Situated off the coast of Brisbane, Queensland just below Moreton Island lies North Stradbroke Island. A little slice of island paradise only a 50 minute ferry ride away. North Straddie boasts beautiful white sandy beaches with crystal blue water, a number of clear fresh water lakes for both swimming and adventuring, and a pristine natural environment for all to enjoy. With plenty of campsites and 4WD tracks to be explored, North Stradbroke Island is your perfect destination for a weekend away with your MDC camper trailer or caravan.
Accessing North Straddie with your MDC off road camper or caravan is easy as ever. All you need to do is buy a ferry ticket from Stradbroke Ferries to book your spot. Ferries operate from 6am until 6pm seven days a week, making your transport to and from Stradbroke smooth and hassle free. See their website for prices and booking information here.
North Stradbroke features both sealed and unsealed roads. So you can experience everything the island has to offer in your MDC camper or caravan on or off the road. There are countless numbers of accommodation, from hotels and cabins, to standard and 4WD campsites and caravan parks. See the below map for site locations and attractions.
Beach Driving Safety Tips:
If this is your first experience with sand driving it is important to familiarise yourself with these vital safety tips.
- When entering a beach access point, ensure you have decreased your tyre pressure and engage a low gear before entering, as these points can be soft and powdery.
- Do not overload your vehicle.
- Follow the tracks in front of you to avoid damaging the surrounding ecosystem.
- Stay alert and be aware! Be mindful of what’s around you and watch out for pedestrians or wildlife that could be on the tracks you’re taking. Due to beach noise, pedestrians often don’t hear the sound of an oncoming vehicle. So be aware of what’s around you and stick to the speed limit.
- Look out for washouts, don’t take a risk! Walk the washout to check for depth. You wouldn’t want your vehicle or MDC camper or caravan to get stuck.
- Before entering soft sand engage 4WD and lock four wheeling hubs.
- Park away from the busy driving area if on a main beach at an angle so oncoming vehicles know that you are stationary.
- Avoid getting bogged by driving on hard, flat sand at low tide. We suggest driving when it is 2 hours either side of low tide.
- Have the right tools handy you should always have the following tools in your kit when driving on sand to avoid any unwelcome situations: shovel, tyre pressure gauge, first aid kit, maxtrax.
What To Do:
There is an abundance of activities to do whilst on Straddie. Diving at the coral reefs spotting manta rays and tropical fish, whale watching and surfing are the most popular amongst those who visit the island. There are also great fishing spots and walking tracks for campers who prefer a more laid back holiday.
So venture out to North Stradbroke Island these holidays. Escape with confidence with your MDC camper trailer or caravan today. Happy camping!