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North Stradbroke Island visitor information

Planning a trip to North Stradbroke Island? Here's everything you need to know before coming over. From how to get to North Stradbroke Island to basic facilities on the island.

North Stradbroke Island visitor information

  • Roads & driving

    All of the roads linking the townships are bitumen sealed roads, so four-wheel driving is recreational only. If you are planning on driving off road and on the beach a 4WD permit can be purchased through Minjerribah Camping.

    North Stradbroke Island is home to an abundance of native animals, so it’s important that you drive cautiously, especially around dawn and dusk!

    No car? No worries.

    Once on the island there are options to travel between the three townships

    • Local bus
    • Shuttle bus
    • Taxi service
    • Scooter hire
    • 4WD Tours

    All operate between Dunwich, Amity Point and Point Lookout but we recommend you check bus times or prebook private transport prior to arrival on the island.

  • North Stradbroke Island is home to an abundance of native animals, so it’s important that you drive cautiously, especially around dawn and dusk!

    If you see an injured animal call Minjerribah Wildlife Rescue on 0448 466 556

    LocationDistanceTime
    Dunwich to Point Lookout18 km25 mins
    Dunwich to Amity Point17 km20 mins
    Dunwich to Main Beach Causeway12.5 km20 mins
    Point Lookout to Amity Point14 kms15 mins
  • Most major services and facilities are located within the townships on North Stradbroke Island, including fuel stations, supermarkets, ATMs, post offices, medical centres, retail shops, hotels and restaurants.

    Fuel

    Amity Point Store / Petrol Station
    Petrol and diesel can be purchased at the Amity Point Store.

    Point Lookout Roadhouse
    Unleaded fuel and diesel can be purchased at the Point Lookout Roadhouse, on East Coast Road as you come into Point Lookout.

    Dunwich Service Station
    Unleaded fuel and diesel can be purchased at the Dunwich Service Station on the main road about 100 meters from the terminal.

    Please note, there are no LPG pumps available on the Island.

  • North Stradbroke Island offers a range of accommodation options to suit every need. Browse through our recommendation of the best accommodation options on North Stradbroke Island.

    North Stradbroke Island also offers great camping and holiday home options.

  • From nature walks, to adventure experiences and the best places to wine and dine, here are the best things to do on North Stradbroke Island.

  • Four-wheel-driving

    There are many great off-road tracks and beaches on Straddie. Be sure to check with Minjerribah Camping which tracks are open during your stay, and if you are driving on the beach make sure to grab a permit together with their Beach Driving Tips & Info flyer.

    Beach access

    Permits can be purchased either monthly or yearly so you can come back again and again.

    Beach rules

    There are two patrolled beaches on Straddie – Cylinder and Main. Make sure to read the signs and swim between the flags while on Straddie. And no matter what the weather – slip, slop, slap.

    Fishing

    Straddie is a great place to wet a line. All three townships have places for fishing, whether you do so from the beach, jetty, boat or rock wall, and please make sure to do so only if it is safe and do not leave bait or fishing line behind.

    Having a fire

    Fires are only permitted on the foreshore camping areas unless there is a fire ban in place. You are allowed a small cooking fire only, which must always be watched, and extinguished with water (not sand) after use. You cannot have a fire to keep warm or a bonfire of any sort.

    Bringing your fur baby

    Whilst Straddie has pet-friendly places for you to enjoy your time away with your pooch, to travel to the island you need to ensure your pet is inside your vehicle whilst on the ferry or wearing a muzzle outside your vehicle or on the passenger ferry. Once on the island, there are on-leash beaches, pet-friendly accommodations and some cafés that allow you to bring your dog, but please be mindful of others and clean up after your pet. To protect our island wildlife, please keep your fur baby close at night.

    Mobile phone coverage

    At present, the best coverage is obtained through Telstra & Optus. Other mobile phone services do operate in certain areas of the island.

    Rubbish

    Straddie is home to pristine beaches and natural beauty. The people that call it home and those that love to visit again and again take pride in the island and we ask you do the same. Dispose of rubbish correctly – don’t destroy what you came to enjoy.

  • Tours and attractions

    Tours and attractions

    From outdoor adventures and guided tours to cultural workshops, scuba diving and more, there is much to do and experience while you are on Straddie.
  • Public Transport

    Public Transport

    Explore the wonders of North Stradbroke Island by bus. With a daily ticket you can hop on & hop off to enjoy the convenience and flexibility of exploring island paradise at your own pace.
  • Dining out

    Dining out

    All three main townships on North Stradbroke Island have places to eat and drink such as trawler-fresh seafood, island-style pizza, hearty club and pub meals, classic fish 'n' chips or homemade gelato.
  • Hotels and resorts

    Hotels and resorts

    From the best hotels, resorts, holiday homes, and beach villas to campsites with the best facilities, here are our top selection of North Stradbroke Island accommodation options for your next visit.
  • Campsites and group accommodation

    Campsites and group accommodation

    If you are looking for the ultimate camping adventure on North Stradbroke Island, explore our selection of camp accommodations.
  • Holiday homes

    Holiday homes

    This selection of dream beach houses and holiday apartments on North Stradbroke Island offers unparalleled coastal experiences for a perfect getaway for you and your loved ones.