If you are looking for an easy walk with well-maintained pathways and stunning views, The Gorge Walk at North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) will not disappoint!
The 1.2km trail offers spectacular ocean views from the rocky outcrops of Point Lookout and multiple observation decks throughout. The track is a relatively easy boardwalk with intermittent sets of stairs. It travels atop the walls of the incredible gorge and rises and falls with the surrounding elevation.
This particular stretch of land is ideal for spotting marine birds, dolphins and migrating whales (June – November).
This trail can easily be completed within half an hour. Regardless, make sure to allow yourself additional time for capturing some “instaworthy” images.
At the end of the walk is a fenced playground with toilets. Of course, no trip is complete without a visit to one of the few takeaway shops and a swim at the beach!
There are three beaches on the island patrolled by Surf Lifesaving Queensland patrols. These include Main Beach, Cylinder Beach and Adder Rock (please note, Adder Rock is only patrolled September to April). All three beaches are located within close proximity of the Gorge Walk.
Public transport is provided by SeaLink Stradbroke Ferries. Passenger and vehicle ferries regularly travel between Cleveland and Dunwich terminals. Find timetables here.
Please note that the Gorge Walk is not within walking distance of the Dunwich terminal. Travel by car or bus is required, find bus timetables here.