Just off the coast of Brisbane, Stradbroke Island is the ultimate spot for surfing, diving, snorkelling or even whale-watching! In fact, Stradbroke Island is one of the best places to see whales in Queensland. The island is not far off the coast, and vehicle ferries operate frequently throughout the week.
Some car rental companies do not allow their vehicles to be taken onto Stradbroke Island at all. In other cases, travel is permitted but only with authorisation. If you are renting a car in Brisbane or the Gold Coast, and wish to travel to Stradbroke Island, it is a good idea to check the terms and conditions of the depot where you will be collecting your car.
You'll find the vehicle ferry to Stradbroke Island in Cleveland. There are two vehicle ferries that provide services to the island: Minjeriibah and the Sea Breeze. Both have a cafe on the ferry so you can enjoy refreshments on the 45 minute journey to the island.
When you arrive at Stradbroke Island by vehicle ferry, you will arrive into the small town of Dunwich. The East Coast Road is the primary sealed road that will take you across the island. On the east side of the island you will find the town of Point Lookout, which offers plenty of services and activities for visitors.
|Point Lookout: Not only is Point Lookout one of Queensland's best spots for whale-watching, it also provides some of the best coastal views on the island.|
|Diving: Anyone interested in diving will love Stradbroke Island. Surrounded by reef with plenty of unique marine life, some of the island's dive sites are rated among the best in Australia.|
|Cycling: Stradbroke Island has many kilometres of cycling trails throughout the island. Pick up a bike and cycle into the beautiful Blue Lake National Park.|