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Spend the Day on North Stradbroke Island

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Have a whale of a time visiting Straddie
North Stradbroke Island, or Minjerribah to the traditional owners, lies within Moreton Bay, 30 kilometres southeast of Brisbane City.

Straddie, as the island is affectionately known, is every beachcomber's delight in summer with its golden sands and breaking waves. Swimming attire of all colours, beach balls and surfboards populate the coastline as locals and tourists alike celebrate the sunshine and surf.

View from Stradbroke Is back to the mainland
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Winter on North Stradbroke Island is just as beautiful even though many of us are reluctant to get our feet wet. The beaches are still long, the ocean remains every bit as blue, and the scenery is just as spectacular. Plus there are whales. Yes, whales. During the winter months, you may spot a while either heading north to warmer waters to have their calves, after which they return south with their offspring. Indeed, the Island is the closest place to Brisbane where you can enjoy land-based whale watching. Just grab a pair of binoculars and look out to sea. Whales can be seen anytime between late May and early November.

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Magnificent creatures

Sealink South East Queensland is offering a great deal to encourage residents of South East Queensland to spend a day experiencing the rugged beauty of North Stradbroke Island - including lunch!

The deal includes a return vehicle ferry transfer from Cleveland to the Island for a standard car and lunch at a hotel or Cafe on the Island, depending on your preference.

There are Conditions of Travel:

Valid Monday - Thursday
Depart Cleveland between 9am and 12pm
Return same day only
Lunch for 2 people (Additional meals extra)
Choice of one meal per person

To select your lunch venue and choice of menus go here.

This deal lasts until 9th of August and starts from $143.00. Bookings are essential with full payment due at the time of reservation. Contact Sealink South East Queensland on 073488 5300 to book.

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Looking back to the mainland from Straddie

Don't think there is enough to do on Straddie if you're not the surfie type? Wrong!
Go here for some great ideas.

And don't forget those binoculars.
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Why? Get out for the day and shake those winter blues away
When: Until 9th August
Phone: 073488 5300
Cost: See website
Your Comment
The beach is so inviting, I can't wait for the warmer weather to get out in it. For now just walking along the water's edge will suffice.
by Susan J Bowes (score: 3|2174) 9 days ago
Sounds an ideal place, even in mid-winter, that is if you have a winter in Queensland.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|2815) 9 days ago
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