Cleveland to Dunwich, Stradbroke Island, Moreton Bay

Cleveland to Dunwich, Stradbroke Island, Moreton Bay

 

The Paddle

The launch point is William Street (off Shore Street North), Cleveland Point. There is a boat ramp near the Air Sea Rescue to provide a canoe launch point.

 

From the launch point use the Beacon to Beacon directory or a relevant chart to determine your direction and bearing to Peel Island. After reaching Peel Island change your direction and bearing to Dunwich on Stradbroke Island.

 

You will need to return to Cleveland Point after your activities on Stradbroke Island.

In rough weather or as a variation, an alternative return trip could be to take a ferry back from Dunwich on Stradbroke Island.

 

How to get there

 

From Wellington Street, Cleveland turn into Shore Street West and head in an easterly direction and follow it around until it turns into Shore Street North, then turn left into William Street before the Redlands Boat Club at Cleveland Point.

 

Distance/Time to allow

This is approximately a 25 km round trip and allow could become a two to three day trip if staying longer on Stradbroke Island.

 

What to expect - Wind, Tide, Hazards

It can be very rough between Peel Island and the mainland. As with all bay and sea kayaking it is important to consider your skills and experience and to ensure that you have a suitable kayak and other equipment. Paddling with a group of other paddlers is a sensible approach when venturing into bay or sea areas.

 

Follow chart and beacons and watch for sandbanks and shallows at low tide.

 

Camping Facilities, Accommodation

 

Camping is possible provided you are self-sufficient and ensure that you especially bring your own food and water. Beach camping on Peel Island. Be prepared for lots of mosquitoes. Dunwich Caravan Park has good facilities, and nearby Sailing Club can be accessed for meals, etc.

 

Other attractions in the area

 

Dunwich has an interesting history, and the details are provided at the northern end of the camping ground. There is also a chance to explore Goat and Bird Islands.

 

Useful Information

 

Maritime Safety Queensland’s Beacon to Beacon directory