Glamping on Stradbroke Island

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Hi hivers! What's been happening?? Recently we went glamping on Stradbroke Island in Qld Australia.

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Of course it was amazing 😁

But thought I would share the pros and cons of glamping πŸ‘‡

Stradbroke Island glamping definition:

Enjoying the nature, beauty and fun of Straddie beach "camping." But with some added creature comforts!

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Now for those not familiar with Straddie... Let me introduce you to this beautiful part of the world...

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North Stradbroke Island AKA Straddie, is the second largest sand island in the world.

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When visiting here there is high chance of seeing wildlife.... As there is an amazing array of wildlife everywhere πŸ¨πŸ¦˜πŸ’πŸ¬πŸ¦ŽπŸ¦…πŸ¦œ!!!

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Plus Straddie is home to some of the most spectacular scenery Australia has to offer!

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So with that winning combo Straddie is AKA Paradise!!!

Located just 30km south-east from Brisbane in Queensland, it's easily accessible for a day trip.

But Straddie is best enjoyed for as long as possible 😊... Which makes it the perfect place for a weekend reset or week long unwind!

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So recently, we decided to treat ourselves to some long overdue Straddie quality time. And what better way to do that then by glamping?

Pros to glamping on Stradbroke Island:

β€’ Glamping tents have full electricity powering!!! Yep that's right... There are lights, fan, kettle, toaster, coffee machine and fridge in every one!

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β€’ Real bed with pillows, linen and towels provided. Added bonus - bed was super comfortable 😊

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β€’ Glamping requires less packing than traditional camping. Crockery, glasses, cutlery, washing line and drinks tub are already awaiting you.

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β€’ Get to stay at Adder Rock campsite which is right by the beach.

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β€’ Camp-site amenities include BBQ areas and bathroom blocks with flushable toilets and hot water showers. (But a portable grill can be arranged for your glamping deck if you would prefer.)

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β€’ Roads are sealed! You can easily get around in a normal car. The only time you will you need a 4WD is if you want to drive on the beach.

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β€’ Did I mention the close proximity to Brisbane? Either catch the ferry or water taxi from Cleveland and you'll arrive in Dunwich in approx 45 minutes.

β€’ For those not taking a car over there are buses you can catch to get around. Or alternatively there are scooters and bicycles that can be hired.

Cons to glamping on Stradbroke Island:

None. Haha just kidding.. I figure I have to come up with something so πŸ€”...

β€’ Leaving!!! The fact you will have to leave is a major con. Leaving especially sucks when you're going head on to a storm on the way back 😬

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β€’ Straddie staff/locals. It's not that they're unfriendly per se... Just that they seem like they would rather not be working or sharing Straddie with tourists. I get it though. If I lived there I wouldn't want to be working or dealing with tourists either haha.

Things to do while on Straddie:

As I said earlier, Straddie is best enjoyed for as long as possible. With more time up your sleeve you should be able to do all/some of these things πŸ‘‡πŸ˜Š

β€’ North Gorge walk is a beautiful walk around the scenic Point Lookout headland.

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Keep your eyes peeled for any turtles, rays, dolphins and migrating whales in the water below.

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β€’ Hike around Blue Lake. There's a few different options so if you have the time why not do them all?

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β€’ Cool off in Brown Lake. It's aways nice to visit this tranquil freshwater lake.

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β€’ Enjoy the crystal clear water at Adder Rock. Take a swim or take a board out for some fun in the waves.

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β€’ Check out Myora Springs, a beautiful pure fresh water spring frequented by wildlife.

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β€’ Go wildlife spotting around the island. Hot tip - Free ranging kangaroos are everywhere!

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β€’ Watch amazing sunrises and sunsets from various viewpoints.

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So as you can see glamping on Stradbroke Island is pretty freaking awesome!!

I highly recommend it πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘

Although I highly recommend visiting Straddie in general!... Whether it be a day trip, camping, glamping, hotel or holiday house... Just go there 😁!!!

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Straddie is the best πŸ‘

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It sure is!! So glad it's so close to us ...we just gotta go more often 😁

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Hello!!! You're back!

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Hi @livinguktaiwan 😊!!! Yeah I had a bit of break which was nice. But had an awesome lil getaway and resest, so will try posting more often πŸ˜πŸ‘

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Thank you very much 😁 greatly appreciated!

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Oooh, I so want to go there! I have long dreamed of seeing a kangaroo.

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@darine.darine I hope you get to visit there one day 😊 there are so many kangaroo's there 🦘🦘🦘

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