South Stradbroke Island Campgrounds
Due to the severe weather forecast of abnormal high tides, the campgrounds will be closed
from Thursday through the weekend, until further notice. (Updated 20.02.19)
The South Stradbroke Island 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.
One of the best features of South Stradbroke Island is its lack of commercial development, and for this reason, visitors to the campgrounds need to bring all necessary supplies with them. This really is a camping trip to get away from it all!
Get away from it all with a peaceful, relaxing South Stradbroke Island Camping Holiday...
If you want to escape the fast pace of everyday life and totally relax amongst natural, unspoilt beauty, camping on South Stradbroke Island is the perfect retreat. A superb natural reserve, South Stradbroke Island offers calm inner waterways on one side, virtually untouched native bushland in the centre, and on the other side, 22kms of pristine surf beach with hardly a soul in sight.
The surf beach offers spectacular views of the beautiful Gold Coast, and you can catch glimpses of the majestic humpback whales migrating north to breed during whale watching season, which starts in June and runs through to late October.
There are three camping grounds on South Stradbroke Island including Tipplers towards the northern end and North Currigee and Currigee at the southern end.
Camping accommodation is limited to tents only. Since access to the island is exclusively by boat, vehicles or caravans are unfortunately not permitted.
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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How To Get To South Stradbroke Island Campgrounds
There are several ways to get to South Stradbroke Island. Visit this beautiful Gold Coast island by private boat, water taxi, boat hire, sea plane, jet ski safari or local cruise boat.
Getting to Currigee Campgrounds :
The boat ride across is only a short 5-10 minutes for camping guests and visitors. Vehicle and trailer parking is available at various local boat ramps.
For North and South Currigee, the most convenient Gold Coast departure points are :
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
Getting to Tipplers Campground and Tipplers Licensed Café :
For Tipplers, the boat ride is approximately 30 minutes from the Runaway Bay Marina. Other departure options include Sanctuary Cove Marina and Marina Mirage at Main Beach.
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.