Amity point camping
Amity Point Campground is a family-friendly spot on North Stradbroke Island, just east of Brisbane. This is a great spot to visit, with a gorgeous beach only meters from your campsite and incredible wildlife. There are also plenty of activities for kids.
How to get there?
North Stradbroke Island’s northernmost corner is where you will find the Amity Point campground. Head out of Brisbane CBD towards Cleveland, and continue to the east-western corner of North Stradbroke Island. It takes about 45 minutes to get there by car ferry. Then drive 20 minutes north along E Coast Rd to the campground.
The cost of vehicle ferries is $150 return. This price also includes the legal number of passengers. Ferries depart approximately once an hour, between 8 AM and 5 PM daily. More services are available during peak times, such as summer school holidays.
To avoid disappointment, you should book your ferry early – this is done through the SeaLink SEQ website.
I don’t recommend it if you’re not driving a car. N Stradbroke Island can be quite large! You don’t have to book ahead. For $20, a return ticket for one passenger costs $20.
You can get a local bus to take you up the ferry to the Amity Point campsite. A bus ticket for an adult will cost $2.40, and for a child will cost $1.20.
Minjerribah Camping manages the Amity Point campground, just like all other campsites on North Stradbroke Island.
You’ll find the perfect spot for you, no matter what accommodation you choose, whether it be a tent, caravan, or cabin. These are some of the accommodation options they offer:
- Tent sites at regular/waterfront (unpowered).
- Regular/waterfront van site (powered and unpowered options)
- Regular cabins
- Bathroom cabins
- EcoShack cabins
All bookings include 2 adults. Additional adults over the base 2 are subject to a $15/night surcharge.
Prices for tent sites range from $50 to $60 per night, depending on whether they are located near water or not. A van site costs about $70 per night, whether it is powered or unpowered.
Expect to pay $150-$200 per person for regular cabins and $200-$250 for ensuite cabins. Although it’s not cheap, the gorgeous beach is worth it!
You can book your spot on the Minjerribah Camping website (https://www.minjerribahcamping.com.au/). Book at least 3 months in advance if you are away during the school holidays to ensure you get a great spot.
There are many facilities at the campground to make your stay as comfortable as possible. There are two separate shower/toilet/laundry blocks, each with about 8 showers (4 for men, 4 for women). You can use the hot water throughout the day but only for 3 minutes at a stretch. Before you go in, make sure to press your hot water button. ).
You can also use the free gas barbecues and picnic tables to cook a few meals and feed your family.
There are several playgrounds for children, as well as plenty of space to play with a ball or throw a Frisbee. The campground’s northern side is home to a gorgeous sand beach. It’s located on the bay side, so there are no waves. This is a great spot for a relaxing dip, or to read a book.
You should keep your children supervised at all time as lifeguards do not patrol the beach. You should not swim at sunset or night, as sharks can be seen in the area.
There are a few dolphins that congregate at the beach near sunset every evening, so you should always be able to spot them. They can usually be found less than 100 meters away.
You can also enjoy the sunset from your camp chair.