North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island is an island off the coast from Brisbane in South East Queensland. Known as Straddie by the locals.

Get in

The only way to get into the island is by ferry from Cleveland. There are three main ferries, all of them leaving Cleveland at the same point on the east side of Cleveland at the end of the bus line 258. Local buses at North Stradbroke meet most of the passenger-only ferries, but check with the bus company .

Get around

By Car

By far the most convenient way to travel the island is by car. You can rent a car at Brisbane and take the car ferry, or rent it at North Stradbroke. Many accommodation options at the island have their own shuttle service so you don't need a car if you don't plan to move from your location.

By Taxi

There is a taxi van waiting on arrival of every ferry so you can use this as well.

By Bus

The North Stradbroke buses serve Dunwich with Point Lookout and Amity Point and are timed to meed most of the passenger-only ferries. A one-way ticket is $4.50, and a one-day pass is $9.

Group Tour

Discover Stradbroke, Mintee St, Point Lookout,  +61 34153949, e-mail: . Discover Stradbroke run an island day tour. Includes Fish & Chips for lunch & Whale Watching.*



Scuba Diving

Point Lookout offers some of the best scuba diving in the area and boasts the Manta Ray Bommie where Manta rays congregate, together with other large fish such as bull rays and (non-dangerous) leopard sharks. The Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre, at the Youth Hostel, is the local diving company and offers diving PADI courses.

Whale Watching

Point Lookout is one of the best land based whale watching spots in Australia. From the headland, you can watch whales pass by from May til September.




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