North Stradbroke Island — or Straddie — has been a much loved holiday destination for Brisbane locals for decades, but it’s a well kept secret from much of the rest of Australia.
Situated just off the coast of Brisbane, the island is renowned for stunning beaches and coastal vistas, laid-back seaside villages and its rich Aboriginal history.
The local Quandamooka people, who manage all camping on the Island under the Straddie Camping brand, present the campgrounds in such as way that the nature and Aboriginal culture of the Island is celebrated and respected. There is a real sense of privilege to be camping in such a special place.
As part of their camping offerings, Straddie Camping has recently raised the accommodation stakes by launching two first-of-their-kind ‘glamping’ EcoShacks, with unparalleled views over Moreton Bay and up to the Glasshouse Mountains.
The Eco-Shacks have been designed to sit in harmony with nature and are inspired by the traditional Australian tent, the quintessential North Stradbroke Island beach shacks and the Quandamooka people’s cultural connection to land, seasons and wildlife.
Straddie Camping has eight incredible camping grounds situated all over the island. Here are some of the best camping spots:
Amity Point Camping Ground
Located on the Western side of the Island, Amity Point Camping Ground has a laid back fishing village atmosphere.
Camping here you can really sit back and relax, watching the sunset over Brisbane or the local dolphins frolicking around in the water. Sounds like a plan!
Adder Rock Camping Ground
Adder Rock Camping Ground fronts directly on to the Flinders Beach surf beach, offering shaded camping spots surrounded by native trees and wildlife.
The site is within walking distance from local shops and restaurants.
Cylinder Beach Camping Ground
Situated on Straddie’s most popular beach, Cylinder Beach Camping Ground at Point Lookout offers camping spots with incredible views of the surf.
And if you love to shop or dine out; the site is close to cafes, boutiques and restaurants for you to check out.
Flinders Beach Foreshore Camping
Beach camping doesn’t get much better than Flinders Beach, with twelve north facing beachfront camping areas accessible by 4WD, to choose from.
Being that all the campsites are in natural areas along the beach, they all offer magnificent surfing, fishing and swimming right at your front door.
Sunrises and sunsets here are spectacular! Needless to say, Flinders Beach is a great place for a romantic getaway.
Main Beach Foreshore Camping
For a no frills, back to basics camping experience there is no better place than Main Beach.
Main Beach stretches for 32 kilometres along the Eastern side of Straddie, offering great surfing and excellent fishing spots.
The campsites here are only accessible by 4WD, so it’s a prime location for more experience campers and 4WD enthusiasts.
Straddie Camping’s township campgrounds offer powered and unpowered campsites for tents, camper-trailers and caravans. There are also 500 back-to-basics beachfront campsites on Flinders Beach and Main Beach.
Straddie is all about the great outdoors, so if you’ve got a sense of adventure, love to explore or just love being outside, then you’ll check it out!
For more information visit www.straddiecamping.com.au or call (07) 3409 9668.
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