Peel Island 


Heritage-listed Peel Island, which embraces Teerk Roo Ra National Park, is considered by many to offer one of Redlands Coast’s best fishing spots.

Once a leper colony, the uninhabited island lies just west of North Stradbroke Island, and the surrounding waters teem with marine life, including dolphins, dugong, turtles, and sharks. Jellyfish also can often be seen riding the ocean currents at most times of the year.

Accessible only by watercraft and yacht charters, the island’s main drawcard is Horeshoe Bay – a popular destination for boaties, fishers and sea kayakers and, offering great protection from northerly winds, a favoured area among sailors for overnight anchorage.

Once on the island, kick back, relax, enjoy a picnic, go swimming or fishing and wander the tracks that were in use during the island’s days as a leper colony.

Limited camping is available along Horseshoe and Platypus bays, but self-sufficiency is vital, as there are no stores, alternative accommodation options or amenities except for a single toilet block on Horseshoe Bay.

Camping permits are required.