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. 

Beach Access

Permits can be purchased either monthly or yearly so you can come back again and again.

Beach Rules

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.

Sibh Front View

ATM Locations

Point Lookout

  • Foodworks (Bob's Shop)
  • Bowls Club
  • Stradbroke Hotel


  • Foodworks
  • Little Ship Club
  • Football Club
  • Main Road near Bakery

Amity Point

  • Community Club

Do your homework

Heading to Straddie? Savour the moment even longer by doing some research before you travel. 

There are a lot of pop up shops, events and food trucks on the island that you do not want to miss out on - so make sure to jump on Facebook or Instagram to check out the great places, food and things to do when you are on the island. 

Hungry for more? There are lots of great blogs jam packed with some incredible photography and tips for when you are there too!

Kara Rosenlund, a personal guide to North Stradbroke Island.

Trip in a Van blog, Stradbroke Island.

Trip in a Van episode, Stradbroke Island.

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Driving on North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island is unique as it is the only sand island within Queensland that has bitumen roads and therefore any type of car can be driven on the island. 

All three townships are linked by well maintained bitumen roads. 

Four wheel drives can access Flinders and Main Beach only by obtaining a beach permit prior to driving on the beaches. 

Beach driving permits are valid for one month or 12 months and can be purchased from Minjerribah Camping.