Currently about 50 per cent of North Stradbroke Island is protected as Naree Budjong Djara National Park. The Quandamooka people
are the Traditional Owners of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).
They welcome visitors to Naree Budjong Djara ‘My Mother Earth’ and ask
that you respect this special place. Download island map.
National Parks on Minjerribah are managed under Joint Management
Agreements between the Quandamooka people, and the State Government. About Naree Budjong Djara National Park
Minjerribah Recreation Area
Queensland has seven recreation areas established under the Recreation Areas Management Act 2006.
In recreation areas, nature-based recreation is encouraged but
carefully planned and managed to protect these places for conservation.
The Recreation Management Act 2006, outlines best practice whilst in a
Recreation Area as well as the penalties that apply for non-compliance.
The Minjerribah Recreation Area
on North Stradbroke Island covers the camping grounds, beach
camping areas and beaches that allow four-wheel driving. It is managed
under the Recreation Areas Management Act 2006.
The Minjerribah Recreation Area on North Stradbroke Island covers the following sites:
- Adams Beach, Bradbury's Beach, Amity Point, Adder Rock, Home Beach and Cylinder Beach Camping Grounds.
- the designated beach camping areas at Flinders Beach and Main Beach.
- the foreshores at Flinders Beach and Main Beach.
Caring for our Environment
Straddie Camping has a comprehensive Environmental Management Plan
focusing on nature-based, low impact camping. We have a program of
rehabilitation and maintenance in place, which ensures that adverse
environmental impacts are minimised.
We have undertaken an
ambitious project to gradually replace the current flora, with local
native species in all our Camping Grounds. This not only ensures that
the Camping Grounds are aesthetically pleasing, but are perfect habitat
for the native fauna, and require less maintenance as they are the
plants that belong and are best suited to the area.
Water & Waste Management
Camping has a comprehensive Water and Waste Management Plan for our
business. Recycling stations are provided for all guests. All toilets
are dual flush, and showers all have water saving showerheads. Hot water
is distributed through a timer mechanism which encourages hot showers
of no longer than 5 minutes.
Flora of North Stradbroke Island
Camping Grounds are home to a wide variety of native flora and
fauna. Koalas are regularly spotted in our gum trees, and kangaroos can
be seen on the beaches almost daily. We also have a variety of rare and
threatened marine and terrestrial species that call the Island home. We
encourage guests to observe and enjoy these amazing creatures, but ask
them only to look and not touch or feed the native wildlife. This leads
to animals becoming dependent on unnatural food sources and can lead to
disease, unbalancing the natural population and nuisance behaviour from
animals that would otherwise fend for themselves. To protect the
wildlife, domestic pets are not permitted within the formal camping
grounds. In the Flinders Beach and Main Beach camping areas, dogs are
permitted but must be on a lead at all times.
supports research undertaken by local students, undergraduates and the
scientific community, and has a commitment to maintaining and restoring
wildlife habitats going forward.
The dominant plant living on the
exposed frontal dunes is the grey creeping grass, and other creepers
include the guinea flower, goat's foot and pigface. The pandanus and
coast she-oak grow on some exposed dunes and at Point Lookout. The coast
banksia grows in some exposed areas in a stunted form, deformed by the
The high dunes support tall open forests, dominated by
eucalypts, with a well- developed understory of grasses and shrubs.
Other trees of the open forests include the smooth-barked apple,
she-oaks and cypress-pines. Smaller trees and shrubs include several
wattles or acacias and the wallum and coastal banksias.
occupy the inter-tidal zone along the western side of the Island. While
initially it appears that mangrove tress are a monoculture there are
about seven different mangrove species, dominated by the grey mangrove.
Areas of muddy sand adjacent to the mangroves support several species of
seagrass - an important food source for native fauna.
Fauna of North Stradbroke Island
of North Stradbroke Island is profuse – and benefits from its island
location, lack of large predators (eg dingoes) and marine based as well
as terrestrial habitats. Some 18 species of native land mammals occur on
the Island, including the swamp wallaby, the grey kangaroo and
the relict agile wallaby. The echidna, bridled bandicoot, brush-tailed
possum and koala are widely distributed, while the grey-headed flying
fox seasonally concentrates on flowering trees and fruit.
the closure of the whaling station on Moreton Island in 1962, the number
of migrating humpback whales
that can be seen between June &
October has increased. Dolphins are common, both offshore and in Moreton
Bay. Green turtles and loggerhead turtles can be seen in Moreton Bay or
in the off-shore waters near Point Lookout. Dugong feed on the
seagrasses of Moreton Bay and may occasionally be seen as they come up
260 species of birds have been recorded on North
Stradbroke Island. These include a variety of sea-birds, raptors, waders
and nectar-eaters, and the Australian icon the kookaburra.
include 16 species of snakes, a variety of lizards and the long-necked
tortoise that frequents permanent swamps and lakes and is the only land
Climate Change and North Stradbroke Island
Campers on North Stradbroke Island are lucky enough to enjoy nature in the pristine state mother nature intended: fishing in crystal clear water, driving down spotless, golden beaches and camping in bushland that some of Australia's cutest native wildlife call home.
To allow future generations of campers to create their own memories, we need to consider potential threats to this delicate environment, including Climate Change.
Straddie Camping endorses the research and policies produced by the Redland City Council
, Confronting Our Climate Future: A strategy to 2030, which incorporates Council's Corporate Climate Change Policy and also the Climate and Energy Action Plan 2010 -2015. You can also find out how the Redland City Council plans to manage and adapt to Climate Change
While you're here, check out this Infographic
to learn more about how Climate Change impacts tourism. Click on the Infographic PDF link to the left of the image.
Trip Advisor Green Leaders
As a Gold Level Green Leader accommodation provider, Straddie Camping has shown a commitment to green practices like recycling, reduction of energy use and the following :
|Tracks Energy Use
|Regularly measures and records energy use (at least 4 times a year)
|Linen reuse program
||Program includes housekeeper training and regular checks
|Recycling bins in common areas
||Provides recycling bins for use of guests
|Education for guests on green practices
||Guests can learn about the property's green practices before or during their stay
|Towel reuse program
Program includes housekeeper training and regular checks
Recycles at least two types of waste, such as paper, glass, plastic and cardboard.
Staff training on green practices
Staff trained at least once a year on implementing the hotel's green practices
At Least 75% of interior light bulbs are energy-efficient
Energy efficient light bulbs include compact fluorescent (CFL), LED, and T5/T8 fluorescent bulbs
|Efficient laundry dryers
Energy efficient appliances are used
Heating temperature set to save energy
Indoor temperature set at a maximum of 22 C during the winter
Air conditioning temperature set to save energy
Indoor temperature set at a minimum of 22 C during the summer
Completed energy assessment of buildings
Evaluation to identify ways for property to save energy
Preventative maintenance plan
Regular checks to ensure energy and water equipment is working efficiently
|Landscaping designed to minimize flooding
||Evaluation to identify ways to landscape to minimise flooding
Minimise your impact - Offset your Camping
Driving impacts the environment because cars produce greenhouse
gases that contribute to global warming and climate change. The main greenhouse
gas is carbon dioxide (C02). Straddie Camping is making
changes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to our business.
Straddie Camping has partnered with Greenfleet, and will be planting biodiverse forests with your carbon offset purchases.
More information about how you can minimise the impact you have on the environment can be found on the Greenfeet website