Our Tours

Bay Islands art & Scenic tours acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands and seas on which we work, live and create. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

 

How to reach the islands

Redland Bay is the departing point to take a ferry to reach the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. It is located 40 km ( one hour’s drive ) from Brisbane City, or 70 minutes from the Gold Coast.

Translink’s passenger ferry terminal is located off Banana St, only 300 metres from the barge terminal at Redland Bay. These fast catamaran commuter services depart almost every half hour, and accept Brisbane Translink Go-Cards and cash.  You may top-up your Go-Card at the ferry terminal. The ferry cost is not included in the package. Note: there is no transport costs between islands. Ferries travel clock and anti-clockwise around the four Islands.

Parking: parking around the Passenger Ferry Terminal should be easy to find around 8am. If no parks are available, look for car park in Meissner Street, 300 metres away. 

Public transport: buses and trains depart the Brisbane City and Cleveland for Redland Bay Ferry Terminal / Redland Bay Marina regularly on a daily basis. The tour departures are designed to link with the public transport timetable. For more details, please visit https://jp.translink.com.au/plan-your-journey/journey-planner/results

 

Tour Options and Prices

Note: part-day, customised tours and group tours may be possible. Please call or email to discuss further.

 

Tour Option 1: KARRAGARRA & MACLEAY ISLAND day tour. Includes copper art workshop.

Cost: $120/person  ( or $95 / person if two or more visitors in same booking, and concession  card holders )

 

I will meet you at Redland Bay Ferry Terminal outside the jetty in front of the tourist information centre and opposite the bus station. I will be wearing a T-shirt with my logo or something orange.  Please arrive 10 minutes before departure.

It takes 15 minutes from Redland Bay across the inner bay waters to reach Karragarra Island which will be our first stop.

The departure to Karragarra Island is at:

*  8.35 am on weekdays ( 9.00 am on Saturdays )

*** Please note: the ferry cost from and to Redland Bay is NOT included in the price. There is no ferry cost between the islands ( see more information in the section How to reach the islands )

*** during the day departures travel clock & anti-clockwise around the four Islands.

Timeline / Itinerary:

8.25 am: Meet at Redland Bay Ferry Terminal ( 8.50 am on Saturday )

8.35 am: Depart for Karragarra Island ( 9.00 am on Saturday )

10.45 am: Depart for Macleay Island ( 11.15 am on Saturday )

3.33 pm: Depart for Redland Bay ( 3.43 pm on Saturday )

KARRAGARRA ISLAND

* meet, greet and introduce myself and the islands

* walk along scenic Esplanade to the island’s beautiful community gardens to see and learn great ideas on how to create an organic garden with edible flowers, a shed and a compost, a worm farm and more.

* morning tea will be provided before a short walk to Robyn’s pottery workshop and studio.

* circled return walk to the jetty to catch a ferry to Macleay Island.

MACLEAY ISLAND 

We will drive along the island following the heritage trail and visit local artists and crafts people.

Highlights:

* the historical relics of saltworks, distillery and lime kiln

* Tim O’Shea Wetlands – a protected area with a permanent freshwater hole and a fascinating historical past

* the Tingira Boat Club, the Art Gallery with pottery shed, and the Bowls Club (optional stop for a drink/food to buy)

* short scenic walk along the picturesque road from Dalpura beach to Pat’s  Park at the tip of the island.

* drive along the eastern side of the island enjoying the spectacular views

* Corroboree Park and the waterhole (historical significance)

* Perulpa Island – a small island attached to Macleay Island by a road causeway.

2.30 pm – Afternoon tea

A healthy and delicious food platter at a local home with vegetarian and non vegetarian options. ( The timing is approximate and flexible. )

2.45 pm – 3.15 pm  Workshop & rest

Copper art class : all material and tools provided.

3.20 pm – Departure for the jetty for Redland Bay ( 3.30 pm on Saturdays )

 

Tour Option 2: ALL ISLANDS

A day tour visiting Russell, Lamb, Macleay and Karragarra Islands. Cost: $120 / person or 95 / person if two or more visitors in same booking, and concession card holders ).

I will meet you at Redland Bay Ferry Terminal outside the jetty in front of the tourist information centre “Redland Coast Lifestyle” and will be wearing a T-shirt with my logo or something orange. Please arrive 10 minutes before departure.

It takes 20 minutes across inner bay waters to reach RUSSELL ISLAND which will be our 1st stop.

The departure for Russell Island is at:

* 8.40 am on weekdays ( 8.25 am on Saturdays )

*** please note: the ferry cost from and to Redland Bay is NOT included in the price. There is no ferry cost between the islands ( see more information in the section How to reach the islands )

*** during the day departures travel clock & anti-clockwise around the four Islands. 

Timeline / Itinerary:   

8.30 am on Fridays ( 8.15 am on Saturdays ): Meet at the Redland Bay Ferry Terminal 

8.40 am: Depart to Russell Island ( 8.25 am on Saturdays ) 

11.20 am: Depart to Lamb Island ( 10.45 am on Saturdays ) 

12.58 pm: Depart to Macleay Island ( 11.53 am on Saturdays ) 

3.08 pm: Depart to Karragarra Island ( 2.58 pm on Saturdays ) 

4.11 pm: Depart for Redland Bay ( 3.40 pm on Saturdays )

RUSSELL ISLAND 

* meet, greet and introduce myself and the islands (sightseeing)

* short walk along the main road to visit Russell Island’s friendly Art Gallery, avocado and community gardens. Morning tea provided.

* visit the fabulous Kinga’s / Bob’s/other’s art studio if available

* drive along the island to the beautiful Sandy Beach for a short stop and return to the jetty

LAMB ISLAND 

* partly drive / walk along the island for sightseeing

* lunch

MACLEAY ISLAND

Drive along the island following the heritage trail, and visit art/craft studios.

Highlights:

* the historical relics of salt works, distillery and lime kiln

* Tim O’Shea Wetlands – a protected area with permanent freshwater hole and a fascinating historical past.

* the Tingira Boat Club, the Art Gallery with the pottery shed and the Bowls Club

* walk along the picturesque road from Dalpura beach to Pat’s Park at the tip of the island

* drive along the eastern side of the island enjoying the spectacular views

* Corroboree Park and the waterhole (historical significance)

* Perulpa Island – a small island attached to Macleay Island by a causeway.

KARRAGARRA ISLAND
* circled walk along the island to visit the beautiful community gardens with edible flowers, a shed and, a compost, a worm farm and more.
* visit the local Robyn’s pottery workshop and studio ( optional )

 

Tour Option 3: PART-DAY Tour Package

Tour or  joining the tour. Cost: $55/person

This is an all round scenery tour that includes beach walk, copper-art workshop, and lunch. Suitable for seniors.

  

Tour 4: SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Tour Package 

Cost: $150 / adult with a child up to age 12 ( $100 for additional adult, $50 for additional child ) 

This tour is designed for parents / grandparents with children during school holidays providing fun outdoor activities with morning tea and lunch. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with a holistic education registered teacher for kids and a yoga teacher with adults. For more information see http://www.rcholisticeducation.org/ 

Workshop options: 

 * workshop with beads: learn to produce a dream catcher, sun catcher or a bracelet (Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays)

* survival workshop: learn on how to make a fire without matches, find edible plants, make a spear (Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays)

* weaving workshop: learn to make a basket by using natural materials only collected on the beach (Thursdays only)

 

I will meet you at Redland Bay Ferry Terminal outside the jetty in front of the tourist information centre & opposite bus station. I will be wearing a T-shirt with my logo or something orange. Please arrive 10 minutes before departure. 

It takes 15 minutes from Redland Bay across the inner bay waters to reach Karragarra Island which will be our first stop. 

The departure to Karragarra Island is at: 

* 8.35 am on weekdays ( 9.00 am on Saturdays )

Timeline/ itinerary (7 hours) 

8.25    Meet at the Redland Bay Ferry Terminal ( 8.50 Saturdays )

8.35    Depart for Karragarra Island ( 9.00 Saturdays ) 

11.00   Depart for Macleay Island ( 11.15 Saturdays ) 

3.33     Depart for Redland Bay ( 3.43 Saturdays ) 

KARRAGARRA ISLAND 8.50 – 10.45 ( 9. 00 – 11.15 Saturdays )

* meet, greet and introduce myself and the islands

* walk along scenic Esplanade to the island’s beautiful community gardens to see and learn   great ideas on how to create an organic garden with edible flowers, a shed and a compost, a worm farm and more

* morning tea will be provided after a short walk to Robyn’s pottery workshop and studio

* circled return walk to the jetty to catch ferry to Macleay Island

MACLEAY ISLAND 11.20 – 3.33 ( 11.15 – 3.43 Saturdays ) 

We will drive along the island following the heritage trail to Art Gallery.

Highlights:

Art Gallery visit

 * workshop at the Sandpiper beach / yoga for adults (optional)

  * includes round scenery tour, morning & afternoon tea.

 

In the area but don’t have a booking? Give me a call – you may still be able to join us if spaces are available. 😊