What is the difference between North and South Stradbroke island?

What is the difference between North and South Stradbroke island?

If you are interested in activities left and right, jamming your days with endless activities and atttractions, the North Island may be more for you. However, if crowds and busy days aren’t your cup of tea, the South island’s quiet serenity is your best bet!

Can you camp anywhere on North Stradbroke Island?

Can we camp anywhere on the beach? Camping is only allowed in designated camping areas. To access these areas you must use the designated tracks. On Main Beach there are 15 access tracks, starting 7km south of the causeway access.

Can you walk around North Stradbroke Island?

5. Take a stroll along the North Gorge Walk, Straddie’s pride and joy. This 1.2km walk is one of the best you’ll ever experience. From the rocky outcrops, look out to the turquoise sea and you’ll spot dolphins, manta rays, turtles, fish and even the occasional shark.

Do I need a 4WD for North Stradbroke Island?

The island can be accessed by water taxi or vehicle ferry. You don’t need a 4WD to get on the car ferry and if you’re staying for a few days it’s a great idea to take your car for ease of movement around the island.

What is North Stradbroke Island known for?

Straddie (to the locals) is known for some of the most spectacular scenery found anywhere in Australia. An ideal holiday destination for families, groups of friends and day trippers, the island is famous for its scenic headlands, freshwater lakes, rolling surf and endless white sandy beaches.

How far is it from North to South Stradbroke island?

about 1,400 miles
It is about 1,400 miles (2,250 km) north-south and 1,500 miles east-west and covers an area of 1,849,800 square miles (4,791,000 square km). To the south it merges with the Tasman Sea, to the north with the Solomon Sea, and to the east with the Pacific; it is connected to the Arafura Sea (west) via the Torres Strait.

How much does it cost to camp on Stradbroke Island?

The $160.80 annual permit fee or $53.65 monthly permit fee maintains, improves and supports the Island’s natural areas.

How much does it cost to camp at Stradbroke Island?

Hi Dave, Powered Sites start at $36 per night for 2 people and Standard Cabins start at $99 per night for 2 people (minimum 2-night stay). Prices do increase during peak periods.

Is North Stradbroke Island worth it?

Straddie is a great place to visit. You don’t need to stay the night, it is only about 30 minutes by water taxi from the mainland (water taxis depart from Cleveland, about 30 mins from the centre of Brisbane), however, if you did stay the night I think you would enjoy it.

Do I need a car on North 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.

Is it safe to swim at Stradbroke island?

The beaches on North Stradbroke Island are crystal clear and the island is blessed with wonderful weather all year round meaning no matter when you visit you can still swim! Just make sure you choose patrolled beaches when swimming in the sea.

Do you need a beach permit for North Stradbroke Island?

North Stradbroke Island has great four-wheel-drive bush tracks and kilometres of sandy beaches you can drive on. Vehicle Access Permits are required for driving in designated beach and bush areas on the Island. The permit fee maintains, improves and supports the Island’s natural areas.

What to see and do on North Stradbroke Island?

Connect with the locals, explore what Straddie has to offer. There’s so much to explore and experience here on North Stradbroke Island. From endless summer adventures to amazing whale watching winters, Straddie Is the perfect place to make your trip a tradition.

What’s the speed limit on North Stradbroke Island?

North Stradbroke Island is an idyllic beach paradise with pristine wilderness areas and charming pockets of civilisation to enjoy. Normal road rules apply. The speed limit on Flinders Beach is 40 km/h and on Main Beach is 60 km/h. 4WDs are not allowed on the beaches an hour either side of high tide: always check tide charts before beach driving.

How to get to Stradbroke Island QLD by ferry?

Straddie Camping Ph (07) 3409 9668,, Stradbroke Ferries Ph (07) 3488 5300,; QPWS, Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing Ph 13 74 68,

Where is the 4WD track on North Stradbroke Island?

The 4WD route featured here includes both inland and coastal driving for variety. From Dunwich, head north on East Coast Rd. Just before the turnoff to Amity Point is an unmarked track at 10.5km. There are a few minor tracks leading into Tripod Track.