Tour Options and Prices

 

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 kms (one hour’s drive) from Brisbane City, or 70 minutes from the Gold Coast. 

Meeting point is the Redland Bay Translink’s passenger ferry terminal ( also known as Redland Bay Marina ) located off Banana St, only 300 metres from the barge terminal at Redland Bay. These fast catamaran commuter services depart almost every half hour. 

Ferry cost:  is not included in the package. Visitors can pay via Brisbane Translink Go-Cards or cash.  You can top-up a Go-Card on any ferry.  Note: there is no ferry fees between the islands. See Translink information via this link

https://jp.translink.com.au/plan-your-journey/journey-planner/results

Parking: parking around the Passenger Ferry Terminal should be easy to find around 8 am. Please arrive 10 min earlier to find a car park.

 

TOUR OPTIONS and PRICES 

Note: part-day, customised tours, tours with incorporated yoga sessions and group tours are possible. Please call or email to discuss further.

 

Tour 1: KARRAGARRA & MACLEAY ISLAND with workshop

COST: $120 / adult ( $ 95 if two or more visitors in same booking, and concession card holders ). Morning tea and lunch included.

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 and visit local artists and crafts people.

Highlights:

*  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 

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

* 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 ( significant to Nunukul people as ancestors used it for millennia )

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

2.20 – 2.40 Lunch food platter ( 2.40 – 3.00 Saturdays ) 

Healthy and delicious lunch at a local home with vegetarian and nonvegetarian options. 

2.40 – 3.15  Workshop & rest ( 3.00 – 3.30 Saturdays )

Copper art : all material and tools provided. 

3.15     Departure to Macleay Island jetty for Redland Bay ( 3.30 Saturdays ) 

3.33    Ferry Departure for Redland Bay ( 3.43 Saturdays )

 

Tour 2: ALL ISLANDS DAY TOUR  visiting Russell, Lamb, Macleay and Karragarra Islands.

COST: $120 / adult ( $ 95 if two or more visitors in same booking, and concession card holders ). Morning tea and lunch included.

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 )

Timeline/ itinerary: 

8.30     Meet at the Redland Bay Ferry Terminal ( 8.15 Saturdays )

8.40     Departure to Russell Island ( 8.25 Saturdays )

11.20    Departure to Lamb Island ( 10.45 Saturdays )

12.58    Departure for Macleay Island ( 11.53  or 12.53 Saturdays )

3.08     Departure for Karragarra Island ( 2.58 Saturdays )

4.11       Departure for Redland Bay ( 3. 40 Saturdays )

RUSSELL ISLAND  8.40 – 11.20 ( 8.25 – 10.45 Saturdays )

* 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 art studio

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

LAMB ISLAND 11.20 – 12.58 ( 10.45 – 11.53 or 12.53 Saturdays )

* partly drive/walk along the island for sightseeing

* optional short yoga session ( breathing & standing asanas & meditation )

MACLEAY ISLAND 12.58 – 3.08 ( 11.53 or 12.53 – 2.58 Saturdays )

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

Highlights:

* the historical relics of saltworks, distillery and lime kiln

* the beautiful 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 on the beach or along the picturesque road 

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

* Corroboree Park – this site is highly significant for Nunukul people, whose ancestors used it for millennia. 

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

KARRAGARRA ISLAND 3.08 – 3.27 ( 2.58 – 3.40 Saturdays )

* circled walk along the island to visit the beautiful community gardens with edible flowers, a shed and a compost, a worm farm and more

3.27 ferry departure for Redland Bay ( 3.40 Saturdays )

 

Tour 3: HALF-DAY Macleay Island tour package  (in process)

COST: $75 / person  

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

 

 

Tour 4: SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Package 

COST: $150 / adult with a child age <12 ( $100 for additional adult, $50 for additional child ). Morning tea and lunch included.

This tour is designed for parents with children during school holidays providing fun outdoor activities.  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. 😊