Stradbroke Island History

As far as European history goes, the Portuguese, Dutch and French possibly mapped the coastline around the middle of the 16th century. In 1770, Lieutenant  James Cook, sailing along the Eastern Australian coast in HMS Endeavour named Point Lookout, Cape Moreton and Moreton Bay.  The next “touch-point” is thought to be in 1803 when a groupContinue reading “Stradbroke Island History”

Slipping Sands and Jumpinpin Bar Stradbroke Island

Jumpinpin Bar is located between North and South Stradbroke Island and was created literally by the dynamiting of the ship Cambus Wallace and the tides and winds. It is a sandy cove safe for swimming, boating and sand walking

My Clifftop Walk Lookout Point Stradbroke

http://www.queensland.com/journey/north-gorge-walk-point-lookout The North Gorge Walk is a must-do on your visit to North Stradbroke Island. Offering a spectacular outlook from the rocky outcrops to 32 kilometres of white sandy beach, the area is a haven for a variety of marine and bird life. Point Lookout, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, is perfect for whale watchingContinue reading “My Clifftop Walk Lookout Point Stradbroke”

Day at Stradbroke Island…Cleveland to Dulwich by bus and Ferry

A free bus leaves Cleveland Station 20 minutes before the ferry leaves for Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island. Ferries leave every hour starting from 4.55am weekdays and 6.55am weekends. The last ferry leaves Dunwich at 7.55pm during the week and 6.55 pm during the weekend..gives you plenty of time to spend a day on theContinue reading “Day at Stradbroke Island…Cleveland to Dulwich by bus and Ferry”

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