We are running our fishing trip this Sunday 7 September and we do have 5 vacancies available to those "Fishers" out there that are interested in fishing the beaches off North Stradbroke Island for whiting, bream and dart. Simply email or ring anytime.
Thank YOU! As I posted on my facebook..
"Such an awesome fantastic beautiful incredible breath-taking unbelievable magical surreal sunny once-in-a-lifetime day on Straddie!
I am so glad I signed up for the day tour by Kingfisher Tour. So lucky to be able to experience this day. Driving down the endless beach on a 4WD, trying out adrenaline-filled sand surfing, dipping my feet in the Brown Lake full of healing saps from trees that contain tea tree oil, having a private BBQ lunch on the beach as I watch the waves come rolling in and keeping a look-out for whales....
I want to remember this moment, this moment of being away from the fast-paced city life, this moment feeling so peaceful and grateful."
Thank you! Straddie was the highlight of our trip, and your tour was certainly the highlight of the hightlight :)
Take care! Some friends may be contacting you about tours soon :)
By the way, here are some free apps that let you take panorama even though your iphone's camera function doesn't have it :) hope it works!
Watch out for our latest newsletter coming out soon.
But in the meantime:
Hi Dave thank you very much for taking our family on your for the day. They had a brilliant time and said they'll recommend the tour to everyone they know is coming to visit. They haven't stopped talking about it, my husbands jealous he doesn't like having to work when he knows someone coming over to the island.
Snowboarding Queensland Style, fishing and swimming it doesn't get much better than that!
This is only part of our 2 day tour of Straddie. We went sand boarding as well and explored the Straddie Desert.
So please watch myself "Barefoot" Dave and Dean today at 5.30pm on Channel 7 for Queensland Weekender.
Remember you can book all our tours via our web site at www.straddiekingfishertours.com.au
Hope to see you all soon on this Island Paradise.
After the Amity Point shopping complex fire (see photos above) I will endeavour to keep you up to date with the process of the rebuild. I will post photos on my blog in our web site daily or weekly depending what is happening.
Please feel free to give me any feedback.
The birds washed up on North Stradbroke Island appear to be short-tailed shearwater or ‘mutton birds’.
Short-tailed shearwater or ‘mutton birds’ are on their annual 10,000 kilometre non-stop migration from northern Russia to rookeries in Victoria and South Australia.
Bad weather on this long and exhausting journey can take its toll on the birds.
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has received reports of the birds being found on Queensland beaches –some completely exhausted and many have died.
Over the next few months, dead or exhausted birds may be found along the Queensland coast.Anyone who finds a dead bird on the beaches is advised, as a precaution, not to handle the bird.
This is not the first time this has occurred. Thousands of short-tailed shearwater birds were found dead around Moreton Bay in 2011 and Fraser Island in 2006.
Tests at that time confirmed that they died from exhaustion and starvation as a consequence of the migration. Exhausted and starved birds are also known to wash up on the beaches of Japan, the Aleutian Islands and North America.
This is part of nature asmore than a million migratory birds travel enormous distances to and from Australia each year, often feeding and roosting alongside resident species on our coast, coral cays and islands.
Barefoot Dave's fishing report.
Gar are appearing around the Amity Point jetty in good numbers and are excellent snapper bait. Tailor are still being caught in deep holes along Main Beach day or night although bigger green backs appear on dusk. Whiting are the flavour of the week if you have a boat plenty are found on the shallower sand banks. The Blue hole is working well. Happy frying.
Within a two hour period we counted 40 Humpback Whales slowly swimming north as we were driving along Main Beach on Straddie.
After following the whales we then preceded to Queensland's most Easterly point the North Gorge to view then again from about 35 metres looking down on them as they swim past.
Whilst we were looking at them a pod of dolphins guided them past the headland.
Very nice to see. We took plenty of photos of them all for our albums.
Thank you for a most enjoyable day last Thursday. It was a most fantastic day and so much fun. As it has been years and years since I have been to Stradbroke Island it certainly was an eye opener. On the ferry coming over to meet you we talked about the Miramar and Mirvina coming to Amity Point – boy what a difference.
It was wonderful visiting the different accommodation places and seeing what a variety there is. The Gorge Walk was great and the water so clear.
Of course what can we say about Lunch on the beach we were so lucky that the weather was kind to us and we were able to just relax and enjoy such good food.
Please thank Darryl for me as he was most kind in helping us “oldies” in and out of the 4WD and so patient while our legs came back to normal.
(I was the one at the very back who locked the door all the time!!!!) It was good also hearing Darryl’s life on the Island.
Once again many thanks for such a wonderful day. Cannot wait to come back.
Posted by "Barefoot Dave" who just loves telling you all about this Island Paradise we call "Straddie".