Socializing meets scenery at this lively township with fantastic cafés and restaurants overlooking an impressive vista of rocky headlands and the Pacific Ocean.
Discover the vibrant township of Point Lookout perched on a stunning headland jutting out from North Stradbroke Island. As the island’s social hub, Point Lookout has a lively dining strip where fresh seafood meals are complemented with a view that looks out over the easternmost tip of Queensland. Head to the town’s golden-sand beaches and go surfing or diving. From the craggy clifftop, peer into the water and you’ll spy a diversity of marine life.
Bring the family for a day of surf and sun at Cylinder Beach. This lifeguard-patrolled beach is sheltered from the waves by a rocky bluff and is a great place to take the little ones for a swim. Check out the views from the Cylinder Headland Foreshore and relax under the dappled shade of coastal trees. To the south, you’ll find the town’s namesake, Point Lookout. Weave through coastal walking tracks and enjoy the views of the golden sands of Frenchmans Bay to the south.
Explore the town’s southeast section to find a series of waterfront cafés. Headland Park contains the breathtaking North Gorge Walk, which is one of Queensland’s best land-based seawatching spots. Clamber around the stunning headland trail and look down into the ocean waters to try your luck spotting dolphins, turtles and rays, as well as humpback whales between June and November.
For more adventure, check out the town’s pounding surf breaks or join a diving tour of offshore sites. Try four-wheel driving along the rugged tracks. After a day of wildlife watching and exploration, treat yourself to a visit to a day spa or enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Point Lookout is located on North Stradbroke Island’s northeast coast. It is a 20-minute drive east from the ferry terminals at Amity Point and Dunwich. Ferries depart from Toondah Harbour, Cleveland. Pick from several accommodations options in Point Lookout, including comfortable hotels and luxury vacation rentals with private whale-watching viewpoints for experiencing the region’s rich marine life.