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Straddie Surf & Yoga Retreat

Welcome to an adventure of salt, sun, and fun on the beautiful North Stradbroke Island off the coast of Queensland! Known affectionately as "Straddie" by locals, this island paradise beckons us with its untamed beauty and laid-back charm, boasting pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and rugged coastline, providing the perfect backdrop for our surf and yoga retreat!


Whether you're a first-time surfer or a seasoned yogi, our trip is designed to cater to all skill levels, ensuring that everyone finds their flow both on and off the board. And what better way to learn to surf than being surrounded by encouraging, fun, like-minded women cheering each other on! If you have always dreamt of being a mermaid this is your perfect chance!

Think sunrise surf sessions, acai bowls for brekkie, yoga on the beach, watching for dolphins, and exploring the trails and lakes on the island…are you dreaming as much as we are yet?!


  • Trading the busy-ness of everyday life for island living! Beach days, girlfriends, fresh fruit and dance parties…Yes, please!

  • Surf lessons with female coaches.

  • Daily yoga and meditation classes to relax and undwind…and get us ready to surf again tomorrow!

  • Staying in the cutest beach house 2 minutes to the surf!

  • Nourishing and delicious meals cooked for you each day.

  • A cultural walk on the Goompi trail where we will learn first-hand all about the traditional owners of the land, the Quandamooka people.

The Details:

Duration: 5 days

Dates: April 15- 19

Location: North Stradbroke Island.

Group size: 10
Cost: $1999pp (Twin Single in shared room)
$1899 (Shared Double Bed)

Trip Hosts: Megs & Magda



  • Transfer on the sealink Ferry from Brisbane to North Stradbroke Island, and transport around the island.

  • 4 nights accomodation in a beautiful house only a few minutes walk to the beach. 

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) whilst on the trip. The food will be healthy and fresh and we can cater to any dietary requirements.

  • Daily yoga classes in a variety of styles to help you slay your surfing goals.

  • Beginners surf board and a 1.5 hr surf lesson each day with the local North Straddie Surf School.



This is a beginners level surf and yoga trip, you don't have to have any experience or have even tried it before! We create a super welcoming and open space for you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new with like minded girls.



We will be staying in a beautiful house in Point Lookout. All the rooms are shared with the option of a twin single or shared double bed. 

Start & Finish location:


We will be meeting at the SeaLink ferry terminal 3 Emmett Drive, Cleveland (turn right from Middle Street into Emmett Drive look for the white and blue tower). Please note, there are 2 passenger ferries to North Stradbroke Island that depart from Toondah Harbour, the SeaLink passenger ferry terminal is the second ferry terminal. There is public parking prior to the terminal and onsite near the vehicle ferry check in office. There are also public toilets, a Departure Lounge Café and seating located at the terminal for your convenience prior to departure. 

What to Pack:

  • Comfortable swimmers for surfing (something that you can dive through waves and its not going to come flying off! I find string bikinis that tie up arent the best for surfing as they come undone. It doesnt have to be a one piece, but just something well fitting and sturdy).

  • Rash shirt (board rash and sunburn is not fun!).

  • Casual summer clothes.

  • One pair of walking shoes for hiking (sneakers are fine).

  • Sunscreen/zinc, moisturiser, toiletries.

  • Beach towel. The house provides bath towels.

  • Yoga clothes/active wear.

  • A small backpack to carry your belongings in during the day.

  • Optional: BYO yoga mat if you prefer your own mat, otherwise we will provide them.  


Please note, this is only an ‘example itinerary’. Given that surfing is an activity that relies heavily on weather and ocean conditions such as tides, swells and winds, our goal is to surf in the best locations and with the most optimal conditions so that you can get the most out of your surfing sesh! :)


Usually, conditions are better in the early morning. Thus, we will try to start the day in the water as early as possible. If not, we will wake up our bodies with a nice, gentle yoga flow at our beautiful beach house before heading out to explore the island!



Monday, April 15


  • We'll meet at the ferry terminal (detailed above) at 12:30pm for the 50 min ride to the island.

  • Once we arrive at Stradbroke Island we will take you to your beautiful accommodation located in Lookout Point for our 3pm checkin. You will have time to unpack and get settled into your rooms.

  • Then we'll be head down to the beach for sunset and a welcome women's circle where we'll introduce ourselves and set our intentions for the trip. 

  • Back at the house we'll have dinner & a gentle yoga practice to get ready for our week of surfing!



Tuesday, April 16


  • Early wake up (will be aiming at around 7 a.m.) 

  • Tea, coffee, snacks and fruits will be served for those who wish to have a little something before the morning surf.

  • SURFING TIME! It's time to grab our boards and learn how to surf! Location will vary depending on the conditions. We'll head down to the beach where our surf instructors will teach us about surf safety, how to pop up on the board, and how to paddle properly. Everyone will get a chance to practice on the land before heading out into the ocean.  It will go for about 1.5 hours.

*** Don’t be so hard on yourself, especially if you’re new to surfing. Always remember what they say: “The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun!” ;)

  • We will head back to the house for a well-deserved nourishing brekkie with sweet and salty alternatives.

  • After brekkie, we will head out to Point Lookout for a scenic walk at North Gorge, where you will be able to watch dolphins, turtles and all sorts of marine life right before your eyes!

  • We will finish the walk at the Main Beach. Here, you will have time to relax, swim and snorkel in North Straddie’s crystal clear waters (or even surf if you still have the energy! :P)

  • We will head back to the house for a gentle SUNSET YOGA flow. Your muscles will thank you after all that paddling!

  • An assortment of herbal teas will be served after the practice. You will also have time to shower and get comfy before dinner.

  • Dinner and zzzzz…


Wednesday, April 17


  • Early wake up (will be aiming at around 7 a.m.) 

  • Tea, coffee, snacks and fruits will be served for those who wish to have a little something before the morning surf.

  • SURFING TIME! Once again, location will vary depending on the conditions. The session will go for 1.5 hours.

  • Back in the house we will make healthy superfood ACAI BOWLS for brekkie! The perfect post-surf treat.

  • We will then head to the Goompi Trail, where we will join a guided tour that will teach us firsthand about the cultural significance of the Quandamooka people - North Stradbroke Island’s Traditional Owners. We will learn about Aboriginal artefacts, traditional hunting methods, bush tucker, bush medicines and traditional ochres as well as seeing the remnants of an old rock fish trap. This historical walk takes 1 hour and has stunning views of Moreton Bay and Minjerribah, also known as “island in the sun”.

  • Lunch will be served back at the house, followed by some free time to chill or explore on your own.

  • SUNSET YOGA + guided meditation. 

  • Free time to shower and relax at the house followed by an Asian inspired dinner.

  • I know you were all waiting for this moment… it’s MOVIE NIGHT! with popcorn, yay! 

  • Time to sleep, if you didn’t already with the movie :P


Thursday, April 18


  • Wakey Wakey! Today we will start the day with a MORNING SURF YOGA FLOW. You will be guided through a sequence of movements specifically designed at improving your surfing technique. We will finish the session with some breathwork and meditation. 

  • Did anyone say PANCAKES for brekkie? Yes!

  • Now it’s time to spend that energy consumption guess how? SURFING! Today it’s just us, our boards and the ocean (and dolphins if we are lucky!). Time to put into practice all that we have learned throughout the week.

  • We will have delicious, nourishing Hawaiian POKE BOWLS for lunch.

  • We will spend the afternoon chillin’ killin’ at the famous Blue Lake. It is an easy 5.2 kms hike (return) to get there. If you have had enough activity for the day, you can choose to stay resting at the house or at the beach - listen to your body!

  • Back in the house, we have a special treat for you! A closing circle with a cacao ceremony and dance party :) Our favourite way to end the amazing week we had together!



Friday, April 19


  • Our last morning of the trip, we will start with a yoga flow followed by a delicious brekkie.

  • And now it's time to say goodbye to our beautiful home for the week. We'll have time to pack up and check out 10 a.m.

  • We will catch the 11:30 a.m. ferry back to Cleveland where, sadly, we will have to say goodbye. Actually, it’s not a goodbye - it’s a see you later! Stay tuned for the next Wild Women Journeys’ adventures!

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