Cleveland's Toondah Harbour is the access point for all ferry services travelling to North Stradbroke Island.Ferries depart from Toondah Harbour, Emmett Drive, Cleveland, 4163 Qld and arrive at the township of Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island, 4183 Qld. Vehicle ferries and passenger ferries depart hourly from early morning to late in the evening, 7 days a week. Vehicle ferries take 50 minutes and passenger ferries take 25 minutes
It's easy to catch public transport from Brisbane Airport. Just take the Airtrain to Brisbane Central train station which departs every 15 minutes to the city during peak times and takes approximately 20 mins. Then catch a train to Cleveland, which will take about an hour. Alternatively you can take a shuttle bus from Brisbane Airport directly to the Stradbroke Island ferry terminal at Toondah Harbour, Cleveland. Visit the Bay-Air Transfers website for times and fares or call 0422 691 971. Taxis are available and will cost approximately $80.00 please see www.yellowcab.com.au/ for further details. From the Gold Coast airport catch a bus or train from the Gold Coast to Brisbane Central. Then take the train from Central or Roma Street Station to Cleveland Station which takes around an hour and leaves approximately every half an hour. There is a courtesy bus that will meet you at the Cleveland train station and take you on a 5 minute trip to Toondah Harbour.
Standard cars can be taken to North Stradbroke Island, the main roads on the island are sealed and easily accessible. Four-wheel drives are not necessary unless you are planning to drive on one of our many beautiful beaches. Driving on the beach does require a 4WD beach permit which can be purchased from various Island outlets. Vehicle ferries operate to North Stradbroke Island with services running hourly throughout the day departing from Toondah Harbour, Emmett Drive, Cleveland. The journey takes approx. 50 minutes but it is recommended you arrive 20 minutes before departure for boarding. Some of the ferries available do have air conditioned licensed cafes on board. Tickets need to be purchased in advance by Telephone:07 3488 5300 or online at www.stradbrokeferries.com.au