Getting there & away
The gateway to North Stradbroke Island is the seaside town of Cleveland. Regular city train services run from Central or Roma St Stations in Brisbane to Cleveland station ($4.40, one hour), from where you can get a bus (free if you show your train ticket) to the ferry terminal.
Stradbroke Ferries (3286 2666) runs a water taxi to Dunwich almost every hour from about 6am to 6pm (adult/child $17/10 return, 30 minutes). It also has a slightly less frequent vehicle ferry ($112 return per vehicle, including passengers, 45 minutes) from 5.30am to 6.30pm.
The Stradbroke Flyer (3821 3821; www.flyer.com.au) also runs an almost-hourly catamaran service from Cleveland to One Mile Jetty (adult/child $16/10 return, 45 minutes), 1.5km north of central Dunwich.