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A DAY ON NORTH STRADDIE

BOOKINGS FOR THIS OUTING WILL OPEN ON AUGUST 16

We'll be catching the 8.55am water taxi across to North Stradbroke Island which connects with the 9.25am bus from Dunwich. Arriving at Point Lookout at around 10am, we'll set off to the the scenic North Gorge Walk and a wander around the town before heading down to the Straddie Pub for lunch. The walk is not difficult so this should be a lovely social day - particularly if you haven't been to North Straddie before.  

ORGANIZER:
Barry Baker - Ph:[masked]

RSVPs:
Please make sure your RSVP is up to date the night before and text the Organiser on the day if you find you can't make it at the last minute.

GETTING THERE:
We will be catching the Stradbroke Ferries Water Taxi from Cleveland to Dunwich - a 25 minute trip. The boat departs from the terminal at the end of Middle Street, Cleveland - look for the four-storey tower. 

CAR POOLING: You may like to meet up at a point closer to the Gold Coast and carpool. It gets a bit tricky for me to organise these things but I do encourage you to make any such arrangements between yourselves. Just so long as you're all at the ferry terminal at 8.30am to give us plenty of time to pay for tickets and get settled before the boat departs at 8.55am.

ISLAND TRANSPORT: The local bus meets the ferry for transfers across to Point Lookout

THE WALK:
Straddie’s impressive North Gorge headland walk encompasses the best of both worlds, with its raw and jagged headland to one side, and natural bushland on the other. It also has a unique rock formation called the ‘Blow Hole’, similar to that of a humpback whale. The Gorge Walk is a North Stradbroke Island icon and reveals just how pristine and unspoiled the island truly is.

LUNCH: And to finish the day, an early lunch at the Stradbroke Hotel before we board the 1.50pm bus from Pt Lookout to Dunwich and the 2.25 pm water taxi back to Cleveland. We should arrive back at the Cleveland dock just before 3pm. (There are later bus/ferries so you may wish to stay longer).

WHAT TO BRING: Snacks, plenty of water, sunscreen and insect repellent. Members are asked to bring a first aid kit on all hikes.

COST: Water taxi fare: $20pp return ($14 concession); bus fare: $9.80pp return ($5 concession) ... and we'll pass around the hat for our usual $1 contribution which goes towards the annual cost of our website on the Meetup network, with any additional funds donated to the Springbrook SES each year.

PERSONAL RESPONSILIBITY PHILOSOPHY: The Gold Coast Hiking Meetup Group is not a registered association or official club - it's really just a group of people walking together. As such, we cannot be held responsible for any accidents or injuries that may happen at or occur as a result of our events. We also cannot provide any guidance on fitness levels required. I always try to include the description from the NPWS websites but basically, it's up to individual members to decide whether they are hale and hearty enough to undertake the walk. We like to call this our 'PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY' philosophy!

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  • Rozanne

    Great day, stunning scenery and plenty of marine life - thanks so much Barry for organising :-)

    September 9, 2013

  • Charmaine Kaiser R.

    Thnaks so much for organising this Barry. Really enjoyed it!

    September 9, 2013

  • Di

    Awesome day! Awesome company! Fabulous organizing Barry!! Xxxxx

    1 · September 9, 2013

  • Joyce S.

    Barry excelled himself in his organization.The island was absolutely gorgeous and wish we had abit more time to explore around the beaches in addition to the board walk track.Very nice hotel for lunch.

    September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pictures posted today... if anyone objects to any picture posted by me, could you please contact me by private message and I will crop or delete the offending photo.
    Thank you all for such a lovely day on North Straddie, thanks especially to Barry, well done, again.
    Em

    September 8, 2013

    • Tim

      Nar! Great shots Em! Thank you! Appreciate your efforts! Keep up the good work!

      September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great day Barry thanks for organising it.

    September 7, 2013

  • Marie Q.

    Thanks Barry for a lovely day. A truly beautiful spot and the company wasn't bad either!!! Thanks everyone. See you all next time.

    September 7, 2013

  • Tim

    Another top day! Thanks Barry! ;) Top weather! Top spot! Top company! Loved every minute! :)

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • kim S

    Excellent

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am thinking that if those who wish to car pool meet at Westfield Helensvale at 7.30 to leave at 7.45 we can sort out how we travel together.

    August 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      too bad, it is going to be such a beautiful day. see you next time.

      September 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Will see you at 7.30 Patricia

      September 7, 2013

  • Andrew J.

    Hey guys, just sneaked in off the waiting list and wondering if anyones got a seat left ? Im in Robina but can meetup for a lift :)

    August 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Andrew, seems the car pool meeting place will be Westfield Helensvale at the rear of the Woollworths Service Station at 7.30 to leave at 7.45

      August 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Julie, I read your comment and see who is going with whom.

      September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    YES! Have just scored a spot for the day! I am in Ashmore and looking to connect with a party for car pooling. I don't mind driving or going with someone else.

    August 27, 2013

    • Deb C

      I will be at

      September 4, 2013

    • Deb C

      I will be at Westfield as well

      1 · September 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to be coming from Coomera if anyone is interested in carpooling

    August 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I don't live at Coomera but yes I have voted at Burleigh

      September 4, 2013

    • JC

      Hi Cheryl & Julie, I would love to join you both to carpool from Coomera, if you can please let me know if this is ok. Thanks Jay

      September 4, 2013

  • Marie Q.

    I think I wrote my post in the wrong spot. It will only be me on Sat as my visitor can't make it so that will leave a spot for anyone still interested in this outing. I'll be leaving from the Palm Beach area.

    1 · September 4, 2013

    • Barry B.

      Thanks Marie! I've noted that it is now just you. We look forward to meeting you on Saturday. Regards, Barry Baker, Event Host

      September 4, 2013

  • Andrew J.

    Im going to have to bail on this one but you guys have a great time :)

    September 4, 2013

  • Marie Q.

    I had been signed up for the outing with a friend who is unable to come so that will free up a spot for anyone still wanting to join. Weather is looking great so it should be a wonderful day.

    September 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Whooo, I voted today at Coomera Homemaker Centre, thankfully got that out of the way. Now to enjoy the hike without having to stress about getting back home to vote. No queues either.

    1 · September 3, 2013

  • Andrew J.

    What time do you think we'll be back Barry ?

    September 2, 2013

    • Barry B.

      Hi Andrew. We should get back to Cleveland at 2.50pm, then your drive home.

      September 2, 2013

  • Susie G

    I get back from my first school camp Fri nite . Just been warned I might need a sleep in Sat to recover from lack of sleep ... better I let someone have the spot than cancel at short notice

    August 28, 2013

  • Moira

    Barry, this dratted machine will not allow me to add the plus 1 on booking - I will try to catch a spare spot when it comes up for John when it comes up. thanks, Moira.

    August 28, 2013

  • Rozanne

    Anybody want to meet at exit 79 Mudgeeraba to car pool

    1 · August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Regrettably I can't go on this hike now as I'm working at a polling booth ... found out today. I keep checking and checking the days hoping it wasn't this day but alas it is. I was so looking forward to it.

    August 27, 2013

    • Tim

      Tellem thanks but no thanks!

      August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry guys, decided to miss as we have too much on over that period. :-( try to do later ourselves.

    August 27, 2013

  • Moira

    hi - if place comes up - its the plus 1 - thank you
    Moira.

    August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I Need a lift as i won't have my car that day..can meet anywhere along the gold coast. :)

    August 16, 2013

    • Susie G

      Hi everyone . Can I join in with car pooling . Definitely preferable to getting lost lol

      1 · August 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, Pauline and I are going up, your welcome to come with us. :)

      August 23, 2013

  • Joyce S.

    Yeah!!! I'm in!!!! Any car pooling availablefrom Currumbin/Palm Beach area?

    August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Em and Lucy! I have a lift with Pauline. There is 2 spaces left in the car if anyone is in need. :)

    August 21, 2013

  • Lindy

    sORRY JUST REALISED i HAVE A WEDDING ON THIS DAY.

    August 20, 2013

  • Carol J

    Hi Julie and Em, I could prob pick u up as I,ll hav room for 2 more, I'm coming from The Tweed

    August 16, 2013

    • Lindy

      I would love to carpool with you again.

      August 19, 2013

  • Carol J

    Due to other commitments I won't be attending this outing now. Unfortunately that also means I can't carpool Em and Julie from Helen'svale sorry :(

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone interested in carpooling from Westfield Helensvale?? let me know.

    August 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      BTW, I usually park behind the Woollworths Service Station in the car park. Easy access to the M1 from there.

      August 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would love to join you Em if you have room for me

      1 · August 18, 2013

  • Carole M.

    sounds like fun

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yah! We are coming. Look forward to a great day. :-)

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Whoops. was thinking GC departure, not Cleveland. :-) so will have to go and discuss if we will/can go.

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a really great day, and something like we have been meaning to do, but prob too early for us to come all the way from Redcliffe (and we are not able to stay over the night before as we would normally for something like this). so have great day.

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm rsvp'g now with a yes lol! It's going to be a great day.

    1 · July 15, 2013

    • Barry B.

      Hi Lucy - RSVP's now open 16 Aug. Will be great!

      July 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeh I know ... I'm just getting excited already!

      July 15, 2013

  • Barry B.

    Yep... it's on again - 7/9. Pse call me

    July 14, 2013

  • Di

    Aha! I seem to recall this from a memory a while back as being an amazing day!!! Bring it on again!!!! :)

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This one sounds like a great adventure for 'Lucy's big day out'.

    1 · July 3, 2013

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