Moreton and Stradbroke Islands

Destination description "Moreton and Stradbroke Islands"

Moreton Island is a wild island with white sand beaches and clear water. It's located 35km from Brisbane in Moreton Bay Marine Park.
The island is 98% National park with protected fauna and flora. It's paradise for fishermen, bushwalkers, campers and good for surfers.
Camping or cabins to sleep. Camping is about $4,50/person/night. There are 5 camping grounds with toilets, shower, BBq and drinking water. It's possible to camp on the beach. More information and

North Stradbroke Island or Straddie is 3 main places: Dunwich, Amity Point and Point Lookout. There are all 3 on the north end of the island. There are nice tracks to go to Eighteen Mile Beach, Lake Blue, Lake Brown, and Myora Springs. There are good surf spots as well on the east coast. You can practice sea kayak, snorkeling and sandboard. There are 4wd tours as well.

There are foreshore campgrounds but you can only access them with a 4wd. You'll need a camping permit and tents tags to put on your tents. You'll need to take them before going on the island. Contact the council office 07 3409 9025. There are 2 foreshore campgrounds: Main Beach and Flinders Beach. Main Beach is on the east coast, accessed only with a 4wd and depending on tides. There's no facilities and no drinking water. Flinders Beach is also accessed by 4wd from Amity Point or Point Lookout. There are toilets.
The 6 others camping grounds mostly have powered places and BBQ.
You'll need to book and pay in advance. Contact 1300 551 253. For more information call 1300 303 766 or or 0061 7 3821 0266
There are also hotels, resorts, B&B and bungalows.

South Stradbroke Island is an island of wilderness where you can escape buildings and non stop nightlife from the Gold Coast. East Coast is good for surfing and west coast is good for swimming and watersports. The island is small:22km long and 2,5km wide at its widdest point.
There's 1 camping ground and 2 resorts.

Travel Information "Moreton and Stradbroke Islands"

Moreton island:
Closest airport: Brisbane (International)
A ferry leaves from Thurecht Parade at Scarborough Harbour and arrives in Buwler on Moreton Island.
Scarboroough is on Redcliff Peninsula just north from Brisbane.
Ferry operates 6 days a week and welcome vehicles and passengers. Trip lasts 2hrs.
Fares: car + 2 passengers $145, 1 person $40. For more details

Moreton Island is a sand island with unsealed roads only. A 4wd is the only way to drive there. It's the same as on Fraser Island.

All vehicles must have a permit which must be on the widscreen. Camping and driving permits can be bought at Combie trader Office (ferry).

North Stradbroke island:
Closest airport: Brisbane (International)
From Cleveland, there are water taxis that bring you to Dunwich on the island, every hour approximately from 6am to 6.15pm everyday. Trip lasts 30 minutes. $17 per adult return. There are buses going from Cleveland Railway Station to the city centre and the jetty. Trip lasts 5 minutes and is $2 one way.
On the island, there are buses from Dunwich to Point Lookout on the other side of the island. 25 minute' trip. $5 one way for an adult.
If you come from Brisbane by public transports, take the citytrain that operates regularly from 5am to 10.30 pm approximately and the trip lasts 1hr.

If you're driving a car, there's the ferry car leaving from Cleveland from 5.30am to 5.30pm everyday. Trip lasts 1hr and is $112 return for a car including passengers. For information and bookings 0061 7 3286 2666 or

South Stradbroke island:
Closest airport: Coolangatta (domestic)
Catch a ferry from Runaway Bay Marina 9km north from Surfers Paradise or a water taxi.
On the island, there's no car. You walk or ride a bike.