Access to the island is exclusively by boat.
South Stradbroke Island is the 15th largest sand island in the world. Access is exclusively by boat. Visit this beautiful Gold Coast island by private boat, water taxi, boat hire, jet ski tour or local cruise boat.
The boat ride across to Tipplers is approximately 30 minutes from most Gold Coast boat ramps. The Tipplers Ferry offers daily transfers to the island via Jacobs Well. Call Tipplers directly or click here to book online.
The closest Gold Coast boat ramps with vehicle and trailer parking are:
- Jacobs Well Boat Ramp, 2 Esplanade, Jacobs Well
- Ray Street Boat Ramp, Runaway Bay
- Howard Street Boat Ramp, Runaway Bay
- Jasmine Avenue Boat Ramp, Hollywell
- Paradise Point Boat Harbour Boat Ramp, Donald Avenue, Paradise Point
For more information on Gold Coast boat ramps, click here.
Alternatively, there are Water Taxi services available that will transfer you and your camping gear to and from the island. Contact the team at Tipplers to book or if you need further advice in relation to island transfers.
Access to the campgrounds – Remote soft sand island camping
The camping grounds are completely surrounded by native bushland, with white sand dunes facing the blue Pacific Ocean on the eastern side of the Island and the magnificent Broadwater on the western side.
Campground facilities at North Currigee include a pontoon. However, the gangway is narrow and does not meet current fully accessible standards.