10 things to do on Redlands Coast this summer

Looking for something to do with family and friends over the summer holidays?

Redlands Coast offers activities for everyone, whether you’re into arts and crafts, nature, being active or getting out on the water.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said summer was the perfect time to get out and experience some of the region’s many attractions.

“Redlands Coast abounds in opportunities to explore our naturally wonderful outdoor spaces, both on land and water,” she said.

“This Christmas holiday season I encourage everyone in our community to get out, venture somewhere they’ve never been and, in the process, support our local tourism operators and businesses.

“There are also plenty of local businesses offering activities for children and families so there really is something for everyone.”

10 things to do on Redlands Coast:

  1. Take a walk or drive along one of the local heritage trails in Cleveland/Ormiston and on North Stradbroke, Coochiemudlo, Lamb, Macleay and Russell Islands.
  2. Watch a blacksmith in action most Saturdays at Redland Museum. You’ll find them at work in the wooden shed beside the museum, demonstrating skills of their ancient trade.
  3. Join a sailing charter around southern Moreton Bay or hire a BBQ boat on Coochiemudlo and explore the island’s coastline.
  4. There are more than 1400 conservation areas, parks and reserves in Redlands Coast. Why not go bushwalking, mountain biking, cycling or horse riding and explore nature.
  5. Visit a park or playground. The new all-inclusive playground at Thornlands Community Park features a giant treehouse, climbing structures, a nature play area, mega slides, a double flying fox, water play elements, a sandpit with dinosaur bones, a farm-themed café cubby house, sheltered picnic areas and barbecues.
  6. Buy some unique items or fresh produce at one of the regular farmer and craft markets across Redlands Coast.
  7. Explore local waterways by canoe or kayak.
  8. Take a day or spend a week exploring Council’s collection of more than 100 public art works along the Redland Coast art trails. There’s a trail from Cleveland to North Stradbroke Island, on each of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands and on Coochiemudlo Island.
  9. Explore the botanic gardens at IndigiScapes Centre and gain some tips on how to transform your own garden with native plants.
  10. Fancy an island adventure? Go swimming, check out the wildlife or go fishing. Take a ferry or water taxi to North Stradbroke, Coochiemudlo or the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. Peel Island is accessible by watercraft.

For more ideas check out the Visit Redlands Coast website, pop into the Visitor Information Centre in the Raby Bay Harbour Precinct, Cleveland or visit Redland City Council’s online What’s On calendar.