Experience the Southern Moreton Bay Islands…
Off the shore of the Redlands region lie a group of five islands known as the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. The islands are serviced by the same ferries and water taxis, making it easy to island hop. These islands are fuss-free and simple, proving the perfect escape for many from the hustle bustle of city life. Fishing, boating and bird watching are major drawcards.
Just five square kilometres in size and four kilometres (2.4 miles) worth of safe beaches, Coochie is the perfect spot for families. Swim offshore or hire an aqua bike, canoe, kayak or tinnie to pop around the island on, or stay on dry land walking or biking the petite island. Coochie is just a 10 minute water taxi, ferry or barge from Victoria Point. There is accommodation on the island.
The largest of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, Russell has it all including a medical centre, supermarket, library, museum, pool, RSL and bowls clubs. Pop over to this local island (home to some 3000 residents) for a relaxed stay, and be sure to pop by Aunty Alice’s Café.
A bowls club, boat club, golf course, skate park, restaurants and a shopping centre – Macleay has it all. Go for an art retreat at Timeless Gallery & Studio or pop into Haven Gallery or Macleay Island Arts Complex for a spot of culture. Every Wednesday (3-6pm) and Saturday (8am-1pm) head to the Lemon Farm Organic Market – here you’ll find locally grown fresh produce plus organic dry goods.
Pack a picnic and ferry across to this tiny island. Just two kilometres (1.2 miles) long and half a kilometre (0.3 miles) wide, kids can swim in the pool near the jetty.
Join the laidback lifestyle on Lamb. The island has accommodation (including dog-friendly stays) plus a tennis court, licensed recreation club and general store.