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Please note: Access to Tipplers Campground is exclusively by boat. Learn more.

There are some places in this world that leave a lasting impression and Tipplers Campground is one of them. While we always welcome new guests to our island paradise, most visitors who experience a camping trip at South Stradbroke Island vow to visit again and again.

The entire island is a natural reserve – no high rise hotels, no noisy traffic or busy streets. Just a sky full of stars, a crackling campfire and the soothing rhythm of waves lapping at the shore outside your tent.

South Stradbroke offers calm waterways on one side, virtually untouched natural bushland through the centre and 22km of pristine surf beach on the ocean side, with barely a soul in sight. Between June and October it’s a stunning spot to catch glimpses of humpback whales on their annual migration north to breed. You might also get a visit from inquisitive wallabies at your campsite!

Tipplers is only accessible by boat which creates a very restful atmosphere at the campground but means you’ll need to be self-sufficient. If you don’t have your own boat, you can hire or charter one, or book a water taxi to transport you to this piece of paradise. Tipplers Ferry is a great option – Click here for further information about this service. Onsite tents are a great option for those who want to travel light.

Tipplers Licensed Café serves up superb meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner and Tipplers Kiosk provides basic groceries and camping essentials like ice and firewood (campfires on the beach are all part of the charm!).

With well managed and maintained facilities that have been recently upgraded, friendly staff and island rangers on hand to ensure your stay is extraordinary, and so much natural beauty surrounding you, Tipplers is guaranteed to be remembered as one of the best holiday you’ve ever had.

Please help us to protect the wildlife found naturally in this pristine area by not bringing your dogs or generators onto the island. Dogs are prohibited within the Conservation Park (managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services) and all three campgrounds managed by the City of Gold Coast.

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Tipplers Campground South Stradbroke Island About the Park

Water views from your tent in a pristine natural setting.

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South Stradbroke Island, QLD 4216, Australia

Reception hours

8:00am to 6:00pm — Daily