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Bella Balena Gelateria - Point Lookout

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by Meg Forbes (subscribe)
Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane. https://www.instagram.com/megforbesphotography/
Published July 29th 2020
Delicious gelato and sorbet in an island paradise
Bella Balena Gelateria is the newest gelato shop at beautiful Point Lookout on Minjerribah / North Stradbroke Island.

Bella Balena Gelataria is Point Lookout's newest gelato shop
Bella Balena Gelataria is Point Lookout's newest gelato shop


Set directly across from beautiful Mulumba Park and Lookout, and in amongst a bustling tourism hub, Bella Balena Gelateria is ideally placed for a post-beach ice cream.

Bella Balena Gelateria is set in an idyllic spot that seems made for ice cream!
Bella Balena Gelateria is set in an idyllic spot that seems made for ice cream!


Bella Balena Gelateria has a wide range of Delizia gelato and sorbet flavours to choose from, and the owners are generous with free samples while customers make their choice.

Bella Balena Gelateria has a superb range of gelato and sorbet flavours
Bella Balena Gelateria has a superb range of gelato and sorbet flavours


When I arrived the owner was busy making a fresh new batch of delicious macadamia gelato. However, I was in need of a caffeine fix after a few hours of land-based whale and dolphin watching on the Gorge Walk, and decided to have coffee gelato in a cone - it definitely hit the spot! However, Bella Balena Gelateria does offer more conventional, barista-made coffee for those who would prefer, as well as a range of cold drinks.

More conventional coffee and cold drinks are also available
More conventional coffee and cold drinks are also available


Sand Art is set up as an activity for families waiting with children. There is the choice of creating a sand art picture in store for $5, or of purchasing a Sand Art Home Kit for $49.50 to take with them.

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Keep the kids busy in the shade with Sand Art while you wait


Similarly, customers can elect to purchase tubs of Bella Balena Gelateria's delicious gelato or sorbet and take it home with them. Ice creams also come in a variety of sizes and varieties from junior cones and cups to triple scoops and waffle cones.

Gelato and sorbets can be purchased in cones, cups, and even taken home in tubs
Gelato and sorbets can be purchased in cones, cups, and even taken home in tubs


Although only 6 customers can enter Bella Balena Gelateria at a time at present due to Covid19, the outdoor seating provide shaded outdoor seating with views across the ocean.

Outdoor, shaded seating with beautiful views is available
Outdoor, shaded seating with beautiful views is available


Our family's preference though is to take our ice creams across the pedestrian crossing to one of the picnic tables from where dolphins can often be seen as they surf the waves in towards Frenchman's Beach.

Additional seating is available in the beautiful parklands across the road
Additional seating is available in the beautiful parklands across the road


The easiest way to get to Bella Balena Gelateria at Point Lookout is to catch either the Stradbroke Ferries Water Taxi or the Gold Cats Flyer from Cleveland to Dunwich, both of which are synced with the timetable of the island bus that goes all the way to Point Lookout. Alternatively, you can catch the vehicle barge and drive to Point Lookout where there is parking available at Headland Park. Bella Balena Gelateria is the perfect addition to Point Lookout's easily accessed tourism hub

Beautiful days on Point Lookout, rounded off with delicious gelato
Beautiful days at Point Lookout, rounded off with delicious gelato


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Why? Delicious gelato and sorbet in beautiful Point Lookout's tourism hub
When: 10am - 4pm daily
Phone: 0478 194 191
Where: Point Lookout on Minjerribah / North Stradbroke Island
Cost: Prices are displayed on the menu included in the article
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Gelato and a view, how good does it get. Neil.
by Neil Follett (score: 2|564) 6 days ago
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