Point Lookout

Brisbane
Cylinder Beach

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.


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Allure Stradbroke Resort
Allure Stradbroke Resort
4 out of 5
43-57 East Coast Road, Point Lookout, QLD
Offering direct access to the beach, this Point Lookout holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Point Lookout Community Hall and Cylinder Beach. Home Beach ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (204 reviews)
"Little dated, gym was in poor condition"

Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2021

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Allure Stradbroke Resort
Pandanus Palms Holiday Resort
Pandanus Palms Holiday Resort
3.5 out of 5
21 Cumming Parade, North Stradbroke Island, Point Lookout, QLD
Offering direct access to the beach, this Point Lookout hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Home Beach and Cylinder Beach. Deadmans Beach and Flinders Beach ...
4/5 Very Good! (92 reviews)
Great place to stay at in Point Lookout
"Everything was great. The cabin is well equipped and the view is amazing. Close to beach and shops. Will come back at Pandanus as soon as I have a chance. Recommended!!"

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2020

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Anchorage on Straddie
Anchorage on Straddie
3 out of 5
112 Dickson Way, Point Lookout, QLD
Nestled on the beach, this Point Lookout apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Home Beach and Adder Rock Beach. Flinders Beach and Point Lookout Community ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (40 reviews)
"Great position, easy access to beach"

Reviewed on 18 May 2021

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Anchorage on Straddie
Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel
Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
158 East Coast Road Point Lookout, Point Lookout, QLD
With direct access to the beach, this Point Lookout hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Home Beach, Cylinder Beach and Deadmans Beach. Frenchmans Beach and Adder ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (23 reviews)
"Great place to stay, straight onto the beach & a short walk to cafe's"

Reviewed on 25 Aug. 2019

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Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel
The Islander Holiday Resort
The Islander Holiday Resort
3.5 out of 5
41 Dickson Way, Point Lookout, QLD
Offering direct access to the beach, this Point Lookout apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Point Lookout Community Hall and Cylinder Beach. Home ...
3.8/5 Good! (209 reviews)
"Huge apartment. Great Location. Excellent communication with the Apartment Manger, Bill. Kangaroos lazing right outside our door. Lots to keep the kids busy and an easy walk to the pub. Highly recommend The Islander for your Straddie trip."

Reviewed on 16 May 2021

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STARFISH ON STRADDIE
STARFISH ON STRADDIE
1 Donahue Street, Brisbane, QLD
Located in Point Lookout, this cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Flinders Beach, Adder Rock Beach and Cylinder Beach. Point Lookout Community Hall and Home ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (89 reviews)
great little house
"We enjoyed the lovely house and our stay on the island, thank you!"

Reviewed on 29 Sep. 2021

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STARFISH ON STRADDIE
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