Driving from the Gold Coast
Travel north along the Pacific Highway and take the
Cleveland Exit No. 30 onto Cleveland/Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road and follow the signs to Cleveland.
Driving from Sunshine Coast or Brisbane Airport
Head south along the Gateway Motorway, over the Gateway Toll Bridge. Turn left into Old Cleveland Road exit (approximately 5 kms) from the Toll Bridge and follow the signs to Cleveland.
4WD Permits Required for Beach Driving
Should you wish to take your 4WD onto the beach on North Stradbroke Island it will be necessary to purchase a 4WD permit prior to accessing the beach. Visit Minjerribah Camping website for details.
Betta Car & Ute Hire based in Cleveland are the best option if you want to bring your hire car to the island. Many other popular car hire companies do not allow their vehicles to come to the island so ensure you double check this with your hire company. Betta Car Hire also offer airport pickup. There is no car hire available on the island.
Stradbroke Ferries provides a service on an almost hourly basis between 5.30am and 6pm (7pm weekends) from Toondah Harbour, Cleveland. They arrive and depart from Dunwich main harbour terminal. Pre-booking is highly recommended.
Two companies Stradbroke Ferries and the Gold Cats Stradbroke Flyer run hourly between 4.55am and 7.25pm. Each has a separate terminal at Toondah Harbour, Cleveland and Stradbroke Ferries dock at Dunwich main terminal and the Flyer at One Mile Jetty, Dunwich. They run at the same times but make sure you’re at the right place for your ticket!
Buses and Trains
Catch the train to Cleveland station and link up with a connecting bus to the ferries at Toondah Harbour, Cleveland (translink.com.au). When you arrive at Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island, the passenger ferries link with buses to Amity Point and Point Lookout – except for the last ferry at night.
Stradbroke Island Buses operate between Stradbroke Ferries at Dunwich and Gold Cats Stradbroke Flyer at the One Mile Jetty for 20 minute transfers to and from Point Lookout and Amity Point. This company also offer charter options for events.
Some pubs and clubs offer courtesy buses certain days of the week within the townships.
Amity – Amity Club
Dunwich – Stradbroke RSL
There is a metered maxi-taxi cab service that can take up to ten passengers – (0408 193 685).
StradEasy offer an 11 seater bus and not only offer charters but also transfers from the ferries to accommodations. Bookings are essential. This is a fantastic option for getting guests home at the end of an event.
Experienced cyclists can take their bikes on the vehicle ferries and when they arrive at Dunwich can ride to Amity Point or Point Lookout along 20kms of sealed public road. Care must be taken, as it is the main road for cars and trucks.
*If you have any questions in regards to timetables or transport please get in touch directly with the business operator.