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Gold Coast-South Stradbroke

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Last Updated on September 26, 2023
Destination(s) 🇦🇺 Australia
Sailings Up to 5 times per day
Duration 30 mins.
Distance 10 miles, 16 km
Operated by Couran Cove
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The ferry to South Stradbroke Island sails to the Couran Cove resort and is also operated by this resort. Departure is from Gold Coast. A possible alternative to this ferry is a local water taxi.

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South Stradbroke Island

Ferry to South Stradbroke and Gold Coast

The ferry to South Stradbroke is run by the resort on the island, Couran Cove. Both hotel guests and people who are not staying at the hotel can use this ferry. The boat journey is a short relaxing ferry cruise along the Broadwater.

  • The ferry departure terminal is located at Mariner’s Cove, 60-70 Seaworld Drive Main Beach on the Gold Coast.
  • The ferry costs A$29 per adult – Ages 3-12 cost A$14.50
  • No Bikes & Scooters are permitted
  • Guests are permitted to bring 1 suitcase or bag max 20kg per person
  • Daytrippers are permitted to bring 1 small backpack, per person
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Tickets and booking

To ensure availability it is wise to buy your ferry tickets long before the departure date. Some crossings are very popular and prices rise when the boats fill up.

  • Tickets can be purchased in advance on the Couran Cove website.
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Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The Couran Cove Resort currently operates the ferry to South Stradbroke. Both guests and non-guests can book this crossing.

How long does the Gold Coast - South Stradbroke crossing take?

The travel time from Gold Coast to the resort on South Stradbroke Island is 30 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbour and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Gold Coast - South Stradbroke ferry sail?

The ferry usually goes 3 or 4 times a day. On the busier holidays and during busy weekends, that number can increase to 5 times a day.

What is the distance between Gold Coast and Couran Cove?

The distance between Gold Coast and Couran Cove on South Stradbroke Island is approximately 16 km or 10 miles.

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