Getting to and from North Stradbroke Island via Vehicle Ferries and Water Taxi
Stradbroke Ferries Vehicle Ferry and Fast Ferry (Water Taxi) timetables are available at:www.stradbrokeferries.com.au. 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.
Stradbroke Ferries has now introduced a Flexible Fare Structure for North Stradbroke Island, based on one way fares which vary according to the time of travel. From 20 April 2015, online booking using the special festival codes (see below) will generate a 20% discount off the Non Peak fares. The discount does not apply to Premium fares. To book your vehicle online at the discounted rate for festival patrons:
Go to www.stradbrokeferries.com.au 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
PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY BOOKING CHANGES FROM ONE FARE LEVEL TO A HIGHER LEVEL WILL INCUR ADDITIONAL PAYMENT OF THE DIFFERENCE TO THE HIGHER FARE.
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.
BICYCLE - RIDE2ISLANDVIBE!
As part of the ongoing commitment to a cleaner environment and sustainable practices the crew from Island Vibe is initiating a supported cycle transport option to and from the festival.
Our aim is to make cycling to Island Vibe as easy and as much fun as possible.
On offer this year is a luggage collection/drop-off point in Brisbane and Cleveland, a guided cycle-friendly route to the festival, spectacular vistas of the Island and Ocean and of course much kudos from those that aspire to help make our home planet a more pleasant place to live!
If you would like more information about this exciting way to travel please email (I'll set up email account with the same name as above) to register your interest: email@example.com
SHARE A RIDE / CAR POOL
Sign up to www.jayride.com.au 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.
BY TRAIN & BUS
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.