Flash Camp pops-up in Dunwich

Instead of the usual roof top tent set-up on the beach for Australia Day weekend, we trekked to North Stradbroke Island or “Straddie” for some luxurious glamping. Situated in the clear, blue waters of Moreton Bay, Straddie is the largest island in the bay’s archipelago and also, the closest to Brisbane and easily accessible via a 40 minute ferry ride.

FJTentsFlash Camp, a pop-up glamping company based out of Byron Bay, took over Adams Beach camping ground in the main ferry town of Dunwich.  Because of its close proximity to the ferry terminal (less than 5km), it was set up to provide for those with and without transport. We opted to bring our 4WD across and stay for two nights at Adams Beach, but then head north to Adder Rock and Point Lookout for some old fashioned camping. We booked the accommodation through Straddie Camping, the tourism body that operates all the campgrounds on the island. It was a painless internet booking, similar to a hotel.

Words & pics Christina Cannes

I wrote this piece for Go Camping Fishing & 4WD Adventures magazine, April – May 2016. To read more and view the article as a PDF click here.

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