North Stradbroke Island is growing in popularity with Brisbane holidaymakers.
Only a 45 minute trip across Moreton Bay on the vehicle ferry, and 25 minutes on the passenger ferry, Stradbroke has a small community feel with quiet residential areas and less-crowded beaches.
The vibe at Stradbroke makes It is easy to escape from civilisation for the day.
The popular swimming destination, Cylinder beach, is perfect for families with crystal clear tidal pools for children to splash around in.
Meanwhile, the Point Lookout walking track offers spectacular Pacific views. Visitors can often spot turtles, dolphins, and sharks from various vantage points.
The entire Island is crisscrossed with 4WD trails and possesses many freshwater lakes and lagoons, perfect for setting up by for the day.
There are also plenty of walking trails to explore, or bikes for hire to cycle around the Island.
There are various eateries around Point Lookout, Dunwich, and Amity Point, boasting fresh local seafood and produce.
There is plenty to do and see on this laidback Island paradise.
Words and Pictures by Hannah Abell