Colin Battersby


Col first visited Straddie in the mid-seventies when his family invested in a holiday home on the island. In 2006, after 15 years in the tourism environment of Thredbo, he and his chef brother Dan and late father Cam purchased Fishes Cafe in the North Gorge precinct. Col founded Discover Stradbroke in 2009 and since then he and his talented team have built a portfolio of over 80 rental properties under management and achieved outstanding sales results.
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Sharron Allen

Guest Services Manager

Guest Services Manager for Holiday Rental Accommodation at Discover Stradbroke. Sharron spent her childhood years on the island and moved to Brisbane to gain experience in property management and sales. She returned to the island with her daughters in 2009.

Sharron’s knowledge of Straddie, sound understanding of investment properties, empathetic approach to enquiries and expertise in securing and managing bookings, ensures guest satisfaction and return visitation. Contact Sharron at

Simone Eames

Guest Services Specialist

Simone worked for 12 months in Discover Housekeeping before taking up a role in Guest Services. She works from our Gold Coast office (and from Straddie during holiday times) and has an encyclopedic knowledge of every property and its’ suitability to guests requirements.

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Helen Drysdale

Finance Manager

Helen has worked with Discover since 2010 and travels to Straddie from her home in the Redlands several days a week. Together with her husband and 4 boys, the family are regular 4WD visitors to Straddie.

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