The Rain stopped and we took the bus to Lookout Point where the Gorge walk is located. We walked down to the Blow hole point and stayed there for a while trying to see the blowout. The Gorge Walk has a unique rock formation called the ‘Blow Hole’, similar to that of a humpback whale. It was a beautiful day for walking the Gorge. North Stradbroke Island’s impressive headland walk North Gorge Walk is an absolute must do. The 1.2 kilometre boardwalk follows the headland of Point Lookout offering views which are simply breath-taking.
Straddie’s impressive headland walk called the North Gorge walk is located at the north western end of Point Lookout and is the best vantage point on the island to watch the whales and marine life pass right before your eyes.
The walk encompasses the best of both worlds, with its raw and jagged headland to one side, and natural bushland on the other. Known for its best viewing experience of migrating humpback whales, the Gorge Walk also has a unique rock formation called the ‘Blow Hole’, similar to that of a humpback whale.
The next stop was at the peak where the main viewing area is for the migrating whales. This is where in whale season, tourists gather and watch the whales.
The Gorge walk at Point Lookout is a must for all visitors to the island. This gentle walk offers outstanding views across the ocean and is an ideal vantage point for spotting marine life, such as turtles, dolphins and manta rays. From June to November, visitors can delight in watching humpback whales pass close to the coastline on their annual migration. The Gorge walk also offers stunning views along beautiful Main Beach to Jumpinpin, the island’s southern tip. North Stradbroke Island map (PDF, 669KB)
After staying for a while at the viewing place, the track climbs to the final part of the walk as it ends at the Point Lookout shops. Here we met two older guys who said they saw a whale out on the horizon but its not whale time right now. This area at sunrise and sunset is where the wallabies graze and when the water is clear, you can see dolphins and turtles at play.
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