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“Cylinder Beach camping - tops!” 5 of 5 stars
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Amity Point, Point Lookout | Flinders Beach, Main Beach, Redland City, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland 4183, Australia   |  
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Brisbane
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“Cylinder Beach camping - tops!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

It does get busy here, but that's because it's so good.

It's well located to the bus stop, and the local supermarket is only five minutes walk away and it's not a long way to the Point.

Each tent has an allocated, well marked space and relatively fresh turf fresh turf had been laid down for each site.

The amenities are clean and in good order, and there's a small playground for a break from beach activities. It all seems well run and managed.

I won't bother extolling the virtues of Stradbroke in general here, but I was pretty happy to be able to see dolphins, manta rays and sea turtles on this trip. Some times of year you can see whales off in the distance, too.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Superb location which cannot be beaten. Summer storms saw us hit with mighty wind/ rain and the lightning/thunder but still the site was pretty much unscathed and all tents survived. This says a lot to me as most camp sites are in flood prone areas!
The beach is superb, you can interact with wild dolphins for no cost at Amilty Point and the Gorge Walk at Point Lookout is simply stunning.
Check with the reservation people first tho if you want a powered site as they are ONLY a few sites against the embankment and NOT on the beachfront as shown on plans.
Showers are a disappointment as they stay hot for only 60 seconds; not the stated 3 minutes.
Otherwise... would I return? Hell yeah!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Angelry, Director of Sales at Straddie Camping, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Hello Chantal,
Thank you for taking the time to review Straddie Camping and your recent stay on North Stradbroke Island. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, despite the summer storms, and agree that the beaches are superb and the wildlife is abundant and precious. Thanks for reporting the shower timers were not delivering a full 3 minutes of hot water. I am looking into the timer settings today. Thanks again for your review, all the feedback helps us improve our service to our guests. We certainly hope to see you again soon.
Anji Kemp - Director of Sales & Marketing - Straddie Camping
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Red Deer, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The locale is great and the camground itself seems well maintained and manicured with large lot sizes. The washrooms, while a little dated, were clean. Beware the hot water in the showers have a 3 minute timer.
We rented a standard cabin and were a little disappointed that upon our arrival at 6|15 pm there was no way to get into the campground. Other campers had gate instructions etc. tied to the rangers cabin door. We thought we would be sleeping in our car in the parking lot for the night. There was only a message machine when we phoned the manager's number. After asking a local business where the manager lived we went to the house (awkward moment) and a young man contacted her. In her defense she was there in a few minutes and we ultimately got in.

The standard cabin is a very small demountable with a tiny bedroom that barely fit a twin/queen bed. There was no bedside lamps for reading and only 2 wire hangers. The sheets and linen were crisp and clean. The living/kitchenette area was cramped with a small sofa, table and chairs and triple stacked bunk beds. Basic kitchen utensils and supplies were available. Oddly there was no hot water plumbed to the unit.

We thought the price was far to high for what you received especially in comparison to other similarly priced demountables we have stayed in in QLD that had hot and cold running water, were twice the size, had full shower and toilet facilities and were fully self contained.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Angelry, Director of Sales at Straddie Camping, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Boyd,
Thank you for your recent review of the Amity Point Camping Ground. I am happy to hear that you were pleased with the campground overall, despite the difficulties you initially experienced in accessing the grounds. It is our practice to leave instructions at the campground office for late arrivals, and I apologize for not doing that in this instance.
I am sorry that you felt that the price of the cabin was too high. We feel that $95 a night for a cabin that sleeps 5 people is very reasonable, and our prices are in fact amongst the lowest on the Island.
Just to let you know, we are commencing a project in the next few months that will see new accommodation types being introduced to the Amity Point Camping Ground. The current cabins will slowly be replaced by semi permanent eco-tent structures. If you would like to keep informed about this exciting project please follow us on Facebook of check the News & Events page on our website from time to time.
Again, thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us this valuable feedback.
Anji Kemp - Director of Sales & Marketing
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Amity, What a great 3 days with all the wild life and dolphins, The park is huge, Great fishing and the dolphins are over friendly from people feeding them, The jetty needs more signs in different languages.
The Cabins are nice,clean and cosy, good air conditioning. The staff were very friendly.
The is a lot of great fishing spots around Amity with a lot of different fish species, but be aware of the dolphins, when they are there, they will smash your live baits and your catch, so again "STOP FEEDING THE DOLPHINS""PLEASE".
Amity Point "We will be back".

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Angelry, Director of Sales at Straddie Camping, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Hello Geoff,
Thanks for your recent review of Amity Point Camping Ground. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in one of our cabins, and that the staff were friendly and welcoming. We also love the array of wildlife that are in and around the campground, and also try to encourage people not to feed the dolphins. We will pass on your great suggestion about signs in different languages to Parks & Wildlife. We look forward to having you back again soon.
Anji Kemp - Director of Sales & Marketing.
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Seville, Spain
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

A large campground which is set up in such a way that it feels small, which is nice. Remember to switch the hot water on right before you go under the shower, and even then expect to have to come out naked to switch it back on.
When you have a beachfront site, it's great to be able to get up in the morning and have the sea right in front of you.

As a bird lover, it was nice to see that the area around a nesting Bush Stone-curlew had been sealed off so that it wouldn't be disturbed.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

A beautiful camp ground, right on one of Australia's prettiest beaches. We got in on a Thursday while the park was fairly quite and had a good choice of spots. Set up right in front of the beach, and although we caught the wind, it was worth it as the park got quite full over the weekend.

Would be nice if there was somewhere to buy ice at the park, although the Pup is only a couple of minutes walk away, and if there were some decent BBQs for use of campers only, but otherwise it's a great spot to camp.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We recently camped over a weekend at Main Beach on North Stradbroke Island. We had a fantastic weekend! The weather was amazing & we saw plenty of whales & dolphins. The gorge walk was particularly picturesque over that weekend and our friends staying with us from the USA had a weekend they will never forget. Straddie camping was really easy to book through and very friendly to deal with.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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Address: Amity Point, Point Lookout | Flinders Beach, Main Beach, Redland City, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland 4183, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Greater Brisbane > Redland City > North Stradbroke Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 8 Specialty Lodging in North Stradbroke Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Straddie Camping on North Stradbroke Island offers six beachfront camping grounds with powered and unpowered tent, camper trailer and caravan sites, and 20 air-conditioned cabins. For 'back to nature' camping, there are also hundreds of camping sites nestled among the sand dunes, and overlooking the Island's iconic white sandy beaches. Popular for surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, and bushwalking; the Island is renowned for dolphins, turtles, manta-rays, kangaroos and koalas, and the annual humpback whale migration. ... more   less 

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