GREAT FOR FAMILIES Our 4WD Eco Tour explained. For people on the Mainland see instructions below on how to get here.
Pick you up from your Island accommodation at approx 8.45am.
Drive through Dunwich pointing out the rich history of this Township
Next is morning tea, a cuppa and some "Aussie Damper" at Brown Lake which is a fresh water lake (contains medicinal Ti Tree oil)
From here we go to Main Beach and drive to Point Lookout watching for whales and dolphins
We stop on Main Beach for a photo shoot and another swim if you like
Getting to North Gorge at Point Lookout and take in the beautiful scenery and views from this point. This is Queensland’s most Easterly point so a good chance to see humpback whales (in season), dolphins, turtles, manta rays and other fish.
Drive through Point Lookout onto Flinders Beach
Have our famous BBQ on the beach for lunch (Aussie beef sausages, garden salad and pineapple, rice, beetroot and a fruit drink)
After lunch it is a walk on Flinders Beach whilst driver packs up and then to Amity Point
Spot our resident koalas at Amity (hopefully with baby)
Walk along jetty
Then back to your pick up point for the return journey home.
If you want to be independent and are coming from Brisbane we ask you to catch the 08:55 am water taxi from Emmett Drive in Cleveland. So this is what you need to do! For people who are travelling across to Straddie for the day!
Catch the 07:00 am (approx) train from Central or Roma Street stations (Monday to Friday and weekends) and go to Cleveland (end of line) arriving at approx 8.22am. Then walk off the station turning right and wait at the bus stop for the 258 bus to arrive.
Catch the 258 bus to the water taxi terminal at Toondah Harbour showing the bus driver your train ticket and he will take you straight to the water taxi terminal in time to catch the 08:55 am boat to Dunwich.
Board the water taxi and pay for your return ticket ($20.00 per adult)
I will meet you as you step ashore 20 minutes later after crossing Moreton Bay. Be on the lookout for dolphins and dugongs.
We then start the tour from Dunwich...........................EASY!
For people already on Straddie, we will pick you up from your Island accommodation 08:15 am and then go to the water taxi terminal in Dunwich to meet the others coming across by boat from Cleveland.
We all start the tour from here!
The bus from train station to the water taxi terminal.
The water taxi terminal we wait at.
The water taxi we catch to Dunwich on Straddie.
Ros from New Zealand wrote: Hi Dave Thank you for a lovely day on Straddie. Everyone enjoyed the days outing very much and we really enjoyed everyone's company too and the beautiful weather. Thank you also for the birthday cake and for playing along with the surprise, it all turned out as I had hoped for and more. Best wishes to yourself and continued success for your business.
Ros, Grant, Cam and Lauren
Kelly posted on Facebook this comment. 7 June 2012.
My boyfriend and I toured Straddie with Dave in 2009, while I was in Oz visiting my fella for the first time. We had a wonderful day--the island is beautiful, lunch was delicious, and the Thelanders could not have been more awesome. Now my fella and I are married, and I know we will go back to Straddie someday. I can't recommend Kingfisher Tours enough!
Chris from England wrote: Hi David I have been meaning to write for some time to thank you for a great day on over the Easter holidays. We all had a great time, all the kids were excited but shattered although they did bounce back the following day for the surfing lesson with Murray. I have just received the photos from our friends in the UK and there are some great shots of our day with you. We are looking forward to the next set of guests from the UK who have the time to spend a day on Straddie and we will give you a call. thanks again