At Gold Coast Tourist Parks we are committed to creating extraordinary holiday experiences for everyday people. We aim to welcome guests with the highest level of customer service and hospitality, regardless of their individual needs.
We are committed to ensuring everyone is able to enjoy their holiday and have the best knowledge to make an informed decision on their stay. In the spirit of inclusion and equal access, we are providing the following information that accurately describes the accessibility of the facilities provided at our campgrounds.
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, sea plane, jet ski safari or local cruise boat.
The boat ride across to Tipplers is approximately 30 minutes from the Runaway Bay Marina. Other departure options include Jacobs Well, Sanctuary Cove Marina and Marina Mirage at Main Beach.
Vehicle and trailer parking is also available at these Gold Coast boat ramps :
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
Alternatively, the friendly Water Taxi skippers will transport you and your camping gear over to the island. You’ll be dropped on the beach in front of your camp site.
Check with our friendly campground managers if you need further advice in relation to transport to the island.
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.
Tipplers Campground features a pontoon. However, the gangway is narrow and does not meet current fully accessible standards.
The campground amenities block is a 40 year old building. It features one ambulant toilet in both the Gents and Ladies.
Tipplers Kiosk and Café
Tipplers Café features a pontoon. However, the gangway is narrow and does not meet current fully accessible standards. The pathway leading from the gangway is accessible. The café features a fully accessible toilet.
City of Gold Coast Mobility Maps
The City’s mobility maps are designed to provide accessibility information to assist residents and visitors to plan their stay and move around the city safely. Map information includes the location of accessible toilets, change facilities, accessible car parking spaces, pathway gradients, location of kerb ramps and key buildings and services. Transport information for light rail stations, bus stops and bus routes is also featured.
Printed and electronic mobility maps are now available for Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads, Surfers Paradise, Southport Central Business District (CBD) and Broadwater Parklands. Visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/mobilitymaps for more information.