Everyone who visits North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) comes to immerse themselves in the stunning scenery and buzzing vibe that makes this place so special. And the place that tops the list of places to see is Moolomba.
Moolomba or Point Lookout in North Stradbroke Island is located right on the north-eastern point of Stradbroke Island, and in recent years, has become the social hub of the island. Not only does it have some of the very best views in the world, but thanks to the abundance of local bars, cafes and independent boutiques, it draws in many visitors. With its great ambiance and friendly atmosphere, it’s definitely the place to go when you pay a visit to Straddie.
Well, firstly, it’s all down to nature! The natural landscape of towering rocky headlands combined with kilometres of sandy beach makes it an eminently Instagrammable location. The stunning colours generated as the sun appears above the horizon ensure that it’s one of the most photographed sunrises on the NSW north coast.
Point Lookout is also one of the best land-based vantage points in the whole of Australia to watch the native sea life. As you walk along the route of the North Gorge Walk, you can see dolphins, manta rays, turtles, and from June to November, migrating humpback whales swimming in the Pacific Ocean – and that’s a treat in anyone’s book! Turn the other way, and you’ll have stunning views across the rainforest. From the carpark, there’s a wheelchair-friendly track that means that everyone can enjoy the magnificent views from this truly spectacular location.
There is so much to do at Moolomba that Point Lookout is now Stradbroke‘s worst-kept secret. And with such a beautiful beach at your disposal, it’s no wonder that many activities at Point Lookout are beach-based. You can simply relax on the sand and soak up the sun or, if you love surfing, try your hand on some of the best breaks in the world. If diving is more your thing, you’ll find several dive sites just waiting to be explored beneath the turquoise waters.
When you tire of the beach – if such as thing is possible – why not head inland for a four-wheel adventure? You can explore all that the island has to offer in comfort.
Whether you want to cool down with a refreshing drink or some delicious homemade Italian gelato, there are plenty of places to eat and drink at Point Lookout on Stradbroke Island. Many restaurants offer fresh seafood and fish dishes, plus there are several informal eateries for those times when you just need a quick coffee or snack. And when you’ve finished eating, take some time to explore the galleries and boutique shops that abound here. You’ll find local art in the Starfish Studio featuring the native flora and fauna and the spectacular colours of Straddie sunrises.
There’s also a wide range of accommodation ranging from budget to the ultra-luxurious accomodation in Stradbroke Island. In fact, when it comes to beach house rentals, Point Lookout has its fair share of quality places to stay. If you need any help in finding the perfect accommodation for you, get in touch with us here at Discover Stradbroke and we’ll do our best to find you the ideal base in Port Lookout from which to explore the island.