North Gorge Walk
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amy t
Queenstown, New Zealand38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Great walk with great views. Suitable for families with children. We would recommend going early in the morning or in the afternoon. There isn’t a lot of sun cover so it gets a bit hot. There are some parts of the walk where children need to be supervised.
Written March 3, 2020
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J_WillTell
Zurich, Switzerland75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We were guided around the gorge by Josh from Quandamooka Coast the first time, then went back the next day to check it out again. It was well worth both visits!
On the first visit we were introduced to some of the stories of the local people, as well as information about the vegetation, geography, and wildlife of the area. On our second visit we looked a bit closer and saw even more - several kangaroos close to the boardwalk, relaxing out of the strong wind (even one with a joey!); a turtle in the waters of the gorge; many birds, both flying and tucked into the trees to stay out of the wind; and a large pod of dolphins which hung around the point for quite a while.
Written January 13, 2020
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NickyP54
Bargara, Australia1,372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This circular walk is simply stunning, so good we did it anti-clockwise one day and then came back to do in reverse the next. Beautifully crafted with wooden steps and walkways interspersed with benches and viewing platforms. You can also take your four legged friend on leash as well.

So many great vantage points where an abundance of wildlife can be observed, along with the power of the ocean crashing into the impressive gorge. We spotted whales close to shore, dolphins, white-bellied sea eagles, wallabies, 'roos and a variety of smaller birds.

There are many interesting information boards en-route, but also a protest site where indigenous locals are objecting to a proposed new information centre. My own personal opinion is that this development is definitely not necessary within an area of such environmental and cultural significance. Pay a visit and decide for yourself.
Written September 20, 2022
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ron d
Caloundra, Australia633 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This is a lovely walk along a headland, crossing a large gorge. Easy walking although there are quite a lot of stairs. We saw a pretty goanna, several kangaroos, some turtles that were mating and a pod of dolphins. No whales, unfortunately, but others we met claimed to have seen some the previous day. Iy was a gorgeous sunny day and we enjoyed the walk a lot. So much so that when we reached the end we turned around and did the walk in reverse.
Written November 3, 2020
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Niec
Brisbane, Australia2,721 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
After a coach tour around the island and before lunch, it was arranged for the walk high up on The Gorge Walk and Point Lookout. Those who did not want to hike up steps started at the other end where they could just walk a shorter distance to sight the ocean and lookout for dolphins, turtles. There were also some seating there for them to wait or cafes and shops across the road. Others started at the lower end not far down the street and took on the stairs and completed this walk only and not the North Walk .The sighting of Main Beach first is a 32 km stretch from below the Life Savers and runs south and ends up at the Jumpinpin Inlet, where boating, crabbing and fishing is popular, There are about 150 rips along this beach on an average day. Also along the beach is an eighteen mile swamp just in off the sand and below the higher level. It has shallow groundwater fed freshwater coastal wetland, stretching almost the entire length of the eastern side . Underneath the roundabout, outside the lifesavers club, is a very large minion, being shells left over a great period of time by aborigines living in the area.
Some walked down onto the flat rocked area for a good look around. Someone spotted a koala en route and a few sighted dolphines surfing on the waves in. It was a beautiful sunny day and cameras were out all along the route.
They thoroughly enjoyed this area of "Straddie".
Written January 10, 2020
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Jennifer B
Brisbane, Australia61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
After a major redevelopment of the Board walk, the loop around North Gorge is much more accessible. The views of the stunning ocean and marine life are second to none. During June to November, it offers one of the best land based whale watching places in the world.
Written October 8, 2020
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QldKaren
Brisbane, Australia316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
If you visit North Stradbroke Island, or Straddie as it is affectionately known, you shouldn’t miss the Gorge Walk. Situated at Point Lookout on the eastern side of the island, the Gorge Walk offers stunning beach and ocean vistas. It is a short walk that is well marked and is not difficult, so kids can easily manage it.

There are many places to stop and take photos or just admire the amazing view. Be careful and sensible though - there are a few rocky outcrops that people gravitate to in order to take photos, and one wrong step could easily send you over the edge. No photo is worth that.

I have always started at the northern end of the Gorge Walk (just opposite the Point Lookout shops) and headed south once on the path. Once you are done, it’s a very quick stroll back to the starting point/ the shops at Point Lookout. If it’s a hot day, make sure you grab yourself an ice cream to celebrate the end of your walk!
Written October 5, 2020
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Jan T
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
A great walk for all ages. Some stairs. Great views. In whale migration May to September usually see whales. We were here in July and saw lots of whales, turtles, dolphins, falcons, terns, kangaroos. Have been in September and seen manta rays. Good for photography. In busy periods can be hard to park.
Written July 19, 2022
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Brisollies
Brisbane, Australia121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
North Stradbroke Island is just incredible and you can’t go there without doing the gorge walk. You will have high chances of seeing both Wallabies & Kangaroos.
The only down side is the council has been very slack in not repairing a
The middle section of the walk. Therefore, you can walk so far in, must turn around - walk to the other entrance and do a shortened version also. We have been over to Straddie 4 times this year (2021) and they still haven’t repaired it.
Written November 6, 2021
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VictoriaAthens
Athens, Greece341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Breath-taking views of the ocean, whales, sea turtles etc. (and beautiful flora). We went in August, so the sun was not too strong and the temperature cool, but be sure to wear sunscreen and a hat and (preferably) sneakers.
Written March 7, 2024
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