NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND (Straddie)
Want a day of sun, sea and adventure while you are staying at The Friendly Chat? Then head to Straddie! A favourite with us, this island offers so much. Natural beauty abounds with stunning beaches and native bushland - a very relaxed island feel. A short drive or train ride to Cleveland, this island can be easily reached by water taxi, and with the connecting bus link, you arrive at Point Lookout ready to explore the Gorge Walk. Along the way, you could be lucky enough to see turtles, dolphins, kangaroos, koalas and even whales if the season is right. Don’t forget to take some photos to record the stunning beauty.
Nearby Thorneside Rail Station gets you aboard air-conditioned trains that deliver you into Brisbane City in about 40 minutes. There you can enjoy strolling along Southbank beside the Brisbane River, maybe visiting the Museum or Art Gallery or enjoying the dining choices that await. Including a ride on the CityCat is a great way to view Brisbane as the river weaves around the CBD.