Get out and about on Redlands Coast this long weekend


There is much to experience on Redlands Coast this spring long weekend.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said residents and visitors to Redlands Coast were spoilt for choice.

“This weekend is the last of three to experience the new Minjerribah Arts Trail, which has been running over three weekends and will finish on the Monday 5 October Queen’s Birthday public holiday.

“Council has been pleased to assist in developing and promoting the new experience to attract visitors to the island.

“The arts trail meanders across North Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah from Dunwich/Gumpi to Amity Point/Pulan and Point Lookout/Mulumba, with 16 of the island’s visual artists, weavers, ceramicists, jewellers, printmakers, photographers and sculptors opening their studios, workshops and galleries to the public for intimate viewings, workshops and artist talks.

“It’s a unique experience, and one that visitors over the long weekend can combine with other Straddie must-dos, like spotting whales, dolphins, turtles, koalas and kangaroos, and browsing the boutique goods at the Point Lookout Markets this Sunday.”

Enjoy local arts on the Minjerribah Arts Trail

Cr Williams said Coochiemudlo and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands were also a great choice for weekend outings and getaways, and each had something special to offer.

“Macleay Island is an art lovers’ paradise, with more than 250 artists on the island creating everything from jewellery and silverware to carved benches, pottery, prints, photographic arts, paintings and large indoor and outdoor sculptures.

“Spend your weekend browsing the stunning art exhibitions and take home some high-quality art – all from the thriving not-for-profit Macleay Island Arts Complex (macleayislandarts.org.au), perched on the foreshore looking back across to Redland Bay, and open this Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm.

Macleay Island

“For a relaxed family day out, it’s hard to beat Coochiemudlo Island, which is a mere hop, skip and a jump by ferry from Victoria Point.

“Kids love the 10-minute ferry ride, and when you arrive you will find the sandy white beach, playground and café right in front of you ready to enjoy.”

More top tips for this long weekend:

  • Walk on water (at low tide only!) to King Island, from Wellington Point Recreation Reserve
  • Browse the fresh produce, arts and crafts, gifts, food and entertainment at the Cleveland Markets on Sunday from 7am-1pm
  • Hike the network of trails in the Don and Christine Burnett Conservation Area in Sheldon
  • Swim, kayak, and stand up paddleboard at Raby Bay Foreshore Park
  • Take your furry best friend for a swim and run at the off-leash dog park at Raby Bay Foreshore Park
  • Mountain bike ride at Bayview Conservation Park
  • Take the Fairy Wren Walk and follow it up with some bush flavours from the café at Council’s newly refurbished IndigiScapes Centre in Capalaba.

More details on the Minjerribah Arts Trail, as well as special deals on North Stradbroke Island experiences, are online at visitredlandscoast.com.au

For more information about the Macleay Island Arts Gallery, visit macleayislandarts.org.au/gallery/

For everything IndigiScapes, visit indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/

The Don and Christine Burnett Conservation Area is great for bushwalking.