With its serene atmosphere and beautiful surroundings, Stradbroke Island is an ideal destination for an island retreat. You can explore the rainforest, relax on the beaches, spot local wildlife or explore historic and cultural attractions, all within reach of Stradbroke Island accommodation.
Things to see and do in Stradbroke Island
From wilderness adventures to food and wine experiences, Stradbroke Island has something for everyone. With Stradbroke Island holiday homes, you’ll be within reach of all the sights and experiences the island has to offer.
Nature and wildlife experiences
With its vast rainforest and long coastline, Stradbroke Island has an abundance of native wildlife. You can spot dolphins near the jetty at Amity Point, kangaroos on the North Gorge Walk and koalas all over the island, or stand on a cliff to view the humpback whale migration with a bird’s-eye view. Scuba diving is another fun experience, especially with the native manta rays, leopard sharks and sea turtles. Accommodation in Stradbroke Island can be found near the wild or the beach, giving you endless opportunities for nature experiences.
If you’re travelling with the kids, you’ll never run out of kid-friendly experiences in Stradbroke Island. You can take a kayak tour to Peel Island to look for dugongs, turtles and dolphins, picnic on the beach overlooking the ocean or bring the kids to Main Beach or Cylinder Beach to enjoy calm waters and gentle surf for swimming. Plenty of Stradbroke Island holiday houses are family-friendly, offering such amenities as multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, toys and games and outdoor play areas.
Cultural experiences for couples
The quiet atmosphere of Stradbroke Island makes it perfect for a romantic retreat. You can plan a romantic date night in one of the excellent restaurants in the area, explore the Salt Water Murris’ Art Gallery to marvel at local indigenous art or spend your days golfing and fishing. Adventurous couples will enjoy the endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, such as kayaking, surfing, scuba diving and stand-up paddleboarding. Many of Stradbroke Island holiday homes and cottages are perfectly suited to 2, including such amenities as private pools, hot tubs, gardens and outdoor entertainment space.
Accommodation types in Stradbroke Island
No matter how you choose to spend your holiday, the accommodation in Stradbroke Island has enough variety to cater to every type of traveller. You can enjoy spacious homes for the kids, luxurious apartments near the beach or quaint cottages nestled in the woods, and everything in between.
Versatile holiday home rentals
Ranging from spacious multi-bedroom homes to quaint 1-bedroom houses, holiday home rentals in Stradbroke Island are versatile enough for families, couples or solo travellers. Holiday homes can also be found throughout the island, whether you want to be on the beach, in the bushland or near the sights of the village. You can also find rental options with luxurious amenities, such as heated pools, gardens, outdoor entertainment space and decks.
Romantic and charming cottages
Nestled in the bushland, the romantic cottage rentals on Stradbroke Island are perfect for a couple’s holiday. You can glimpse the migration of whales to Hervey Bay, enjoy the wildlife in the lush wilderness or walk into town to try new restaurants and bars. Plenty of cottages also have beach access, giving you a private beach holiday.
The apartments in Stradbroke Island are modern and stylish, often including landscaped gardens with native wildlife, waterfront views and beach access. You can enjoy honeyeaters feeding on the grevilleas near the deck, the sights of boats and ferries on the ocean or dips in the heated pool. Some rentals offer a luxury bathroom, which features a duo tub with rainfall and waterfall outlets flowing into the handmade crystalline basins.