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North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island (Jandai: Minjerribah ), colloquially Straddie or North Straddie, is an island that lies within Moreton Bay in the Australian state of Queensland, 30 km southeast of the capital Brisbane. Before 1896 the island was part of the Stradbroke Island. In that year a storm separated it from South Stradbroke Island, forming the Jumpinpin Channel. The Quandamooka people are the traditional owners of North Stradbroke island.

At 275.2 km2, it is the second largest sand island in the world. On the island there are three small towns, a number of lakes and beaches along most of the seaward coastline with rocky outcrops at Point Lookout. An Aboriginal presence on the island has been long and ongoing, resulting in a successful native title determination. Tourism is a major and growing industry on the island. The island has been the site for sand mining for more than sixty years. Tourism and currently mining are the island's main industries.

North Stradbroke Island is the second largest sand island in the world. North Stradbroke, South Stradbroke and Moreton Island act as a barrier between Moreton Bay and the Coral Sea.

The island is about 38 km long and 11 km wide with an area of roughly 275 km2 and a maximum elevation of 239 m . The climate of North Stradbroke Island is sub-tropical with warm, moist summers and mild winters. Average annual rainfall is 1587 mm and mean annual maximum temperature is 25 C.

The population of the island at the was 2026, comprising 883 in Dunwich, 678 in Point Lookout, 348 in Amity, and 117 elsewhere on the island. The number of people on the island swells significantly during the holiday season. The island is only accessible by vehicular or passenger ferries leaving from Cleveland.

There are three townships on the island. Dunwich is the largest and has most of the island's services including a school, medical centre, local museum and the University of Queensland's Moreton Bay Research Station. Point Lookout (referred to locally as 'the point') is on the surf side of the island and is the major tourist destination in the holiday season. The third is Amity Point which is much smaller and a popular fishing spot on the island. Flinders Beach is a small settlement of mostly holiday houses located on the main beach between Amity and Point Lookout.

The whole of the island is part of the Redland City local government area, and is incorporated as part of Division 2. The two largest lakes on the island are Brown Lake and Blue Lake.

In January 2014, about 60% of the island's bushland was consumed by bushfires, later to regenerate.

 

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Latitude / Longitude : 27° 31' 40" S / 153° 27' 39" E | Time zone : UTC+10 | Currency : AUD | Telephone : 61  

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Geography and ecology
Blue Lake
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Beaches
View of Main Beach from Point Lookout (North Stradbroke Island)
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Lakes, springs and wetlands
Eighteen Mile Swamp looking south from the Escarpment
North Stradbroke Island-Eighteen Mile Swamp-Enterprise open cut sandmine encroaching on the 18 Mile Swamp wetland
Eighteen Mile Swamp
Enterprise open cut sandmine encroaching on the 18 Mile Swamp wetland
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Other lakes and wetlands
Yarraman Mine 2011
North Stradbroke Island-Fauna-Wallum Sedgefrog is a ‘vulnerable’ species living on Straddie
Fauna
Wallum Sedgefrog is a ‘vulnerable’ species living on Straddie
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Current situation
Enterprise-mine-overlayed Brisbane city to show comparative-area
North Stradbroke Island-Current situation-Enterprise mine dredging path and buffer zones to 18 Mile Swamp, RAMSAR listed, and now Naree Budjong Djara National Park
Current situation
Enterprise mine dredging path and buffer zones to 18 Mile Swamp, RAMSAR listed, and now Naree Budjon...
North Stradbroke Island
North Stradbroke Island
North Stradbroke Island
North Stradbroke Island
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