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The Ultimate Redlands Coast Itinerary

The Ultimate Redlands Coast Itinerary

Explore our naturally wonderful Redlands Coast with the ultimate 5-day itinerary! From island adventures, bayside bliss, morning hikes, afternoon sails and iconic winery experiences, there is something for everyone.


Day 1: Island Adventure


Start off strong with a quick stop at Australian Wildflour Pastry Co. for delicious, handcrafted pastries, you would call this a necessity, right? Conveniently located on Middle Street, Cleveland on the way to the ferry terminal!

Now that you are fueled and ready to go, hop on board a passenger ferry from Emmett Drive, Cleveland (Nandeebie/Indillie) and in a short 25-minutes, you will find yourself on the island paradise of North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah).

Stroll the historic streets of Dunwich (Goompi), embracing the culture at local galleries, or delve into the rich tapestry of Aboriginal history at the North Stradbroke Island Museum on Minjerribah.

The North Stradbroke Island Bus will collect you from Ballow Road, Dunwich and transfer you to Point Lookout (Mulumba) - the island’s scenic gem. Insider tip: procure a “day pass” from the bus driver for unlimited rides at just $10.

Point Lookout (Mulumba) is where you’ll find the famous Gorge Walk offering unparalleled ocean views, as well as some of Queensland’s best land-based whale watching from May - November. Please remember that while the resident kangaroos and wallabies seem friendly, they prefer you to say hello from a distance.


Gorge Walk, North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah)


Get your hands on one of the finest prawn rolls in Australia from The Prawn Shack. The prawns are island-sourced, courtesy of Rufus King Seafoods, combined with chunks of avocado, their signature sauce, and a smattering of house-made dukkah on a freshly baked roll from the local bakery is a real treat.

The Prawn Shack

Image Credit: The Prawn Shack


Next stop, Cylinder Beach for your dose of vitamin “sea”. Located just a short drive (about four minutes) from the Gorge Walk and patrolled all year round, this beach is a stunning location for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing. For those wanting some expert tips, Murray from the North Stradbroke Island Surf School is your man. It’s no surprise that this iconic beach was placed No. 6 on the list of Top 10 Beaches in Australia for 2024, as announced by Tourism Australia.

Cylinder Beach, North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah)

As you journey back to Dunwich (Goompi), finish your day at Straddie Brewing Co., a three-story brewhouse and taproom that promises an unforgettable dining experience. Savour the sunset with a chilled brew in hand before catching the passenger ferry back to Cleveland (Nandeebie/Indillie).

Image Credit: Straddie Brewing Co.


Day 2: Bayside Bliss


Visit Raby Bay Foreshore Park for a refreshing morning, whether you prefer activities in or by the water. Take a leisurely stroll and enjoy a freshly brewed coffee from Bay Island Water Sports or simply bask in the morning sunshine and ocean breezes. A popular location for families, offering abundant amenities, a playground, dog-friendly beach, swimming area and water-craft hire.

Raby Bay Foreshore Park


It’s a picnic in the park kind of day! Drop by the Wellington Point Farmhouse Restaurant and Coffee Shop to pick up your gourmet picnic hamper, full of wholesome goodies and head to the Wellington Point Recreation Reserve, a beloved spot cherished by locals. Known for its breathtaking views, this spot is a prime location for a picnic, especially during low tide when a magical sand-bridge emerges, offering a unique pathway to the tiny King Island (Erobin). Feel the sand between your toes, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the stunning ocean views along this easy two-kilometre return walk.

Walk to King Island (Erobin) at low tide


Take yourself out for a refined and vibrant dining experience at one of the many restaurants along Victoria Point Lakeside where you will be delighted with serene views and tantalising cuisine. After dinner, wind down with popcorn and a movie at Cineplex Victoria Point located just a short stroll across the road.


Day 3: Morning Hikes and Afternoon Sails


A short but rewarding hike at Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area will lead you to the Mount Cotton summit where you can enjoy breathtaking 180-degree views of south-east Queensland or appreciate the spectacular biodiversity of eucalypt forest where a range of flora and fauna can be discovered. For the optimal route to the summit, start your journey at Billau Road in Mount Cotton.

 Mount Cotton Summit, Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area


Sail away for a thrilling afternoon with Brisbane Yacht Charters. Departing from the Raby Bay Harbour Park pontoon, cruise around the calm waters of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and visit Peel Island’s (Teerk Roo Ra) Horseshoe Bay. Enjoy beach games, snorkeling and water activities, or relax on board with a drink in hand.


Day 4: Treat Yourself

Visit the award-winning Sirromet Winery, Queensland largest winery, nestled in the luscious hinterland of Mount Cotton (Jungalpin/Tungipin). Immerse yourself in one of the many winery experiences available including, fine dining, picnic hampers, wine flights, live music, or a behind-the-scenes tour and tasting experience where you gain first hand insight into the wine making process.


Sirromet Winery, Mount Cotton (Jungalpin/Tungipin)


Experience unparalleled relaxation at City Cave with float therapy where gravity is a distant memory and stress dissolves away. The experience begins with a hot herbal tea in the lounge, setting the stage for your hour-long float therapy session. The wide-open float pools contain 400kg of Epsom salts, allowing your body to effortlessly float, with water heated perfectly to your external body temperature. You can opt to have the lights on or music playing, or you can feel the full effects of sensory deprivation by turning off the lights and lying in stillness. The idea is to deprive the body of all senses, allowing your body to be transported into a deep state of theta relaxation. Redlands Coast is home to two City Cave establishments in Cleveland (Nandeebie/Indillie) and Redland Bay (Talwalpin).


Day 5: Island Oasis

With an emerald fringe of lush bushland, Coochiemudlo (Goochie Mudlo), which means ‘red rock’, lies quietly, just ten minutes by passenger ferry from Masters Avenue in Victoria Point (Warrer Warrer). The island is just five square kilometres in size and boasts a peaceful ambiance with outstanding views making for the perfect family day out.

Stroll along the island's sandy shores, tracing its perimeter to discover the enchanting Melaleuca Wetlands, a haven boasting over 200 species of native plants, including rare orchids, and hosting a diverse array of over 100 bird species.

After completing your island exploration, treat your taste buds to a delectable meal at one of the island's charming eateries, unwind at its pristine beaches, tee off at the golf course, or peruse the local art gallery for a touch of cultural immersion.

RCCEcoActive_Coochiemudlo_054.jpg Coochiemudlo Island (Goochie Mudlo)


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