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Strawberry Festival at Sandstone Point Hotel

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Family fun at the Sandstone Point Hotel's Strawberry Festiva
On August 20 The Sandstone Point Hotel will host the 2nd annual strawberry festival. This great event will run from 11 am to 8 pm on the expansive grounds of the Sandstone Point Hotel, at Sandstone Point, on the coast opposite Bribie Island.

The Sandstone Point Hotel's grounds are great for festivals
The Sandstone Point Hotel's grounds are great for festivals


This is a family orientated festival, with the emphasis on Strawberries. Buy strawberries fresh from local farms, eat scones with strawberry jam, ice cream and chocolate coated strawberries, and drink strawberry milkshakes. If you are keen, join a strawberry eating competition.

Strawberry festival details


It won't all be strawberries, there will be market stalls, kids rides, live entertainment and other festivities. You can also enjoy a wide selection of great food in the hotel itself or have fish & chips from The Oyster Shed. There will also be food stalls and trucks at the festival.

Grilled Fish at the Sandstone Point Hotel
Grilled Fish at the Sandstone Point Hotel


About the Sandstone Point Hotel

This newly built hotel sits on Pumicestone Passage looking over at Bribie Island. The hotel building itself is designed to merge into the hill and grounds in which it is set. The grounds are perfect for festivals and events and the hotel regularly holds a range of events.

The Sandstone Point Hotel
The Sandstone Point Hotel


The hotel itself is the perfect waterside hotel. It attracts a wide range of clientele, with a great mid-priced range restaurant and cheaper family bistro. Also on the grounds is the Oyster Shed. This fish & chippery is a great place to pop in for takeaway seafood. While this Oyster Shed was built along with the hotel, it was inspired by the original Oyster Shed that dates back to 1875 when the area first started to be used for oyster farming.

The Oyster Shed and Sandstone Point Hotel seen from the pier
The Oyster Shed and Sandstone Point Hotel seen from the pier


In the area

If you are looking to make a day of it, then consider visiting Bribie Island in the morning and heading to the Sandstone Point Hotel in the Afternoon. Activities on Bribie include beach walking, swimming, and kayaking. You could even hire a boat or kayak from one of the boat hire places on Pumicestone Passage, paddle over to the Oyster Shed, jump out, grab your strawberry fix and then paddle away.

Bongaree on Bribie Island, opposite the Sandstone Point Hotel
Bongaree on Bribie Island, opposite the Sandstone Point Hotel


Strawberries in the Caboolture area

South East Queensland, especially the Sunshine Coast, is famous for their strawberry industry. The Caboolture area is one of the largest strawberry growing regions in Australia. The festival is a great opportunity for people in the region to celebrate an industry that gives us wonderful strawberries.

photo courtesy of the Sandstone Point Hotel
photo courtesy of the Sandstone Point Hotel


Overall

The Sandstone point hotel is worth visiting any time you are in the area, and when they are holding events, it is worth making a special trip just for the festival. Combined with a trip to Bribie Island and you have the makings of a great day out from Brisbane.

photo courtesy of the Sandstone Point Hotel
photo courtesy of the Sandstone Point Hotel

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Why? Family fun and strawberries
When: 11 am to 8 pm (the hotel will stay open until late)
Phone: (07) 3475 3001
Where: Sandstone Point Hotel, 1800 Bribie Island Rd, Sandstone Point QLD 4511
Cost: Free entry
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