On the northwestern shores of North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) with breathtaking views across Moreton Bay, Amity Point has a quiet, laid-back fishing village charm. It’s a popular holiday spot for those who love being outdoors, especially on the water.
Popular with families, boaties and anglers, couples looking for a romantic escape or seniors who enjoy the peace and quiet, Amity Point is the perfect place to relax, unwind, wet a line or watch the sun set over the mainland.
Amity’s most popular landmark is its jetty, a favoured spot to watch the sun set and dolphins at play. The protected bay waters make the swimming enclosure a safe place for the kids to splash about or swim. The rock wall on either side of the jetty is teeming with marine life and a vast array of fish species makes snorkelling a memorable experience.
At sunset, you can sit on the spit and watch the stunning sunset, enjoying spectacular views of Peel, Green and Moreton Islands.
It is the smallest of the three residential communities on 'Straddie'.
Amity has a good selection of holiday homes and budget accommodation, many on the water or a short stroll away. Minjerribah Camping Ground is located right on the water’s edge, offering stunning views. More information is available at the Redlands Coast Visitor Information Centre.
There’s a local general store, with other provisions available 17km away at Dunwich. The boutique shops and eateries at Point Lookout are about 14km away.
Schools and colleges
Passenger ferries and vehicle ferries
Passenger and vehicle ferries regularly depart Toondah Harbour (Emmett Drive, Cleveland) for Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island:
- Stradbroke Ferries – 07 3488 5300 – vehicle ferry (45 minutes) and passenger ferry (25 minutes)
- Gold Cats Stradbroke Flyer – 07 3821 3821 – passenger ferry (25 minutes)
It is advisable to check directly with hire car companies about whether they allow vehicles to travel to North Stradbroke Island.
There are bus connections to and from Cleveland which link with island transport services.
The three main townships on North Stradbroke Island – Dunwich, Amity Point and Point Lookout – are connected by sealed roads. The island has great four wheel drive bush tracks and some beaches are accessible by 4WD. A 4WD permit must be obtained and are available through Minjerribah Camping.
Ships travelled to and from the penal settlement through the South Passage between Moreton (Mulgumpin) and Stradbroke (Minjerribah) Islands. A pilot station was established at Amity Point in 1825. This was the beginning of permanent contact between Europeans and Quandamooka people in the region. Fishing was an important industry for Aborigines and European residents, including dugong being caught for their oil. Amity Point is still home to fishing communities.
Find more about our local history on our library Local History section.
Amity Point is in Division 2 (Cr Peter Mitchell).
Visit the popular parks in Amity Point