Getting Here

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Getting Here

North Stradbroke Island is accessible by either Vehicle Ferry or Water Taxi departing from Cleveland on the mainland.

Cleveland is easy driving distance from both Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and is also serviced by public transport. Click on 'View on Google Maps' and enter your location to get driving directions from your location.

QRailtrain services operate frequently from Brisbane departing from Central or Roma Street Stations and travelling to the Cleveland station. From here buses operate to both ferry terminals. Download the latest QR timetable.

Car Rental

Andys Auto Rental offers rentals on cars, buses, utes, trucks and 4WD's with rates from $27.00 per day. They service Brisbane and Gold Coast Airports, and have a depot at Loganholm.

Ferry Information

Stradbroke Ferries operates vehicle ferry services out of Toondah Harbour at the end of Middle Street in Cleveland. Timetables & pricing can be found at

You MUST make a booking to take your car on the vehicle ferry and we do recommend that you do this when you book your camping so that you don’t miss out. Vehicle ferries fill up early in holidays and peak periods.

Water Taxi

There are two water taxis (passenger ferries) operating to North Stradbroke Island. Travel time 25 minutes. 
Stradbroke Ferries - This water taxi operates from the terminal at 3 Emmett Drive, Cleveland, and travels to the Harold Walker Jetty Junner Street in Dunwich. Stradbroke Ferries offers free transfers on Transit Systems buses to their ferry terminal to those who show the driver their train ticket.
Stradbroke Flyer - This water taxi operates from the end of Middle Street, Cleveland, from the yellow and blue building, and travels to One Mile Jetty, next to the Little Ships Club in Dunwich. Stradbroke Flyer offers free bus transfers to and from Cleveland train station and Clevelands' central shopping district to those who are travelling on their service.

Getting Around


North Stradbroke Island is just like any other mainland suburb, with paved roads, businesses, schools, sporting facilities and more. Sealed, well sign-posted roads link the townships of Dunwich (Goompee), Amity Point (Pulan Pulan) and Point Lookout. There are also a number of inland tracks, only accessible by 4WDrive vehicle. It is also possible to drive on the beaches with a 4WDrive vehicle but a Vehicle Access Permit is necessary for beach driving.


Public Transport

All camping grounds with exception of the Beach Camping Areas are accessible by public transport.

Local buses (07 3415 2417) meet the water taxis at Harold Walker Jetty and One Mile Jetty in Dunwich and run to Point Lookout. Just tell the driver where you want to get off. The last bus to Dunwich leaves Point Lookout around 6pm.

The current timetable can be downloaded here.



Cycling is possible on the sealed roads, but if you want to get off road you will need a mountain bike.



Stradbroke Cab Service (0408 193 685). There are 2 taxis on the island.