GETTING THERE - pre booking is essential
CAR FERRY AND WATER TAXI
Unless you are local and already live on the island (lucky you), you will have to cross Moreton Bay on a vessel!
There are only 2 companies going to the island: our sponsor SeaLink (vehicle ferry + passenger ferry) and Stradbroke Flyer (water taxi only). For the discount code for ferry travel on Sealink is pending.
All ferries from the mainland to the Island leave from Cleveland and arrive in Dunwich (North Stradbroke Island). Stradbroke Flyer is the first terminal and then the SeaLink terminals are after on Emmett Drive, Cleveland.
You are crossing onto the island on foot or with your push bike?
3 options: 2 passenger ferry services - SeaLink and Gold Cats Stradbroke Flyer - and 1 vehicle ferry (see next section for details on this latter option).
JOURNEY TIME — The trip takes 25 mins with both companies.
BOOKING — No bookings are required for passenger ferry services.
Stradbroke Flyer tickets can be purchased from their Cleveland office before boarding. SeaLink tickets can be purchased online (with a web discount) or from their Cleveland or Dunwich offices before boarding. Click here to book online.
If you plan to bring a car, van, motorcycle or truck across to the Island you will need to catch the SeaLink vehicle ferry.
JOURNEY TIME — The crossing to North Stradbroke Island takes approximately 45 - 50 minutes. Make sure to arrive at the ferry terminal approximately 20 minutes prior to departure to allow time for boarding.
TIMETABLE + PRICING — coming soon
BOOKING — Vehicle ferry voyages to and from North Stradbroke for the festival book quickly. We recommend booking early to secure your preferred time. Island Vibe attendees can use a promocode when booking their vehicle ferry transfers to and from the island.
Please note: 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 promocode by our sponsor SeaLink (see next paragraph for details). Any booking changes from one fare level to a higher level will incur additional payment of the higher fare difference.
Walk-on with or without bicycle: You can also board the vehicle ferry as a walk on passenger (using a passenger ferry ticket) with or without your push bike. Passenger tickets are valid for 365 days from purchase and no booking is required for a specific ferry time. All pushbikes are free of charge, with an adult passenger ticket on both the vehicle ferry (which doesn't always connect with the island bus service) or on the passenger ferry (which does connect with the bus, however the bus fare is an additional charge of $5 each way for an adult – cash only).
FESTIVAL FERRY PROMO CODE HAS BEEN SENT TO ALL ISLAND VIBE EMAIL RECIPIENTS or CHECK THE HUMANITIX TICKET PAGE.
HOW TO GET TO BACK TO WORK ON MONDAY? (and make the most of the festival) — Need to be back to work on Monday morning and still want to make the most of the festival? You can either catch a late ferry on Sunday night or an early one on Monday!
Below are the latest services departing Dunwich (North Stradbroke Island) on Sunday night and the first ones departing on Monday morning.
[ Sunday ]
SeaLink Passenger Ferry - 5.55pm & 6.55pm
SeaLink Vehicle Ferry - 6pm & 7pm
Stradbroke Flyer Passenger Ferry - 5.55pm & 6.55pm
[ Monday ]
SeaLink Passenger Ferry - 5.25am, 6.25am & 7.25am
SeaLink Vehicle Ferry - 7am, 8am & 9am
Stradbroke Flyer Passenger Ferry - 5.25am, 6.25am & 7.25am
Reduce your eco footprint to a skinny tyre track and enjoy the many benefits of riding with your friends from Brisbane, Dunwich Ferry Terminal or even your campsite for another stellar edition of Island Vibe Festival!
This is a great option for the environmentally conscious and those who pack light.
From the Cleveland train station:
- Stradbroke Flyer water taxi provides a free shuttle bus that picks up passengers from the Cleveland Train Station 10 minutes before water taxi departures (some early and late services excluded).
- A Transdev bus also travels to the SeaLink North Stradbroke Island ferry terminal from the Cleveland Train Station before passenger ferry departures (some early and late services excluded). You can use your Go Cards on this service, and if you're just getting off the train, there’s no extra cost as the bus to the ferry terminal is considered a continuation of your trip!
Route 258. Journey time: 7min. Times available at translink.com.au
From the Cleveland shops bus stop:
- Stradbroke Flyer water taxi provides a free shuttle bus that picks up passengers from the Cleveland Shops Bus Stop, in Middle Street, 15 minutes before water taxi departures (some early and late services excluded).
- A Transdev bus also travels to the SeaLink North Stradbroke Island ferry terminal from the Cleveland Shops Bus Stop, in Middle Street, before passenger ferry departures (some early and late services excluded). Times available at translink.com.au
ISLAND VIBE SHUTTLE BUSES
There is no public parking at the festival site. There will be a provision for disability parking for permit holders.
Island Vibe Festival strongly encourages you to catch either:
Stradbroke Bus public service
Island Vibe Shuttle Bus
Island Vibe Door-to-Door Shuttle Van
DUNWICH & FERRY TERMINAL TO FESTIVAL SITE
PUBLIC TRANSPORT via Stradbroke Bus
Free kids under 6 years
$5 adults / student / concession
Pay on bus (Go-cards not accepted)
Daily service and times:
Dunwich Ferry Terminal > Point Lookout (festival site) 7.25 am - 6.55 pm
Point Lookout (festival site) > Dunwich Ferry Terminal 6.50 am - 6.10 pm
Please see website for details and additional destinations: https://www.stradbrokebus.com.au/timetablesandtickets
ISLAND VIBE SHUTTLE BUS (outside of public transport hours)
$5 per person per trip
Pay at the bus or pre buy tickets from the festival box office
Service days and times:
Festival site shuttle bus stop > Grounded Camp > Ballow Road (cnr Cunningham St) > Dunwich
Hourly on the hour
Friday 27 Oct 6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Saturday 28 Oct 6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Sunday 29 Oct 6.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Operated by our friends at StradEasy
POINT LOOKOUT & AMITY (festival site, Grounded Camp and surrounds)
Door-to-door Shuttle Van (on call)
$5 per person per trip
Pay on the van or pre buy tickets from the festival box office
Call 0447 477 249 (bookings taken from 10.00 am)
Service days and times:
Friday 27 Oct 11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday 28 Oct 11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday 29 Oct 11.30 am - 10.00 pm
Thank you to the awesome team at Everything Fleet for sponsoring this service.
Stradbroke Cab Service
Operate 2 x 10 seat vans
Call 0408 193 685 to book
IMPORTANT BUS INFORMATION & CONDITIONS OF TRAVEL & USE
Bus Services are subject to change without notice at any time
NO TICKET = NO RIDE
Your ticket must be sighted by the bus driver upon boarding the bus
Bus Tickets are not re-usable for more than one use
Incorrect bus ticket purchases or a change in your circumstances or travel plans do not constitute grounds for a refund.
Please respect the bus operator and fellow passengers. Offensive, nuisance or abusive behaviour will not be tolerated.
The bus driver reserves the right to refuse entry onto the bus.
The following is prohibited on the bus at all Bmes:
Consumption of food and beverages;
Consumption of alcohol;
Smoking and vaping;
Illicit or illegal substances.
The Event/bus operator may at their discretion require any person to alight from a bus if their conduct is deemed to be offensive or they are a nuisance to other passengers, or if behaving in such a way as to constitute a risk to their safety or to the safety of other passengers, and Island Vibe Pty Ltd shall have no further liability in this regard.
Dispose of your rubbish in bins provided.
Please take care of all personal property. The Event and bus operator will not be liable for any loss or damage to personal effects.
Bus Tickets do not guarantee travel at a specific time.
The Event and its bus operators endeavour to provide departure points and times for services that are as accurate as possible. However, the Event and its bus operators reserve the right to vary such departure points and times without notice, as circumstances require.
Please reduce noise and respect residents and premises close to bus stops when waiting for or disembarking from a bus.
Bus Tickets may not, without the prior written consent of Island Vibe Pty Ltd, be resold at a premium or used for advertising, promotion or other commercial purposes (including competitions and trade promotions) or to enhance the demand for other goods or services. If you sell or use a Bus Ticket in breach of this condition, you will be refused admission.
Tickets are non-exchangeable for a different route and are non-refundable. These tickets are not eligible for resale or reissue.
To the fullest extent allowable under law, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Island Vibe Pty Ltd, its employees, contractors and sub-contractors from any costs, damage, liability, injury, or death howsoever caused related to your use of the Bus Ticket.
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.
Use the Translink Journey Planner to plan your trip : jp.translink.com.au
WHAT ABOUT CARPOOLING ?
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!
Connect with a spare seat or post your ride to the festival on our Island Vibe Festival Community Facebook page!
TO CLEVELAND FERRY TERMINAL
From Brisbane CBD - 30 km via Old Cleveland Road, an estimated 50 minutes driving dependant on traffic and vehicle.
From Brisbane Airport - 30 km via the M1, an estimated 40 minutes driving dependant on traffic and vehicle. This route includes tolls.
From the Gold Coast - 78 km via the Pacific Motorway, an estimated 1 hour and 20 minutes driving dependant on traffic and vehicle.
You can either park at the ferry terminal parking for free (spaces are limited) or catch the vehicle ferry.
TO THE FESTIVAL SITE
Upon disembarking at Dunwich, follow the signs to Point Lookout. The Festival Site is located across from the Bowls Club, at Point Lookout Oval, E Coast Rd, Point Lookout QLD 4183.
The closest airport to the festival is Brisbane International and Domestic airport. By car it is approx. a 40min drive to the Cleveland ferry terminal, but it can also be done by train.