South Stradbroke Island - Tipplers & Duxes Circuit

A walk across to the ocean then along the beach and back via the central track.

South Stradbroke Island - Tipplers & Duxes Circuit

South Stradbroke, Queensland 4216, Australia

Created By: Gold Coast Cruise and walking group.

Tour Information

Cross from the mainland by boat. Smooth water Cruise.

This walk starts at Tipplers Licensed cafe. It crosses the island to the ocean beach where you can admire views of the Gold Coast and the beautiful 22 Klms of natual beach. The walk then descends over the dune down to the ocean beach. Heading North along the beach we turn West again to pick up the track back across the island towards Duxes, then back down the central track returning to Tipplers. The walk is on sandy and leaf littered tracks and on the beach. It is largely flat except for a moderate climb going up over the dunes on the ocean side.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Tipplers Licensed Cafe

This walking tour starts and finishes from in front of Tipplers licensed cafe. The cafe is located on the water's edge not far from the pontoons, where the boats arrive and depart from.
Surf Beach Walk

The central track or Tipplers road runs from north of the Southport yacht club facility on the island down to Couran Cove. It then connects to Currigee Road and runs down to Currigee at the southern end of the island. It is one of  the mai... Read more
Ocean Beach walking track

A narrow walking track. It winds it's way through the unique island vegetation. It is mostly shady and is a leaf littered sandy track, but fairly flat. 
Top of the Dune.

At the top of the dune now with beautiful views of the 22 Klm island beach. Off to the south are the high rise buildings of the Gold Coast. From here we  descend down to the beach.
Surf Side Beach

Down from the top of the dune and on to the surf beach. This is an unpatrolled beach. 
Duxes track turn off.

Along the beach to the turn off to the track back across the island to Duxes. There is a climb back up to the top of the dunes. The descent down to the track back across the island is marked by the "thong" tree. Usually decorated with an as... Read more

Named after the Duxes a family who worked the oyster leases here many years ago. TSS (The Southport School)  has a facility here used by their students and the Southport Yacht Club has a facility here used by their members. The two organis... Read more
Central Track

The walking track now becomes the main central track again. A beautiful natural shady, sandy track. We catch glimpses of the waters of Tippler's passage as we pass through stands of Banksia and various other examples of island flora. Goann... Read more
Turn Off back towards the western beach

The turn off back towards the western beach. At the end of the track is the newly formed beach created from recent dredging of the channel. 


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