Return to Stradbroke Island: Five Go Camping

Yes, I know this sounds like an Enid Blyton book, but it really did happen. Five families did go camping on Stradbroke Island and for me it was a return. There’s probably nothing new I can tell you about Straddie that you didn’t find out in my posts from about four years ago:

So I will summarise our weekend away on Stradbroke with, mainly, pictures. First up, the campsite, here’s my tent…

Tents (1)Here is our commune of tents all in one block, with a gazebo in the middle so we can all sit around and natter in the evenings…

Tents (2)As you can see, there’s a beach not too far away, you can see it in the background. Let’s go a little closer…

Beyond the tentsThis particular beach is called Cylinder Beach; this is what it looks like…

Straddie Cylinder BeachStraddie has lots of beaches; here are a couple more that we went to…

More beach (1)

More beach (2)It was warm enough to swim as well, but of course, be sure to swim between the flags

SwimmingWildlife on Stradbroke Island

One of the beauties of Straddie is the wildlife. Keep looking in the trees, eventually you will strike lucky, we did…

Koala (1)

Koala (2)Stradbroke Island is good for whale watching as well, although this is something I’m clearly not very good at as I’m sure you all remember from my post Whale Watching on the Gold Coast, Australia. On the very day we arrived though as we were nipping up to the shops, we saw a couple of whales playing around and decided to pull the car over to the side of the road to take a closer look.

We didn’t see too much, but this picture definitely has two whales larking around…

Whales

Whales 2Mrs Bob though, well, she had much better luck. She took a walk with a couple of the other girls and stood on the rock just the other side of Cylinder Beach and got treated to a real show. She tells me a whale came real close to shore, maybe just 50 metres away.

This beauty stuck its tail in the air and waved it from side to side as if it was singing along with Rod Stewart’s “I am Sailing“, something it continued to do for fully two or three minutes. Unfortunately, she didn’t have a camera with her, so we will just have to imagine it.

I had more luck with turtle watching and over at Point Lookout I did catch a glimpse of one. I did have a camera…

Turtle

Turtle 2Lakes

Stradbroke Island has a couple of lakes as well, one called Blue Lake…

Blue Lake… and the other one called Brown Lake…

Brown LakeWhich makes your feet look brown…

Brown feetTruth be told though, there’s not that much to do on Straddie, but that’s the whole point and it’s why it’s great to go there for a relaxing weekend break.

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  • Chris September 23, 2014, 6:04 pm | Link

    Hi Bob, is that north strady?

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