Getting Around Straddie
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If you didn’t bring the car, don’t worry. There’s heaps of ways to get around…
The bus service meets the water taxi services (some late and early services are not met) and transports passengers through Dunwich, to Myora, Amity Point or Point Lookout. See Stradbroke Island Buses for more info.
It is approximately 22km to cycle from where to boat lands in Dunwich, to Amity Point, Point Lookout or to the Causeway Access to Main Beach. The roads have narrow or no shoulder in parts and are frequented by large trucks in business hours, please take care.
StradEasy Ferry Shuttle
Hassle free transfers in air conditioned comfort between your location and the ferry. Contact StradEasy for more information.
Scooters on Straddie
A Scooter hire company based out of Dunwich, with a goal to make it easier for people to explore the beauties of the Island. Contact Scooters on Straddie.
4WD, off-road and beach driving
Vehicle Access Permits are required for driving in designated beach and bush areas on the Island. These permits are available from Minjerribah Camping.
Driving on the beach is limited to 4WD vehicles and is only allowed on Flinders Beach and Main Beach at designated access points. Driving is not permitted on our beaches 1 hour 15 minutes either side of high tide time. This is both for your safety, and for environmental reasons.
For further information please see Minjerribah Camping
The distance between Dunwich (where the water taxis and car ferries arrive) and Point Lookout is approximately 22km so if you do cycle, you can travel and enjoy both the beauty and the adventure of Straddie at the pace you choose. Just take care as the roads have narrow or no shoulder in parts and are sometimes frequented by large trucks in business hours.
How much is the ferry to North Stradbroke Island?
The car ferry costs between $60 and $102 each way. If you and your family won’t be bringing a vehicle, the ferry will cost $16 return for adults, $10 for children 5 – 14, $14 for students, and $8 for concession cardholders.
Where to stay on Stradbroke Island?
Deciding where to stay on Stradbroke Island is no easy task. You might like to stick to the resorts, hostels, B&Bs, and apartments in or near the island’s main centres.
Can you live on Stradbroke Island?
Yes, you can live on Stradbroke Island. Stradbroke Island is home to three main villages, each situated about 20 km apart. Dunwich is where the majority of the island’s locals live.
Can you drive to Stradbroke Island?
While you can’t drive to Stradbroke Island, you can access the island by car via a vehicle taxi. Once on the island, you only need a 2WD car to access the three main townships – Dunwich, Amity, and Point Lookout – which are connected by sealed roads. A 4WD is only required for travelling over the beaches.