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Stradbroke Island, Bribie Island and Beyond

Stradbroke Island and Bribie Island are great adventure spots for families – but there are so many more options around to choose from as well! Here’s a quick guide to where to take the fam for a local island holiday they won’t forget in a hurry!

Stradbroke Island and more!

When we think ‘family island holidays’ in the local sense, Straddie is definitely the first one that comes to mind. These beautiful land masses are the jewel in the crown when it comes to islands in the Brisbane region. They glisten in the sun from the mainland and are just soooo tempting you have to visit.

Take the ferry over to Stradbroke Island (depending on where you’re staying you can often take your pup as well!) for a local adventure that won’t break the bank.

Here are our favourite camping spots on Straddie for families but there are also many hotels and Air BnB options for families who are looking for a little more luxury. There’s just so much to see and do!

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Bribie Island

Bribie Island plays host to the wonderful Bribie Island Butterfly House as well as a number of under-rated spots that aren’t too populated. Bribie Island is far less popular than Stradbroke Island so if you’re looking for a more low-key stay then this is definitely a great choice for your family!

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Fraser Island

Like Stradbroke Island, Fraser Island is a very popular family destination. It’s easy to get to but involves more ‘back to nature’ elements than Bribie Island. In fact, it’s part of the National Parks Brisbane network – meaning that while you can camp in certain areas there are parts that are very protected.

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Are there other islands around Brisbane apart from Stradbroke Island, Bribie Island and Fraser Island?

There sure are! Check out our overview of the smaller islands in the Moreton Bay Region right here. They’re must-sees and we would particularly recommend trekking over to King Island from Wellington Point at low tide – just make sure you beat the water coming back!

What are your recommendations?

Have you stayed with your family on Stradbroke Island? What about the other islands? Let us know your favourites and, if you’re willing to share, any tips and hints for other families looking for an island in the sun,

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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