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The weather in North Stradbroke Island
This is the climate diagram in North Stradbroke Island. January is the warmest month of the year in North Stradbroke Island with temperatures reaching a maximum average of 28°. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 10° in July. The rainiest month is January while the driest month is August.
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North Stradbroke Island, traditionally known as Minjerribah, along with the smaller South Stradbroke Island, makes up what is collectively referred to as Stradbroke Island within Moreton Bay in Queensland. While in Straddie, you can watch migratory whales from the shore, learn about the original clans who are custodians of the area, soak in local culture and enjoy local cuisine.
The second largest sand island in the world, Stradbroke Island offers many an interesting outdoor experience. Explore the gorgeous white beaches, head to a national park to admire local flora and fauna, go fishing at Home Beach, or head to the golf club for a game. At night, enjoy time under clear skies that offer excellent star visibility.
What attracts travellers to the island are its coastal beauty and authentic Aussie experience. Visitors wishing to go a step further can choose to stay in Stradbroke Island holiday homes typical of the region, such as sea-view properties, traditional beach shacks, or pet-friendly villas. Enjoy a true-blue Straddie experience both indoors and outdoors.
Explore the cuisine of Stradbroke Island
Straddie locals are typically committed to fresh, unpretentious dining. Fish and chips, hearty breakfasts, and fresh seafood are all popular. Moreover, there are plenty of options for eating out in Stradbroke.
If a delicious brekky means the perfect start to your day, Fishes at the Point will not disappoint. From eggs Benedict to Canadian pancakes, the restaurant offers plenty of options, and their famous Whale Rock Big Brekky has enough in it to fill you up for the entire day.
The bistro at Point Lookout Bowls Club, a popular, economical spot, is beloved for its pub-like ambience and roast night every Tuesday. The pizza night is also quite popular with families on holiday. In addition, the restaurant has a kids' menu and a lunch menu with changing weekly specials.
To do some true island-style cooking at your Stradbroke Island vacation rental, opt for some fresh Spanish mackerel, Moreton Bay bugs, and prawns. For divinely fresh seafood just off the trawler, Mal Starkey's Seafood House is the place to pick up your ingredients.
Stradbroke Island's arts and cultural attractions
A visit to Stradbroke Island lets visitors get a taste of the history and culture of local Aboriginal peoples in the region. A chat with the Quandamooka people or joining a cultural tour are excellent ways of understanding the Straddie spirit.
The Salt Water Murris Art Gallery located in Dunwich is home to a massive collection of local Aboriginal arts and crafts created by Quandamooka artists. There are dance performances, art workshops, and a variety of crafts for sale, as well, at this fascinating gallery.
The North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum was founded in 1988 and offers a peek into the island’s social history. Housed in once-Benevolent Asylum buildings, the museum has permanent displays and an award-winning Online Heritage Trail.
Tips for a fun, family-friendly Stradbroke Island holiday
While in Straddie, swimming at its many beaches is a popular activity. For guests with children, the Amity Swimming Enclosure with its calm conditions is a good pick. Later, take the little ones for a walk on the Amity Point Jetty, where dolphins and koalas can often be seen. The scenic Cylinder Beach, with smaller waves and an accessible car park, is another popular option.
For more outdoor fun, enjoy the experience of glamping by the beach on Adder Rock or Amity Point and try activities like sand boarding, kayaking, snorkelling, and scuba diving with the family. Visit the skate park where the children can ride their scooters as you take a nice walk. You can also spend time at the large oval grounds and teach your little ones how to kick the footy.
Outdoor excursions in the area
If you are staying in a Stradbroke Island holiday rental between May and November, head to Point Lookout, binoculars in hand. Once on the cliffs, keep a lookout for humpback whales passing by. The island also offers sights of bottlenose dolphins, marine turtles, koalas, kangaroos, and a variety of birds–it's a true haven for wildlife lovers and family travellers.
The North Gorge Walk often tops the list of places to visit for visitors with children on Stradbroke Island, and with good reason. An easy walk of about 1.5km, it has good pathways and offers spectacular views of the turquoise sea with Pandanus palms all around. Look out for kangaroos on the land and manta rays, sharks, and other marine creatures in the water.
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