Myora Springs is a pristine source of natural spring water surrounded by a small tropical forest.

Amity Point has the tranquil atmosphere of a small seaside fishing village. Trawlers still tie up at the jetty to offload the night's catch of fresh prawns, crabs and fish ready for the tables of local restaurants and shops.

For accommodation you can choose from camping, cabins or bungalows at Amity Point.



Photos

Barge
Barge
Dunwich Cemetery
Dunwich Cemetery
Myora Springs
Myora Springs


Route Details

Distance:
22 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
4x4
Route Type:
One Way

Experiences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Beach
    Beach
  • Cultural
    Cultural
  • Flora/Fauna
    Flora/Fauna
  • Historic/Heritage
    Historic/Heritage
  • Island
    Island
  • Lakes/Rivers/Dams
    Waterways
  • Marine
    Marine
  • Nature based
    Nature based


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 2



Amity Point to Point Lookout

Begin the day with a drive to The Keyholes, a freshwater system of mysterious lakes and lagoons which stretch over four and a half kilometres. These lakes are home to the Island's massive open air aviary of more than 250 species of native birds. It is best to access The Keyholes with a four wheel drive vehicle from Fishermans Road, which runs east of East Coast Road approximately three kilometres before Point Lookout. This location is suitable for swimming, canoeing and other water sports. There are no facilities at The Keyholes.

Spend the afternoon exploring Point Lookout. The best place to enjoy the magnificent view is along North Gorge Walk, a 20 minute trail that starts as a dirt track and turns into a wooden boardwalk offering breath-taking views across the steep cliffs of Queensland's most easterly point.

To the south of Point Lookout is Twenty-Two Mile Beach, if you decide to camp on the beach, remember a four wheel drive permit is necessary. Camping permits must be booked and purchased prior to arrival, and tent tags must be attached to tents. Alternatively, you can choose from a wide range of accommodation surrounding Point Lookout.



Photos

Point Lookout
Point Lookout
Point Lookout
Point Lookout
Point Lookout
Point Lookout


Route Details

Distance:
35 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
4x4
Route Type:
One Way

Experiences
  • Beach
    Beach
  • Caravan and Camping
    Caravan and Camping
  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Flora/Fauna
    Flora/Fauna
  • Island
    Island
  • Lakes/Rivers/Dams
    Waterways
  • Marine
    Marine
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 2



Point Lookout to Cleveland

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After enjoying a camp-side breakfast or a latte at one of the many cafes at Point Lookout, head back to Blue Lake National Park, which offers a quiet spot to appreciate the natural beauty of North Stradbroke Island and the perfect place to take a refreshing dip in Blue Lake, a magnificent, turquoise coloured lagoon.

To access Blue Lake, drive eight kilometres along the sealed Trans Island Road from Dunwich. Conventional vehicles must be left in the car park at the entrance to the park. Four wheel drive vehicles can follow a sand track two and a half kilometres closer to the lake and walk the remaining 200 metres. There are no facilities or drinking water, so take everything you need for the morning.

Drive back to Dunwich to board your (pre-booked) ferry to Cleveland.



Photos

Blue Lake
Blue Lake


Route Details

Distance:
25 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
4x4
Route Type:
One Way

Experiences
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Lakes/Rivers/Dams
    Waterways
  • Island
    Island
  • Flora/Fauna
    Flora/Fauna


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 2



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Driving Directions

1 - Cleveland to Amity Point
Start from:12 Emmett Drive, Cleveland QLD 4163, Australia
End at:67 Kindarra Street, Amity QLD 4183, Australia
Distance:30.4 km
Duration:53 mins
Directions:
  1. Head east
  2. Continue straight onto Junner St
  3. Turn left onto Ballow Rd
  4. Continue onto Bingle Rd
  5. Continue onto East Coast Rd
  6. Turn left onto Beehive Rd/North Stradbroke Island
    Continue to follow North Stradbroke Island
  7. Turn right onto Kindarra St
2 - Amity Point to Point Lookout
Start from:67 Kindarra Street, Amity QLD 4183, Australia
End at:106-112 North Stradbroke Island, Point Lookout QLD 4183, Australia
Distance:15.0 km
Duration:17 mins
Directions:
  1. Head west on Kindarra St toward Hexton St
  2. Take the 2nd left onto Claytons Rd/North Stradbroke Island
    Continue to follow North Stradbroke Island
  3. Turn left onto East Coast Rd/North Stradbroke Island
    Continue to follow North Stradbroke Island
    Destination will be on the right
3 - Point Lookout to Cleveland
Start from:106-112 North Stradbroke Island, Point Lookout QLD 4183, Australia
End at:12 Emmett Drive, Cleveland QLD 4163, Australia
Distance:32.3 km
Duration:1 hour 15 mins
Directions:
  1. Head west on Mooloomba Rd/North Stradbroke Island toward Hopewell St
    Continue to follow North Stradbroke Island
  2. Continue onto East Coast Rd
  3. Continue onto Bingle Rd
  4. Continue onto Ballow Rd
  5. Turn right onto Junner St
  6. Take the ferry to Cleveland
  7. Continue straight onto Emmett Drive




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