Visitors should keep plans to visit North Stradbroke Island during September school holidays

STRADDIE: The view from Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island while a fire burns near Amity Point. Photo: Redland City Council
STRADDIE: The view from Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island while a fire burns near Amity Point. Photo: Redland City Council

THE Redland City Council has appealed to visitors who had plans to visit North Stradbroke Island during the school holidays to keep their arrangements.

The call comes as a bushfire burns in an inaccessible swamp about three kilometres south of Amity Point.

A council spokeswoman said the fire was not affecting campsites, although there was some smoke on the island that could affect those with respiratory problems.

"Whales can be seen daily from the Point Lookout Gorge Walk and the beaches are crystal clear, including Cylinder Beach which for the last two years has been named Surf Lifesaving Queensland's best beach in the the state," the spokesperson said.

"There's great fishing and snorkelling. You can also be sure to see dolphins at Point Lookout and very often around the jetty at Amity. You will also be able to see kangaroos and koalas across the island."

The Point Lookout Markets will also be held on Sunday, September 22 and 29 and October 6.

The spokeswoman reminded visitors to heed the local fire ban, in place until midnight, October 4.

Emergency services messaging will be broadcast via 612 ABC radio and via the Redlands Coast disaster dashboard website disaster.redland.qld.gov.au.

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