Historic Dunwich is your first port of call when you arrive on North Stradbroke Island. The town services the sand mining industry; it is the major thoroughfare for transport vehicles and is used as a port for loading and unloading mineral sands for the mines.
Dunwich is regarded as a stopping off place for supplies before heading out to either Point Lookout or Amity Point, but it does have its own charms and attractions and is well worth exploring.
For a quick bite or takeaway, head for the First Stop Café or the Stradbroke Bakery in the main street, or if you are looking for lunch or dinner with a bay view, the Little Ship Club in Yabby Street has all that and more.
Point Lookout is where you will find long white sandy beaches, fantastic surfing locations and the natural beauty of the rocky headlands.
From June to November, the migrating Southern Humpback Whales pass close to Point Lookout on their journey north to Hervey Bay, and again on their return with their calves, making this one of the world’s best land-based whale watching destinations.
The majority of holiday houses and resorts can be found here along with a range of shops, galleries and restaurants.
Known as the island's sleepy little fishing village, Amity Point has a quiet, laid-back atmosphere making it the perfect place to relax, unwind or wet a line.
The mellow appeal makes Amity a popular holiday destination for families with young children, couples looking for a secluded romantic escape or seniors who appreciate the tranquil surrounds and peace and quiet.
There are no surf beaches here, however 4WD access to Flinders surf beach is located on the edge of the township.
Amity's most popular landmark is the local jetty which is home to an abundance of marine life, a popular and easy fishing location and a favourite spot to watch the sunset or catch a glimpse of a dolphin. The calm bay waters provide an ideal environment for recreational watersports.