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Southern Islands

Take a boat ride across Moreton Bay to one of the four inhabited Southern Moreton Bay Islands and relax away from the everyday hustle and bustle.

Start with morning coffee by the slipways in Redland Bay then catch a passenger or vehicular ferry to Russell, Macleay, Karragarra and Lamb islands.

There, immerse in the natural playgrounds of these beautiful island gems.

Explore wetlands and conservation areas, watch wallabies swim between islands, enjoy a beach barbecue, experience the bay lighting up in glorious colour as the sun sets over the water, browse art galleries and studios, and see the island where a portrait of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge – a portrait that now hangs in Kensington Palace, London – was painted.

Getting around
- Southern Moreton Bay Island Ferry: Passenger ferries run regularly between Weinam Creek Marina at Redland Bay and the islands; a TransLink go card is required; no need to book.
- Stradbroke Ferries: Vehicle ferries run regularly between Redland Bay and the four islands; bookings required; telephone +61 7 3488 5300.
- Train: The closest railway station is Cleveland, which is located at the end of the Cleveland line.
- Vehicle: Redland Bay is a 60 minute drive from the Brisbane CBD; 50 minute drive from Brisbane airport.
- Bike: On and off road commuter and recreational cycle ways run throughout.
- Bus: Transdev operates regular mainland bus services to Redland Bay.