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Travel information

Getting to and around our villages  

Vehicle

The borders of Redlands Coast are a 30 minute drive from the Brisbane CBD and a 50 minute drive from the Gold Coast. The Pacific Motorway (M1) and the Gateway Motorway (M2) link to Old Cleveland Road, Rickertt Road, Mount Gravatt-Capalaba Road, Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road and Mount Cotton Road, all of which lead into Redlands Coast villages. 

Train

Redlands Coast is located on the Cleveland line, trains run frequently from Brisbane to Cleveland with stations along the way. The journey to Cleveland takes about an hour, and a TransLink go card is required.

Plan your journey

Bus

TransLink operates regular bus services between Brisbane Transit Centre and Redlands Coast, and also between local villages. Buses also run daily from the Gold Coast to Brisbane Transit Centre.  

Plan your journey

Air

Redlands Coast is a 30 minute drive from the Brisbane Domestic and Brisbane International airports, and a 60 minute drive from Coolangatta Airport on the Gold Coast.

Transfers

Luxury Transfers: Provide airport transfers, hotel transfers, transport to special events, or operate as a directed service.  

 

Travelling to our islands

The beautiful islands of Redlands Coast are accessible only by watercraft, making them true island getaways. Passenger ferries and vehicle barges run regularly between the mainland and these sub-tropical gems, while some islands have bus and taxi services.

Travel to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah)

Passenger and vehicle ferries regularly depart Toondah Harbour, Emmet Drive in Cleveland for Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island. The passenger ferry is a 25 minute ride with the choice of two ferry operators. The vehicle ferry is about a 45 minute trip.  

Passenger Ferries

Island ferry services link with bus connections to and from Cleveland.

Vehicle Ferries

  • Sealink Stradbroke Ferries: Vehicle ferry service between Cleveland and Junner Street, Dunwich; telephone +61 7 3488 5300. Bookings required.

Getting around the island

  • Private vehicle: The island townships of Dunwich, Amity Point and Point Lookout are connected by sealed roads. Check with hire car companies whether their vehicles are permitted on the island.
  • Stradbroke Island Buses:  A public bus service operates between Stradbroke Ferries at Junner Street, Dunwich and Gold Cats Stradbroke Flyer at One Mile Jetty, Dunwich for transfers to and from Point Lookout and Amity Point. Telephone +61 7 3415 2417. The service is cash only.
  • 4WD Permits: For off-road beach adventures, 4WD permits can be purchased through Minjerribah Camping. Permits are required for driving in designated areas on the island. 
  • StradEasy Shuttle Bus: Ferry to door transfers for foot passengers arriving by ferry. Check the timetable; telephone +61 488 029 718. Bookings preferred.
  • Scooters on Straddie: Based in Dunwich, Scooters on Straddie can collect you for free from both passenger ferries arriving on North Stradbroke Island. They can also collect you from Point Lookout and Amity Point (fees apply). Half, full and multiple day hire available. Telephone +61 497 777 933. 
  • Courtesy buses: Check with island clubs and accommodation providers for patron courtesy bus options.

Travel to Coochiemudlo Island

Passenger and vehicle ferries depart from Masters Avenue in Victoria Point, arriving at Elizabeth Street Ferry Terminal on Coochiemudlo Island. Ferries take approximately 10 minutes, services operate regularly seven days a week. 

Passenger and Vehicle Ferries

  • Amity Trader: Passenger and vehicle ferry service between Victoria Point and Coochiemudlo Island; telephone +61 7 3820 6557. Bookings required for vehicle ferry. 

Travel to Southern Moreton Bay Islands

Passenger and vehicle ferries depart from Weinam Creek in Redland Bay to the cluster of four idyllic islands - Russell, Macleay, Lamb and Karragarra islands. 

Passenger and Vehicle Ferries

  • Sealink Bay Islands: Passenger ferry service departs the Weinam Creek Marina, Banana Street in Redland Bay approximately every half hour. A TransLink go card may be used for the passenger ferry, otherwise paper tickets are available to purchase onboard the ferry. A TransLink go card vending machine is located at the ferry terminal. For the most up-to-date timetable information visit the TransLink Journey Planner or telephone +61 7 3409 1145.  
  • Sealink Bay Islands: Vehicle ferry service departs regularly from 1 Weinam Street in Redland Bay; telephone +61 7 3488 5300. Bookings required. 
  • Courtesy buses: Check with island clubs and accommodation providers for courtesy bus bookings for patrons.