North Stradbroke Island


A collage of sunshine, sand, surf and Quandamooka culture. 

As the world’s second largest sand island, North Stradbroke Island – traditionally known as Minjerribah – offers a unique island getaway for all ages and budgets.

Ideal for day trips, weekend visits and longer stays 'Straddie' as the locals call it, has a range of accommodation options from camping and glamping to hostel, hotel, holiday homes and resort options.

The exciting range of adventures and discoveries awaiting you among the golden beaches, crystal clear ocean waters and natural, freshwater lakes include whale watching, 4WD tours, sandboarding, surfing, diving, snorkelling, golf, cultural activities and so much more.

Take in a game of barefoot bowls, go wildlife spotting, pack a picnic, browse the local markets, take a scenic walk, try your hand at beach fishing, or grab a 4WD permit and explore unspoiled beaches at your chosen pace.

Minjerribah also abounds with Quandamooka cultural activities and experiences, including talks, tours, art galleries and festivals.

With pristine beaches, beautiful scenery and picture-perfect backdrops, Straddie is an ideal location for special occasions and weddings.

There are a number of cafes and restaurants scattered across the island. Groceries and fresh produce can be purchased from general stores in each of island’s townships as well as fuel.


Passenger ferries and vehicle barges regularly depart Toondah Harbour, Cleveland for Dunwich, Minjerribah. The passenger ferry is about a 25-minute ride with the choice of two ferry operators. The vehicle barge is about a 45-minute trip.  

The island townships of Dunwich, Amity and Point Lookout are connected by sealed roads. Check with hire car companies to ensure vehicles can be taken to the island.

There is a public bus service on the island that operates between the passenger ferries in Dunwich for transfers to and from Point Lookout and Amity Point.

North Stradbroke Island has kilometres of sandy beaches you can drive on. For off-road beach adventures, 4WD permits can be purchased through Minjerribah Camping. Permits are required for driving in designated areas on the island. 

More information on travel to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah).


For those who love the outdoors, there is an abundance of experiences awaiting your discovery on Minjerribah. Surf some of the best beaches in Australia, snorkel and dive with Manta Rays, enjoy land-based whale watching, go 4wding, spot for koalas, browse art galleries and museums, bush walk to a freshwater lake or hire a scooter and explore the island at your leisure. There are endless opportunities to relax, discover and have fun on North Stradbroke Island.  


Immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle and stay a little longer. Minjerribah is lucky to have unique camping and glamping experiences as well as resorts, apartments, cottages, a hostel and an abundance of holiday homes where the welcome mat is always out. With balmy afternoon coastal breezes in summer or a cosy fire in winter on offer, whenever you decide to visit Minjerribah there is a special getaway waiting just for you.

There are a number of pet friendly accommodation options available from camping and cottages to holiday homes.