There are many great off-road tracks and beaches on Straddie. Be sure to check with Minjerribah Camping which tracks are open during your stay, and if you are driving on the beach make sure to grab a permit together with their Beach Driving Tips & Info flyer.
Permits can be purchased either monthly or yearly so you can come back again and again.
There are two patrolled beaches on Straddie – Cylinder and Main. Make sure to read the signs and swim between the flags while on Straddie. And no matter what the weather – slip, slop, slap.
Straddie is a great place to wet a line. All three townships have places for fishing, whether you do so from the beach, jetty, boat or rock wall, and please make sure to do so only if it is safe and do not leave bait or fishing line behind.
Having a fire
Fires are only permitted on the foreshore camping areas, unless there is a fire ban in place. You are allowed a small cooking fire only, which must always be watched, and extinguished with water (not sand) after use. You cannot have a fire to keep warm or a bonfire of any sort.
Bringing your Fur Baby
Whilst Straddie has pet friendly places for you to enjoy your time away with your pooch, to travel to the island you need to ensure your pet is inside your vehicle whilst on the ferry or wearing a muzzle outside your vehicle or on the passenger ferry. Once on the island there are on-leash beaches, pet friendly accommodation and some cafés that allow you to bring your dog, but please be mindful of others and clean up after your pet. To protect our island wildlife, please keep your fur baby close at night.
Mobile Phone Coverage
At present the best coverage is obtained through Telstra & Optus. Other mobile phone services do operate in certain areas of the island.
Straddie is home to pristine beaches and natural beauty. The people that call it home and those that love to visit again and again take pride in the island and we ask you do the same. Dispose of rubbish correctly – don’t destroy what you came to enjoy.
Make the most of your time on Straddie but as the saying goes, leave only footprints, take only photos.