Perched on the northeastern point of North Stradbroke Island, Point Lookout is a lively coastal town with multiple surf and swimming beaches, a bar and dining strip and uninterrupted Coral Sea views. Point Lookout is a popular destination for those seeking fishing, native wildlife and headland walking trails.
Things to do in Point Lookout
If you’re looking for a beach break, Point Lookout will treat you to three alluring beaches, including Cylinder Beach where you can take up surfing lessons and swim in a safe family-friendly environment. Head to Frenchmans Bay for soft sand and surrounding headlands or go to Main Beach for four-wheel driving and wallaby sightings around dusk.
More native wildlife can be spotted within George Nothling Drive Conservation Area, which is home to koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and a range of native birds. For a relaxed picnic, stop by Headland Park, which has covered tables and Coral Sea vistas. If you prefer to reel in some fish, cast your line out near Adder Rock Camping Ground or from the shoreline at Main Beach.
Seek out a range of pampering massages and beauty treatments at Straddie Day Spa or enjoy some foodie delights along Mooloomba Road. French Ease is known for its wine, cocktails and pizza, while Blue Room is a chic cafe with healthy options and rejuvenating smoothies. The nearby Gorge Walk is an excellent way to burn off your meal while soaking up panoramic coastal views.
Don’t forget to explore the rest of North Stradbroke Island during your stay, including Amity Point, a popular fishing spot. Dunwich is a small port town with precious artefacts and old photographs at the North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum.
Getting around Point Lookout
You can reach Point Lookout by catching the ferry from Cleveland to Dunwich or from Victoria Point to Amity Point. From here you’ll either need a personal vehicle or to use the public buses to get around.