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Getting to Stradbroke Island by ferry is easy, simply book, pay and step on board. A ferry service operates from Runaway Bay Marina on a regular basis and is ideal of those wishing to spend the day looking around and enjoying the island. For those wishing to travel to Couran Cove Resort, the resort has their own ferry service and offers some great views along the way. Travelling along the Coomera River you will see some on the luxury houses on Sovereign Island before crossing the Broadwater. The entire trip takes about 40 minutes and is very relaxing. Family tickets are around 4125 return, adults on their own $49 and for children it is only $27 return. You can pay using MasterCard or Visa for convenience.
When travelling to North Stradbroke Island you can plan a trip on the Big Red Cat which leaves from Cleveland and docks at Dunwich. The Big Red Cat is the ideal way of getting your car to the island as well.
Your car or 4WD will cost you $135 return and it is extra for a caravan or bus. If you are just going over without your car the cost is considerably less at around $11 per adult and $5.50 for a child. Traveling on the Big Red Cat is a luxury as it is air conditioned for your comfort and there is a fully licensed café where you can get a drink or a coffee. The café has a large TV screen but most impressive is the floor or ceiling glass wall where you can watch the marine life whilst enjoying your voyage.
The Stradbroke Island Flyer offers regular services to North Straddie from Cleveland to Dunwich and has three boast in all. This family owner and run business has been servicing the area for over 20 years and live up to its reputation for great service.
Stradbroke Island Ferries are the only way to get your car, or 4wd onto North Stradbroke Island. The Stradbroke Island Ferry leaves from Cleveland and the Ferry To Stradbroke is reasonable priced. The company is called Stradbroke Ferries and there is some information about them below.
Stradbroke Ferries is your gateway to Moreton Bay and North Stradbroke Island. Operating since 1964, with the introduction of its vehicular ferry "Myora" from Redland Bay, Stradbroke Ferries has been dedicated to servicing the Bay and its people. Early in 1974, the "Moongalba" was brought into service and operations were moved to Toondah Harbour at Cleveland.
Since then Stradbroke Ferries, continually striving for improved access between island and mainland, has added the "Stradbroke Venture", "Bay Islander" and several fast taxi boats. In addition, a new barge, "Quandamooka", was commissioned in 1994, and was upgraded in 1999 to provide a faster and superior service.
Stradbroke Ferries now operates 11 water taxis and 13 barge services Monday to Friday, plus additional services to cater for weekend traffic on Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, to help you discover the delights North Stradbroke Island has to offer - whether it be for camping, diving, four-wheel driving, surfing, whale-watching or just wanting to get away for a while.
"Gateway to Stradbroke" - high speed luxury catamaran (Water Taxi) Vehicular ferries are able to transport cars, coaches and commercial vehicles to and from the Island. You can also leave your car at home and experience the luxury of the "Gateway to Stradbroke". This high speed luxury catamaran service is coordinated with Queensland Rail at Cleveland by our mainland Courtesy Bus. Once at North Stradbroke Island, the Stradbroke Bus Company is ready to take you on a scenic drive to Amity Point or Point Lookout. All fairs have Seniors Concessions.
Allow Stradbroke Ferries to transport you to a world away across the bay.