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Review of North Gorge Walk

North Gorge Walk
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Stradbroke Island Day Trip from Brisbane
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

A stunning walk around the edge of the gorge at Point Lookout on a very well constructed walkway. It has stairs so its not wheelchair or stroller friendly.
The views are breath taking with plenty of bench seats to stop,rest and just take in the amazing array of wildlife which included many whales and pods of dolphins, turtles, rays and a various assortment of birds.
There is a coffee shop at the northern end of the walk and public toilets nearby.

Thank jane_beach
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

It is an easy and well design walk. Plenty of wildlife can be seen and it is an amazing vantage point during the humpback whale migration (june - october). Turtles, dolphins, rays and several species of birds including kites are regular visitors. When the animals are hiding away the sheer beauty of the cliffs and the Crystal clear blue water is a spectacle in itself. I recommend having binoculars to get most of the wildlife encounters and a jumper since it can get quite windy and cold in winter.

Thank Nicolas R
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Point Lookout's breathtaking natural beauty is easily accessible with well designed and constructed boardwalk around the edge of the gorges. Easily view whales passing by in the crystal clear Pacific waters (better with binoculars) as well as dolphins, sharks, turtles, rays and many other fish. Nothing to dislike unless you really hate walking.

Thank chalky49
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

This is a circular walk that packs a lot into a very small space. It is also surprising, as it starts and ends in car parks next to public conveniences. Your initial thoughts are that this just about sums up what you are about to experience. However, this could not be further from the truth! Within about 20 paces, you feel as if you have left the world behind as the views open up over the (often) clear blue sea breaking over jagged rocks and further out to sea. Then, the sea surging in and out of the gorge offering the counterpoint to the ocean views. The waves are quite mesmerising! The cliffs are not high but are craggy and interesting and there are fences to reassure those nervous of heights and benches at intervals for those who made need to rest on the way. The path is part planked walk-way and part gravel and with quite a few steps. Young children will need to be carefully watched and the pathway is not suitable for those with baby buggies or wheelchairs. However, over the last 10 years we have walked with everyone in between, from walking 3 year olds, teens who would rather not be hanging with the "rents" to unsteady 70 year olds. I think everyone has finished the walk with a smile! At various times, we have seen wallabies, numerous birds, turtles, dolphins and whales. If the surf is right, you can also get a ring side seat watching surfers and dolphins sharing the waves at Frenchman's Beach. You also get a good view down the length of Main Beach, south towards the very distant Gold Coast. The whole walk is only about a kilometre but what a kilometre!! If you were to run, it would only take a few minutes but dawdle and look around you and it can take over an hour.

The icing on the cake, so to speak, is where we started off. The walk starts and also ends within meters of the welcoming cafes at Point Lookout. So, a coffee and cake or a ice-cream/gelato is very close to hand. Again, smiles all round!!

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

This walk is a must do if you go to Straddie. We spent hours sitting on the rocks watching whales go by. We also saw numerous pods of dolphins, turtles and sharks. Take your camera, sit down and watch nature at its best.

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