Tag Archives: Stradbroke Island

North Gorge walk on Stradbroke Island — humpback whale watching paradise

Stradbroke Island has many attractions, such as beaches, 4WDing and fishing. But if you are more into nature, then North Gorge walk at Point Lookout is a major tourist attraction on Straddie offering some of the best land-based humpback whale watching anywhere in the world. All iconic locations around the world have a memorable physical landmark. For Stradbroke Island, this physical landmark is North Gorge walk.   Whale watching on Stradbroke Island Northmore »

Straddie Holiday Parks review & photos — Adder Rock, Cylinder Beach and Amity Point

We recently camped at Adder Rock Holiday Park on Stradbroke Island — or Straddie as the locals call it. While we were on Straddie, we took the opportunity to visit two other Straddie Holiday Parks, Cylinder Beach Holiday Park and Amity Point Holiday Park. We were camping in winter, so mosquitoes were not a problem. But being a sand island, mossies can be a problem on Straddie. My eight year old daughter also picked upmore »

Four wheel driving on Stradbroke Island — Main Beach, Flinders Beach and Tripod Track

Stradbroke Island is an iconic destination that permits beach driving. When we stayed at Straddie we drove on Flinders Beach and Main Beach, as well as driving the sandy Tripod Track. You will need a beach access permit from Redland City Council to drive on the beaches. The beach access permit is valid for 12 months and can be purchased from the Big Red Cat, Stradbroke Ferries, any of the Straddie Holiday Parks,more »

Riding the Big Red Cat to Stradbroke Island

We took our Toyota Prado, loaded with camping gear, on the Big Red Cat when we recently camped on Stradbroke Island.  There are basically two ways to get your vehicle to Stradbroke Island — or Straddie as the locals call it. You can put your vehicle on Stradbroke Ferries or the Big Red Cat. I chose to use the Big Red Cat mainly because it had an on board cafe. I did not fancy spending an hour with mymore »

How to make a simple camping shade shelter

Sometimes less is more when camping. This simple shade shelter is easy to erect, took up little room when packed in the car, and is stable in moderate wind. The best part is, the shade shelter cost me nothing as I made it from gear already in my camping kit. Like many other campers, I have a gazebo and other shade structures in my camping kit. I only have a limited space inmore »

Tent peg graveyard — get yourself decent tent pegs!

The number of bent tent pegs left on the ground surprised me when we recently camped at Adder Rock Holiday Park on Stradbroke Island — or Straddie as the locals call it. When we were at the Adder Rock Holiday Park the ground was relatively soft, but it still it seemed like a tent peg graveyard! As you can see from the four tent pegs on the right in the photo, many tent manufacturers skimp on tent pegs —more »

Surviving a wild and windy night in my BlackWolf Turbo Plus 300 tent

We recently stayed at Adder Rock Holiday Park on Stradbroke Island — or Straddie as the locals like to call it. We pitched our BlackWolf Turbo Plus 300 tent on the foreshore facing the Pacific Ocean, and survived a wild and windy night. The first night we spent at Adder Rock Holiday Park was fairly windy. We contemplated moving camp site, but my wife was adamant that she wanted to be right on the beachmore »