Coming to Straddie can provide a multitude of feelings, especially if it's your first time but never fear, follow these five pointers and you'll never be banished for a Straddie faux pas!
1. Shoes are optional
Don't get me wrong, this ain't no hippy town but the frequent disposal of thongs for aquatic or sand purposes has resulted in years of free wheeling shoe use.
Island Vibe; the one time of year when Stradbroke Island is inundated with the environmentally conscious, reggae sounds of Jamaica, and we can't get enough of it. There are however a number of things to keep in mind before attending, and before you get your dreadlocks in a knot (get it? HA) over some popious real estate blog telling you what to do, these are guidelines only (but highly recommended because I'm a woman and I know everything).
As many of us may have realised in the past 48 hours; Winter is here! And, as much as I've heard (or participated) in a moan or two regarding the difficult task of rising out of bed, I am pleased to announce that winter on Straddie means one thing: WHALES!
If you know anything about North Stradbroke Island, you would know that we LOVE whales. Like, a lot. Love. Whales. So, so much... Whales. WHAAAAALES!!