Adder Rock, Point Lookout (Stradbroke Island)


Located on the northern tip of Stradbroke Island, Adder Rock is one of the first “developed” areas you come across when driving into Point Lookout.

Adder Rock is most “famous” for its camping ground a lovely, tree shrouded space with many powered and unpowered sites,  and a number of spots right on the beach.

The beach is fabulous and the best place for photos is on the headland which gives great views of sunrise (over Flinders reef) and sunset across the bay to the headland at Amity

How to get there:

You can get to Stradbroke Island via car or passenger ferries which leave regularly from Cleveland (just 30 minuets drive from Brisbane CBD).  The ferry trip is approximately 40 minutes and once on the island you can get pretty much anywhere in 20 minutes.  a 4WD is NOT required for most areas,. but to get on the beach and head to more isolated places you will need a 4WD and a beach driving permit.

Adder rock is about a 15 minute drive from Dunwich (where the ferry lands)


There can be mozzies and sandflies (particularly in summer) so bring some insect repellent

Good idea to bring a polarising filter, and if you want some good sunrise/sunset shots (particularly if you are doing time lapse sequences) a selection of ND filters and a tripod is a must.

The following timelapse video sequence was taken from the Adder Rock headland and merges 420 photos taken over a 50 minute period into a 16 second video sequence :

The timelapse video below was taken from the Adder Rock camping ground overlooking the beach and compresses 290 photos taken over a 90 minute period into a 9 second video :

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