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How not to get to Straddie

The Big Red Cat sails past the tourists' car. The low tide and a GPS navigation system lured them into the bay at Oyster Point at Cleveland.
The Big Red Cat sails past the tourists' car. The low tide and a GPS navigation system lured them into the bay at Oyster Point at Cleveland. Chris McCormack / Bayside Bulletin

THREE Japanese tourists came unstuck on their planned Australian holiday on Thursday when they abandoned their hire car in Moreton Bay after they tried to "drive" to North Stradbroke Island.

The low tide and a GPS navigation system lured them into the bay at Oyster Point at Cleveland.

A firm gravel surface quickly gave way to the renowned bay mangrove mud and the Hyundai Getz was soon up to its axles, but not before they managed to travel about 500 metres.

Their planned adventure to Straddie ended at 11am and the incoming tide soon forced them to seek help and abandon the vehicle.

By 3pm the car was stranded in two metres of water and the subject of much amusement from onlookers on the shore and passing boat and ferry traffic.

Read more on the Bayside Bulletin

Topics:  gps, stradbroke island, tourists


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