4WD DAY tour
Minjerribah – is the name for this picturesque island on Quandamooka country known as North Stradbroke Island. It is gigantic indeed, 35 km long and 15 km wide at it’s widest point. One of the largest subtropical sand Islands in Australia and being the 2nd largest in the world! It has sand dunes over 200 meters high, Eucalypt Forests, patches of the Rain Forest, Typical Australian bush and hidden crystal clear lakes are situated all over the Island.
Watch from the rocky outcrops and picturesque gorges in the north as DOLPHINS play in the surf, huge MANTA RAYS glide past. SEA TURTLES often come to the surface for air. During winter the magnificent HUMPBACK WHALES migrating to the northern breeding grounds can be observed from land.
This Island is packed with WILDLIFE viewing KOALAS & KANGAROOS and large portions are NATIONAL PARKS. Experiencing NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND at the gates of Brisbane is like visiting well known FRASER ISLAND which boasts an almost identical make-up and topography.
Stradbroke Island Eco Tour
Pick-up Gold Coast and Brisbane Hotels from 7.00 a.m. Return around 5.00 p.m. Also pick-up from Cleveland at 8.45 a.m. and Dunwich Visitors Centre at 9.45 a.m.
|– Steak||– German Sausage||– Bavarian Leberkase||– Salad|
|– Rice||– Tropical Fruit||– Fruit Juices||– Wine and Beer|
The day begins with pick up from your accommodation as we travel to Cleveland viewing koalas & wallabies. We then get on a car ferry across the calm waters of Moreton Bay where morning tea will be served on board.
Once we arrive at Dunwich we make our way to Brown Lake for a swim, play, relax and learn all about why Brown Lake is such a natural wonder.
From there a 4WD track is taken to Main Beach where we will be finding fresh pipis to cook for lunch, you can also take time to climb the large dunes or go for another swim.
A short drive is then taken to the picturesque Point Lookout where an easy walk is taken in order to view the magnificent whales (June – November), dolphins, turtles, manta-rays and many more sea animals that surround the island.
Until finally we head to Flinders Beach where we stop to have an ‘Aussie’ BBQ lunch on the beach, whilst the tour drivers and guides prepare lunch there is time for fishing, swimming and playing in the sand.
I acknowledge the Quandamooka people, the traditional custodians on the lands and seas where I work.
I pay my respects to Elders, past, present and future.