Jumpinpin

JUMPINPIN

The southeast tip of the island, at the far southern end of Main Beach. To the south of Jumpinpin lies the channel between North Stradbroke Island and South Stradbroke Island. It is fast-moving, deep-channel water, not suitable for swimming but popular for fishing. 4WDJumpinpin is only accessible on land by four-wheel drive vehicles. Only attempt this drive if you have a valid permit for your vehicle, are aware of the permit conditions, are confident of the 33km beach drive, are confident the appropriate tide times coincide with your drive there and back and are confident the ocean swell is not unusually large at the time or has recently caused extreme dune formations hindering beach driving.

Swimming

CAUTION: With strong tidal currents in the deep channel and an abundance of large marine wildlife, swimming is not advised.

Fishing

Good beach fishing. Popular for bream, flathead, tailor, tarwhine, whiting, jew, and mullet seasonally. Dogs on leashes at all times.

Content based on www.beachsafe.org.au – SLSA and www.redland.qld.gov.au

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches.

History
The word Jumpinpin is of Aboriginal origin. It is derived from the word ‘oumpinin’ which refers to the sweetened roots of the Wynnum (breadfruit) tree which was feasted on when tribes met in the area. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 22 July 2004. Web. 17 Aug 2015.

North Stradbroke Island, QLD 4183