Stradbroke Ferries vehicle ferry and water taxi timetables are available at:

No bookings are required for water taxi services. Vehicle ferry voyages to and from North Stradbroke for the festival book quickly.  We recommend booking early to secure your preferred time and price. 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 offerred by our sponsor Stradbroke Ferries.

In 2015, Stradbroke Ferries introduced a flexible fare structure for North Stradbroke Island based on one way fares which vary according to the time of travel. 
2016 Island Vibe Festival patrons will receive a 20% discount off all fare levels. 
Festival patrons can book their discounted vehicle ferry passage online or by calling Stradbroke Ferries: 07 3488 5300. If calling please quote: IVIBE16. 
  • EXTRA SUNDAY FERRY around 8.15pm, please call Stradbroke Ferries for availability on 07 3488 5300
online bookings
Online bookings will receive a further $10 discount
Go to Stradbroke Feries and click on North Stradbroke Island service - BOOK NOW.
This re-directs you to the online reservations area. On the right-hand side of your screen, enter the following customer ID and Password:
PASSWORD: ivibe16

PLEASE NOTE: Any booking changes from one fare level to a higher level will incur additional payment of the higher fare difference. 



As part of the ongoing commitment to a cleaner environment and sustainable practices the crew from Island Vibe supports cycle transport options to and from the festival.
Our aim is make cycling to Island Vibe as easy, and as much FUN as possible.  You can bring your bike on public transport , hop onto a water taxi (no bookign required) or car ferry for $20 and then cycle once you get onto the Island. Directions are below in the By Train or Bus section. Or you can park in Cleveland at the ferry terminal and catch the water taxi (no booking required) or car ferry with your bike. Spaces for bicycles on each service are limited to about 20.
To make your transition into a Cycle Viber easier we are providing:
  • Free luggage transfer from Dunwich to your campsite (just like at the airport, you drop your bag once you get off the ferry and we tag it and move it)
  • Access to free phone charging, bike parking and tuning and a cycle parade on the festival site
  • A secure lock up for valuables, phone charging, a cold Esky and chill out common area in Adder Rock campground
  • Bike parking and gorcery conceirge service from other campgrounds
If you're cycling from Brisbane then arrange to have your luggage ready to meet you on the Island. 
Register by commenting on the thread in Island Vibe- Cycle, Rideshare and accomodation facebook group. 
Luggage will need to be ready to go by Wednesday prior to the festival (26th October) and for return will need to be packed by Monday 1st November, ready for collection in Brisbane on Tuesday 2nd November (evening).
If you're parking in Cleveland and cycling the Island, bring your luggage over on the ferry and take it to our transfer service in the Dunwich ferry terminal. We tag it and then move it to your campsite for you, all for free! Same goes for the return journey.
Luggage transfer is open from Thursday 27th Oct 2pm- last car ferry, Friday 28th Oct 8am- last car ferry, Saturday 29th Oct 8am-12 noon. 
Returns operate from Sunday 30th Oct 12 noon-last car ferry, Monday 31st Oct 8am- last car ferry.
Any arrival times outside of these hours please join the thread in this facebook group.
Check out  Island Vibe-Cycle, Rideshare ad Accomodation for further info.

Connect with a spare seat by using the Miler app. You can post your ride to Island Vibe, share the costs and reduce traffic. Download the app at and insert the promocode ISLANDVIBE2016 for $5 credit and your chance to win a festival ticket if you share your ride to the event! Lift sharing can help pay fuel and ferry costs; minimise traffic congestion and benefit the environment by splitting emissions produced by a care in half ... or by a third ... or into quarters!

You can also check out our Facebook group: Island Vibe-Cycle, Rideshare and Accomodation


This is a great option for the environmentally conscious and those who pack light traveling to / from Brisbane. For costings and timetable information visit:

DIRECTIONS: Catch a Cleveland train from either Roma Street, Central or Southbank stations and journey to the end of the line at Cleveland. The journey will take approximately 50 minutes.

CONNECTING CLEVELAND BUS: From Cleveland Station to Stradbroke Ferries Terminal a FREE connecting bus (Stradbroke Ferries on the front) will take you to catch the next available water taxi to Dunwich.

CONNECTING WATER TAXI: There are regular water taxi trips across the bay 7 days a week. A water taxi trip is approximately 15-20 minutes and will run in most weather conditions. For costings and timetable information visit: Stradbroke Ferries

CONNECTING DUNWICH / POINT LOOKOUT BUS: The North Stradbroke Island bus service between Dunwich, Amity Point and Point Lookout connects with the arrival and departure of the water taxis - with a bus to meet every boat and get you to where you want to go! The bus journey from Dunwich to Point Lookout is approximately 20 minutes. The bus stops at the festival site: Home Beach and within walking distance to Adder Rock Campground, as well as most of the resorts located close to the festival. Local buses timetable available here.

~ EXTRA Festival shuttles from ferry to festival site listed below:
Friday 28th:
· 11:45pm - via Amity Point
Saturday 29th:
· 9:45pm - direct to Dunwich,
· 11:45pm - via Amity Point
Sunday 30th:
· 7:45pm – direct to Dunwich (to connect with last barge)
· 9:45pm - via Amity Point


Follow the directions in your street directory to Cleveland and the ferry terminal. Upon disembarking at Dunwich, follow the signs to Point Lookout.