North Stradbroke Island holiday accommodation, Point Lookout and Amity Point
- How do I get to Straddie?
- Are there ATM's and Bank's on the island?
- Is Linen supplied?
- Do I need a 4WD?
- How far from Dunwich to Point Lookout and Amity?
- Is there a Butcher on on the island?
- Are there Petrol Stations on the island?
- Do I need a Beach Permit?
- What is the best family beach on straddie?
- What time is check in / check out?
- Can I buy groceries on the island?
- Where can I see the whales and other marine life?
- Can I hire a Car or Bike on the island?
- Is there Internet Access on the island?
- Is there public transport on the island?
- Can I get mobile phone coverage on the island?
How do I get to Straddie?
Straddie is easily accessible by vehicle ferry or water taxi, both depart from Middle St, Cleveland and dock in Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island. Barge bookings are essential, please contact Stradbroke ferries to arrange barge tickets. Phone (07) 34885300 or https://www.stradbrokeferries.com.au/ to book online. Water taxi passengers do not need to book.
Are there ATM's and Bank's on the island?
There is an ATM at Foodworks in Dunwich, Point Lookout and Amity Club in Amity Point. There are also ATM's at various pubs and clubs on the island.
Is Linen supplied?
Yes, linen is supplied with your booking. This includes bedding, bath towels, bath mat, and towel and tea towels. An initial starter pack of dishwashing liquid, dishwasher tablets, 1 toilet roll per toilet is supplied. We can arrange beds to be made on request for an additional fee.
Do I need a 4WD?
No, the three townships are linked by sealed roads and are accessible by conventional vehicles. A 4WD is required if you wish to drive on the beaches.
How far from Dunwich to Point Lookout and Amity?
Driving on the main sealed road:
20km Dunwich to Point Lookout
18km Dunwich to Amity
13km Amity to Point Lookout
Is there a Butcher on on the island?
Yes, the Stradbroke Island Butchery is located on Stradbroke Pl, Dunwich. You can also buy a limited selection of meat from Foodworks Point Lookout and the Amity Point General Store.
Are there Petrol Stations on the island?
Yes, there is a petrol station at each township, Dunwich, Point Lookout and Amity. They generally close around 6pm. There is no LGP available on straddie.
Do I need a Beach Permit?
4WD Permits are required when driving on the beach, the fee is $38.25. You can purchase a permit from the Straddie Camping Office (07) 3409 9668 located near the Dunwich terminal or online at www.straddiecamping.com.au.
What is the best family beach on straddie?
Cylinder Beach is popular with families because it is easily accessible with a carpark situated only metres from the beach. It is a cove between Cylinder and Home Beach Headlands, so the waves are often smaller and is perfect for swimming and sun bathing. This beach is patrolled by Lifeguards, times will vary from peak to off-peak seasons
What time is check in / check out?
Check in time is 2pm, check out time is 9.30am
Can I buy groceries on the island?
Foodworks at Dunwich, Point Lookout and the Amity Point General store all stock general grocery items such as meat, fruit and veg, packaged foods, ice and personal items. The Green Room at Point Lookout and the Fruit Barn in Dunwich also stocks fruit and veg as well as gourmet packaged items.
Where can I see the whales and other marine life?
Thousands of Humpback Whales migrate north past Straddie starting around May through to July to breed in the warmer waters during winter and then travel south with their calves from about August to October. Marine life abounds in the waters including dolphins, turtles, Eagle and Manta rays. You can stand on the headlands at Point Lookout and watch whales breaching, dolphins riding the waves and see turtles through the azure oceanic waters.
Can I hire a Car or Bike on the island?
There is no care hire available on straddie. Push bikes can be hired from Dunwich Sports and Hobbies in Dunwich, or the Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre and Fishes Cafe at Point Lookout. Please note that bikes are not permitted on the local bus service.
Is there Internet Access on the island?
Free Internet is available at the Library at Point Lookout and Dunwich.
WIFI is available at the Mantra Lodge & Scuba Centre, Fishes Cafe and Look Cafe, Point Lookout.
Is there public transport on the island?
Yes, there is a local bus service that travels frequently between Point Lookout and Dunwich, linking up with the water taxi. The bus also travels 4 times each day to Amity. https://www.stradbrokeferries.com.au/timetables/north-stradbroke-island-bus-service
Can I get mobile phone coverage on the island?
Currently Telstra and Optus supply the best coverage on the island. Other phone services do not operate in certain areas.