REDLANDS COAST ISLANDS, QUEENSLAND
How to get there
Redlands Coast is only 40 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD and the Gold Coast. All islands are serviced by passenger ferries and vehicle barges, leaving from three different locations. The Southern Moreton Bay Islands of Karragarra, Alcheringa | Macleay, Canaipa | Russell and Ngudjuru | Lamb are accessed by ferry from Redland Bay Marina. Coochiemudlo Island ferries depart from Victoria Point jetty, and ferries to Minjerribah | North Stradbroke Island from Toondah Harbour, Cleveland.
Parking at the marina areas can be challenging during busy times. Particularly on the day of the Karragarra Sea Market (brought to you by SeaLink) - 25 Sept - it will be very difficult to find a car park close to the Redland Bay Marina. We have arranged for an off-site festival car park at Bayview Conservation Staging Area with a shuttle bus to the marina.
We strongly encourage festival goers to consider alternative ways to get to the marinas - public transport and cycling are great options. Light on the planet as well as your wallet. All marinas are serviced by public buses, and bicycles can be taken aboard the ferries which gives you transport once you get the other side as well!
Parking at Redland Bay Marina
(for ferries to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands):
There is limited free parking at Weinam Creek and Moore's Road car parks. If you are aiming to park at one of these locations, allow yourself plenty of time to find a space.
On the day of the Karragarra Sea Market (25 September), there will be a shuttle operating from the festival off-site parking lot at Bayview Conservation Staging Area, running from 8.30am-8pm. ($5 donation to Victoria Point Scouts)
The free shuttle will run on a loop to the Redland Bay Marina where the ferries depart for Karragarra.
Parking at Victoria Point Jetty
(for ferries to Coochiemudlo):
There are public car parks close to the jetty which fill up quickly, especially on weekends.
There is an unrestricted parking area up the top on Masters Avenue, and unlimited on-street parking around the local area.
Parking at Toondah Harbour, Cleveland
(for ferries to Minjerribah | North Stradbroke Island):
There is public parking around the vicinity of Toondah Harbour. Some areas have parking time restrictions or are for boat trailers so make sure to check the signage carefully to avoid a parking fine.
It can be hard to find a park on weekends and peak times, so arrive as early as possible.
Redland Bay Marina (for ferries to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands):
Victoria Point Marina (for ferries to Coochiemudlo):
Toondah Harbour, Cleveland (for ferries to Minjerribah | North Stradbroke Island):
More information and journey planner can be found on the TransLink website.
You can also download the My Translink App to see all available services available at the times you want to travel.
Take the Cleveland Line from Brisbane. At Cleveland Station, there are connections to Translink bus route 250 to Redland Bay Marina and 258 to Toondah Harbour.
On Sunday 25 Sept for the Karragarra Sea Market (brought to you by SeaLink), there will be a special free walk-on festival barge running from Redland Bay Barge Terminal to Karragarra, with entertainment on most legs. See the Karragarra Sea Market page for more detail.
Redland Bay Marina (to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands):
Regular ferries travel to all four islands operated by Karragarra Sea Market sponsor SeaLink.
- Passenger ferries leave from the passenger terminal and are on the Translink system, so you can use your go card to tap on and off. You can also buy a paper ticket on board. Check ferry timetables and plan your journey through the Translink website and My Translink App.
- Vehicle barges leave from the nearby barge ramp and are also operated by SeaLink. Check timetables and fares on their website.
- festival barge details
Victoria Point Jetty (to Coochiemudlo Island):
- Amity Trader operates passenger ferries to Coochie, departing every half an hour during the day. The trip takes only 10 minutes and you can buy your tickets on board the ferry - check their website for details of fares and schedules.
- Vehicle barges are also operated by Amity Trader. Tickets must be pre-booked - find details of costs, schedule and how to book here.
Toondah Harbour, Cleveland (to Minjerribah | North Stradbroke Island):
Passenger ferries take about 25 minutes to get to Dunwich | Goompi and run roughly hourly through the day by two separate companies:
- SeaLink - tickets can be purchased online, in their office at the marina or on board the ferries. Find out more here.
- The Stradbroke Flyer has a courtesy bus that shuttles passengers from Cleveland Train Station or town centre to the marina. Tickets for the Flyer can be purchased at the marina or on board the ferry.
Vehicle ferries are operated by SeaLink and take about 50 minutes. You can also walk on as a passenger and enjoy the comfortable lounge and cafe during the picturesque trip.
The Victoria Point Scout Group will be coordinating the Bayview Conservation parking area and shuttle bus stop on the 25 September for the Karragarra Sea Market. They will be collecting a $5 donation to help them raise funds for a much needed re-stumping and refurbishment of their Scout Den.