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Coochie Guided Island Tours

Tour , Coochiemudlo Island

Phone: 0436 445 629

Description

Nestled on the southern side of the Redlands Coast, Coochiemudlo Island is the closest of bay islands to Brisbane, Victoria Point jetty and car park. Enjoy, a short seven-minute passenger ferry ride across Moreton Bay, to be greeted by one of our knowledgeable guides as you arrive off jetty.

Full island walking tours and half island walking tours encompass the coastline providing 360degree views of Redlands Coast, from The Glasshouse Mountains, to the second largest "sand" island in the world, North Stradbroke Island and gorgeous Moreton Bay. Matthew Flinders first arrived on Coochie in 1788, exactly for that reason, the view to navigate.

A couple of the island's many secrets are, the rich history, and photographic white sandy beaches. There are very few islands on the Redlands Coast that can boast about having two-thirds of their coastline collared by such soft sand and beautiful ocean waters.

The island has been a haven for nomadic Indigenous Australians to visit for seafood and to collect the red stones (kutchi: red, mudlo: stone) for ceremonial use for thousands of years. Weathered ancient caves are found on this sacred island, said to be thousands of years old, used for Nomadic lifestyles in the past.

It's no wonder this island has been given the name "Kutchi Mudlo", a hidden Gem amongst the islands of the Redlands Coast.

Tours

Full Island Guided Tour

Coochiemudlo Island protected Emerald Fringe, which surrounds the island's complete coastline. This allows the island to have a protected ring of rare ecosystems, between the beach and suburbia, to be seen and experienced for many years to come.

This full island tour will ensure you see the best of what Coochie has to offer, from ancient coastal ecosystems through to Matthew Flinders arrival point, historical sites and gorgeous photographic views . Eye-opening indigenous remnants, from scare trees located in known respected areas, to signed marked, local middens . The islands serenity and private location, is home to the diverse local and migrational bird, and marine mammal species. With 360degree views of Moreton Bay and Redlands Coast, best you bring your camera to record some remarkable experiences. By far the best way to understand Coochiemudlo Island's little hidden secrets, complete coastal fringe and forgotten history.

Tour duration: Approximately 2 hours, enjoyable pace.

Eastern Island Circuit Tour

The eastern side of Coochiemudlo Island has remarkable resilience to change over thousands of years.

This easy walk along the eastern foreshore displays untouched and protected Melaleuca wetlands, captivating beaches and stunning Redlands coast views, it really takes one back into time.

The historical arrival point of Matthew Flinders in 1799 and the ancient untouched indigenous coastline, make up for only part of the reason why the Coochiemudlo's coastline has so much to offer. This half-island eco-tour enables walkers to have a taste of what this unique island has to offer the Redlands Coast, and the rest of the world.

Tour duration: Approximately 80 minutes, enjoyable pace.

Western Island Circuit Tour

Within Moreton Bay, there are many ancient and diverse ecosystems. The western side of Coochiemudlo's sheltered coastline is fortunate to home six varieties of eight Mangroves found in Moreton Bay, all within a small pocket of the island. This side of the island holds a different feel, away from the weather. This is where most of the fruit orchards were grown 100yrs ago, Moreton steps are built, and ancient weathered caves are located.

Further along the western island circuit, a change in the view is noticed, along with the rich colour of the red ochre soil that has been laid millions of years ago. "Red Rock" or "Flinders Lookout" not only overlooks the nine hole golf course but offers views overlooking southern Redlands Coast and Border ranges.

Tour duration: Approximately 80 minutes, enjoyable pace.