Getting to and from North Stradbroke Island via Vehicle Ferries and Water Taxi
Stradbroke Ferries and Big Red Cat are major sponsors of the Island Vibe Festival and provide a discounted rate to festival patrons.
Big Red Cat and Stradbroke Ferries Vehicle Ferry and Fast Ferry (Water Taxi) timetables are available at: www.stradbrokeferries.com.au. No bookings required for the Water Taxi.
To book your vehicle online:-
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: IVIBE13
> Password: ivibe13
Voyages to and from North Stradbroke Island for the festival book up quickly. We recommend booking early to secure your preferred departure time.
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!
SHARE A RIDE / CAR POOL
Sign up to www.jayride.com.au if you have a spare seat or need a lift. Liftsharing 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 concious 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 Middle Street, turn right here if you want to travel with STRADBROKE FERRIES vehicular ferry or water taxi. The trip is approximately one hour and you will arrive at Dunwich on the western side of the island. Follow the signs to Point Lookout.
Stradbroke Cab Service has two maxi taxis available for your convenience. Travel in air-conditioned comfort to your accommodation or destination. The taxis meet all of the arriving water taxis and will take you on a tour of the island if you request it. The price for an average trip to Point Lookout or Amity Point from Dunwich is A$35.00. Prices for tours can be obtained from the drivers. Stradbroke Cab Service can be contacted on 0408 193 685.