Macleay Island 

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As the most populated of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, Macleay Island has plenty to occupy a day trip or longer stay.

Visit the bowls club with its stunning views across Moreton Bay, the boat club, golf course and beaches for swimming and fishing.

The island is connected by a sealed road that runs its length; and the tiny island of Perulpa is connected by a causeway.

The island's beautiful coastal parks have barbecue facilities, with Potts Point to the north and Dalpura Beach to the west being popular spots. Boaters and anglers love the multiple boat ramps and easy access to Moreton Bay, while arts enthusiasts can explore the thriving arts centre, where exhibitions and workshops are regular features.

Macleay Island has been home to several international artists, including David Wells, whose portrait of Catherine – Duchess of Cambridge was painted on the island and accepted as a gift by the Duke and Duchess on their visit to Australia in 2014.

A range of holiday and B&B accommodation options are available.

Take a passenger or vehicle ferry from Weinam Creek Marina, Redland Bay.