Getting to and from North Stradbroke Island via Vehicle Ferries and Water Taxi

Stradbroke Ferries are major sponsors of the Island Vibe Festival and provide a discounted rate to festival patrons.

Stradbroke Ferries Vehicle Ferry and Fast Ferry (Water Taxi) timetables are available at: No bookings required for the Water Taxi.

When booking an accommodation package that includes vehicle ferry travel to and from the island, check that your accommodation provider is aware of the special festival discounted fare being offered by our sponsor Stradbroke Ferries. From 20 April 2015, online booking using the special festival codes (see below) will generate a 20% discount off the Standard, Off Peak and Off Peak Light fares. The discount does not apply to Premium and Super Premium fares. To book your vehicle online at the discounted rate for festival patrons:

Go to and click on NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND SERVICE – BOOK NOW. This takes you to the online reservations. On the right-hand side of your screen, enter the following Customer ID and Password:

Customer Number: IVIBE15

Password: ivibe15

Voyages to and from North Stradbroke Island for the festival book up quickly. We recommend booking early to secure your preferred departure time and price.



Cycling has become very popular in recent years. The ferry companies will accommodate you and your bikes on board at a discounted rate. The road to Point Lookout and Amity is bitumen and in good condition. Depending on your level of fitness and skill, it will either be a long, leisurely cycle over varying gradients or a fast track dash! It is up to you, but either way, bring lots of water and sunscreen and enjoy the ride!



Sign up to if you have a spare seat or need a lift. Lift-sharing can help pay fuel (and ferry!) costs, minimise traffic congestion and benefit the environment by splitting emissions produced by a car in half...or by a third, or into quarters! You might just meet some cool people too.
You can also check out our Lifts & Accommodation page on facebook.


This is a great option for the environmentally conscious and those who pack light traveling to/from central Brisbane costing around A$50.00 return (non-concession). To do this catch a Cleveland train from either Roma Street, Central Station or Southbank Station in the city and stay on the train to the end of the line at Cleveland (schedule can be found here). The cost from Roma Street return is around A$16.00 (non-concession) and the journey will take around 50 minutes. You will find a FREE BUS (with Stradbroke Ferries on the front) waiting to take you to catch the next available water taxi to Dunwich. There are regular trips across the bay seven days a week by a few different operators. A water taxi trip is usually around 15 – 20 minutes and will run in most weather conditions and costs around A$20.00 return.

The North Stradbroke Island Bus Service has adapted their runs between Dunwich, Amity Point and Point Lookout around the arrival and departure of the water taxis. This is a great service, which means there is a bus to meet every boat and get you to where you want to go.

The bus journey from Dunwich to Point Lookout takes about 20 minutes and costs A$5.00 one way for adults and A$2.50 one way for students and pensioners. This service is great for day-trippers who want to see as much of the island as possible in one day. The bus stops at the festival site at Home Beach and within walking distance to most of the resorts and campgrounds located close by to the festival.



Follow the directions in your street directory to Cleveland and follow the signs to the ferry or water taxi terminals. The STRADDIE FLYER GOLD CATS terminal will be the first you come to at the end of