Study Tour – The Value of Moreton Bay, North Stradbroke Island

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Moreton Bay is a Ramsar listed site and receives the waters of a number of catchments
including the Brisbane River. This tour will showcase the economic, environmental and social values of Moreton Bay and North Stradbroke Island and the significance of environmental management to protect these values and opportunities.

North Stradbroke Island (traditionally known as Minjerribah) has a remarkable cultural heritage and is one of the world’s largest sand islands.  It features the perched lakes of Brown Lake and Blue Lake and a large ground water resource that is used as part of South East Queensland’s water grid.  The island is also a popular recreational destination.

Delegates will have the opportunity to travel across Moreton Bay to North Stradbroke Island to visit popular recreational sites and hear from leading experts at the Moreton Bay Research Centre.

Date and time: Thursday 21st September 2017, 8am-6pm

Meeting point: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Glenelg St South Brisbane

Cost: $110* (Register now or amend your existing registration to purchase a ticket!)
all proceeds go towards the International RiverFoundation’s Twinning Program

Delegates are requested to bring:

  • water bottle
  • enclosed walking shoes
  • jacket
  • sun cream and hat
  • umbrella or rain jacket.



Times Location Overview
8.00am Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Glenelg St South Brisbane Delegates will board the bus to Cleveland, before transferring on to a Ferry for North Stradbroke Island.
11am-12pm Brown Lake Learn about the cultural significance and ecology of this natural perched lake of pure rainwater tinged brown by the native teatrees.


Morning tea will be provided.

12pm-1.30pm Moreton Bay Research Station


The Moreton Bay Research Station is a University of Queensland facility on North Stradbroke Island providing a centre for study and management of Moreton Bay and its surrounding terrestrial habitat.


Take a tour of the facility OR hear from economic and environmental experts about Moreton Bay.


Lunch will be provided.

1.30-3.40pm North Gorge Take a guided walk along the headland and learn about the cultural heritage of the area and appreciate how pristine the island is. Enjoy the spectacular coastal views and keep your eyes open for the migrating humpback whales!


Afternoon tea will be provided.

6pm Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Glenelg St South Brisbane Tour concludes.


Register now or amend your existing registration to purchase a ticket!

This study tour is organised and sponsored by Brisbane City Council. For more information, call Council on 07 3403 8888 or email the project team at