Getting to North Stradbroke Island
As there’s no bridge connecting Stradbroke Island and Queensland Coast, we have to get on a ferry for an about 30minutes ride on the Ocean. The ferry left at 6am, so we were able to watch the sunrise on the water. It was low-tide during our ride, trees and bushes where just a couple meters next to us which was a bit weird if you imagine you’re on a ship!
Beautiful Beaches, Dolphins and Wales
On North Stradbroke Island beaches are official roads. Of course you need a 4WD and (we’re in Australia where you have to pay for everything!) need to buy a permission, but then you’re able to drive along the beach just a few meters next to the ocean. It was awesome! We were able to see wild dolphins jumping out of waves or swimming just about 20meters next to our car – what a great feeling. From August to November you can even sight a lot of Wales if you keep your eyes open and indeed we saw a couple fins splashing out of the water.
We also visited “Brown Lake”. The water isn’t brown because of dirt, it’s a certain type of tree that gives the lake its color. So you see really clear but brown water in this lake – fascinating!
Actually I don’t want to talk too much about this beautiful nature, just have a look at the pictures :).
– If you’d like to see even more fascinating photos, click here: North Stradbroke Island Gallery
Getting stuck in the sand and way home
We enjoyed the day on North Stradbroke Island by swimming, fishing or 4-wheel-driving on the beach. One time we even got stuck in the soft, deep sand. We tried to dig the car out of the sand for quite some minutes but then another car passed by and stopped. The friendly guy tied a rope between the 2cars and pulled us out of this deep sand.
A few minutes later we were able to continue our trip :). Thanks a lot!
Thank you T&J for such a great trip to Stradbroke Island and such a great time here around Brisbane.
I enjoyed it a lot!
What’s next? – Read my next Blog-Post: Australia East Coast Travel