Things to do on Stradbroke Island

Fishing off the Jetty

Sea Shanties’ private jetty is a great place to fish or just sit and watch the dolphins and other marine life.

Enjoy our Local Seafood

Amity Point is home to many of the island’s fishermen. Fresh prawns, crabs, fish and oysters are readily available within a 10 minute walk of Sea Shanties. Where better to enjoy an alfresco lunch than on our grassed area with its 1800 water panorama and gentle breezes.

Snorkeling off our Waterfront

The University of Queensland have identified over 100 different species of fish which may be seen along our waterfront rocks and developing reef. Snorkels, fins, masks and wetsuits are available for hire.

Play with your Dog

Sea Shanties welcome well behaved pets and there are many dog friendly beaches nearby for walking, swimming and playing.

Surf like a Pro

Point Lookout, 15 minutes drive from Amity Point has great surf that has spawned champions like Bede Durbidge and Russell Speck.. Main Beach and Cylinder Beach are patrolled beaches at weekends and holidays with designated areas for board riders.

Swim Swim Swim and Sunbake

Those who enjoy calm, clear water will love swimming off the beaches at Amity Point Dolphins abound in the Rainbow Channel which divides Moreton and Stradbroke islands and are often seen close to shore near swimmers and fishermen in the late afternoon Or catch the waves at the Point Lookout beaches….Or swim in the clean fresh water of Blue Lake, Brown Lake or the Keyholes.

Go Beach Driving

Drive for kilometres from the Northern end near Pt Lookout to the Southern tip near Jumpinpin along the wide sandy beaches of Stradbroke Island. Or drive along Flinders Beach from Pt Lookout to Amity Point. You are sure to find many good “gutters” for fishing and swimming and space for the kids and dogs to run or play with balls and frisbees. Permits for periods ranging from 1 day to 1 year can be purchased from Stradbroke Ferries Office at Cleveland, the Tourist Information Office at Dunwich and the Amity Point General Store.

Go Four Wheel Driving

Whilst a 4WD is not essential for travel on the island’s bitumen roads it does add another dimension to a holiday on the island as there are many sand tracks to explore especially the series of lakes known as The Keyholes. Great for picnics, canoeing and swimming. Several companies offer 4WD safaris and it’s n easy way to learn about the island in the hands of an experienced driver and guide.

Relax on Sunset

After all the day’s activities relax with a sundowner at the Sea Shanties waterfront. The golden ball of the sun dips below the horizon and the lights of Brisbane twinkle in the distance. The smell of giant Aussie steaks and sausages sizzling on the wood fired BBQ…aah.

Enjoy your Favourite Sports

Golf –The North Stradbroke island Golf Club welcomes Visitors to its challenging resort course and has clubs and buggies for hire and a professional golfer who offers lessons and advice. The clubhouse provides the venue to relax with a cold one after the game.

Tennis – 
Amity Point and Pt Lookout both have tennis clubs and tennis courts for hire.

Bowls – 
Pt Lookout Bowls Club hosts bowling competitions for the experienced bowlers and offers friendly advice for the inexperienced. Families are welcome and encouraged to play in relaxed surroundings without the need for formal uniforms or special equipment.

Be Greeted by our Dolphins

Dolphins patrol the waters off Amity Point. The light on our jetty allows guests to see these fabulous animals close at hand as well as schools of fish, squid, turtles and lion fish,. If you watch closely you can also see our resident wobbegongs (including a rare albino wobbegong) as they glide along cleverly disguised beside our rock wall.


Fish from the beaches, fish from your boat or fish from the jetties at Amity and Dunwich. Fishing charters are easily organised with professional fishermen on the island.

Whale Watch

From June to November every year, hundreds of humpback whales pass Pt Lookout on their annual migration to warmer waters for calving. They can be spotted along the coast and love to frolic in the waters near the headland at North Gorge, splashing and spouting especially when they return with their babies. A blackboard outside the Pt Lookout Store records the season’s sightings.

Bushwalk or Beach Walk

Lose yourself on kilometres of white beach, trot along the boardwalk around the gorge’s walk the sand tracks through the bush or stroll with friends at sunset.

Scuba Dive

North Stradbroke Island has some of the best dive sites in Queensland and a Dive Shop to organise boat dives or instruction. Manta rays, dolphins, eagle rays, leopard sharks, turtles. tropical fish …….

Enjoy Sea Kayaking and Sandboarding

Bring your own kayak or join a group led by an experienced Straddie Adventurer who can provide all the gear and the expertise to get you safely through the waters or down that dune.