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Vehicle ferries depart from Toondah Harbour, Emmett Drive, Cleveland to Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island seven days a week. In most cases when you book with Discover your quoted tarrif includes one return car ferry.

There are two vehicle ferries operating to Straddie – Big Red Cat and Minjerribah. Services run on the hour from both Cleveland and Dunwich throughout the day – links to timetables and prices are listed below. Both are owned by Sea Link. Just ask our friendly staff if you want to make any changes.

Standard cars can be taken to North Stradbroke Island – the main roads on the island are sealed and easily accessible. You don’t need a four-wheel drive unless you want to drive on the beach. A 4WD beach permit is required contact us for details.

Big Red Cat and Minjerribah Vehicle Ferries:

  • Departs Toondah Harbour, Cleveland to Dunwich.
  • Travelling time – 45 Minutes.
  • Bookings required for vehicles.
  • Walk on passengers can buy tickets on board.
  • The Big Red Cat has an air-conditioned licensed cafe on board.
  • Stradbroke Ferries timetable and prices.

Arriving on Straddie

When you arrive at Junner Street, Dunwich drive straight ahead for about 200m and you’ll see a sign to turn left for Point Lookout and Amity Point. It will take you about 20 minutes to arrive at either destination. The turn off to Amity Point is well signposted.

Walk on Passengers on Vehicle Ferries

‘Walk On’ passengers are welcome on the vehicle ferries but the stradbroke island passenger ferries are recommended because they’re faster and are scheduled to meet most trains at Cleveland and buses on Straddie. The buses on Straddie don’t connect with the vehicle ferries.


If you would like to bring your bike to Straddie you will need to take it on the vehicle ferries. Please purchase tickets from the office of Stradbroke Ferries prior to embarking.

Book your vehicle ferry with Discover Stradbroke.

All Discover Stradbroke booking can include a boat! Simply add this feature to your booking and we’ll book your boat, send you the details and make any changes you require, all aimed at making it as easy as possible! Call us on 07 3415 3949 to make a booking, or use the Contact Us page.

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