Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre : Stradbroke Island

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Getting to Stradbroke Island


  1. 1. Catch the Cleveland train to Cleveland station. (This is approximately 1 hour trip from Roma st station)
  1. Go to for train times.
  1. 2. Catch the ‘Gold Cats, Stradbroke Flyer’ courtesy bus from the train station to the Gold Cats ferry terminal. The bus departs 10-15 mins before the boat leaves to Stradbroke Island.
  1. Contact Manta Lodge YHA prior to arriving to arrange discounted YHA member Flyer ticket and courtesy bus $15 Return (07) 3409 8888
  1. 3. Catch the Manta Lodge YHA courtesy bus pick-up off the 5.55am, 10.55am and 12.55pm ferries from the ferry terminal to the hostel. Not available on Tuesday & Wednesdays.
  1. Must call hostel prior to arriving to arrange courtesy pick-up & Flyer ticket
  1. (Please note courtesy bus pick is not always available, when not available guest can use North Stradbroke Island Bus Service , which meets the Stradbroke Flyer service and has a stop at Stradbroke Island YHA’s doorstep)

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  1. 1. Follow signs to Cleveland and drive to the ferry terminal
    and check in. Bookings essential
  2. Bookings can be made via Manta Lodge YHA
  3. 10% off any car booking for YHA members
  1. Big Red Cat 12 Emmett Drive, Cleveland QLD 4163.
  1. Stradbroke Ferries 3 Emmett Drive, Cleveland, QLD 4163
  1. 2. Catch the ferry and depart to Stradbroke Island.
  2. 3. Follow the signs to Point Lookout and East coast road to the

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