Brisbane, Queensland 4183
Stradbroke Island is a complete haven for any beach lover's eye. Famous for its rocky heights, surf beaches, and white panoramic sands, this island have been dramatically divided into two a few hundred years ago. Now it stands prominent for backpackers, flashpackers, families, and almost anyone who wants to take a day-off from the everyday routine. Water-based activities like swimming, surfing, kayaking, and diving are available, as well as dolphin watching all-year round. Between June and November, though, humpback whales put on a little show on the shore.
The trip to Stradbroke Island takes about 45 minutes, and is accesible via water taxi or a vehicular ferry from Cleveland. Camping and four-wheel driving is allowed on beaches for permit-holders.
When camping, use existing marked camp sites – choose a site where each will not need to dig a trench, flatten vegetation, or break overhanging branches.
Do not camp within 50m of streams or waterways.