Amity Point or “Pulan”
Amity Point is a small seaside village that enjoys the beautiful sunsets over the bay.
Here the waters are calm and the area is a favourite place for spotting dolphins and pelicans. Amity is great for kayaking or, if you love fishing, “putting the tinny in”, or perhaps throwing a line in from jetty. If that catch of the day eludes you don’t worry, there’s plenty of seafood to be had at Amity from Seashells Café or Rufus King Seafood.
Where is Amity Point on Stradbroke Island?
Amity Point is located at the northwestern tip of North Stradbroke Island. Popular with families, seniors, anglers, and anyone seeking a relaxed, scenic getaway, this small seaside village is situated near the tranquil waters of Moreton Bay. Amity Point is the smallest of the three residential communities on Stradbroke Island (the other two being Dunwich and Point Lookout), and its size gives it a unique, laid-back charm, making it the perfect place for a restful break.
How do I get to Amity Point?
North Stradbroke Island is only around 46km off the coast of Brisbane. You can get to Amity Point on Stradbroke Island by taking passenger or vehicular ferries to Dunwich. These ferries depart from Toondah Harbour, Cleveland, on the mainland. When you arrive at Dunwich, you can take a 20-minute taxi or bus ride to Amity Point. Alternatively, you could drive if you’ve brought your car on the ferry. A bike or scooter are the other possibilities for getting around North Stradbroke Island.
What is there to do at Amity Point?
Amity Point is a wonderful holiday destination for those who love the outdoors. Caravaning, bushwalking, cycling, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, snorkelling, and scuba diving are some of the things to do throughout Stradbroke Island and at Amity Point. There’s also stand-up paddling, surfing, swimming, and whale and dolphin watching. You’ll also want to make time to explore the shops and eateries, or perhaps just sit back on the pristine white-sand beaches and relax. Amity Bay has a jetty where you can swim in the enclosure, snorkel in the rock wall, or watch the dolphins at play. There’s also Cylinder Beach, which includes nearby attractions such as the North Gorge Walk with beautiful scenic views, and Starfish Studio where you can shop for quality textiles, durable for family and the outdoors.
Other nearby beaches, such as Main Beach is on the northerly winds and gets larger waves for experienced surfers, and the headland which overlooks the Main Beach has astounding views looking towards the Gold Coast, and on clear days you can even see Point Danger! There’s also the quieter beaches, such as Frenchman’s Beach, which has some of the best rock pools Stradbroke Island has to offer.
When are peak times and dates to visit Amity Point?
Peak periods for Amity Point tend to coincide with Queensland school holidays, including the Easter long weekend. December, January, April, and September tend to see higher levels of bookings. However, Amity Point is an excellent destination to visit all year round, given the temperate climate and pleasant weather day-to-day. In terms of accommodation, you can stay at a resort or rent Amity Point cabins, cottages, houses, or Amity bungalows on Stradbroke Island. Alternatively, if you are truly an outdoorsy type, Amity Point has camping grounds with a range of features and facilities.
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