Stradbroke Holiday Houses for Girls’ Getaways
Situated in the Moreton Bay region, off the coast of South East Queensland, North Stradbroke Island is a glorious destination boasting pristine white sand beaches, abundant wildlife, cafes, restaurants and adventure activities. Oh yes, and there's even shopping and a day spa. What more could a girl want? If you're looking for a destination for a girl's weekend, or a longer holiday, there are plenty of reasons to consider this unspoilt paradise. What's more, located within an hour's drive from both the Gold Coast and Brisbane, it's convenient for everyone to get to.
Welcome to Paradise
On Stradbroke Island, you'll discover secluded bays, spectacular white sand beaches, and stunning inland lakes. There are cafes, restaurants, shops and Stradbroke holiday houses suitable for any size group.
The gentle waters of Moreton Bay rim the western edge of the island, with its secluded mangrove-fringed bays. If you're looking for white sand, head to the northern tip of Point Lookout, and the beaches along the east coast. These surf beaches are some of the best in Queensland, and are blessed with crystal clear water that is perfect for swimming, snorkelling, or diving. Or, you might want to simply relax under a beach umbrella with a great book.
Day Tours and Trips
Ready to get active? Then why not grab the girls and join a tour or class. There is something to suit any mood. How about a painting class at one of the local galleries? You might head to the interior wetlands for a bushwalking or bush tucker tour. You could raise the adrenalin with a 4WD trip, or hire a board and surf down the local sand dunes. Or there's always the option of stepping aboard a boat for a cruise through this gorgeous part of the world.
Food for any Occasion
Stradbroke holiday houses are a great option if you wish to self-cater, and there are convenience/grocery stores in the main townships, plus a butcher and baker at Dunwich. The Island Fruit Barn offers not only fruit and veg, but also the island's best cakes and desserts. When in need of a fun girly dinner, head to the restaurants at Point Lookout or Seashells Café and Bar at Amity.
No girl's holiday is complete without a little retail therapy. There are a few shopping options in Dunwich, Amity and Point Lookout, or if you're really looking to fossick, make a date with the Sunday markets. With a wide range of stalls from local artisans and craftspeople, there'll be plenty to browse.
The markets run weekly during summer, and at other times, keep an eye on local shop noticeboards for the next dates. There are also a few art galleries dotted around the island, which are well worth a visit.
Every girl needs a little luxury now and again, and there's no better time than a holiday to immerse in blissful rejuvenation. Straddie Day Spa at Point Lookout has a full menu of sumptuous spa treatments. Think hot stone massage, pampering facial, body wrap or foot spa.
Where to Stay
You have no shortage of accommodation options on Stradbroke. We offer a range of holiday houses, cute cottages, apartments and properties with stunning ocean views. Snorkel from your own front yard when the mood strikes you at one of our waterfront properties. You can select the size, location, features and budget for the holiday you have in mind. A Straddie holiday rental is the ideal way to make yourself at home in this fabulous destination, so that you can slip into a relaxing holiday frame of mind the moment you step off the ferry.
So why not grab the girls and make a date for a holiday to Straddie!